Oct
22
Sun
2017
The Beach Boys @ Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Beach Boys @ Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for a night of fun, fun, fun with The Beach Boys live in concert! Known for their unmistakable vocal harmonies in popular classics “Help Me Rhonda,” “I Get Around,” “Barbara Ann,” “Surfin’ USA,” “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations,” The Beach boys are among the most enduring symbols of the rock ‘n’ roll era. The Beach Boys consistently rank at the top among critics’ picks of the greatest artists of all time, and the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

For this one-night performance, The Beach Boys will be led by founding Beach Boy Mike Love and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

Relive your memories of The Beach Boys in concert at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland with a contribution to Kansas City PBS today!

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Tommy Emmanuel @ The Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tommy Emmanuel @ The Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for a night with Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman live at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland!

Arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite, Australia’s “Entertainer of the Year” and two-time Grammy nominee, Tommy Emmanuel delivers a dazzling performance with flair, unforgettable showmanship, flawless guitar skills and a voluminous repertoire that never fails to amaze and engage his fans.

David Grisman is a mandolinist with a long history of expanding the boundaries of bluegrass to include jazz and world music—the hybrid of these genres he’s labeled “dawg music” since the late ’70s.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Vienna Boys’ Choir @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join KCPT for an evening with the Vienna Boys’ Choir, celebrated by music-lovers across the globe! Known internationally for a purity of tone, distinctive charm, and diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, medieval chant and popular music, the Vienna Boys’ Choir brings more than 500 years of history to every performance.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the program Bella Italia will feature popular and classical compositions from Italy, including classical pieces by Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni and other Italian composers. Listen for popular favorites such as Santa Lucia, O sole mio, Volare, and more. See the Vienna Boys’ Choir in concert inside Helzberg Hall with a contribution to Kansas City PBS today!

Your membership support of KCPT also includes offers of items from the PBS production, A Salute to Vienna: A Gala Concert for Public Television, featuring the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Learn more about the PBS production here.

KCPT provides tickets to this performance in partnership with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Straight No Chaser @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Straight No Chaser @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Straight No Chaser (SNC) is the classic-meets-contemporary sensation whose unique blend of classic pop stylings and modern pop hits will deliver a music experience of a lifetime this fall. This group’s remarkable success has attracted a dedicated fanbase who appreciate their unmanufactured talents and joyous energies on stage. Join KCPT at The Speakeasy Tour for SNC’s stylistic diversity, musical and vocal skill SNC fans have come to love.

Don’t miss your opportunity to listen to Straight No Chaser’s SIX PACK: VOLUME 3 album, cracking open a number of contemporary pop hits and rock classics, highlighted by “Sweet Dreams/HandClap” – their one-of-a-kind mash-up of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”, Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap”, and their show-stopping “Beyoncé Medley”. Find this album and more below for your opportunity to support this public television station!

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Matinee Show) @ Sprint Center
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Matinee Show) @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Kansas City with its highly-anticipated 2017 winter tour, created to deliver an updated presentation of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve rock opera. This tour will celebrate the art and accomplishments of the group’s late founder Paul O’Neill, his internationally known creation dubbed “Rock Theater,” and his contributions to the new direction for the holiday rock opera.

Join KCPT at the Sprint Center for an exciting stage experience, complete with new awe-inspiring effects, and full of fan-favorites like “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Christmas Canon,” and “This Christmas Day.” Make your contribution below to kickstart or preserve a tradition of rock theater for you and your family to experience on Saturday, Dec. 9!

By providing your support online or by phone, you allow KCPT to continue bringing you the entertainment experiences you value.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Evening Show) @ Sprint Center
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Evening Show) @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Kansas City with its highly-anticipated 2017 winter tour, created to deliver an updated presentation of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve rock opera. This tour will celebrate the art and accomplishments of the group’s late founder Paul O’Neill, his internationally known creation dubbed “Rock Theater,” and his contributions to the new direction for the holiday rock opera.

Join KCPT at the Sprint Center for an exciting stage experience, complete with new awe-inspiring effects, and full of fan-favorites like “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Christmas Canon,” and “This Christmas Day.” Make your contribution below to kickstart or preserve a tradition of rock theater for you and your family to experience on Saturday, Dec. 9!

By providing your support online or by phone, you allow KCPT to continue bringing you the entertainment experiences you value.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Cabaret: The Musical @ Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cabaret: The Musical @ Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marchall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET.

Join KCPT and hear some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,“ “Willkommen“ and “Maybe This Time.“ CABARET is John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at the cabaret.

Jan
21
Sun
2018
An Evening With 2Cellos @ Sprint Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening With 2Cellos @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for an evening with 2Cellos, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, live in concert! The Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have forged a signature style that breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock, and know no limits when it comes to performing live. 2Cellos became an international sensation since their unique video version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” rocked YouTube with millions of hits in 2011, and continue to be as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi.

For their U.S. concert tour, 2Cellos will bring their game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television from their latest album, Score (2017). Themes include: Oscar-winning themes from James Horner’s score for Titanic (“My Heart Will Go On”), John Williams’ score for Schindler’s List, “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer song “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Nino Rota’s love theme for The Godfather, Hans Zimmer’s theme from Rain Man, and Ramin Djawadi’s melodies that score Game of Thrones — watch the video here.

See 2Cellos in concert at Sprint Center with a contribution to Kansas City PBS today!

Jan
24
Wed
2018
Evicted in Kansas City @ Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Evicted in Kansas City @ Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

From 1999 to 2016, records show, Jackson County logged nearly 174,000 evictions – an average of about 42 per business day. Alarmingly, the leading predictor was race. Analysis by activist Tara Raghuveer revealed a disproportionate impact on African-Americans.

The findings parallel those of sociologist Matthew Desmond, who embedded himself in two poor neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Raghuveer’s research, conducted under his guidance, was cited in the book.

Raghuveer, a native Kansas Citian and graduate of Harvard College, presents her findings and then joins a panel discussion of the issues surrounding eviction in the Kansas City area. KCPT-Kansas City PBS’ Nick Haines moderates the town hall event, which will be recorded by KCPT for later broadcast.

Co-presented by the Black Community Fund and The Kansas City Public Library. RSVP for this event at the library’s website.

Feb
9
Fri
2018
The Elders Live In-Studio Performance @ KCPT TV Studio
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Elders Live In-Studio Performance @ KCPT TV Studio | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT as we say Thank You and Goodbye to The Elders in their last year of touring after 20 years! Be sure to attend the Meet & Greet following the performance, where you can congratulate the band in person for its 2018 induction to the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS! Or make your contribution for The Elders’ newest album True in CD and digital download formats.