LGBTQ-Friendly Kansas City


 

Cosmopolitan, vibrant, creative, down-to-earth and gay friendly. Kansas City may not be the first city that comes to mind when you hear these words, but that’s exactly what you’ll find here.


Resources for LGBTQ Travelers

 

Visitor and community resources compiled in collaboration with our partners at Camp Kansas City and LIKEME Lighthouse.

Resources for LGBTQ Travelers

From annual events to live theater and wellness, find the resources you need before and during your visit to Kansas City.

Kansas City Gay Bars and Clubs

Kansas City's LGBTQ+ nightlife scene is open to all and the perfect way to enjoy some of the city's most popular bars.

Annual Events in Kansas City

From craft beer festivals to holiday lightings and everything in between, mark your calendar with some of Kansas City's largest and most unique happenings on tap for the year. 

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Things to Do

 

Gay-Friendly KC: A Weekend in the City of Fountains

One of the great charms of Kansas City for LGBT visitors is that this friendly, welcoming metropolis has a wealth of neighborhoods of strong interest to the gay community.

Kansas City’s Nightlife Scene

Between dancing at nightclubs in the heart of the city and bar-hopping in trendy neighborhoods, the nightlife scene in Kansas City stands out as one of the best in the Midwest.

A Guide to Kansas City's Craft Brewery Culture

Known for barbecue, jazz and fountains, local breweries have transformed Kansas City into one of the fastest-growing craft beer destinations in the country. 

National Museums in Kansas City

Widely celebrated as a hotbed of barbecue, jazz and fountains, Kansas City has also curated a reputation as a preeminent destination for museum-goers.

Kansas City’s Distilleries and Distilling Scene

The craft distilling scene is booming once again—this time fully legal, thankfully—with a few familiar faces that have returned to their pre-Prohibition glory, plus plenty of newcomers, too. Raise a toast to the new golden age of Kansas City spirits.

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
 
MAHLER “Adagio” from Symphony No. 10
JONATHAN LESHNOFF Piano Concerto (Kansas City Symphony commission, world premiere, underwritten by the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation)
R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
 

The Chainsmokers

Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have announced their massive “WORLD WAR JOY” North American headline arena tour for fall. Multi-platinum band 5 Seconds of Summer, who is featured on The Chainsmokers’ latest single “Who Do You Love,” will be joining all dates along with rising pop star Lennon Stella. The 41-city tour will stop at Sprint Center on Friday, Nov. 15.

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
 
MAHLER “Adagio” from Symphony No. 10
JONATHAN LESHNOFF Piano Concerto (Kansas City Symphony commission, world premiere, underwritten by the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation)
R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
 

Handel’s Messiah

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Julian Wachner, guest conductor
Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Melissa Attebury, mezzo-soprano
Oliver Mercer, tenor
Alexander Dobson, bass-baritone
 

Handel’s Messiah

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Julian Wachner, guest conductor
Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Melissa Attebury, mezzo-soprano
Oliver Mercer, tenor
Alexander Dobsonbass-baritone
 

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
 
MAHLER “Adagio” from Symphony No. 10
JONATHAN LESHNOFF Piano Concerto (Kansas City Symphony commission, world premiere, underwritten by the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation)
R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
 

All Star Holidays

Silent Night? Swinging Night! In an evening that’s sure to fire up a cold December night, come join us at the Kauffman for a star-studded event unlike anything else you’ll hear! We’re bringing you Kansas City’s biggest jazz stars to play your seasonal favorites. One night only - a lifetime of memories!

TubaChristmas 2019

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
 
Make a joyful noise! All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join the festivities, and all are welcome to enjoy this FREE lunch-hour concert. Advance registration and a fee are required to perform. Janet M. Stallmeyer and Donald L. Flora generously underwrite TubaChristmas. For tickets, visit kcsymphony.org starting Tuesday, October 1.