Join us for our 30th anniversary season!
2020 saw an event unprecedented in any of our lifetimes. Kansas City, much of the United States, and indeed large segments of the world shut down to contain a deadly virus that reached pandemic proportions. To cope in this age of social distancing and shelter-in-place, many of us automatically turned to art – whether listening to music, reading a novel, or viewing a film at home. In times of joy and triumph, in times of hardship and grief, art connects us to each other and to the human spirit. Thankfully, technology allowed us to connect that summer, as we shared live recordings on YouTube. Then, as the world was beginning to emerge from the crisis last summer, we connected through a combination of outdoor concerts along with indoor ones, moving our 30th Anniversary celebration once more until this summer of 2022. Our belief in the power of music is the reason we know Summerfest is needed more than ever this July.