Concert History

Concert History

Starlight's concert history dates back to the early 1980s. Starlight’s first popular music concerts – Heart and The Little River Band – proved highly popular. The events signified that Starlight was an appropriate venue for concerts after 30 years of exclusively offering Broadway-style shows.


  • RBRM - May 9
  • Chicago with Tim Stock - May 19
  • Coheed and Cambria with Mastadon and Every Time I Die - June 18
  • Train and Goo Goo Dolls with Allen Stone - June 21
  • Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World with Ra Ra Riot - June 23
  • The Head and The Heart with Hippo Campus - July 6
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - July 20
  • Why Don't We with EBEN - July 25
  • Alice Cooper with Halestorm and Motionless in White - July 26
  • Tenacious D with Wynchester - July 27
  • Bush and LIVE with Our Lady Peace - July 28
  • Peter Frampton with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening - August 5
  • Mary J. Blige and NAS - August 6
  • Judah & The Lion with Flora Cash - August 10
  • Pentatonix with Rachel Platten - August 13
  • Ben Folds and Violent Femmes with Savannah Conley - August 16
  • Dierks Bentley with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights - August 22
  • Kidz Bop - August 23
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic - August 31
  • ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with Marquise Knox - September 1
  • Kacey Musgraves with YOLA - September 4
  • Greta Van Fleet with Shannon and the Clams - September 21
  • Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts with Lucie Silvas - October 8
  • Modest Mouse with Mass Gothic - May 10
  • Trevor Noah - May 12
  • Impractical Jokers - May 19
  • The Head and The Heart with Grouplove - May 29
  • #IMOMSOHARD - May 31
  • Barenaked Ladies with Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall - June 2
  • Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers - June 18
  • Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam - June 21
  • Chicago and REO Speedwagon with Michael Tolcher - June 27
  • Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence - July 6
  • Paramore and Foster the People with Jay Som - July 7
  • Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts with Tesla - July 10
  • The Comedy Get Down with Cedric 'The Entertainer', Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez - July 13
  • Foreigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening - July 17
  • Kidz Bop - July 20
  • Charlie Puth with Hailee Steinfeld - August 9
  • Joe Rogan - August 10
  • Niall Horan with Maren Morris - August 22
  • Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen - August 31
  • Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull - September 1
  • Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - September 3
    • feat. Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Graham Gouldman, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette
  • Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey - September 7
  • O.A.R. with Matt Nathanson with New Respects - September 8
  • NEEDTOBREATHE with Johnny Swim and Forest Blakk - September 9
  • Counting Crows with LIVE with Boom Forest - September 11
  • Beck with The Voidz - September 17
  • Deep Purple with Judas Priest and Temperance Movement - September 18
  • The National with Alvvays - October 7
  • Open Spaces
    • The Roots with The Soul Rebels and Red Barat - October 12
    • Janelle Monáe with Marcus Lewis Big Band, The McFadden Brothers and Sankofa Danzafro - October 13
  • A Perfect Circle with Prayer - April 19
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield - May 5
  • The 1975 with Pale Waves and Colouring - May 9
  • Soundgarden with Dillinger Escape Plan - May 14
  • MUSE and Thirty Seconds to Mars with PRVIS - June 12
  • John Legend with Gallant - June 13
  • Willie Nelson and Family* with Dwight Yoakam and Robert Earl Keen - June 17
  • Chicago and The Doobie Brothers - June 20
  • Train with Natasha Bedingfield - July 3
  • Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton - July 19
  • Jim Gaffigan with Ted Alexandro - July 20
  • Steve Martin and Martin Short - July 21
  • Journey** with ASIA - July 22
  • Nickelback with Daughtry and Shaman's Harvest - July 23
  • alt-J with SOHN - August 3
  • Young the Giant with Cold War Kids and Joywave*** - August 5
  • Foreigner with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience - August 15
  • Idina Menzel - August 16
  • Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows with Rivers and Rust - September 27
  • The xx with Perfume Genius - October 3
  • Alison Krauss and David Gray - October 8

*Due to weather Willie Nelson and Family was postpond to Oct. 4. All other acts performed.
