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45º | Mostly sunny | 2% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:22 a.m. | Sunset 4:55 p.m.

🎸 The stage is set
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“Heart of America,” the Heartland... need we go on? | Photo by @andymelody85
Hear that? It’s the scintillating sound of Kansas City’s live music venues beckoning you to a performance you’ll never forget.

The concert scene is truly unmatched in our area — from T-Mobile Center to The Truman, there’s a stage for any type of tune. To get to know them all, you must do three things.

Put your hands in the air, wave ‘em like you just don’t care, then lay your eyes (and ears) on our guide.


T-Mobile Center | 1407 Grand Blvd., KCMO
Capacity: 18,000
Pregame your show at KC Live! across the street.

Arrowhead Stadium | 1 Arrowhead Dr., KCMO
Capacity: 76,416
The home of the Kansas City Chiefs, but also a pit stop for many iconic worldwide stars.

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Queen B recently packed Arrowhead.


Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Kauffman Stadium | 1 Royal Way, KCMO
Capacity: 37,903
Stay tuned for the 2024 schedule for “Concerts at the K.”

Concert halls

Uptown Theater | 3700 Broadway Blvd., KCMO
Capacity: 2,400
This historic venue’s first sold-out performance took place in 1928 — well before the orchestra section became standing room only.

The Midland | 1228 Main St., KCMO
Capacity: 1,300-3,000
The original theater opened in 1927. Now, almost 100 years later, it still services Kansas Citians for concerts + events.

Kauffman Center | 1601 Broadway Blvd., KCMO
Capacity: 1,800
This iconic performing arts center hosts everything from symphony orchestra concerts to the Kansas City Ballet.

Intimate spaces

recordBar | 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO
Capacity: 300
Small but mighty, this is the ideal spot to see your favorite artists up close and personal.

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Big things come in small packages.


Photo by The Rino

The Rino | 314 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, MO
Capacity: 150
From live music to comedy shows, there’s always something to see here.

miniBar | 3810 Broadway Blvd., KCMO
Capacity: 100
If intimate shows are more your speed, this is the spot for you.
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Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Sangria Making Class | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Weston Wine Company, 540 Main St., Weston, MO | $39 | Be guided through recipes and construct your own custom sangria from a wide variety of ingredients.
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Holiday Boutique | Thursday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $14-$16 | Get your holiday shopping done early while supporting local artisans.
  • Christkindl at Moonlight Market | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 4-8 p.m. | Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS | Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus while shopping local vendors, then enjoy the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
  • Charlotte Street Fellows 2023 Visiting Artists Talk | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6 p.m. | Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | Free | Hear from each winner of the Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards who were selected by a panel of local and national curators.
Friday, Nov. 17
  • Smokestack Tasting: Tanksgiving | Friday, Nov. 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Boulevard Tours & Rec Center, 2534 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO | $40 | Cozy up in the Smokestack Room with four holiday brews and festive courses.
  • Black Girl Bingo | Friday, Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. | Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, 803 Armstrong Ave., Kansas City, KS | Free | Enjoy food, drinks, and friendly competition while playing several rounds with Queens Village KC Metro.
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The program that can help you find quality employees to add to your team
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The program also offers support services to the hired KC Scholars, such as soft-skills training, basic needs services, and retention support. | Photo by Lillian James Creative
Did you know that KC Scholars’ Employer Partner Program connects qualified employees to businesses around KC?

Thanks to a pipeline of skilled, motivated + knowledgeable scholars who are ready to kickstart their careers, the program can provide fully qualified staff to meet your unique staffing needs. It’s a great hack for local businesses who need great people.

Connect with their Employer Engagement Team to see if your business is a good fit for the program — and staff your business with KC’s best.
News Notes
  • We’re squealing with glee. Local Pig is the latest restaurant partner confirmed for KC Current’s CPKC Stadium. The full-line butcher shop will be located at the Northeast corner of the stadium and offer multiple flavors of brats as well as all beef hot dogs on a rotating basis along with other offerings.
  • Yesterday marked the groundbreaking for Discovery Park, Lee’s Summit $900 million, 3.9 million-sqft mixed-use district. Located near I-470 and NE Douglas Street Interchange, the district will host hotels, offices, apartments, and an entertainment-focused river walk area. The project anticipates a 2031 completion. (KSHB)
  • The Kansas City Royals released home game times for the 2024 regular season schedule. Opening Day is set for Thursday, March 28, at 3:10 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. Single tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Season tickets are available now.
  • Read it and ride it. On Friday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m., Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) will reveal its 150th anniversary KC Streetcar wrap design at the Union Station stop. The free event is the kickoff of many planned community events culminating in a Tuesday, Dec. 5 celebration at the Plaza Branch.
  • KCPL has also completed renovations to its 3N Resource Center at its main branch. The center houses social workers + community programming, voter registration, technology assistance, and AmeriCorps workers.
  • Overland Park earned a perfect 100 Municipal Equality Index Score for 2023. The Human Rights Campaign’s scorecard reviewed inclusive municipal laws and policies as well as services available to LGBTQ+ citizens.
  • Say goodbye to fillers and weird ingredients in your dog’s food. Get 50% off your pup’s first order of Nom Nom for fresh, recognizable ingredients they’ll love.*
🛝 Keep warm and play on
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It’s never too cold for pretend ice cream. | Photo by Nana’s Tiny Town
Kansas City metro kids are getting an early Christmas present this year. A new indoor playground named Nana’s Tiny Town will open Friday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m., at 111 S. Main St., Spring Hill, KS.

Built by Pop’s Sweet Shop (which is right next door), children ages six months and up can stretch their imaginations by scooping pretend ice cream, working on tiny truck engines, and racing pedal cars. Nana’s Tiny Town will also offer specialty kids’ clubs + classes like chess, Lego, board game bash, and “Fine Art Fridays.”

Citizenships” at Nana’s Tiny Town start at $10.99 for “Explorer” day passes and $29.99 for monthly memberships.
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I’m in the middle of prepping for Thanksgiving and I stumbled upon this really cute activity of dipping strawberries in chocolate to make them look like turkeys.

I’ll try it and let you know how they turn out.
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