Kauffman Center Announces Upcoming Summer Shows and Family-Fun Events

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Future Stages Festival

Sunday, June 10 – 11am – 4pm

FREE and Open to All Ages

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is gearing up for the 5th Annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 10 from 11am – 4pm! This FREE family event is open to All ages and aims to spread the love for performing arts to Kansas City youth. Over 35 youth performance groups will dance, sing, and act on four different stages, including a new outdoor stage for small performance acts. Interactive arts activities, including and Instrument Petting Zoo, a Kite-Making Workshop, a Sculpture Build, and much more will take place inside and outside the Kauffman Center. RSVP to stay up to date on festival happenings and enter for a chance to win tickets for an upcoming Kauffman Center performance.

Performances provided by:


Arts in Motion Blkdance Shule

Caruthers Creative Center’s Hot Stepperz

Charlie Parker Memorial Jazz Ensemble

Crescendo Conservatory’s Crescendo in Motion

Fab 4 Quartet

Future Jazz KC

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival: Team Shakespeare

Heart of America Youth Ballet

House of Dance/BEST Network

ICE Studios Youth Dance

Kansas City Boys Choir/Kansas City Girls Choir

KC Ballet School

KC Institute of Chinese Dance and Language

KC Youth Percussion Ensemble

KC Young Audiences Dance Students

KC Young Audiences Garage Band

Kristi’s Academy of Dance

Lawrence Ballet Theatre

Lily Zhang Li Dance Academy

Lyric Opera: LyriKids

Metropolitan Conservatory

MTKC – SunRaise

Mudra Dance Academy

O’Riada Irish Dance Academy

Ottawa Suzuki Strings


Starlight STARS

Take the Stage – Team EXCEL!

The Smithville Ringleaders

Traditional Music Society’s Soundz of Africa

Interactive arts activities provided by:

American Institute of Architects – Kansas City

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri

Great American Kites & Events

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Kansas City Ballet

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City Zoo


Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Museum at Prairiefire

Planet Play

StoneLion Puppet Theatre

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance


Red, White, And Bluegrass: Lee Greenwood and Dailey & Vincent

Sunday, July 1 – 7pm

World-famous country and bluegrass artists Lee Greenwood and Dailey & Vincent will perform their show, Red, White, and Bluegrass in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on July 1. Be ready to celebrate Independence Day by hearing country music legend Lee Greenwood perform his famous tune, “God Bless the U.S.A.” Performing alongside Lee Greenwood, three-time Grammy nominees Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are widely known as one of the most exciting bands in America. Join us at the Kauffman Center for a night full of fun and good music!

Do you know about the discounts offered at the Kauffman Center? The Kauffman Center is proud to offer a 15% Educator and Military discount. Additionally,  there are discounts available for Senior Community Groups of 10 or more and Student Rush Tickets. Click here to find out more about these and other exciting discount offers!

View all 2018 – 2019 Kauffman Center Presents series here. Tickets for upcoming shows may be purchased through the box office by calling 816-994-7222 or by visiting the Kauffman Center website.