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Bank of America Celebration at the Station

Kansas City Symphony's


Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Rain or shine)

Event site opens at 3 p.m.
Concert begins at 8 p.m.

Union Station Kansas City
Michael Stern, conductor
Patti Austin, special musical guest and host
Jim Birdsall,
special guest

The Kansas City Symphony’s 15th annual patriotic concert event is the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest, and this year welcomes singer Patti Austin as our special musical guest and host. 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. We’ll recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, and we’ll celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald with her World War II-era songs that inspired and entertained a nation. Make it an all-day family affair with pre-concert musical acts, food trucks, Lee Jeans Family Zone, the Grantham University Veterans Place with services for veterans, plus activities inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. 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.” Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The event site opens at 3 p.m. Concert begins at 8 p.m.          See Complete List of Sponsors

Schedule at a Glance


Full listing of events here.


Read all about the 2017 special guests here.


View the 8 p.m. concert program here.


Check this map for available parking areas. Large Map. 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
Frank Cherrito
Jersulam Café
KC Smoke Burgers
Brancato's (Beverages)
Monk's Roast Beef
Humdinger Food Truck
KC Fooditude
Taste of Brazil
KC Poppers


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