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Virtual Future Stages Festival

Enjoy a full weekend of virtual Future Stages content!

June 12 and 13, 2021, the Kauffman Center will debut a weekend of FREE compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind livestreamed content, all available through the Center’s website and social media channels. In response to COVID-19 and with the health and safety of our performers, partners, guests, volunteers and staff top of mind, the Kauffman Center decided to move the event to a virtual stage.

RSVP for the Event

RSVP today to receive more information and to receive a coupon packet to local businesses after the festival concludes.

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Performance Group Applications

The deadline to submit an application was Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

The performance group application period has closed. Thank you to all who applied. Groups selected for virtual Future Stages Festival 2021 will be contacted in mid-March with more information. Please email with any questions.

Check back here for more updates on virtual Future Stages Festival 2021 soon!

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A Message From Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System

Virtual Future Stages Festival is presented by Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System

This project is supported in part by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank Trustee, Anonymous, National Endowment for the Arts, the Marlese and Robert Gourley Children’s Fund, the Frank and Margaret McGee Fund, Missouri Arts Council, JE Dunn Construction and the NuWin Foundation.


Additional support provided by Cumulus Media, The Kansas City Star and KCUR.