**Due to weather Journey was unable to perform. ASIA performed as scheduled.
*** Due to weather Cold War Kids performed on Aug. 5 and Young the Giant and Joywave performed on Aug. 6

  • The 1975 with Wolf Alice and Japanese House - May 3
  • Barenaked Ladies with Howard Jones and OMD - June 4
  • Boston with Night Ranger and Foghat - June 5
  • The Cure with The Twilight Sad - June 8
  • Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton - June 10
  • Paul Simon - June 11
  • Bad Company and Joe Walsh - June 20
  • Bob Dylan - June 21
  • Widespread Panic - June 22
  • Steely Dan and Steve Winwood - June 23
  • Flight of the Conchords - July 7
  • Weezer and Panic! at the Disco with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - July 20
  • Shinedown with Black Stone Cherry and Halestorm - July 22
  • Goo Goo Dolls with Collective Soul and Tribe Society - July 23
  • Duran Duran with Chic - July 24
  • Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy - August 5
  • Kool and the Gang with Morris Day & The Time, Bootsy’s Rubber Band - August 6
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - August 7
  • HEART with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick - August 15
  • Josh Groban with Sarah Mclachlan and Foy Vance - August 16
  • Brian Regan - August 20
  • Fifth Harmony with JoJo and Victoria Monet - September 1
  • Bryan Adams - September 16
  • NEEDTOBREATHE with Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan and Welshly Arms - September 17
  • Ray LaMontagne - September 19
  • ZZ Top with Gov't Mule - September 20
  • Counting Crows and Rob Thomas - September 27
  • Alabama with Home Free - September 29
  • Beck and Willie Nelson & Friends - May 15
  • Alabama Shakes and Father John Misty - May 29
  • Steve Miller Band and Buddy Guy - May 30
  • The Avett Brothers with Old Crow Medicine Show - June 4
  • Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick - June 18
  • Widespread Panic with Yonder Mountain String Band - June 24
  • Train with The Fray & Matt Nathanson - July 17
  • New Jack Swing Tour feat. Keith Sweat, Blackstreet, and SWV - July 18
  • Jim Gaffigan - August 3
  • Phish - August 5
  • Def Leppard with STYX & Tesla - August 11
  • Idina Menzel - August 12
  • My Morning Jacket with Hippo Campus - August 13
  • Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire - August 21
  • A Prairie Home Companion - August 22
  • Incubus, Deftones, Death from Above 1979, and The Bots - August 23
  • Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival feat. Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer - August 28
  • Little Big Town and David Nail with Travis Marvin & Ashley Monroe - August 29
  • Boston and Blue Oyster Cult - August 30
  • Hozier with Nate Ruess - September 14
  • Twenty One Pilots and Echosmith - September 22
  • Arcade Fire with tUnE-yArDs - April 26
  • Queens of the Stone Age and Primus with Chelsea Wolfe - May 13
  • Backstreet Boys with Avril Lavigne - June 07
  • STYX and Foreigner with Don Felder - June 8
  • James Taylor - June 23
  • Ray LaMontagne with The Belle Brigade and Hamilton Leithauser - June 24
  • Widespread Panic with Galactic - June 25
  • The Fray with Barcelona and Oh Honey - June 27
  • Sarah McLachlan - July 3
  • Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson - July 6
  • Journey and Steve Miller Band - July 14
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Rick Springfield - July 16
  • Steely Dan with Bobby Broom - July 19
  • OneRepublic and The Script with American Authors - August 1
  • Mike Epps - August 2
  • Chicago and REO Speedwagon - August 7
  • Mix 93.3's Red, White & Boom feat. Fall Out Boy and New Politics, The Strive, Meghan Trainor, New Hollow and Timeflies - August 9
  • Boston and Kansas - August 14
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – August 18
  • ZZ Top and Jeff Beck with Tyler Bryant - August 23
  • The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry - August 29
  • Alabama - August 30
  • Jake Owen and Eli Young Band with The Cadillac Three and The Swon Brothers - September 19
  • Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - October 4
  • Sigur Ros with Oneohtrix Point Never - April 4
  • REO Speedwagon, STYX, and Ted Nugent - May 10
  • Widespread Panic - June 22
  • Imagine Dragons with Capital Cities, Twenty One Pilots, and Family of the Year - June 28
  • 311 and Cypress Hill with G. Love & Special Sauce - July 2
  • Mix 93.3's Red, White & Boom feat. Carly Rae Jepsen with Emblem3, Stefano Langone, MKTO, Hot Chelle Rae, Tech N9ne and Ariana Grande - July 5
  • A Prairie Home Companion - July 19
  • Train with Michael Franti & Spearhead - July 20
  • Yallapalooza feat. Tate Stevens with Aaron Lewis and The Henningsens - August 17
  • HEART with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience - August 18
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd with Kansas - August 30
  • Sail Rock feat. Christopher Cross with Orleans, Gary Wright, and Firefall - September 20
  • The National with Tame Impala - October 11
  • Barry Manilow - June 17
  • Chelsea Handler - June 19
  • REO Speedwagon, STYX, and Ted Nugent - June 21
  • Mix 93.3's Red, White & Boom feat. Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat with Chris Rene, Karmin, Andy Grammer, Neon Hitch and Havana Brown - June 23
  • Dream Theater with Crimson Projekct - June 28
  • Chicago and The Doobie Brothers - July 20
  • James Taylor - July 21
  • The Counting Crows with Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies - July 31
  • My Morning Jacket with Band of Horses and Blind Pilot - August 6
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash - August 9
  • Train with Mat Kearney - August 10
  • Il Divo - August 16
  • B.B. King and Robert Cray - August 17
  • Phish - August 22
  • Boston with Night Ranger and Starship - September 7
  • Hall & Oates - September 8
  • Jason Mraz with Christina Perri - September 12
  • Ben Folds Five - September 28
  • Florence and the Machine with The Maccabees - October 1
  • Arcade Fire with The National - April 20
  • Martin Lawrence - April 29
  • Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs with Brandi Carlile and The Secret Sisters - June 15
  • Huey Lewis and The News with Hearts of Darkness - June 16
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - June 17
  • Peter Gabriel - June 18
  • Chelsea Handler - June 19
  • STYX & YES - July 18
  • Janet Jackson - August 22
  • Steely Dan - August 25
  • Prairie Home Companion - August 31
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene with Allstar Weekend - September 1
  • Ke$ha with LMFAO and Spank Rock - September 2
  • Maroon 5 and Train with Matt Nathanson, and Gavin DeGraw - September 4
  • Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger - September 28
  • Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs - October 7
  • Hillsong United - April 22
  • Jeff Beck with Gary Hoey - April 28
  • Chelsea Handler - May 7
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd with The Outlaws, Williams Riley and Molly Hatchet - May 28
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - May 29
  • MAXWELL and Jill Scott with Guy Torry - May 30
  • Foreigner & STYX with Kansas - June 3
  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - June 5
  • RUSH - July 1
  • Santana & Steve Winwood - July 4
  • Mix 93.3's Red, White & Boom feat. Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies, and Augustana with Kris Allen and Angel Taylor - July 6
  • REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar with Keaton Simons - July 11
  • O.A.R. with Citizen Cope - July 16
  • Chicago & The Doobie Brothers - July 18
  • Bob Dylan - August 7
  • Jackson Browne with David Lindley - August 8
  • Dukes of September: Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs - September 18
  • Vampire Weekend with Beach House and The Very Best - October 2
  • Jason Mraz and Plain White T's with Anya Marina - May 6
  • Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction with Street Sweeper Social Club - May 27
  • REO Speedwagon and Styx with .38 Special - June 4
