Apr
1
Sun
2018
Private Genealogy Consultation with the Midwest Genealogy Center @ Midwest Genealogy Center
Apr 1 – Nov 1 all-day

Inspired by the popular series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kansas City PBS has partnered with the Midwest Genealogy Center to offer an exclusive opportunity to help you explore incomplete and unknown narratives of your family history with a genealogy librarian of the Midwest Genealogy Center. In this 2-hour consultation, you are encouraged to bring your questions, photos, heirlooms and oral histories to start or continue your ancestral journey.

Consultation details:

  • Consultation appointments available starting April 1 – Nov. 1, 2018
  • Up two (2) persons allowed to attend consultation
  • Consultation length: Two (2) hours
  • No items are required in advance of consultation; items and questions should be ready at the time of consultation
  • Consultation should not be mistaken for genealogy research by Midwest Genealogy Center.
  • Consultation appointments scheduled by donor with Midwest Genealogy Center after instruction letter is received from Kansas City PBS (KCPT).
    Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your ticket to begin your ancestral journey with Kansas City PBS.

Kansas City PBS has organized this event in partnership with Midwest Genealogy Center.

Mid-Continent Public Library | Midwest Genealogy Center

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

For more than 50 years, the enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac — and its incredible body of great music — has connected with generations of people all over the world. Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the Grammy-winning band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

The 2018 concert tour will feature Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

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 Fleetwood Mac Deluxe Set for remastered and unreleased music from the album Fleetwood Mac in CD, Audio DVD and LP formats.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dawnland @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dawnland @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The marginalization of Native Americans wasn’t simply a crime of our country’s distant, unenlightened past. The documentary Dawnland chronicles the effort in one state, Maine, to come to terms with a practice that endured through most of the 20th century, when welfare workers removed Wabanaki children from their families and placed them in foster care – presuming that assimilation into white society would improve their quality of life and offer them a better future.

Join KCPT for a free screening and discussion of the film at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m.

RSVP here.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
The Priests @ The Carlsen Center
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Priests @ The Carlsen Center | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Celebrating ten years as The Priests, Fathers Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy will again bring together people of all faiths in an uplifting concert this fall. The trio hail from Northern Ireland, where they began singing together as students at St. MacNissi’s College. The release of their debut album in 2008, The Priests, was a remarkable commercial success, charting high on Billboard’s Classical Traditional and Christian/Gospel charts, and hitting the #1 spot on the Top 200 chart. By coordinating their diaries, seeking the support of colleagues and devoting their energies to their music, they remain at the forefront of religious and secular music.

Join KCPT for a night of The Priests’ most beloved recordings celebrating faith, spirituality, love and the power of the human spirit. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets today! Alternatively, make your contribution for our assembled collection of recordings by The Priests in CD format.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with the Irish Center of Kansas City and JCCC Carlsen Center.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
The Texas Tenors with The Kansas City Symphony @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Having performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, The Texas Tenors return to the Kansas City stage with new music from their first studio album in four years, RISE. This album has gathered multiple peak positions on Billboard charts, and a recent naming of The Texas Tenors as the No. 10 Classical Crossover Artist by Billboard Magazine. The Kansas City Symphony adds to their performance collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States, including the Cleveland Pops, Houston Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Come experience the passion and power of The Texas Tenors, whose music is characterized as music with a positive, uplifting message. Anticipate performances of classic favorites from pop, gospel, country and Broadway, as well as original arrangements including “God Bless America.”

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 their newest album and PBS performance special, RISE.

View our seating chart for ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with The Kansas City Symphony.

Kansas City Symphony

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Under the Streetlamp: “Hip to the Holidays!” @ The Carlsen Center
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Under the Streetlamp: "Hip to the Holidays!" @ The Carlsen Center | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Let’s get Hip to the Holidays, as Under the Streetlamp celebrates with a joyous performance of your favorite holiday tunes plus songs from the American Radio Songbook. Oh, what fun it is to dance in the aisles while merrily singing along to songs from their live PBS specials and studio album Every Day’s a Holiday. Featuring I’ll Be Home for ChristmasSanta Bring My Baby BackRun, Run RudolphAve Maria and many more. It’ll be a night to remember!

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket in support of Kansas City PBS, and the entertainment programming we’re proud to offer you!

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with JCCC Carlsen Center.

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Rumble @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Rumble @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Efforts to marginalize Native Americans and their culture could not diminish their transformational impact on popular music, from the Delta blues and jazz to present-day hip-hop. Native artists such as electric guitar pioneer Link Wray, whose instrumental hit “Rumble” was banned from radio, and Jimi Hendrix, who was part Cherokee, forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll.

The prize-winning documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World celebrates their influence, drawing perspective from a succession of stars – Robbie Robertson, Quincy Jones, Jackson Brown, Iggy Pop, Slash, Steven Tyler, and others – who knew them, played with them, and were inspired by them.

Join Kansas City PBS and The Bridge 90.9 for a screening and conversation with local indigenous artists at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Thursday, January 10th. All Native band, The Red and Blues, will perform during a reception beginning at 6 p.m.

RSVP here.

Jan
23
Wed
2019
Jesse Cook @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jesse Cook @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

“…lightning fast and bright flamenco guitarist…Jesse Cook…is about as seductive, percussive and danceable as this kind of music gets… He sets spirits on high…combines his love for pure pop hooks with artful finger-stylings.” – Jazziz (USA)

We couldn’t agree more about the powerful effect of Jesse Cook’s music and live performance on stage! Cook returns to Kansas City in January 2019 to deliver another energetic performance from his eclectic catalog of music–earning him 11 Juno nominations and one win for the album Free Fall. Known as `that flamenco guy’ to many, Cook notes his guitar styling is much more wide-ranging, as reflected in his 13 albums. Notice of Cook’s particular styling has led to invitations to open for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Diana Krall.

Join Kansas City PBS for an evening with Jesse Cook and an opportunity to meet him in person after the show. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS! Alternatively, make your donation for Cook’s latest album release, Beyond Borders.

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Feb
9
Sat
2019
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building | Mission Woods | Kansas | United States

Fancy a cuppa? Join us for our annual celebration of British programmes, tea, and trivia at the Great British Brunch!

We’ll recognize the comedies that make us laugh and make room for the dramas and mysteries that we admire—all made possible by donors like you. Bring your best character impressions, don your finest accessories and get in the competitive spirit for this special occasion. A rich variety of tea and brunch fare, both sweet and savory, awaits your presence!

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket to an afternoon of lighthearted fun and fellowship hosted by Nick Haines, KCPT Executive Producer-Public Affairs. Or, make a contribution to KCPT to own the newest season of Doc Martin before it’s premiere on Jan. 5!

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with the 1900 Building.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Watch Party @ Strange Days Brewing Company
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Won't You Be My Neighbor | Watch Party @ Strange Days Brewing Company

Join Kansas City PBS and Strange Days Brewing Company for a watch party of the acclaimed documentary about PBS pioneer Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wear your best cardigan for our Mister Rogers photo booth, neighborly activities, and of course, Strange Days brews. Bring a new or gently used sweater or cardigan to donate to local people in need (via Synergy Services) and receive half off first full pour.

Attendees under 21 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.