Happy June, Kansas City. 🌸 If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic about the sunny days, blooming flowers, and summer on the horizon — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in KC.
Wednesday, June 1-Sunday, June 5
Wednesday, June 1
Group Run Celebration | Wed., June 1 | 6 p.m. | 6009 Johnson Dr., Mission, KS | Join The Running Well Store for a route celebrating Global Running Day.
AJR | Wed., June 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $72+ | This Billboard Music Award-winning trio is “ready,” are you?
Table Top Miniatures Night | Wed., June 1 | 6-10 p.m. | Mission: Board Games, 7751 NW Prairie View Rd., Kansas City, MO | Free entry | Show off your favorite miniature table tops while playing out epic battles.
Midtown KC Now Coffee Klatch | Wed., June 1 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Midtown KC Now, 3931 Main St., Kansas City, MO | Free | Enjoy coffee and snacks at this community gathering.
Thursday, June 2
The Watson Challenge | Thurs., June 2-Sat., June 4 | Times vary | Indian Hills Country Club, 6847 Tomahawk Rd., Mission Hills, KS | $25 suggested donation | An annual 54-hole golf championship of top-tier metro players with funds going toward First Tee of Kansas City.
Evlie Shane and Frank Ray | Thurs., June 2 | 7 p.m. | KC Live! | Free | Hot Country Nights is back with opener DJ Lazer.
Jonathan Kite | Thurs., June 2 | 7 p.m. | Comedy Club of Kansas City, 1130 W. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO | $20+ | The standup comic has acted in “2 Broke Girls,” and most recently in Netflix’s brand-new comedy series, “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!”
Plant Based Junk Food in KC | Thurs., June 2 | 4-8 p.m. | Cinder Block Brewery, 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, MO | Free | Try some of the best vegan comfort food in KC, including crispy chicken sandwiches and loaded fries.
Story Boutique Benefit Sale | Thurs., June 2-Sat., June 4 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Story Boutique, Ranch Mart North, 3407 W. 95th St., Leawood, KS | Free | Proceeds from the clothing sale benefit families served by Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.
Friday, June 3
Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony + World Premiere | Fri., June 3-Sun., June 5 | Times vary | Kauffman Center | $35+ | Kansas City Symphony presents a duo of French romanticism and a new, commissioned violin concerto.
A Cappella at Starlight | Fri., June 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $25 | Enjoy performances from Kansas City men’s a capella chorus Central Standard + regional quartets.
Royals vs. Astros | Fri., June 3 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $12+ | KC kicks off a 10-game homestand, ending with fireworks.
Aly & AJ | Fri., June 3 | 8 p.m. | The Truman | $39+ | Disney-famous sisters join KC for their “A Touch of a Beat” tour.
Downtown Days Festival | Fri., June 3-Sun., June 5 | Times Vary | SE Main Street + SE 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO | Free | Experience live entertainment, carnival rides, festival food, and fun for the whole family.
Wine Walk for Wildlife | Fri., June 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo | $50 | Wine and wildlife go hand-and-paw.
Food. Art. Drink. | Fri., June 3-Sat., June 4 | Times Vary | Linden Square, 602 NE 70th St., Kansas City, MO | Free | This is no “fad,” enjoy food, music and browse local vendors.
Festa Italiana | Fri., June 3-Sun., June 5 | Times Vary | Zona Rosa, 7210 NW 86th Terr., Kansas City, MO | Free | Experience live music, delicious food, and local vendors at this Italian festival.
Saturday, June 4
Yoga at the Kauffman Center | Sat., June 4 | Times vary | Kauffman Center | $18 | Two 60-minute sessions with views of the Crossroads.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons | Sat., June 4 | 8 p.m. | Kauffman Center | $90+ | The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is famous for “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
HAIM | Sat., June 4 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $43+ | The American pop rock band consists of three sisters.
Tacos and Tequila Festival | Sat., June 4 | 2 p.m | Legends Field | $79+ | Experience this Mix 93.3 sponsored event full of live music, street tacos, and hand-crafted margaritas.
Vaile Mansion Strawberry Festival | Sat., June 4 | 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Vaile Victorian Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St. Independence, MO | Free | Tour the Vaile Victorian Mansion and browse dozens of vendors..
Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event | Sat., June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Kansas City Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO | $25+| Celebrate the strength and courage of our local police officers, paramedics, and firefighters by watching them compete in a boxing match.
Sunday, June 5
Pride Youth Mixer | Sun., June 5 | 4-8 p.m. | The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, MO | Free | Parents are invited to bring their kids (ages 10-15) to celebrate Pride and socialize in an environment free of judgment.
Art Garden KC | Sun., June 5 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | 2200 Lexington Ave., Kansas City, MO | Free | Support local businesses with over 60 vendors.
Crossroads Cars | Sun., June 5 | 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. | 300 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO | Free | An opportunity to show off any and all vehicles. “Know Norm” Run | Sun., June 5 | 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. | Worth Harley-Davidson, 9400 NW Prairie View Rd., Kansas City, MO | Free | Enjoy antique motorcycles, live music, and prizes while supporting the “Feed Northland Kids” charity.
Broadway Lights & Miami Nights | Sun., June 5 | 3-7:30 p.m. | The Maverick, 1911 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO | Free | Celebrate The Maverick’s grand opening with food, drinks, and a silent disco.
Monday, June 6-Sunday, June 12
Monday, June 6
Extreme Music Bingo | Mon., June 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Bar K, 501 Berkley Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | $0+ | Put your music trivia to the test and win free drinks + prizes from Boulevard Quirk.
Grady Phllip Drugg / True Lions / Daniel Gum | Mon., June 6 | 6-10 p.m. | Manor Records, 401 N. 6th St, Kansas City, KS | $5 | Featuring live, locally-signed artists on Strawberry Hill.
Symphony in the Park | Mon., June 6 | 6 p.m. | Smith’s Fork Park, Smithville, MO | Free | The Kansas City Wind Symphony will play chamber music from its Mobile Music Box.
Tuesday, June 7
Hairspray | Tues., June 7-Sun., June 12 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $15+ | The Tony Award-winning musical with hit songs “Welcome to the 60’s” + “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”
Royals vs. Blue Jays | Tues., June 7 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $10+ | If you’re looking for dinner plans, treat the family to baseball and dollar hotdogs.
Knotfest Roadshow | Tues., June 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Azura Amphitheater | $40+ | Enjoy performances by Slipknot, Cypress Hill + Ho99o9.
Paint Your Pet | Tues., June 7 | 6:30- 9 p.m. | Ten & Two Coffee Bar, 15309 NW Brink Meyer Rd., Parkville, MO | $65 | Spend an evening painting your pet in a cozy coffee shop atmosphere.
Wednesday, June 8
AEW: Dynamite | Wed., June 8 | 6 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $50+ | AEW presents a spectacular wrestling match.
Brad Allen | Wed., June 8 | 6-9 a.m. | Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen, 1859 Village W. Pkwy, Kansas City, KS | Free | Enjoy jazz by this American singer-songwriter and drummer.
Say That Again, The Chunk, and Sidelined Souls | Wed., June 8 | 8 p.m. | miniBar, 3810 Broadway Rd., Kansas City, MO | $10 | Sip on classic cocktails while enjoying live music.
Thursday, June 9
Snarky Puppy | Thurs., June 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Kauffman Center | $38+ | This Grammy-winning jazz collective brings its self-proclaimed “music for the brain and booty” back to KC.
The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 1969 | Thurs., June 9-Fri., June 10 | 8 p.m. | Kauffman Center | $49+ | A full rock band joins the Kansas City Symphony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of two iconic Stones albums.
Royals vs. Orioles | Thurs., June 9 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $10 | Pride Night attendees can pick up a rainbow fanny pack with the purchase of a $20 Theme Ticket.
Wallows | Thurs., June 9 | 8 p.m. | Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland | $32+ | The trio is famous for their platinum-winning hit “Are You Bored Yet? (Feat. Clairo).”
Friday, June 10
KC Slammers Model Cars 2022 | Fri., June 10-Sat., June 11 | Times vary | Overland Park Convention Center | $6 | Buy, swap, or just admire 400+ model cars.
Sugar Creek Slavic Festival | Fri., June 10-Sat., June 11 | Times vary | Mike Onka Community Hall, 11520 E. Putnam St., Sugar Creek, MO | $5 | Explore Kansas City’s rich slavic history with music, dancing, food, and drink.
