Category: Concerts

Keep up with the latest from Starlight including details about Broadway shows, new programs, history, and more.


Another season of Broadway shows and concerts has begun at Starlight Theatre, so now is a good time to review our weather policy!  Generally, all events are held rain or shine, with the exception of severe/dangerous weather. The following tips can help you stay dry and safe during your visit to Starlight.  Dress for Success: … Continued

July is packed full of concerts at Starlight Theatre. With a mix of rock, country, folk, and comedy, there is something for everyone to enjoy this month.  Multi-award-winning folk and rock artist Brandi Carlile starts the series on July 6, following her #1 album “In These Days.” Then rock and country legends Chris Isaak and … Continued

You’ve heard of Broadway season tickets, but did you know that Starlight offers season tickets to our Capitol Federal Concert Series, too? Upgrade your music experience with the best seats in the house, free reserved parking, early entrance through our VIP gate, and exclusive access to the VIP Club during concert nights. The VIP Club … Continued

It may be getting chilly outside—but we’re already dreaming of next summer and beautiful nights under the stars at Starlight Theatre. A number of fantastic artists have already been announced—with more announcements coming soon! Check out the line up so far and stay tuned as we fill the calendar for an especially great summer under … Continued

The 2021 Capitol Federal Concert Series continues with some incredible artists this fall! Don’t miss your chance to see a thrilling live concert or hilarious comedy performance under the stars.  This month, celebrate 50 years of The Doobie Brothers as they deliver mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll. The Doobie Brothers and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band come to Starlight Tuesday, September 14, as part of The Doobie … Continued

There’s nothing quite like live performances under the stars. The 2021 Capitol Federal Concert Series continues with a variety of upcoming shows, featuring energetic musical artists and even a comedian. In August, audiences can look forward to soulful melodies with Jason Mraz and his reggae band. Mraz will perform as part of the Look for … Continued

Come experience the exciting rush of a live concert under the stars at Starlight. The 2021 Capitol Federal Concert Series includes a variety of concerts and even a comedy show, featuring an abundance of talent across genres that will energize and entertain all audiences. It all started Saturday, July 3, 2021, with electronic music impresario, … Continued

Get ready for a variety of musicians to make their way to Starlight for another fantastic summer of concerts under the stars! Starlight has already announced the following artists and more announcements will come soon. With his lyricism and emotion, the up-and-coming rapper NF quickly set himself apart from others. After gaining another Billboard #1 with the … Continued

It’s been another wonderful summer under the stars with the 2019 Capitol Federal Concert Series. Starlight has hosted top artists in a variety of genres—from country music stars to famed rockers and everything in between. There are just a few more chances to catch a concert this summer with these fantastic tours coming soon! The … Continued

In August, Starlight continues the 2019 Capitol Federal Concert Series with eight fantastic shows from a variety of concert artists. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a show under the stars! Peter Frampton – The Farewell Tour kicks off the August concerts under the stars Monday, August 5. This English musician and Grammy Award-winning artist became an … Continued

This month, Starlight continues the 2019 Capitol Federal Concert Series with a lineup of concerts that’s sure to please music fans of many genres. The Head and the Heart kick off the July concerts under the stars Saturday, July 6. An indie folk band best known for their hit “All We Ever Knew,” The Head and the … Continued

It’s a month of throwbacks at Starlight, with three ‘90s American rock bands playing under the stars this June as part of the 2019 Capitol Federal Concert Series. On Tuesday, June 18, progressive rockers Coheed & Cambria take the stage.  Formed in 1995, all but one of the band’s recordings has been conceptually based on Sanchez’s sci-fi storyline, … Continued

2019’s Capitol Federal Concert Series kicked of May 9 with RBRM, and we’re excited for another great summer season of music under the stars. Later this month, on Sunday May 19, American rock band Chicago makes a stop at Starlight with their legendary sound, signature horns and ever-classic songs. In the band’s 52nd year of touring, they’ve never missed a concert … Continued

As we look toward the New Year, we couldn’t wait to share with you our first concert announcements of 2019. It’s shaping up to be another wonderful summer under the stars! Chicago Sunday, May 19 – tickets on sale Dec. 7 at 10a.m. From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few … Continued

Open Spaces is the Midwest’s brand-new, premier arts festival hosted right here in Kansas City. Opening August 25 and running through October 28, it includes visual art installations, presentations and concerts at a variety of locations throughout the metro area. In Swope Park, patrons will find Open Spaces’ main hub, “The Village.” On Saturdays and … Continued

Although our summer under the stars will soon come to a close, we still have one more exciting concert to share with Kansas City concertgoers this season. The National returns to Starlight Theatre on October 7 in support of their critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast with special guest Alvvays. An American rock band formed in … Continued

As Kansas City ushers in the beginning of a beautiful fall season, Starlight is pleased to have a range of concerts for a variety of music lovers to enjoy under the stars at Swope Park. Already this month, Ian Anderson presented 50 years of Jethro Tull on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band brought … Continued

There will be plenty to see and hear this month at Starlight! A line-up of seven concerts in July ensures entertainment and fun for all audiences throughout the summer. Kicking the month off is two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Evanescence and Billboard Award-winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling. They premiere their co-headlining 2018 North American tour at Starlight on Friday, … Continued

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock band Steely Dan hits the stage with The Doobie Brothers on their Living Dangerously Tour Monday, June 18, at Starlight Theatre. Dan Steely, considered one of the 100 greatest artists of all time by VH1, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Hit songs include “Reelin’ in … Continued

It’s officially summertime at Starlight! Starlight Theatre’s 2018 concert season is underway this Friday with rock band Modest Mouse. Modest Mouse formed in Issaquah, Wash., in 1993 and has since released six studio albums, most recently Strangers to Ourselves in 2015, with the hit single “Lampshades of Fire.” The rock band reached mainstream success in 2004 with Good … Continued

This summer will be rockin’ at Starlight Theatre! Two new events have just been added to the 2018 Capitol Federal Concert Series at Starlight. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9, for Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, who kick off their co-headline summer tour July 6 at Starlight, as well as for Ray LaMontagne with special guest Neko Case taking the … Continued

Looking for a Valentine’s gift that you and your sweetie can enjoy together? Don’t want to break the bank? Starlight has a sweet deal for you – buy-one-get-one-free to three popular summer concerts! Included in this limited-time offer are selected tickets to: July 17 – Foreigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening August 9 – Charlie Puth with … Continued

The calendar just turned to January, but summer 2018 concert dates at Starlight Theatre are already stacking up. The newest announcement is the co-headline tour of Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers on Monday, June 18. Each with more than four decades of making award-winning music, the bands will draw heavily from their catalogs of rock … Continued

Concerts under the stars at Starlight Theatre attract music fans across Kansas City and throughout the Midwest each summer. Starlight’s 2018 Capitol Federal Concert Series lineup is taking shape, and two very popular shows have already been announced. The Tenderloins aka “Impractical Jokers” of truTV Saturday, May 19 This acclaimed New York-based comedy troupe brings its … Continued

Four shows remain in the 2017 Capitol Federal Concert Series at Starlight Theatre, so there’s still plenty of time and options to jam out under the stars. Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6:45 p.m. Two of music’s biggest hit-makers have joined up for an epic tour. Multi-platinum-selling Matchbox Twenty comes to … Continued

The summer may be winding down, but Starlight Theatre’s 2017 Capitol Federal Concert Series is still going strong. There are six more chances to see a concert under the stars this season. Foreigner and Cheap Trick with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. One of the most popular rock bands in … Continued

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