16 concert venues in Kansas City

Grab your earplugs and your dancing shoes — we’re about to have fun.

Uptown Theatre

A night at the Uptown is a night to remember.

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Kansas City has an impressive list of concert venues where you can scream like the fan girl you really are. There’s a lot of discography to cover, so let’s hit shuffle and see where you can find your favorite touring acts in KC.

Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd., KCMO | This historic venue’s first sold-out performance took place almost 100 years ago in 1928 — well before the orchestra section became standing room only.

The Truman, 601 E. Truman Rd., KCMO | The Truman is one of KC’s newer concert venues, opening its doors for concerts + events in September 2017.

recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO | Small but mighty, this is the ideal spot to see your favorite artists up close and personal.

The Midland, 1228 Main St., KCMO | The original theater opened in 1927now almost 100 years later, it still services Kansas Citians for concerts + events.

The Rino, 314 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, MO | From live music to comedy shows, there’s always something to see here.

Starlight, 4600 Starlight Rd., KCMO | This outdoor venue is the place to be for Broadway shows + big ticket concerts.

T-Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., KCMO | Pregame your a show at KC Live! across the street.

Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., KCMO | The pizza is an added perk to this outdoor venue.

Azura Ampitheater, 633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs, KS | A concert under the stars? Count us in.

miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd., KCMO | If intimate shows are more your speed, this is the spot for you.


The Kauffman Center is a magical place.

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Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway Blvd., KCMO | This iconic performing arts center hosts everything from symphony orchestra concerts to the Kansas City Ballet.

Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave., KCMO | This venue in the east bottoms is composed of four stages featuring musicians of all genres.

Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main St., KCMO | The historic, two-level building is home to not only concerts, but weddings and special events too.

Arrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Dr., KCMO | This takes the cake for capacity, with 76,416 seats.

Midwest Trust Center, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | This venue features Broadway hits, classical music, and even international celebrities.

Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., KCMO | This iconic spot is Kansas City’s oldest historic performance venue.

Looking for more local artists? Check out eight live music venues in KC.

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