Pridefest | Fri., June 10-Sun., June 12 | Times Vary | Theis Park, 47th and Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64110 | $5 | Celebrate diversity and love at this year’s annual KC Pride Parade and Festival.
Arts in the Park | Fri., June 10-Sat., June 11 | Times Vary | 1002 Clark Ferguson Dr., North Kansas City, MO | Free | Shop dozens of local artists and creators while enjoying a craft brew, courtesy of North KC breweries.
Schitt’s Creek Trivia Night | Fri., June 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Indian Creek Library, 16100 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS | Free | Test your knowledge on the Emmy Award winning hit Netflix show.
Benefit For Ukraine | Fri., June 10 | 7-11:45 p.m. | Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, MO | $20 | Musicians, dancers, poets, and visual artists come together to raise money for medical supplies and food.
Saturday, June 11
Andy Grammer | Sat., June 11 | 8 p.m. | The Truman | $58+ | The “Fine by Me” multi-platinum singer-songwriter lights up the stage on his “The Art of Joy, Pt.2” tour.
World Oceans Weekend | Sat., June 11-Sun., June 12 | 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo | $18 | Learn all about water connections and how to keep the shores clean in this ocean-themed event.
KC Charcuterie Fest | Sat., June 11 | 12 p.m. | KC Wine Co, 13875 South Gardner Rd., Olathe, KS | $25 | Delight in a mouth-watering combination of cheeses, fruits, and meats.
Sunday, June 12
Future Stages Festival | Sun., June 12 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Kauffman Center | Free | Don’t call the babysitter — this is a diverse range of performances and interactive arts activities geared toward the whole family.
Crossroads Makers Market & Bar Hop | Sun., June 12 | 12-5 p.m. | Double Shift Brewing Company, 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO | Free | Browse 45 artist vendors while enjoying local brews.
June Jam | Sun., June 12 | 3-8 p.m. | Alexander Majors Barn and Grounds, 8201 State Line Rd. | $25 | Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, water play, carnival games, food and drinks + more, while raising awareness for Bags of Fun KC.*
Monday, June 13-Sunday, June 19
Monday, June 13
Rex Orange County | Mon., June 13 | 8:30 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $40+ | The English singer is bringing his Who Cares? tour.
Tuesday, June 14
Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart | Tues., June 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Kauffman Center | $41+ | A 15-Grammy winning banjo player accompanied by some of the best bluegrass players.
Wednesday, June 15
Bon Iver | Wed., June 15 | 7:15 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $31+ | The Grammy-winning American indie folk band is going on tour with Bonny Light Horseman.
Small Business Awards Luncheon | Wed., June 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Marriott Muehlebach Tower – Imperial Colonial Ballroom, 1213 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, MO | $45+ | Celebrate Small Business Awards like the Emerging Business Award
Thursday, June 16
Margaret Cho | Thurs., June 16 | 7 p.m. | $35+ | The Comedy Club of Kansas City, 1130 W. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO | Experience a night of laughter with one of the 50 Best Stand Up Comics named by Rolling Stone magazine.
Friday, June 17
Sleeping Beauty with Sibelius’ Violin Concerto | Fri., June 17-Sun., June 19 | Times vary | Kauffman Center | $36+ | Tchaikovsky’s ballet score, Lili Boulanger’s, “Of a Spring Morning,” and some violin fireworks.
Riverdance | Fri., June 17-Sun., June 19 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $16+ | Enjoy the Grammy award-winning score with Irish + international dance.
Anime Dance Night | Fri., June 17 | 10 p.m | $10 | Sidekicks Saloon, 3707 Main St., Kansas City, MO | Enjoy a night of anime-themed drinks and music.
Boulevardia | Fri., June 17-Sat., June 18 | 3pm | $45 | Crown Center | If you love craft beers and sampling great foods, this two-day street music festival may be for you.
Saturday, June 18
Kansas City Current vs the Chicago Red Stars | Sat., June 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $14+ | KC takes on Chicago on Dads and Daughters Night.
Sunday, June 19
Father’s Day Piano Drink-A-Long Mixology Class | Sun., June 19 | 5-8 p.m. | 2016 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $55 | Enjoy four masculine cocktails that will be sure to satisfy your heart and taste buds.
