Michael Stern, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, special guest
Jim Birdsall, host
Staff Sergeant Paula Hunt, vocals
Airman First Class Andrew Szymanek, trumpet
Brass players from the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble
The largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 17th rousing year. Music Director Michael Stern conducts a spectacular patriotic concert by the Kansas City Symphony as a prelude to Kansas Citys biggest fireworks display. Picnic on the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial while enjoying fabulous pre-concert entertainment. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Grounds open at 3 p.m., including the Bayer Family Zone and Honeywell Veterans Place. Visit kcsymphony.org/celebration for event details and parking information.