  • Stevie Wonder - June 26
  • No Doubt with Paramore, Bedouin Soundclash, and Have Heart - July 6
  • The Fray with Jack's Mannequin and Meese - July 22
  • Tori Amos and One eskimO - July 23
  • Lyle Lovett - July 24
  • Kathy Griffin - August 23
  • Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy - August 24
  • Crosby, Stills, and Nash - August 30
  • Rock the Light X - September 4 - 5
  • Brian Howe, Foghat, and Shooting Star - September 25
  • Gary Allen, Eric Church and Justin Moore - September 30
  • The Cure with 65daysofstatic - May 19
  • Sheryl Crow with Brandi Carlile - June 5
  • RUSH - June 7
  • James Taylor - June 9
  • Chicago and The Doobie Brothers - June 12
  • Katt Williams - June 13
  • Steve Miller Band and Joe Cocker - July 2
  • Chris Rock - July 5
  • Poison with Dokken and Sebastian Bach - July 9
  • Feist with Juana Molina - July 13
  • Jill Scott with Bilal - August 7
  • Kathy Griffin - August 22
  • Rock the Light IX - August 29 - 30
  • Earth Wind & Fire with Michael McDonald - September 20
  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss with T-Bone Burnett - September 23
  • Maroon 5 and Counting Crows with Augustana - September 26
  • Temptations and The Four Tops - September 27
  • Music Builds Tour: Third Day, Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, Robert Randolph & The Family Band - October 11
  • Bow Wow - May 25
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas - June 19
  • A Prairie Home Companion - June 22
  • Jim Brickman - June 23
  • The Goo Goo Dolls with Lifehouse and Plain White T's - July 2
  • Lyle Lovett and k.d. lang - July 6
  • Bob Dylan - July 16
  • Willie Nelson - August 1
  • The Fray - August 2
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - August 17
  • Rock the Light VIII - August 31 - September 1
  • Linda Ronstadt with The Kansas City Symphony - September 7
  • Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem - September 28
  • RBD - September 29
  • Depeche Mode with She Wants Revenge - May 10
  • May Day Beach Party feat. Juvenile and Lil Flip with E-40 and Youngbloodz - June 3
  • New Jack Swing Tour - June 17
  • Widespread Panic - June 21
  • String Cheese Incident with Bob Weir and RatDog - July 7
  • Phil Lesh and Friends - July 19
  • Mary J. Blige with Letoya and Jaheim - August 13
  • John Fogerty and Willie Nelson - August 23
  • Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals with Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley - August 25
  • Rock the Light VII - September 1 - 2
  • Widespread Panic - May 3
  • Avril Lavigne with Butch Walker - July 22
  • Celtic Woman - August 4
  • The White Stripes with The Greenhornes - August 23
  • Brian Wilson - August 25
  • Jack Johnson with Matt Costa - August 26
  • Rock the Light VI - September 2 - 3
  • Lyle Lovett - September 13
  • David Bowie with Stereophonics - May 10
  • Mary J. Blige with Musiq Soulchild - May 14
  • Moody Blues - May 27
  • Old School Funk Fest feat. Keith Sweat - July 24
  • Chris Isaak - July 29
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - August 13
  • Josh Groban - August 16
  • Rock the Light V - September 3 - 4
  • Bill Cosby - May 31
  • Ben Harper with Jack Johnson and Kid Koala - June 9
  • Chris King's Funk Fest: The Gap Band with Whisper, ConFunkShun feat. Michael Cooper & Felton Pilate, Miki Howard and Rome - June 14
  • Anita Baker with Frankie Beverly and Maze - July 2
  • B2K with Marcus Houston, Mario, Nick Cannon Jhene, Nazcar and DJ Jus - July 27
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - August 5
  • Dave Sanborn and The Crusaders (feat. Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Ray Parker Jr.) - August 7
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse with Lucinda Williams - August 9
  • Wayne Newton - August 20
  • Rock the Light IV - August 30
  • R.E.M. with Ed Harcourt - September 17
  • Blue Man Group: The Complex Tour - October 11
  • Lord of the Dance - May 10 - 11
  • Alanis Morissette with Ryan Adams - May 13
  • Jars of Clay - May 26
  • A Prairie Home Companion - June 15
