Things to Do in Kansas City: Boulevardia and More

Featuring music, beer, food, a maker's market and a Ferris wheel, Boulevardia will move to Crown Center and Washington Square Park this year from West Bottoms.

Featuring music, beer, food, a maker’s market and a Ferris wheel, Boulevardia will move to Crown Center and Washington Square Park this year from West Bottoms.


Boulevardia is moving to the Crown Center from the West Bottoms and Stockyards District for its seventh installment this weekend.

It will feature music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Dashboard Confessional and more, as well as beer, food, a makers’ market and a Ferris wheel. Boulevardia will be open from 16:00 to 23:00 on June 17 and from 11:00 to 23:00 on June 18. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. More information at boulevardia.com.

In addition, on June 18, both sides of the state line will celebrate the June 18 Heritage Festival in District 18 and Vine District, from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and the June 10th Celebration at Lewis and Clark Park in Cow. Point, from 10:00 to 20:00. Information at juneteenth-kc.com and blakckmarqet.com. (June 19 is June 19, and the federal holiday is June 20.)

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The month of June was filled with June events, including the June KC cultural parade. More events are planned for this weekend. Rich offer rsugg@kcstar.com

Five free

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Shakespeare Under the Stars, Independence City Theatre, 19:30, June 17, Freedom Hall, Independence Square. facebook.com.

Taps at the Tower, 8:45 pm, June 19-25, National World War I Museum and Memorial. theworldwar.org.

Drum Journey: Bill Summers and Forward Backward, 5:00 pm, June 21, Dunbar Park. www.traditional music society.org.

Make Music Kansas City, 10:00 June 21st, entire city. makemusicday.org/kcmo.

Stand-up comedian Margaret Cho will perform June 16-17 at the Kansas City Comedy Club. rich fury Invision/Associated Press

More fun

Comedian Margaret Cho will perform at the Kansas City Comedy Club at 7pm June 16, June 7th and 9:30pm June 17-18 ($35-45). thecomedyclubkc.com.

MTH Theater at Crown Center will present Titanic, opening June 16 at 7:30 pm; valid until July 3 ($41-$59). www.musictheaterheritage.com.

Riverdance will present a 25th anniversary show on Starlight at 8pm June 17-19 ($15-98). www.kcstarlight.com

Irish dance company Riverdance will be coming to Starlight June 17-19 as part of their 25th Anniversary Tour. Jack Hartin photo file

Nine and Other Works: The Art of Desiree Kelly will be on display at the Kansas City Central Library from June 18 to August. 28.klibrary.org.

Big Monster Jam trucks with big wheels will entertain thousands at Arrowhead Stadium on June 18 at 7pm ($20-$60). http://monsterjam.com.

The Coterie is producing the world premiere of Alice’s Wonderland, which premieres at 11:00 am on June 21; runs until Aug. 7 (14-18 dollars). thecoterie.org.

Kansas City Broadway’s “Not Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” will be held at the Music Hall, opening at 7:30 pm on June 21; Valid until June 26 ($36-$106). Broadwayinkc.com.

Monster Jam will invade Arrowhead Stadium on June 18th. Chris Tedesco


Chvrches, 8:00 pm, June 16, uptown ($35-$40). uptowntheater.com.

Icewear Vezzo and Philthy Rich, 10 pm, June 16, BLVD Nights ($60-$80). eventbrite.com.

Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest, 6:00 pm June 17, 4:00 pm June 18, Oak Grove Park (suggested $5 donation). gladstonechamber.com/bluesfest.

Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, 7:00 pm, June 17, Legacy Park Amphitheater ($30-$40). cityofls.net.

Adventure Club, 8:00 pm, June 17, Uptown ($30-$75). uptowntheater.com.

Kansas City Symphony, Sleeping Beauty with Sibelius Violin Concerto, 8:00 pm June 17–18, 2:00 pm June 19, Kauffman Center ($25–92). kcsymphony.org.

Thrice and Bayside with Anxious, 8:00 pm, June 17, The Truman ($30-$60). thetrumankc.com.

Leonid and friends, 8:30 pm, June 17, Ameristar ($35-$45). ameristarkansascity.com.

Karine Leon, June 19, 7:00 pm Midland ($42-142) arvestbanktheatre.com.

Chicago and Brian Wilson, 7:15 pm, June 20, Starlight ($36-$200). www.kcstarlight.com

Fitz and The Tantrums with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, 7:00 pm, June 21, GrindersKC ($37-$80) Grinderskc.com.

Jimmy Vaughan 8:00 pm June 21 Knuckleheads ($29.50-$45) knuckleheadskc.com.

Motown Music, 4:00 pm, June 22, PNC Plaza, Power & Light District. powerandlightdistrict.com.

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Dan Kelly has covered entertainment and arts news at The Star for 10 years. He previously worked for the Columbia Daily Tribune, The Miami Herald and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He also taught in the journalism department of the University of Missouri for six years and wrote the historical novel Soaring with the Vultures.


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