What began as a smattering of concert dates across the calendar is now a full-blown force of music powerhouses and comedians welcomed to our local doorstep. During the month of August there isn’t a week going by without at least one big name coming to town for a performance at Starlight Theatre, Arrowhead Stadium or The Sprint Center, not to mention the talents booked at smaller venues throughout the city. From country to hard rock and everything else in between, August will keep music and comedy lovers in Kansas City attuned to the summer entertainment scene with some noteworthy headliners.

Name your Spot

When Kansas Citians aren’t out enjoying a Royals game at the K or a Sporting KC match at Sporting Park, there’s a good chance, there will be music on the agenda. From intimate venues in the Crossroads that offer an up-close experience with the musicians to larger venues like Arrowhead and the Sprint Center where you’ll party with thousands of new friends, the Kansas City music scene has you covered.

One Size Never Fits All

Arrowhead Stadium – The official home of the Kansas City Chiefs catering to up to 76,000 screaming fans for concerts and football games from August to January.

  • One Direction – July 28
  • Kenny Chesney with Jason Aldean – August 1

Sprint Center – Kansas City’s entertainment for the Power & Light district downtown. Built in 2007, the 8.5-acre multi-event center hosts hockey, basketball, indoor soccer, arena football, family and dirt shows and concerts.

  • Shania Twain – August 7
  • Chris Brown – August 12
  • Foo Fighters – August 21
  • Kevin Hart – August 22 (2 shows)
  • Disney on Ice: Frozen – August 26-31

Starlight – Located in Swope Park, Starlight is a beloved Kansas City landmark. Build in the 1950s, Starlight is responsible for bringing Broadway to the people of Kansas City and is a favorite location for entertainment under the stars during the summer.

  • Phish – August 5
  • Def Leppard with STYX and Tesla – August 11
  • Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire – August 21
  • A Prairie Home Companion – August 22
  • Incubus & Deftones – August 23
  • Oddball Comedy Festival – August 28
  • Boston – August 30

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