Live in the Lobby
As part of the Open Doors Spotlight on Youth initiative, community groups and individual artists are invited to perform and display their talents in the Kauffman Center lobby prior to select performances throughout the year. Live in the Lobby furthers the Kauffman Center’s mission to connect Kansas City’s young and emerging artists to the Kauffman Center while they launch their futures in the arts.
Live in the Lobby performers receive:
- Space in Brandmeyer Great Hall to perform for Kauffman Center patrons prior to a performance
- Tickets to see the headlining performance (pending availability)
- An artist stipend
To be considered for a Live in the Lobby slot, please submit an application below. Solo artists and small ensembles welcome!
Live in the Lobby Performance ApplicationIndividual and ensemble performance groups are invited to apply. There are a wide range of performances that are well-suited for a performance in Brandmeyer Great Hall, but preference will be given to groups that do not require amplification or can supply their own amplification.
All applicants will receive confirmation that their application was received within two weeks, but groups will not be scheduled to perform until three to four weeks in advance.
Performances must be appropriate for a family-friendly audience, and performers are responsible for all setup and strike.
A video performance link is required for all applications.