  • Barry Manilow and Curtis Stigers - June 16
  • Mannheim Steamroller - June 23
  • Dan Fodelberg - June 25
  • String Cheese Incident - June 29
  • Mary J. Blige with Tweet - July 2
  • Wide Spread Panic - July 5
  • Old School Funk Fest feat. Cameo, One-Way, Confunshun and Whodini - August 11
  • Down From the Mountain: Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas and Emmylou Harris - August 13
  • E-40 and Click - August 15
  • Alicia Keys - August 18
  • Ladies Night Out: The S.O.S. Band and Lakeside with Blue Magic and Midnight - August 30
  • Rock the Light III - August 31
  • Bow Wow with IMX and B2K - September 6
  • Jam Grass: Dark Star Orchestra (Tribute to the Grateful Dead) - September 7
  • Luther Vandross with Gerald Levert, Angie Stone and Michelle Williams - September 15
  • Steven Curtis Chapman with Nichole Nordman - September 28
  • Betty Buckley - May 20
  • KPRS Summer Jam feat. K-Ci & JoJo, Juvenile, Jon B, Cappadonna and Eightball & MJG - May 23
  • Queens of Comedy feat. Sommore, Mo'nique, Adele Givens with host Laura Hayes - June 2
  • Donny Osmond - June 7
  • Franklin the Turtle in "Franklin's Magic Fiddle" - June 21
  • White Hat Mike's Blues Revue feat. Tyrone Davis, Little Milton, Marvin Sease and Shirley Brown - June 23
  • The Beach Boys and America - June 24
  • Wildflower Festival feat. Judy Collins, Richie Havens, Janis Ian and Roger McGuinn - August 3
  • Chris King's '70s Soul Jam feat. The Stylistics, The Dramatics, The Chi-Lites, The Manhattans and The Impressions - August 4
  • B.B. King - August 15
  • Hot Summer Nights with Al Jarreau, Rachelle Ferrell and George Duke - August 17
  • Jim Brickman - August 18
  • Pat Benetar with Night Ranger - August 28
  • Kenny Rogers with the Kansas City Symphony - August 31
  • Rock the Light II - September 1
  • Michael Bolton - September 5
  • Lorrie Morgan with Sammy Kershaw - September 7
  • Air Supply with Ambrosia - September 8
  • Tony Bennett with k.d. lang - September 9
  • KC & The Sunshine Band with the Village People - September 15
  • Dwight Yoakam and Terry Clark - September 28
  • Bugs Bunny on Broadway with the Kansas City Symphony - September 29
  • Trisha Yearwood and Carolyn Johnson - October 7
  • Wynonna - October 12
  • Dave Koz - October 28
  • KCIY Jazz Trax - December 15
  • O-Jays and Isley Brothers - June 10
  • Boney James - June 11
  • Peter Frampton with Gary Wright - July 13
  • Gerald Levert with Chico Debarge and Methrone - July 29
  • B.B. King's Blues Festival feat. B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Susan Tedeschi - August 16
  • Rock the Light  - September 2
  • Tony Bennett and Diana Krall - September 8
  • Don Henley - September 9
  • Bernadette Peters with the Kansas City Symphony - September 15
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - September 22
  • Cake and Ben Folds Five with Jude - June 2
  • Blues Revue feat. Bobby "Blue" Bland, Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor - June 26
  • The Rippingtons - July 15
  • Sarah Brightman with John Bayless - July 16
  • George Brett Hall of Fame concert with Sawyer Brown - July 29
  • Chris King Soul Jam feat. The Stylistics, The Dramatics, The Chi-Lites, Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient and Bloodstone  - July 31
  • Lyle Lovett and His Large Band - August 8
  • Classic Rock Summer Jam with Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth and Foghat - August 21
  • Boney James with David Benolt and Norman Brown - August 22
  • Bad Company and Little River Band - May 31
  • Guitars & Saxes feat. Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliot, Marc Antoine and Kirk Whalum - June 6
  • Michael Crawford - June 16
  • A Prairie Home Companion - July 4
  • Jethro Tull - July 18
  • 70’s Soul Jam - August 14
  • Gospel Music Festival - August 15
  • Kansas with the Kansas City Symphony - August 16
  • Art Garfunkel - August 21
  • Tori Amos - August 28
  • Bonnie Raitt - September 3
  • Gordon Lightfoot - September 11
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September 18
