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Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Union Station (Rain or Shine)


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Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Union Station (Rain or Shine)
Event site opens at 3 p.m. 
Concert begins at 8 p.m.

Michael Stern, conductor
Jim Birdsall, host and Army Veteran
Airman First Class Melissa Edgmon, 
vocalist and USAF
John Brancy, baritone
Staff Sergeant Matt Kirkpatrick,
trumpet and USAF
John Musgrave, poet and USMC Veteran
Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin, Commandant of Cadets, United States Air Force Academy
Captain Jon McBride, NASA and Navy Veteran
The Honorable Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri; USMC Veteran
Brass of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station

The Kansas City Symphony’s 16th annual patriotic concert event is the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest! From a moving Symphony concert to the city’s grandest fireworks display, nothing celebrates our military and veterans quite like Bank of America Celebration at the Station. Make it an all-day family affair with pre-concert musical acts, food trucks, Lee Jeans Family Zone, the Honeywell Veterans Place with services for veterans, plus activities inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station Reflecting Pool at Union Station2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station Food Truck Alley

At dusk, swell with pride as your Kansas City Symphony builds to a grand finale featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannons and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” We’ll recognize the 100th anniversaries of the WWI armistice, Leonard Bernstein’s birth and Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” while paying tribute to the “Greatest Generation,” our community’s WWII veterans and local Gold Star families. This year, we also welcome special musical guests Airman First Class Melissa Edgmon from the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America and operatic baritone John Brancy with Jim Birdsall as host. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The event site opens at 3 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m. with a flyover provided by the KC Flight Formation Team. Learn more about the pilots and their aeronautical acrobatics at kcflight.org.

2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station Fireworks Display


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SCHEDULE (View the master schedule here)
3:00 PM Site Opens to Public / A La Mode
4:00 PM
Heartland Men’s Chorus
5:00 PM
USAF Hot Brass
8:00 PM
Kansas City Symphony Concert Begins
9:45 PM

Bush and Jamie Helzberg Instrument Petting Zoo
Kansas City Zoomobile
Curiosity Cube
Sister Act Face Painting
Drum Safari
Chiefs Rumble Drumline
Science City

Check this map for available parking areas.  Main Street will be closed between 20th Street and Pershing during the event. Park along Main, north of 20th street and ride the streetcar right into the action! The streetcar will be running all evening with extended hours and is a great option to avoid traffic troubles. Ride the streetcar back to your vehicle any time until midnight. For parking available on or near streetcar line, view map.

Check out all of the amazing food trucks that will be at this year's event:
Cajun Cabin
Kona Ice
K&C Concessions
Jerusalem Café
KC Smoke Burgers
Sweet Treats
Monk's Roast Beef
Humdinger Food Truck
KC Fooditude
Taste of Brazil
KC Poppers
Greg-Co BBQ
Street Wings
Hamburguesa Loca
Brooks Concessions

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