Though the dates for this year’s MAC Annual Conference aren’t brimming with lots of live music in and around Kansas City, here are a few events and some places you can look to see if anything strikes your musical fancy:
At the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts:
At the Kansas City Starlight Theatre:
At the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland:
At the Lied Center of Kansas:
- see The Pitch for other live music and entertainment options
Downtown Council of Kansas City:
“Downtown Kansas City reached a tipping point in October as national, regional and local media attention turned our way, piqued by two, world class experiences – the grand opening of the $400 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Google’s selection of Kansas City for its first high-speed fiber network.
In the last 10 years, more than $6 billion has been invested in Downtown Kansas City. No city in America has done so much in such a short time to revitalize its Downtown, and the world has begun to take notice. But, tipping point? Well, consider….”
Also see the Council’s website or facebook page for more information about what’s happening in Kansas City: www.downtownkc.org or www.facebook.com/DowntownKansasCity
No. 6 on the Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 US travel destinations for 2014“:
“Wide open and inviting Kansas City is famed for more than its 200 fountains (on par with Rome). Over 100 barbecue joints feed the city’s grateful denizens (and tourists), and the jazz and blues scenes serve as an anchor for a vibrant African American community. Kansas City’s intriguing and walkable neighborhoods warrant exploration, from the 1920s shopping district of Country Club Plaza to the Crossroads Arts District, which lives up to its name, and Westport’s alluring locally owned restaurants and bars.”
No. 7 on Best Family Vacation Critic:
“Thanks to a decade-long, $9-billion renaissance, this bi-state metro area that straddles the Missouri-Kansas line has morphed into a vibrant metropolis. Kansas City has an expanded zoo, now home to polar bears and penguins, a performing arts center whose architecture changed the city’s skyline, Worlds of Fun’s Planet Snoopy, where you can meet Charlie Brown and play at 20 Peanuts attractions, and Sporting KC’s state-of-the-art soccer stadium.”
Kansas City weather in April typically ranges from highs in the mid 60s to lows in the mid 40s. Precipitation, usually in the form of rain, is common during the month of April.
Check the 7-day forecast here.
There is plenty to do in Kansas City!
Crown Center is located next door to the hotel and has lots of shops, restaurants, and theaters. It also is home to a Legoland Discovery Center and the Sea Life Aquarium.
Historic Union Station is just across the street as is the World War I Museum.
For more information about Kansas City, check out VisitKC.com and download its mobile app (iphone or android)
And, of course, see our posts under the “Sights” tab.