National list-makers continue to shine the spotlight on Starlight Theatre as one of the best places in the country to spend a summer night. A recent USA Today and 10 Best readers’ poll placed the theatre fourth in the Best Outdoor Music Venue category.
The competition included 20 sites across the United States as selected by a panel of experts. A popular vote of the top 10 then ran throughout May and into June.
The top 5, as ranked by voters, were:
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, New York
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Maryland
STARLIGHT THEATRE, MISSOURI
Klipsch Music Center, Indiana
“This accolade, combined with our current Broadway season and Capitol Federal Concert Series, is a reflection of Starlight’s commitment to bring the best of entertainment to Kansas City audiences,” said Rich Baker, Starlight president and CEO. Upcoming Starlight schedule highlights include Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton (June 18), Jim Gaffigan (Aug. 3) and Idina Menzel (Aug. 12), as well as national Broadway productions of Annie (June 19-21), Pippin (June 30-July 5), and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (July 7-12).
Click to see the full USA Today list of 10 Best Outdoor Music Venues. And thank you for your votes!