Circus music most often consists of marches and screamers, waltzes and foxtrots. Fifteen years ago, production manager and concert promoter Cedric Walker ditched this traditional formula and began pursuing his dream of “Hip-Hop Under the Big Top.” Today, the UniverSoul Circus tours throughout the country, bringing audiences of all ages a one-ring circus experience complete with multicultural jugglers, comedians, contortionists, acrobats, horseback riders, trapeze artists and animal handlers. Join the ringmaster who brings the show to the Liberty Lot at Kemper Arena (16th Street and Liberty) twice a day: 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. every day through Friday, July 24. Additional shows are at 12 and 4 and 7:30 p.m. July 25 and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. July 26. Tickets cost $12 during all weekday morning shows and $15.50-$27.50 for evening and weekend shows. Check out universoulcircus.com for show footage, performer bios and additional information.
July 22-24, 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 25, 10:30 a.m., 4 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., July 26, 2:30 & 5:30 p.m., 2009