Kansas City’s Sports Culture


Diamond, pitch, gridiron or racetrack, Kansas City touts a rich athletic history and an even more passionate fan base, regardless of the time of the year or event taking place. So hit the tailgate and get loud during the game, because sports bring out the best in KC.


Kansas City Royals

There’s hardly a better KC experience than a day at The K, an all-ages affair full of dingers, dogs, diving catches and more Kansas City Royals fun.

Plus, parents can take young ones out to the “Little K” before the first pitch, where they can take batting practice and run around the bases in a miniature version of the stadium.

Kansas City Chiefs

Attending a Kansas City Chiefs game is as much a KC rite of passage as your first plate of burnt ends. Arrive early to tailgate and be sure to get loud—Arrowhead is the loudest sports stadium in the world, after all.

Sporting Kansas City

One of the liveliest tickets in the city, a Sporting KC match combines the back-and-forth excitement of soccer with trademark Kansas City passion.

Matches are held at the incredible Children’s Mercy Park in KCK, an arena with an impressive track record of hosting major events such as the MLS All-Star Game, United States Men’s National Team Word Cup qualifiers and more.

Kansas Speedway

NASCAR fans get a double-dose of high-octane action each year thanks to two major race weekends, all at Kansas Speedway, one of the premier racing facilities in the country.

College Basketball

Every March, Kansas City becomes the unofficial home of college basketball. Between divisions, conferences and leagues, KC regularly hosts 60-plus teams each year—more than anywhere else in the country.

Kansas City Mavericks

KC pride hits the ice as the Kansas City Mavericks, a minor league hockey team affiliated with the Calgary Flames and Stockton Heat, electrifies fans in its state-of-the-art Independence arena.

Swope Park Rangers

Soccer fans love the Swope Park Rangers, Sporting KC’s secondary team that’s full of tomorrow’s fútbol stars. Catch a match at Children’s Mercy Victory Field in Swope Soccer Village. 

Kansas City T-Bones

Bring the whole family out to KCK to enjoy an evening of independent baseball courtesy of the Kansas City T-Bones, a fan-favorite club that plays at Community America Ballpark in KCK.

Kelli O'Hara, Broadway star in concert

Kelli O’Hara is one of the biggest stars on Broadway, and her work in film, television, and opera have made her acclaim even greater. The Tony Award winner will bring her unique mix of classicism and show business to Kansas City for selections from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Hugh Jackman

Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman will bring The Man. The Music. The Show to Sprint Center on Oct. 13. You will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Paul Childres Concert in the Caves

Blending Pop, R&B, and Soul, Paul Childers is leading a new breed of Singer/Songwriters and Guitarists. Paul finds a way to blur the lines cast between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix styles of guitar playing, a Motown rhythm section, and Pop vocal melodies. He is returning to the caves for another epic show! 

B-Side mini 2019

We're celebrating our second annual music festival - in a teenier way!
 
Join us Oct. 4th First Friday for B-Side Mini!
 
Acts include our house band I Threw a Chair, Winny Wallet and the Workshop, and local musician Sean Groff.
 
Inside the gallery we will be showing many mini works, small doodles, sculptures and more.
 
Big thanks to Brewery Emperial for providing the event with beverages!

Merriam Drive Live!

Downtown Merriam will transform into a street and lawn party full of music on two stages, food trucks, adult beverages and a Cornhole Tournament. Performers include: Four Fried Chickens & a Coke; Red Guitar; Stolen Winnebagos; Fast Times and Noe Palma. Enjoy this annual music fest for FREE in downtown Merriam.

Brahms’ Fourth and Bach’s Fantasia

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ
 
J.S. BACH/ELGAR Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Once Upon a Castle for Organ and Orchestra
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
 

Finlandia and Schumann’s Piano Concerto

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
 
SIBELIUS Finlandia
R. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
DANIEL KELLOGG The Golden Spike (Kansas City Symphony commission, world premiere)
SMETANA “Blaník” from Má vlast
 

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City Fall Concert

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other musicians from the Kansas City area.  This fall concert will include: The New World Symphony - Dvorak , Fanfare for the Common Man – Copeland, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cello, s Gion Overture - Jose Gonzalez Granero