Bank of America Celebration at the Station
Kansas City Symphony's
BANK OF AMERICA
CELEBRATION AT THE STATION
Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Rain or shine)
Event site opens at 3 p.m.
Union Station Kansas City
Michael Stern, conductor
The Kansas City Symphony’s 15th annual patriotic concert event is the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest, and this year welcomes singer Patti Austin as our special musical guest and host. 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. We’ll recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, and we’ll celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald with her World War II-era songs that inspired and entertained a nation. Make it an all-day family affair with pre-concert musical acts, food trucks, LEE Jeans Family Zone plus activities inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. 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.” Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The event site opens at 3 p.m.
Check this map for available parking areas around the Celebration. Be aware that Main Street will be closed between 20th street and Pershing during the event. You can 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 11 p.m.
More than 50,000 people attend this annual family-friendly event that culminates in a patriotic concert by the Kansas City Symphony followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Corporate Volunteers are an integral part in creating a successful and enjoyable experience for our guests. Your time and enthusiastic participation allow the Kansas City Symphony give our community this free family-friendly musical experience. You’ll have a great time with enjoying a renowned community event.