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Future Stages Festival

Save the Date:
Sunday, June 16, 2019
6th Annual Future Stages Festival

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages, and guests can enjoy a wide-range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities.

Since 2014, Future Stages Festival has:

  • Featured 3,000+ youth performers
  • Highlighted 60+ community arts performance groups
  • Welcomed 25,000+ guests
  • And presented dozens of arts activities for guests of all ages

The 6th annual Future Stages Festival will be presented on June 16, 2019, and more details will be provided in the coming months. All festival registrants will be entered in a drawing to win two free tickets to an upcoming Kauffman Center event.


Youth Performers Wanted!

Community performance groups are invited submit applications to perform at Future Stages Festival! More information about performing at the festival can be found in the applications below.

Large Group Performance Application – More than 10 performers

Small Group Performance Application – Fewer than 10 performers

Check back soon for more information regarding Future Stages Festival 2019!

Watch the KCPT video below for highlights of all there is to see and do at Future Stages Festival!

Future Stages Festival 2019 is presented by premier partner:

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