Monday, June 20-Sunday, June 26
Monday, June 20
Chicago & Brian Wilson | Mon., June 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $51+ | The duo will be joined by Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
Extreme Music Bingo | Mon., June 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Bar K, 501 Berkely Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | $0+ | “No boring numbers here” — just an exciting combination of music trivia and the classic game of bingo.
Tuesday, June 21
Fitz and The Tantrums + St. Paul & The Broken Bones | Tues., June 21 | 7 p.m. | Grinders KC, 417 E. 18th St. | $37+ | The bands will be joined by Devon Gilfillian.
Ain’t Too Proud | Tues., June 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Municipal Auditorium Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO | $36+ | This Broadway hit is full of smooth moves and silky harmonies.
Tabletop Gaming Meetup | Tues., June 21 | 6-11 p.m. | ReRoll Tavern, 2368 Armour Rd., Kansas City, MO | $5 | Join the North Kansas City Tabletop Game Club for some gaming shenanigans.
Paint Night at Jake’s Place | Tues., June 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Jake’s Place, 12001 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS | $30 | Let your creativity flow with the guidance of local artist Beka Leininger.
Make Music Kansas City | Tues., June 21 | Times vary | Locations vary | Free | KC joins a global music celebration across 1,000 cities and 120 countries.
Wednesday, June 22
Board Game Night | Wed., June 22 | 6-10 p.m. | Mission: Board Games, 5606 Johnson Dr., Mission, KS | Free | Bring your own board game or borrow one.
Sporting KC vs Union Omaha | Wed., June 22 | 8:30 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $24+ | Sporting KC competes in the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup quarterfinals.
Music of Motown | Wed., June 22 | 4 p.m. | PNC Plaza, 14th Street and Main Street, Kansas City, MO | Free | Experiences a special performance from Broadway’s “Ain’t Too Proud” cast members.
Kids Rock Painting | Wed., June 22 | 4 p.m. | River Reader Bookstore, 1010 Main St., Lexington, MO | $30 | A rock painting book and art supplies are included.
Polkadot Cadaver | Wed., June 22 | 8 p.m. | miniBar, 3810 Broadway Rd., Kansas City, MO | $20 | This alternative band was formed from ashes in 2007.
Thursday, June 23
Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth | Thurs., June 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Kauffman Center | $36 | The Symphony Chorus joins the symphony in Beethoven’s final complete symphony — a fitting season finale.
Cody Johnson | Thurs., June 23 | 8 p.m. | Azura Amphitheater | $45+ | The country singer-songwriter with hits such as “Till You Can’t.”
CHEER Live 2022 Tour | Thurs., June 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $25+ | Catch athletes from the award-winning Netflix series “CHEER” take their talents to the stage.
John Mulaney | Thurs., June 23 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theatre | $40+ | Watch this fan-favorite comedian in his “From Scratch” show.
Comedy Night at Weston Wine Co. | Thurs., June 23 | 7-9 p.m. | Weston Wine Company, 540 Main St., Weston, MO | $10 | Fill the night with laughter alongside Kasey Famous, Dorian Debose, and Carlos Chamon.
Friday, June 24
Blue Man Group | Fri., June 24-Sun., June 26 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $16+ | Experience a Show That Will Rock Your World and Blow Your Mind.
Royals vs. Athletics | Fri., June 24 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $10+ | Leading off tonight at 5 p.m. is the Big Slick softball game.
Just for Her | Fri., June 24-Sun., June 26 | Times Vary | Overland Park Convention Center | $5+ | Shop over 300 vendors.
Great Lenexa BBQ Battle | Fri., June 24-Sat., June 25 | Times Vary | Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway + Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS | $5 | Cooks from all over the US compete for the title of Grand Champion of the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle.
Waterfest | Fri., June 24-Sat., June 25 | Times Vary | Historic Downtown Excelsior Springs, 201 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO | Free | Thousands of guests gather for this massive festival celebrating the city’s mineral water history.
DOP Art Fair | Fri., June 24-Sat., June 25 | Times Vary | 7935 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | Free | Browse over 60 artist vendors while enjoying live music and delicious food.
Saturday, June 25
Kessler Park Plan Community Celebration | Sat., June 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Colonnade at Concourse Park, 200 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, MO | Free | Partake in events to support planning for the future of Kessler Park.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra | Sat., June 25 | 2:30 p.m. | Kauffman Center | $70+ | 80 years after its founding, this world-famous big band comes to KC with classics like “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade.”
