Diana Krall to perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Jazz singer, pianist and multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Diana Krall will play in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Saturday, June 16; the concert is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series
Kansas City, MO – Jazz singer Diana Krall brings her Turn Up The Quite World Tour 2018 to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Saturday, June 16. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series, and is presented in partnership with Mammoth.
A multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned vocalist, Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. Krall’s tour will feature material from her new album, Turn Up The Quiet, as well as fan favorites.
Tickets for this event range from $45 to $185 plus applicable fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26. 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 DIANA KRALL
GRAMMY Award-winning jazz star Diana Krall was just 15 when she started her musical career, playing piano for diners at restaurants in her British Columbian hometown. To date, Krall’s albums have garnered five GRAMMY Awards, eight JUNO Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Her 2017 solo album, Turn Up The Quiet, has earned critical praise. MOJO Magazine called the new album “spectacular” and said Krall was “on top form.” People Magazine said, “Diana Krall’s new music will have fans falling for her all over again.”
David Byrne to Perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Iconic singer and artist Byrne brings his American Utopia Tour to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on June 7;
the concert is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series
Kansas City, MO – Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced that iconic rock singer and songwriter David Byrne will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Thursday, June 7. Byrne comes to Kansas City as part of his American Utopia Tour. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series.
Best known as the singer and guitarist behind the pioneering new wave band Talking Heads, David Byrne also works as a solo artist, film director, author and photographer. As part of the American Utopia Tour, Byrne will be performing songs from his upcoming album, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. Byrne will take the stage with a 12-piece band for a choreographed concert that he has called, “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”
Tickets for David Byrne: American Utopia Tour range from $54 to $194 plus applicable fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Every ticket purchased online for David Byrne will include a CD of the new album American Utopia, released on March 9, 2018. Ticket buyers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem the album shortly after ticket 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 DAVID BYRNE
David Byrne was the lead singer for the band Talking Heads from 1975 to 1991. His hits with Talking Heads include “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House” and “Once in a Lifetime.” Byrne has won accolades for a range of work, including an Academy Award for his score to the film The Last Emperor, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Talking Heads. More recently, Byrne has released full-length music collaborations with Brian Eno, St. Vincent and Fatboy Slim. American Utopia, Byrne’s first solo album in 14 years, is due out in March 2018.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”