What’s more fun than a summer concert? Not much!!! Here’s what we’ve found for your musical enjoyment this summer in and around Kansas.
(Check back, we’ll post updates when we hear about them.)
Kansas City Area Concerts
April 30 R Kelly, Sprint Center, 8 PM. Tickets are sold out, but you may be able to buy tickets on the resale market, but expect to pay more or wait and see him in OKC later this summer.
May 6 Most Powerful Voices Gospel Celebration featuring Erica Campbell, at St. James United Methodist Church, K.C., MO. This one is free, it’s a promotion of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Multicultural Initiatives Department. Starts with expo, then the concert at 7:30 PM.
May 14 The Spinners, Ameristar Casino & Hotel, KC, MO 8 PM, $35-55.
June 1 Fantasia & Anthony Hamilton, Starlight Theater. You may be out of luck for tickets to this one. Resale tickets only.
June 3 I Love the 90s Tour, Featuring Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio, Young MC and Rob Base. Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS 6:30 PM, $35-45.
June 16 Robert Cray Band, Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, KC, MO, $23-53.
June 17 Jagged Edge, Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, KC, MO 7:30 PM $34-44.
June 17 Keith Sweat and Joe, Sprint Center, 8 PM. Tickets $45-$99.
June 18 Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz, Sprint Center, 8PM. Tickets $39.50-$149.50.
July 15 Ginuwine plus Karlos Farrar at Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino KC, MO, 8PM, $37.75-$56.75.
July 16 Roberta Flack, Ameristar Casino, KC, MO 8 PM, $40-45.
July 18 Janet Jackson, Sprint Center, 8 PM. Tickets $39.50-$125.00.
July 19 New Edition with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 7:30PM. Tickets $20-$145.
July 23 Drake & Future, Sprint Center, 6:30PM. Tickets $49.50-$129.50.
July 23 Summer of Love Tour featuring Dru Hill, Keyshia Cole, Faith Evans, Jagged Edge, 7PM. Tickets $44-$104.
July 30 Martin Lawrence, Sprint Center, 8 PM. Tickets $35-$125.
Aug 6 Kool & the Gang, Starlight Theater, 7PM. Tickets $29.95-$99.95.
Aug 18 The High Road Tour, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Jhene Aiko, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonners Springs, KS 7 PM, $29.50-99.95.
Aug 19 Chrisette Michelle, Midland, 8PM. Tickets $25-$55.
Aug 30 Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, Sprint Center, 8PM. Tickets $39.50-$125.
Sept 27 Leon Bridges, Uptown Theater, KC, MO, 8 PM, $23-53.
Wichita Area Concerts
May 19 Buddy Guy, The Cotillion, Wichita, 8 PM, $35-75.
June 3-11 Wichita Riverfest There’s a concert or two every night of this event. Some our picks included GospelFest on Mon., June 6 featuring Tasha Cobbs; Comedian Sinbad joins Wichita wonder Rudy Love in concert on Tues., June 7; New Jersey’s Naughty By Nature will deliver classic hip-hop on Wed., June 8; and The Roots will help close out the festival on Sat., June 11.
June 9 Powerhouse Jam II featuring Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, and Kevin Gates, Intrust Bank Arena, 7 PM, $45-125.
June 25 The Dazz Band. In concert at the Wichita Metroplex. This event is a fundraiser for Real Men Real Heroes.
Aug 27 Grub & Groove Festival, date just announced, artist line-up coming soon, At Jabara Airport, Wichita. See more information page 3 this issue.
Bradley Fair Summer Jazz Series. Artists for this year’s jazz series have not been announced but the dates are: June 2, 9. 16, 23, 30, from 7:30-9:30 PM.
Universoul Circus Returns to Kansas City
If you’ve never seen this show, you’ve missed out. The soulful circus returns to Kansas City for more than a dozen performances at Starlight Theater. This circus arrives on April 26 and concludes on Sun., May 1. There are at least two shoes each day, except for April 26. Ticket prices vary per performance, with daytime performances less expensive. The price range is approx. $19-35 per person. For more information and tickets go to ticketmaster.com.
George Clinton and the P-Funk — Parliament Funkadelic
The master of funk will make two stops in our area this spring.
Fri., Apr. 29, they are in Wichita at the Cotillion, 8 PM, $29.50 in advance, $35 at the door.
Sat., Apr. 30, they are in Lawrence at the Granade, 8 PM, $32.
Oklahoma City Area Concerts
June 14 R Kelly, Cox Convention Center Arena, OKC, 8 p.m. $65-105.
June 29 Maxwell, The Criterion, OKC, OK, 7:30 p.m. $49.95 – 99.50
TBA Date, Fantasia & Anthony Hamilton, They are coming to KC, but the date is still pending, Chesapeake Energy ARena, OKC, OK. Stay tuned.
Oct. 1 I Love the 90s Tour, Featuring Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio, Young MC and Rob Base, Cox Convention Center, OKC, OK, 8 p.m., $52-99.
Beyonce’s Formation World Tour
May 9, Arlington, TX. So far the closest stop for Queen B’s tour is the Dallas area., however, she may add more concert dates, so stay tuned. $45-285.
Still one of the biggest parties of the summer. The Essence Festival returns to New Orleans for their July 4 weekend concerts and exhibitions. This year dates are June 30 – July 3. Here’s a partial list of some of the artists who will appear: Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Tyrese Gibson, Faith Evans, Babyface, Kelly Price, Tweet, New Edition, Lalah Hathaway, Andra Day , Estelle and more.
More to Come
Certainly this isn’t all of the summer fun we can expect. Artists are still putting together tours and tour dates andfestivals are still being planned. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you in the loop.
We’ll post things as soon as we hear them on our facebook page/ – www.facebook.com/thecommunityvoice and our website, www.communityvoiceks.