  • The Pointer Sisters - September 25
  • John Tesh - June 11
  • America with The Guess Who and Brewer & Shipley - June 13
  • Blue Magic - June 14
  • Magic School Bus - June 18 - 19
  • Patti La Belle - June 20
  • U Pick Nick! - July 2 - 3
  • Weinerville Live! - July 30 - 31
  • Bread with David Gates - August 12
  • Peter, Paul & Mary - August 21
  • Boney James with Earl Klugh and David Benoit - August 22
  • Poco - August 23*
  • Southern Christian Gospel Music Festival - August 24
  • Sheryl Crow with Wilco and Michael Penn - August 26
  • John Fogerty - September 7
  • KFKF Country Fair - September 14
  • Lilith Fair*
  • The Rippingtons with David Benoit and Norman Brown - May 4
  • America and Poco with Little River Band - May 31
  • Bad Finger and Beatlemania - June 8
  • k.d. lang - August 2
  • Oleta Adams with Michael Franks, Boney James and Norman Brown - August 3
  • The Beach Boys - August 13
  • Ray Charles, The Raeletts, & the Ray Charles Band - August 18
  • Jack Johnson with A L O and Matt Costa - August 30*
  • John Tesh - September 7
  • George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars - September 19
  • Wheel of Fortune hosted by Bob Eubanks - September 20
  • Grover Washington, Jr. and Ramsey Lewis - September 28
  • First Annual Kansas City International Jazz Fest at Liberty Memorial - September 21*
  • Kansas City Blues Festival*
  • John Tesh - June 29
  • Mary J. Blige with Blackstreet - July 14
  • Barry White with Chante Moore - July 26
  • Earth, Wind & Fire with D-Knowledge - August 17
  • B.B. King - August 17
  • Jeff Lynne’s ELO with Kansas City Symphony - September 9
  • Battle of the Bands*
  • Salt-N-Pepa and R. Kelly - May 12
  • Yanni - June 9
  • Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme - July 9
  • Indigo Girls with DeDe Vogt - July 20
  • Natalie Cole - August 20
  • Frankie Beverly and Maze - August 21
  • Melissa Etheridge - August 23
  • Kenny G - August 24
  • Mannheim Steamroller with Chip Davis - August 26
  • Peter, Paul & Mary - August 27
  • Barry Manilow - September 18
  • Def Comedy Jam feat. Martin Lawrence - May 29
  • Mannheim Steamroller - June 16
  • Summer Jam III feat. Levert - July 1
  • Gordon Lightfoot - July 13
  • Smothers Brothers and Righteous Brothers - July 14
  • Peter, Paul & Mary - August 19
  • Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra - September 12
  • Tommy Tune - September 24
  • Allman Brothers Band and Blues Traveler - June 30
  • Harry Connick, Jr. - July 14
  • Levert/Sunset Summer Jam - July 17
  • Natalie Cole - July 18
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash with Michael Hedges - July 19
  • Tesla with Firehouse - July 28
  • James Taylor - July 29
  • Dan Fogelberg - July 31
  • REO Speedwagon and Foghat with Head East - August 13
  • Reba McEntire with Vince Gill - August 23
  • Freddie Jackson - May 26
  • The Robert Cray Band and Steve Winwood - June 11
  • Mannheim Steamroller - June 13
  • Indigo Girls - June 19
  • Tom Jones - July 20
  • Whitney Houston - June 23
  • Gordon Lightfoot - July 1*
  • Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber - July 19
  • Whisper and KC Summer Fun - July 31
  • Sting with Special Beat and Vinx - August 23
  • Chicago - August 24
  • James Taylor*
  • B.B. King with Bobby Blue Bland - May 20
  • Tracy Chapman - June 2
  • Little River Band - June 8
  • Reggae Sunsplash feat. Burning Spear, Marcia Griffiths, U-roy, and Freddie McGregor with Shinehead - June 13
  • Air Supply - June 28
  • Sinbad with The Calloways - July 6
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - July 16
  • Milli Vanilli and Young MC with Seduction - July 18
  • Chet Atkins and Garrison Keillor - July 19
  • REO Speedwagon - July 20
  • Debbie Harry and The Ramones with Tom Tom Club and Jerry Harrison - July 21
  • Steve Miller Band with Lou Gramm - July 22
  • Michael Bolton and Kenny G - July 31 & August 1
  • Bad Company and Damn Yankees with Jerry Harrison - September 9
  • Bonnie Raitt - May 6
  • Ramsey Lewis - May 29
  • Hiroshima with David Lanz - June 12
