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2019 Bank of America Celebration at the Station

Bank of America Celebration at the Station returns for 2024!

Sunday, May 26 with your Kansas City Symphony

WE HONOR OUR FALLEN, WE CELEBRATE OUR FREEDOM

Sunday, May 26, 2024 

Held at Union Station Kansas City and the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Kansas City’s favorite Memorial Day tradition! Join Kansas City PBS and the Kansas City Symphony for Bank of America Celebration at the Station on the South Plaza of Union Station Kansas City and the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial – both near Pershing Road and Main Street, just south of Downtown Kansas City, Mo. Music Director Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony performing iconic patriotic works by John Williams, Aaron Copland and John Phillip Sousa, plus crowd favorites Armed Forces Salute and the 1812 Overture with live cannons.  The grand finale features a stunning fireworks display accompanied by your Kansas City Symphony. This year’s concert marks the twentieth event and is the final with Music Director Michael Stern. Don’t miss this special event as we mark the end of an era.

The grounds open at 3 p.m., with more than 20 food trucks beginning service at 4 p.m. and live entertainment on the Main Stage starting at 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S EVENT

Can’t make it to the event in-person? Be sure to watch the broadcast of Bank America Celebration at the Station with the Kansas City Symphony on Kansas City PBS, Channel 19.1.

We thank our friends in the community for participating

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• Parking for the event is available in multiple surface lots and garages around the event site, including Union Station’s West Yards Garage.
• Parking in Union Station’s West Yards Garage will be $20. Parking will be paid on entry to the garage by credit or debit card only.
• Attendees may also park anywhere along Downtown KC’s streetcar route and ride the streetcar for free directly to Union Station.

Be sure to bring…

  • Sunscreen if arriving during the afternoon.
  • A picnic blanket or chairs, as long as you are not blocking the view of others.
  • Things to eat, drink and snacks.

Do NOT bring these items…

  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Drones
  • Pop-Up Tents (that will block the view of others)
  • Pets
  • Glass containers

Murtha – Heroic Fanfare
Smith – “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Williams – Summon the Heroes
Copland – Lincoln Portrait
Sousa – Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Mason – A Joyous Trilogy
Various/Naughtin – Armed Forces Salute
Traditional – Taps
John Williams – Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
Bernstein – “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candid
Tchaikovsky – 1812, Overture solennelle, op. 49
Sousa – Washington Post March
Ward – “America the Beautiful”
Sousa – The Stars and Stripes Forever

PRESENTED BY

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE

 

5 STAR PARTNERS


4 STAR PARTNERS

 

3 STAR PARTNERS

2 STAR PARTNERS

 

MEDIA PARTNERS

  • Fox 4 Kansas City
  • 94.9 KCMO
  • 101 The Fox
  • Power 105.1
  • 107.3 The Vibe
  • 102.5 Jack FM
  • KCMO 710 AM/95.7 FM

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