Oddities & Curiosities Expo | Sat., June 25 | 10 a.m. | Bartle Hall | $12 | Witness all things weird with this expo, including wet specimens, bones, and odd antiques.
Locked Zoo | Sat., June 25 | 5 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo | $40 | Find clues, solve mysteries, and enjoy animal sightseeing at this adult-only event.
Summer Solstice Swing | Sat., June 25 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Kansas City Museum | Free | Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Kansas City’s maker market, featuring vendors, food trucks, and live music.
American Spirit by Lee’s Summit Symphony | Sat., June 25 | 7-8:45 a.m. | The Pavilion at John Knox Village | $20 | Wear your red, white, and blue and join the Lee’s Summit Symphony for a lively, patriotic concert leading up to Independence Day.
Sunday, June 26
Sweeney Todd | Sun., June 26 | 3:30 p.m. | The Warwick Theater, 3927 Main St. , Kansas City, MO | $30+ | Stephen Sondheim’s hilariously wicked musical comes to KC for a “bloody” fantastic performance.
Monday, June 27-Thursday, June 30
Monday, June 27
Queer Movie Night | Mon., June 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Kansas City Center for Inclusion, 3911 Main St., Kansas City, MO | Watch a weekly movie in an inclusive space.
Prairie Paws Trivia Night | Mon., June 27 | 7 p.m. | Brew Lab Brewery and Kitchen, 7925 Marty St., Overland Park, KS | $25 | Money raised through auctions and trivia go to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter.
Painting Balayage with Kelsey Walker | Mon., June 27 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The Beauty Lounge Salon, 620 SE State Rt. 291, Lee’s Summit, MO | $149 | Learn to lift, tone, and Balayage on hair.
43rd Annual Golf Tournament | Mon., June 27 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lake Quivira Country Club, 100 Crescent Blvd., Lake Quivira, KS | A full breakfast buffet is served in the morning.
Tuesday, June 28
Shadow Work with Futureday and Lame | Tues., June 28 | 4:30-8 p.m. | 7th Heaven, 7621 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO | $5 | This live show covers all moody tones with music.
Kingdom: Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin | Tues., June 28 | 6:45 p.m. | T-Mobile Center | $37+ | The Grammy-nominated collective is joined by Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires.
KC Royals law Enforcement Night | Tues., June 28 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $15+ | The Royals will verse the Texas Rangers as the stadium celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Paint and Sip at the Yeti | Tues., June 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Yeti Pub & Grille, 7721 West 151st St., Overland Park, KS | $35 | Ticket price covers supplies and materials to paint, as well as a drink voucher.
Casual Comedy | Tues., June 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Casual Animal Brewing Company, 1725 McGee St., Kansas City, MO | Free | Come out and enjoy both local and international touring comics.
Wednesday, June 29
Dean Lewis | Wed., June 29 | 7 p.m. | The Truman | Free | Joined by Forest Blakk, the musician joins KC for his “Sad Boi Winter Summer” Tour.
Barenaked Ladies | Wed., June 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Starlight Theatre | $25+ | The rock band is joined by Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Koi Serenity | Wed., June 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Pinot’s Palette, 4817 W. 117th St., Leawood, KS | $37 | Enjoy a wine or beer while creating a koi-inspired work of art.
Thursday, June 30
Third Eye Blind | Thurs., June 30 | 7 p.m. | Starlight Theatre | $23+ | The American rock band is known for its hit “Semi-Charmed Life.”
DOG 101 | Thurs., June 30 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | D.O.G. Obedience Group, 3707 SW US Hwy. 40, Blue Springs, MO| $25 | Learn how to handle problematic dog behaviors.
Story Time in the Barn | Thurs., June 30 | 10-11 a.m. | Alexander Majors Home, 8201 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO | $5 | Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories and crafts.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover | Thurs., June 30 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Mid-Continent Public Library, 1665 Withers Rd., Liberty, MO | Free | Leave your stuffed friend at the library the day before, then see a presentation showcasing their overnight shenanigans.
Comedy in the Cave | Thurs., June 30 | 8-10 p.m. | O’Malley’s Pub, 500 Welt St., Weston, MO | $10 | Spend an evening enjoying comedy presented by Cool Baby Comedy.