Country Singer Sara Evans to Perform at the Kauffman Center

Sara Evans brings her All The Love Tour to the Kauffman Center on March 15

Rising stars RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr join Evans for the concert, part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program and the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series

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Sara Evans will perform at the Kauffman Center on March 15 with RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr

Kansas City, MO – Country singer Sara Evans brings her All The Love Tour to the Kauffman Center on Thursday, March 15. Part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program, the concert will also feature up-and-coming country stars RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series.

Sara Evans has had five No. 1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.” RaeLynn got her start as a contestant on The Voice; her first studio album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in March. Kalie Shorr is a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018.

Tickets for “CMT Next Women of Country presents: Sara Evans – All The Love Tour, featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr” range from $39 to $79 plus applicable fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

ABOUT SARA EVANS

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” Evans thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year. Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. Evans continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born To Fly Records, and her eighth studio album, Words, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart.

ABOUT RAELYNN

Recently named a “Best Country Album of 2017” by both UPROXX and Rolling Stone, RaeLynn released her Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville No. 1 debut WildHorse, produced by Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon, earlier this year to substantial critical acclaim. Featuring lead single “Love Triangle” and the widely-praised “Lonely Call,” the album includes 11 tracks co-written by RaeLynn, and is a broad look into the singer’s life since her 2012 breakthrough on NBC’s hit show, The Voice. Selected as a 2017 “Country Artist to Watch” by Pandora and Billboard and is a CMT Next Women of Country inductee.

ABOUT KALIE SHORR

Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard Magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. With a new EP coming in early 2018, Kalie was recently inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018.

ABOUT CMT’S NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY

First launched in 2013, CMT’s “Next Women of Country” continues to grow with confident and talented female singer-songwriters who are taking the country music world by storm. The campaign emphasizes undiscovered female artists. Several alumnae – Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope and Ashley Monroe included – have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim. Since 2015, the franchise has promoted female-fueled tours at more than 40 dates with Kelsea Ballerini, Brandy Clark, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Tara Thompson.

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Community Tickets Discount Announcement

Kauffman Center Announces New Open Doors Community Tickets Discount

Kansas City, MO – The Kauffman Center continues to provide opportunities for members of the Kansas City community to experience the performing arts by offering a new community discount available to military members, veterans and educators. These discounted tickets are made possible through the Open Doors Community Tickets program.

Military service members and educators will now be able to utilize a 15% ticket discount for Kauffman Center Presents performances. This is one of the Kauffman Center’s many initiatives to make performances affordable for a wide-range of diverse Kansas City populations.

Discounted tickets are available for purchase at the Kauffman Center box office with a valid military or school ID. Community Tickets discounts cannot be used for parking and Dining Experience reservations.

The Kauffman Center offers discounted tickets to students and community organizations as well. Student Rush Tickets and Senior Group Discounts are also available through the Open Doors Community Tickets program.

For a full list of available discounts and additional information, visit kauffmancenter.org/ticketdiscounts or call the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222.

ABOUT THE OPEN DOORS PROGRAM

The Kauffman Center Open Doors program connects young people to the arts through three major components:

  • The Open Doors Spotlight on Youth initiative contains several programs that inspire and nurture the next generation of artists, arts patrons, and arts professionals with access to the Kauffman Center’s staff, stages, and resources.
  • The Open Doors Community Tickets program offers access to programming at the Kauffman Center for youth and families through reduced prices or free tickets.
  • The Open Doors Transportation Fund offers funding to schools in the metropolitan area so that bringing students to the Kauffman Center for school matinee performances is more affordable.

More information is available at kauffmancenter.org/open-doors.

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

Singer-songwriter, former lead singer of the band Chicago
will perform Sunday, Feb. 18 in Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 15

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Peter Cetera will perform at the Kauffman Center on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Kansas City, MO – Peter Cetera will perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Feb. 18 as part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series.

Known for his time as lead singer of the rock band Chicago and for his successful solo career, Cetera is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter. He will perform with a seven-piece electric band at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 in Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Tickets for the event range from $39 to $109 plus applicable fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

ABOUT PETER CETERA

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Peter Cetera has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 to 1986, Cetera was the singer, songwriter and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. In Cetera’s time with the group, Chicago recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including such hits as “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” and “You’re the Inspiration.”

