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Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Rain or shine)

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

Union Station Kansas City
Michael Stern, conductor
Airman First Class Melissa Edgmon, vocalist
John Brancy, baritone
Jim Birdsall, host
Brigadier General Kristin E. Goodwin, United States Air Force Academy
United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station

The Kansas City Symphony’s 16th annual patriotic concert event is the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest! 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. Make it an all-day family affair with pre-concert musical acts, food trucks, Lee Jeans Family Zone, the Honeywell Veterans Place with services for veterans, plus activities inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station Reflecting Pool at Union Station2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station Food Truck Alley

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.” We’ll recognize the 100th anniversaries of the WWI armistice, Leonard Bernstein’s birth and Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” while paying tribute to the “Greatest Generation,” our community’s WWII veterans and local Gold Star families. This year, we also welcome special musical guests Airman First Class Melissa Edgmon from the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America and operatic baritone John Brancy with Jim Birdsall as host. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The event site opens at 3 p.m. Concert begins at 8 p.m.   

2017 Bank of America Celebration at the Station Fireworks Display

Complete list of sponsors to come.

3:00 PM Site Opens to Public / A La Mode Performs
4:00 PM Heartland Men’s Chorus Performs
5:00 PM USAF Band of Mid-America Performs
8:00 PM Kansas City Symphony Concert Begins
9:45 PM Fireworks

Bush and Jamie Helzberg Instrument Petting Zoo
Kansas City Zoomobile
Curiosity Cube
Sister Act Face Painting
Drum Safari
Chiefs Rumble Drumline

Full listing of events to come.

More information to come.

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Check this map for available parking areas.  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
Sugar Daddy’s Lemonade
Jerusalem Café
KC Smoke Burgers
Brancato's (Beverages)
Humdinger Food Truck
KC Fooditude
Taste of Brazil
Street Wings
Little Italy
KC Poppers