6.04.2009

Summer Music & Movies in the Greater Kansas City Area 2009


Summer is just about here and school is out so it's time for free concerts and movies to start popping up in our communities. With more and more families considering a "staycation" these days it's important that we take advantage of the fun things we can do in our own backyards and for free no less. I have compiled a small list of events in the greater Kansas City area. If you know of one that I missed please add it to the comments.

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Summer Music & Movies in the Greater Kansas City Area


  • Olathe Kansas Parks and Recreation - Free Friday Night Concerts June 5th - July 31st. This series, in its tenth year, will consist of five performances featuring Blues, Zydeco, Country, Old School R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Funk, Americana, Soul, Roots Rock, Cajun and NEWgrass! These shows are scheduled on Friday nights at 7 PM at Frontier Park, 15501 Indian Creek Parkway, and they are FREE!
  • Zona Rosa Summer Concert Series - Zona Rosa is once again offering a unique list of performers for its weekend concerts this summer. Attendance is free to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy some fresh air and fresh sounds at the Town Square. The weekend concerts feature live music from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. Audiences are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating, relax on one of the many Town Square benches, dine in nearby restaurants that overlook the concert or simply stroll along enjoying the music. Zona Rosa is a mixed-use urban town center located at the northwest corner of I-29 and Barry Road in Kansas City. For a list of current retailers or information regarding additional events, visit the Web site or call 816-587-8180.
  • Zona Rosa Jazz Series - The popular live music series brings local and regional acts to the outdoor stage every Thursday. Zona Rosa has a lineup of talented, well-known jazz performers for its weekly jazz series again this summer. The summer Jazz on the Square concert series spotlights many returning acts as well as some new performers. It begins Thursday, May 28 with The Wild Women of Kansas City and continues every Thursday through the end of September. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. with one intermission. Audiences are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating, relax on one of the many Town Square benches, dine in nearby restaurants on the patio that overlook the concert or simply stroll along enjoying the melodic sounds of a variety of professional jazz musicians, both instrumental and vocal. Each concert features prize drawings for Zona Rosa restaurant and merchant gift certificates. Free food samples from nearby Zona Rosa restaurants also will be distributed. Also, for three select Jazz Nights – June 11, July 16 and August 20, Zona Rosa will partner with Northland Healthcare Access and have desserts for sale, donated by Bravo. All money raised will benefit the organization. Visit northlandhealthcareaccess.org to learn more about the organization. Visit www.zonarosa.com and click on the events calendar for an updated listing as the series progresses.
  • Street Flicks in Blue Springs, MO - sponsored by the Blue Springs Parks & Rec, these movies are shown at 12th & Main in downtown Blue Springs; kids’ activities start at 7:15 pm, movies start at dusk
  • FREE Summer Movie Series at the Pharaoh Theater on the Independence Square - @ dusk (come early - 6 pm to 8 pm - for a free concert on the Square sponsored by Independence Parks & Rec)

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