KC-Born Rock Legend Celebrates 74 Years at Ameristar
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by Live '80s Kansas City
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Wayne Nelson & LRB Performed Live at Ameristar Casino on His B-Day Ultra-beloved rock group and fan-favorite Little River Band is absolutely no stranger to Ameristar Casino. Fronted by KC-born legend Wayne Nelson, LRB takes to the betting house’s Star Pavilion stage on an annual basis. It is a party every time, but this visit was much bigger than all of the others. This time around—on June 1, 2024—Nelson was celebrating his 74th birthday, which was an incredibly special moment for him and everyone on hand. As always though, he and his bandmates dazzled the crowd with their signature sound ..read more
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Christmas Live w/ Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith at Music Hall
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by Live '80s Kansas City
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Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith Perform Christmas Classics in Kansas City Kansas City was blessed with the ultimate concert of the season when Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith brought their Christmas Live performance to downtown’s Music Hall on November 30, 2023. The beloved Christian artists played two sets and 30+ songs before a passionate sold out crowd. The first set featured non-secular classics while the second set and encore featured those heartfelt secular ones. Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith took turns singing originals and covers throughout the night and even sang as a duo on many, Sm ..read more
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Kenny Loggins Bids Farewell at The Family Arena
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by Live '80s Kansas City
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The Family Arena in STL Hosted Kenny Loggins on His “This Is It!” Tour When 2023 commenced, Kenny Loggins was deemed as the No. 1 bucket list concert to cover. Unbeknownst, the legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist would soon announce his farewell tour. He historically has not made many stops in Kansas City, though we have seen him here in somewhat recent years. Loggins performed at Crown Center in August 2012 and most recently appeared at the then Sprint Center downtown as a part of the Night of the Proms show in June 2014 where he played a 5-song set. However, we were extremely fortunate ..read more
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Kansas Celebrates 50 Years at The Midland
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by Live '80s Kansas City
1y ago
Midland Theatre Hosts Kansas on Its 50th Anniversary Tour in Kansas City It was an extraordinary evening for each and everyone on hand at The Midland Theatre in downtown Kansas City, MO on July 27, 2023 as legendary rock band Kansas brought its 50th anniversary tour to town. The trek was dubbed “Another Fork in the Road” after its 3-disc compilation album recently released in commemoration. Originating in Topeka, KS—just west down I-70 less than an hour away—the band is one that we are all proud here to call our own. And, with playing in its own backyard during such a monumental milestone, the ..read more
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Foreigner Says Farewell to Kansas City Faithful
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by Live '80s Kansas City
1y ago
Starlight Theatre Played Home to Foreigner’s Farewell Tour Stop in KC “The Historic Farewell Tour” is officially underway as our ever-beloved hard rock band Foreigner is out on the road making stops in venues and cities for the very last time, including Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO on July 18, 2023. A load of mixed emotions are running wild. On one hand, we are thrilled beyond belief each and every time the band is in town; on the other hand, it is so hard to say goodbye, especially to the group that has had more of a personal life impact than any other. And, then back to the other han ..read more
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Foreigner Performs Back-to-Back Shows in Kansas
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by Live '80s Kansas City
1y ago
Kansas Got Foreigner in Park City & Topeka in Advance of Farewell Tour The end of an era is among us as our ever-beloved rock band Foreigner announced its worldwide “Historic Farewell” tour this past fall. There were many things for the members to weigh and consider, but ultimately they want to leave fans remembering them for their extraordinary live performances—and that is exactly what they are doing. That trek kicks off in early July, but the group is already hitting many cities throughout the country for the very last time. Kansas was blessed to receive a double dose of the band on its ..read more
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John Mellencamp Live & In Person at The Midland
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by Live '80s Kansas City
1y ago
The Midland Hosts John Mellencamp Back-to-Back Nights in Kansas City Heartland rock legend John Mellencamp made a triumphant return to The Midland Theatre in downtown Kansas City, MO for back-to-back shows on April 3 and April 4, 2023. Dubbed “Live & In Person,” the outing is presented by AEG in association with tour sponsor Turner Classic Movies. The prelude to each performance was a 35-minute screening of classic movies showcasing some of his favorite characters who inspired the songs he wrote, including “The Misfits,” “Giant” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” to name a few. A special empha ..read more
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Tommy James Shines His Light at Kauffman Center
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by Live '80s Kansas City
1y ago
Kauffman Center Hosted Tommy James & The Shondells Live in Concert It felt as though we were living in the opening montage sequence of an early-’70s film when Tommy James and The Shondells took to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City, MO on April 1, 2023. The lights dropped, the band emerged and fans were instantly electrified by that oh so recognizable rift of “Draggin’ the Line,” Tommy’s biggest solo hit as heard on his “Christian of the World” album. That set the tone for the entire night as the legendary rock group thrille ..read more
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Benatar & Giraldo Rock Hearts Out at Uptown Theater
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by Live '80s Kansas City
2y ago
Mammoth Presented Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Tour at Uptown Theater With a name and voice synonymous with the ’80s, Pat Benatar and her husband and career-long guitarist Neil Giraldo packed Uptown Theater along Broadway in Kansas City, MO for an absolute indelible performance for the era on August 2, 2022. Paired with the nostalgic grit of the city’s cherished venue, fans seemingly transported four decades into the past the moment they passed by security and stepped through the front doors. Benatar’s ever-endearing mezza-soprano voice—still every bit that of her early-30s self—exploded thr ..read more
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Frankie Valli Out of This World at Kauffman Center
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by Live '80s Kansas City
2y ago
Kauffman Center Hosts Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Kansas City Oh, what a night! A pun that has probably been overused throughout the last nearly 50 years, but there just simply are no better words. It may be the most highly-anticipated concert ever in Kansas City, certainly at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. More than two years and four rescheduled dates later after it was first announced due to the pandemic and a minor surgery, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons performed live in front of a sold crowd inside of Muriel Kauffman Theatre on June 4, 2022. There will absolutely ..read more
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