A solo artist since 1986, Cetera has recorded 10 time-honored albums including his No. 1 hits – the Academy Award-nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the movie The Karate Kid II; “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant; “Feels Like Heaven” with Chaka Khan; “After All” with Cher, from the motion picture Chances Are; “No Explanation” from the movie Pretty Woman; and the unforgettable “Restless Heart.”

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra coming to the Kauffman Center on June 14

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The greatest big band of all time will perform its greatest hits show in
Muriel Kauffman Theatre on June 14

The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra from New York will perform one night only in Kansas City as they tour the world, bringing timeless classics such as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls,” and “Tuxedo Junction” to the stage. Even seventy-five years after the founding of this famous orchestra, Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well.

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On Thursday, June 14 musicians and singers will bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound to Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, performing timeless songs that everyone remembers. This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike and for the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders during the Swing Era of the 1930s and ’40s.

Producer Didier Morissonneau is proud to bring the most famous orchestra of all time to the Kansas City music scene to perform their classic two-hour greatest hits show, directed by the dynamic Nick Hilsher.

Tickets for this event range from $48 to $68 plus applicable fees. Tickets are available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

ABOUT THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

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Future Stages Festival Applications Now Available

Kauffman Center Now Accepting Performance Applications for the Fifth Annual Future Stages Festival

Future Stages Festival, youth performers, performing arts, community, free

Alvin Ailey Camp – The Group performs at Future Stages Festival. Photo by Cody Boston.

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce the tradition of celebrating Kansas City youth and the arts will continue with the fifth annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

This fun and free community event showcases Kansas City’s diversity while featuring youth performers from a wide range of performing arts styles.

Visitors participate in fun activities in Brandmeyer Great Hall at Future Stages Festival 2017.

Visitors participate in fun activities in the plaza lobby at Future Stages Festival 2017. Photo by Jillian Shoptaw.

As an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Spotlight on Youth program, the festival gives youth and community arts organizations the opportunity to perform and celebrate the arts at the Kauffman Center.

After four successful Future Stages Festivals, more than 2,500 youth from community arts groups have performed on the Center’s stages. The fifth anniversary Future Stages Festival aims to highlight more diverse performance groups and provide more interactive opportunities for festival guests.

This year’s festival lineup will have performances in Helzberg Hall, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, and on the Saint Luke’s Outdoor Stage. To celebrate the fifth Future Stages Festival, there will be a new stage featuring small acts with up to 10 performers per group.

Click here to view images from the 4th annual Future Stages Festival on June 25, 2017.

Performers from Lucia Aerial perform outside at Future Stages Festival 2017

Performers from Lucia Aerial perform outside at Future Stages Festival 2017. Photo by Mason Kilpatrick.

CALL FOR APPLICATONS FOR YOUTH PERFORMERS

Applications are now open for young performers and local arts groups to be a part of the fifth annual Future Stages Festival. Community arts organizations and school programs are encouraged to apply. Performance groups should primarily consist of youth performers between the ages of 5 – 18. Strong consideration for the festival mainstages will be given to larger groups (25+). Small acts with fewer than 10 performers are encouraged to apply to perform on a new fourth stage.

For more information or to apply to perform at Future Stages Festival, click here. The deadline for performer applications is March 5, 2018.

IMPORTANT FESTIVAL INFORMATION

– Future Stages Festival is FREE and open to the public and attendees are encouraged to register for more information at kauffmancenter.org/futurestages or by phone at 816-994-7222 to receive the latest updates and schedule for performances and activities.

– Registration is optional. No tickets will be issued. Once registered, attendees will automatically qualify for a drawing to win two tickets to an upcoming performance at the Kauffman Center. Click here to RSVP for the event and receive programming updates in the weeks leading up to the festival.

– All ages are welcome and programming is suggested as most suitable for families with youth ages 4-15.

Future Stages Festival is presented by Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System, funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council and festival support is provided by Southwest Airlines. 

 

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