Home »     Press Room »          Symphony News

June 25: FREE Future Stages Festival!

Future Stages Festival at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Don't miss this FREE day of non-stop family fun activities and performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The 4th annual free Future Stages Festival will be held at the Kauffman Center on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival will feature 27 community performing groups from the greater Kansas City region, who will perform throughout the day in Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Helzberg Hall and on an Outdoor Stage.

  • 5 Star Jazz Band
  • AileyCamp – The Group
  • Caruthers Dance Studio Troupe – The Hot Stepperz
  • Crescendo Conservatory – Crescendo in Motion
  • Grupo Axé Capoeira
  • Harmony Project KC
  • Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Team Shakespeare
  • House of Dance and BEST NETWORK
  • Ice Studios School of Dance
  • Kansas City Ballet
  • Kansas City Youth Percussion Ensemble
  • KC Boys Choir & KC Girls Choir
  • KC Institute of Chinese Language and Culture Dance Group
  • Knox Church Celebration Choir
  • Kristi’s Academy of Dance and Performing Arts LLC
  • Lily Zhang Li Taylor Dance Academy
  • Louder Than a Bomb KC Poets
  • Lyric Opera of Kansas City
  • Metropolitan Strings Academy Orchestra
  • Music Theatre Kansas City, SunRaise
  • Ottawa Suzuki Strings
  • Starlight STARS
  • Take the Stage Outreach Program
  • The Pulse Performing Arts Center Competition & Performance Company
  • The Smithville Ringleaders
  • Traditional Music Society’s Soundz of Africa Youth Ensemble
  • United Dance Performers

The Kansas City Symphony will have its super fun Bush and Jamie Helzberg Instrument Petting Zoo on display for children to try out different orchestral instruments.

Future Stages LogoWhile the event is free, please take time to register at kauffmancenter.org/futurestages or by phone at (816) 994-7222 to receive the latest event updates and schedule for performances and activities. Registration is optional and no tickets will be issued, however, those registered are automatically qualified for a drawing for two tickets to an upcoming performance at the Kauffman Center!

Interactive Arts Activities and More by:

  • American Institute of Architects, Kansas City – Design YOUR KC!
  • Drum Safari – Drum Circle
  • Great American Kites and Events – Kite-Making Workshop
  • Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – En Garde Bard! Stage Combat Workshop
  • Kansas City Ballet – Capturing Creativity through Dance, Community Dance Workshop
  • Kansas City Symphony – Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Kansas City Zoo – BioFacts and Animal Conservation Activity
  • KC Chalk and Walk – Sidewalk Chalking
  • Keys 4/4 Kids – Pianos on Parade
  • Lucia Aerial – Acrobatic Demonstration
  • Lyric Opera of Kansas City – Opera’s Magical Wardrobe
  • Mattie Rhodes Center – Cultural Arts Activity
  • Museum at PrarieFire – Engineering for Earthquakes
  • Saint Luke’s Health System – Festival Giveaway Table
  • StoneLion Puppet Theatre – Roaming Puppets
  • The Last Carnival – Acrobatic Demonstration
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Sculpture Art Activity
  • UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Make Your Own Instrument

Parking information:
The most convenient parking for Future Stages Festival will be available in the Arts District garage, directly attached to the Kauffman Center just south of the building with multiple access points to surrounding streets. Parking will cost $8. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early and park early. Click here to view a PDF map of surrounding parking options, provided by the Downtown Council of Kansas City.

For more information, please visit kauffmancenter.com/futurestages or call the Kauffman Center at (816) 994-7222.