  • Three Dog Night with Edgar Winter and Leon Russel - June 16
  • Black Sabbath with Kingdom Come - June 22
  • Steppenwolf - July 7
  • Steve Miller - July 8
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn with Stray Cats - August 1
  • L. L. Cool J, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, and De La Sou - August 3 (Kemper)*
  • B.B. King with Albert King and Bobby “Blue” Bland - August 6
  • David Sanborn with Brenda Russel - August 7
  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons with The Four Tops - August 11
  • Al Jarreau with Take 6 - August 18
  • Beatlemania - August 25 - 26
  • Bad English - September 26
  • Arlo Guthrie with Dave Mason*
  • Bruce Hornsby and The Range with Pat McLaughlin - July 3
  • George Throughgood and The Destroyers with Brian Setzer - July 21
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Feat and Treat Her Right - July 22
  • Living Legends of Comedy - Milton Berie, Sid Caesar and Danny Thomas - July 23
  • Sting - August 6
  • Debbie Gibson - August 17
  • Kenny G with Stanley Jordan - August 20
  • REO Speedwagon - August 28
  • James Taylor - September 3
  • Barry Manilow - September 2
  • KCFX Birthday Party - September 8
  • George Benson - September 14
  • Anita Baker - September 16
  • Steppenwolf with The Blasters*
  • Freddie Jackson - May 31
  • Gordon Lightfoot - June 4
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds - June 19
  • Superfest feat. Turtles, Grass Roots, The Byrds, Mark Lindsay, and Herman’s Hermits - July 2
  • REO Speedwagon - July 19
  • Robin Trower, Johnny Winter and Bell Street Blasters - July 27
  • Bryan Adams and The Hooters - July 29
  • John Kay and Steppenwolf - July 31
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble with Greg Allman - August 22 (Sandstone)*
  • Bonnie Raitt and John Prine - August 26
  • Simple Minds - May 9
  • Robert Palmer with Belinda Carisle - June 1
  • Julian Lennon - July 5
  • Shooting Star with Honeymoon Suite - June 7
  • Temptations and The Four Tops - June 13
  • Dionne Warwick and Friends - June 20
  • Eddie Murphy and The Weather Girls - June 21
  • John Kay and Steppenwolf with Guess Who and Rare Earth - July 6
  • James Taylor - August 1
  • B.B. King - May 26
  • Kenny Loggins - June 1
  • Santana - June 6
  • Maze - June 12
  • The Pointer Sisters - June 13
  • The Temptations and The Four Tops - June 21
  • Liza Minnelli - July 5
  • Ratt with Bon Jovi - July 22*
  • Air Supply - July 23
  • Al Jarreau and David Sanborn - August 6
  • Golden Boys of the Bandstand: Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell - August 9
  • The Beach Boys with John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - August 10
  • George Thorogood and The Destroyers - August 20
  • The Manhattan Transfer - September 1
  • Grateful Dead - September 3
  • Johnny Mathis - September 7
  • Red Skelton - September 14
  • Huey Lewis and the News with Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble and  Cyndi Lauper – May 19
  • Merle Haggard – May 20
  • The Clash – May 22
  • Ted Nugent – May 27
  • Joe Jackson – June 8
  • David Gilmour – June 11
  • Blue Oyster Cult with .38 Special – June 13
  • Grateful Dead - July 3
  • Asia - July 4
  • Aerosmith and Orion the Hunter – July 30
  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – August 15
  • Eurythmics and Howard Jones – August 18
  • Jefferson Starship – August 19
  • Everly Brothers – August 22
  • Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders with Simple Minds - August 23
  • Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan – August 25
  • Billy Squier with Ratt - August 27
  • Al Green, Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Winans – September 1
  • The Thompson Twins and the Go-Go’s – September 15
  • David Sanborn*
  • Kenny Loggins*
  • Motown Revue*
  • The Kinks with Scandal – May 15
  • Kool and the Gang - June 2
  • The Beach Boys – June 8
  • Merle Haggard and Don Williams – June 18
  • Harry Belafonte – July 1
  • Melissa Manchester – July 2
  • Kenny Loggins – July 23
  • Barry Manilow – July 20 and 21
