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Recent press releases from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts can be found below. For press inquiries, contact Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing, at  or (816) 994-7229.

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+2017 Press Releases

December 18, 2017
Country Singer Sara Evans to Perform at the Kauffman Center

December 6, 2017
Peter Cetera Joins the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents Series Lineup

November 30, 2017
The Glenn Miller Orchestra to Perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

November 10, 2017
Kauffman Center Accepting Performance Applications for Fifth Anniversary Future Stages Festival

November 1, 2017
Kauffman Center EncoreTix Program Offers Access for Younger Audiences

October 19, 2017
PNC Bank and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announce New Multi-Year Sponsorship

September 12, 2017
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Yoga at the Kauffman Center

September 1, 2017
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Voted Top 10 Best Missouri Attraction

August 23, 2017
Kauffman Center Dining Experience Introduces Fall Dining Menu

August 16, 2017
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces New Student Ticket Discount

August 14, 2017
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary Tour Coming to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

June 25, 2017
Regional Audience Celebrates Youth and the Performing Arts in Kansas City at the 4th Annual Future Stages Festival

June 8, 2017
Kauffman Center Free Community Event Future Stages Festival Announces Festival Performers and Activities

April 12, 2017
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Concerts: Herbie Hancock (8/12/17), YES (9/5/17)

March 20, 2017
Kauffman Center Announces New Concert: George Benson & Kenny G (5/24/17)

March 13, 2017
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Concerts: Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs (6/17/17), Mary Chapin Carpenter with Sarah Jarosz (7/26/17)

March 6, 2017
Kauffman Center Announces New Event: Vienna Boys Choir (11/11/17)

February 13, 2017
Kauffman Center Announces Rock Show Double-Header to Kick Off Kauffman Center Presents 2017-2018 Season: Blondie & Garbage (7/18/17)


+2016 Press Releases

December 16, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

December 12, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Two New Performances in 2017: Patti LaBelle (3/17/17), Oak Ridge Boys (3/26/17)

November 30, 2016
Art Garfunkel to Perform at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

November 23, 2016
Kauffman Center Now Accepting Performing Applications for 4th Annual Future Stages Festival

November 2, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces New Premier Partner Sponsorship with Saint Luke’s Health System

September 2, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Commemorates 5th Anniversary with BravoKC

August 16, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Performance Schedule and Activities for Fifth Anniversary Celebration

August 11, 2016
Kauffman Center Announces Three New Performances: Lampedusa (10/8/16), George Winston (10/16/16), Branford Marsalis (5/11/17)

August 8, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Sixth National Geographic Live Season

July 20, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with BravoKC!

July 15, 2016
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Performances: Black Violin (11/18/16), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (2/8/17)

June 26, 2016
Greater KC Metro Youth Performers Draw Regional Audience at 3rd Annual Future Stages Festival

May 26, 2016
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Performances: Dave Koz & David Sanborn (8/4/16), KANSAS (10/22/16)

May 26, 2016
Future Stages Festival to Showcase Over 800 Youth Performing Artists at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

May 1, 2016
Kauffman Center Announces Three New Performances: Los Tigres del Norte (6/11/16), Culture Club (7/27/16), Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle (8/3/16)

March 18, 2016
Kauffman Center Now Accepting Applications for 3rd Annual Future Stages Festival


+2015 Press Releases

December 15, 2015
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

October 23, 2015
Kauffman Center Celebrates 1,000th Performance

August 27, 2015
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Fifth National Geographic Live Season

June 28, 2015
Diverse and Outstanding Youth Artists Draw Record-Setting Regional Audience at the Second Annual Future Stages Festival at the Kauffman Center

June 4, 2015
Future Stages Festival to Showcase 600 Youth Performing Artists at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

June 3, 2015
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Performances in the 2015-2016 Kauffman Center Presents Season: Jake Shimabukuro (10/18/15), Ira Glass (10/24/15)

May 6, 2015
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

May 5, 2015
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Performances in the 2015-2016 Kauffman Center Presents Season: Take 6 & The Manhattan Transfer (9/10/15), Jay Leno (9/13/15)

March 11, 2015
KCPT to Air Documentary on the Making of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Pipe Organ, Opus 3875

February 27, 2015
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Josh Turner (5/22/15)

February 17, 2015
Kauffman Center Announces Second Annual Future Stages Festival and Performance Nominations

January 28, 2015
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

January 27, 2015
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Invites Guests to the All-New Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center


+2014 Press Releases

November 3, 2014
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Performances in the 2014-2015 Kauffman Center Presents season: The Chieftains (11/11/14), Max Raabe & Palast Orchester (4/7/15)

September 26, 2014
Kauffman Center Celebrates Third Anniversary Milestones with a Focus on the Future

September 16, 2014
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces an Evening with Burt Bacharach

July 10, 2014
Kauffman Center Announces Two New Performances in the 2014-2015 Kauffman Center Presents Season: Art Spiegelman (10/19/14), Cameron Carpenter (10/26/14)

June 25, 2014
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Performance in Partnership with The National WWI Museum, Saluting Those Who Served: Music From a Time of War

June 24, 2014
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Perform in the 2014-2015 Kauffman Center Presents Series

June 22, 2014
First-Ever Future Stages Festival at Kauffman Center Welcomes 6,000 Visitors

June 17, 2014
Kauffman Center Board of Directors Names Paul J. Schofer as President and CEO

June 12, 2014
Kauffman Center President and CEO Jane Chu Confirmed by United States Senate to Chair the National Endowment for the Arts

June 5, 2014
More than 450 Youth Artists to Perform on Stage at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for Future Stages Festival

May 21, 2014
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Fourth National Geographic Live Season

April 23, 2014
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Two Back-to-Back Performances to Kick Off the 2014-2015 Kauffman Center Presents Season: Michael Feinstein (7/11/14), Paquita La Del Barrio (7/12/14)

March 20, 2014
Kauffman Center Presents Series Welcomes a One-Night-Only Performance by Multiple GRAMMY Award-Winner Tony Bennett

March 18, 2014
Kauffman Center Announces Free Festival and Opportunity for Youth to Perform on Stage