  • Flock of Seagulls – June 29
  • Joni Mitchell – June 30
  • Bette Midler – August 3
  • Jefferson Starship – August 15
  • Chicago – August 16
  • Rick Springfield with Sparks and Quarterflash – August 19
  • Hank Williams Jr. – August 29
  • Elvis Costello with Attractions – August 30
  • Sheena Easton – September 2
  • George Benson – September 3
  • Men at Work with Ella Fitzgerald with Oscar Peterson – September 5
  • Anne Murray – September 7
  • James Taylor – September 9
  • Air Supply – September 16
  • Little River Band - September 17
  • Peter, Paul & Mary*
  • Wayne Newton*
  • Smokey Robinson with Angela Bofill – June 6
    • (Spirit of Freedom Fountain benefit concert)
  • Robin Williams with John Sebastian – June 13
  • Grover Washington, Jr. and Pieces of a Dream – June 16
    • (Spirit of Freedom Fountain benefit concert)
  • Tony Bennett with the Kansas City Philharmonic – June 21
  • The Temptations with the Kansas City Philharmonic – June 23
  • Mason Williams with the Kansas City Philharmonic – June 24
  • Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band with Bonnie Raitt – June 25
  • The Imperials – June 26
  • Dionne Warwick with the Kansas City Philharmonic – June 28
  • Victor Borge with the Kansas City Philharmonic – June 29
  • Joel Grey with the Kansas City Philharmonic – June 30
  • Chicago – July 1
  • Charlie Daniels Band – July 3
  • Asia - July 4
  • Wayne Newton with the Kansas City Philharmonic – July 5
  • Elton John with Quarterflash – July 6 & 7
  • Emmylou Harris with Michael Murphy – July 10
  • Judy Collins with the Kansas City Philharmonic – July 14
  • The Commodores – July 15
    • (Spirit of Freedom Fountain benefit concert)
  • Peter, Paul and Mary – July 17
  • Waylon Jennings – July 18
  • Ben Vereen with the Kansas City Philharmonic – July 19
  • Gordon MacRae with the Kansas City Philharmonic – July 27
  • Roger Williams with the Kansas City Philharmonic – July 29
  • Robert Flack with the Kansas City Philharmonic – July 30
  • Elvis Costello with Attractions – August 1
  • Blondie with Duran Duran – August 2
  • Grateful Dead – August 3
  • Andy Williams with the Kansas City Philharmonic – August 5
  • Andrae Crouch with B.J. Thomas – August 6
  • Rocky Mountain Opry Country - August 8
    • John Mceuen, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Dirt Band, Pure Prairie League, New Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Rick Springfield and the Fabulous Eels – August 16 & 17
  • James Taylor and Karla Bonoff - August 18
  • Al Jarreau – August 19
    • (Spirit of Freedom Fountain benefit concert)
  • Bobby Goldsboro with the Kansas City Philharmonic – August 20
  • Family Night at the Kansas City Philharmonic - August 21
    • with conductors Gary Sheldon and Ronald McDonald
  • The Doobie Brothers – August 22
  • Rickie Lee Jones and John Prine – August 23
  • Air Supply – September 1
  • Liberace – September 2
  • The Manhattan Transfer – September 3
  • B.B. King, Millie Jackson and Bobby “Blue” Bland – September 5
    • (Spirit of Freedom Fountain benefit concert)
  • Steve Miller Band - September 17
  • An All-Tchaikovsky Concert: Thomas Michalak and Eugene Fodor with Kansas City Philharmonic –  June 25 & 27
  • B.J. Thomas and Reba Rambo with Kansas City Philharmonic – July 2 – 4
  • Roberta Flack with Kansas City Philharmonic – July 16 - 18
  • Leon Russell with Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Commander Cody – July 27
  • Henry Mancini with Kansas City Philharmonic – July 30 - August 1
  • Lou Rawls with Kansas City Philharmonic – August 13 – 15
  • Music: Expressions of Art with Jimmie Spheeris and Kansas City Philharmonic - August 17
  • Victor Borge with Kansas City Philharmonic – August 20 – 22
  • Starlight Summer Classics: A Beethoven Tribute with  Kansas City Philharmonic - September 1
  • Mitch Miller and Judy Collins with Kansas City Philharmonic – September 3 – 5
  • The O'Jays and Maze - September 13
  • Roy Ayers - October 2
  • Heart with Robert Palmer - September 6
  • Little River Band with The Dirt Band - October 4