Beyond the Chiefs, this fall brings U2 to Arrowhead, Lady Gaga to Sprint — and just enough food, drink and cultural events to let you recover

Friday, September 1


Kansas City Irish Fest (through September 3)

kcirishfest.com

Crown Center Square

Santa Cali Gon Days (through September 4)

santacaligon.com

Historic Independence Square


Saturday, September 2


Kansas City Renaissance Festival (weekends and holidays through October 15)

kcrenfest.com

Bonner Springs

Indigo Girls

Becky Warren

Crossroads KC


Sunday, September 3


John Butler Trio

Nattali Rize

Crossroads KC

Ravyn Lenae

Smino and SZA

Uptown Theater


Monday, September 4


Lake Street Dive

Crossroads KC


Tuesday, September 5

Cherry Glazerr

RecordBar

Yes, featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


Thursday, September 7

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival (through September 10)

popfest.com

Various locations

Dancefestopia Music Festival (through September 10)

Tiësto, Breathe Carolina, Datsik, Liquid Stranger, Crizzly, Space Jesus, Puppet, PhaseOne

Berkley Riverfront Park


Friday, September 8


Local Runway

Fashion show benefiting Healing House

facebook.com/eventimagineers

The Oliver Building (1321 West 13th Street, West Bottoms)

Jesse James Festival (through September 17)

jessejamesfestival.com

Kearney, Missouri

Annunciation Greek Festival (through September 10)

greekfoodfest.com

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Belton Fall Festival

mainstreetbelton.org

Main Street, Belton

Snoop Dogg

Foster the People, Spoon, Marian Hill, K.Flay, Toadies, Hippo Campus

Children’s Mercy Park


Saturday, September 9

Independence Uncorked Wine Festival

Noon-6 p.m., Bingham-Waggoner Estate (313 West Pacific Avenue, Independence)

Dance in the Park

7 p.m., Roanoke Park (3600 Roanoke Road, north corner)

KC Beer Fest

kc-beerfest.com

Kansas City Power & Light District

Crossroads Music Fest

cmfkc.com

Walnut to Oak Streets between 16th and 19th streets

Kansas City Renaissance Festival (weekends and holidays through October 15)

kcrenfest.com

Bonner Springs

Weezer

Run the Jewels, Gogol Bordello, PVRIS, Bishop Briggs, Chicano Batman

Children’s Mercy Park

Ying Yang Twins and Second Hand King

John Price, Lovergurl, Smitty the Kid

The Riot Room


Sunday, September 10

Kenny Broberg

Van Cliburn piano medalist

4 p.m., Folly Theater

Kansas City Jewish Culture Fest

Jewishculturefest.com

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City


Monday, September 11

Douglas Preston

Author, The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

rainydaybooks.com

7 p.m., Unity Temple on The Plaza (707 West 47th Street)

Seu Jorge

Liberty Hall, Lawrence


Tuesday, September 12

U2

Beck

Arrowhead Stadium


Wednesday, September 13

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

Uptown Theater


Thursday, September 14

The Mountain Goats

Kevin Morby

Madrid Theatre

Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal

Uptown Theater


Friday, September 15

Brush Creek Art Walk (through September 17)

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

Kansas City Symphony

Season opening weekend: pianist Natasha Remiski plays Rachmaninoff

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

kcsymphony.org.com




Saturday, September 16

Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival

Screenland Armour, screenland.com


Riverside Music Fest

riversidefest.com

E.H. Young Riverfront Park

Waldo Fall Festival

75th Street and Wornall Road

Village West WineFest

villagewestwinefest.com

Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark

Uncorked: KC 90+

100 wines rated over 90 points 

Union Station

Tech N9ne

The Truman

Eli Young Band

Granada Theatre


Sunday, September 17

Banks

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

Monday, September 18

Tove Lo

The Truman

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Beth Hart

Uptown Theater


Wednesday, September 20

Andrew W.K.

RecordBar

Thursday, September 21

Kansas City Wine & Roses

kansascityrosesociety.org/wine–roses.html

Jacob L. Loose Park


Friday, September 22

Liberty Fall Festival (through September 24)

libertyfallfest.com

Downtown Liberty

Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest (through September 23)

lsoktoberfest.com

Downtown Lee’s Summit

Gorillaz

Sprint Center

Melissa Etheridge

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


Saturday, September 23

Annual Fall Parade of Homes

11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily through October 8

kchba.org


Plaza Art Fair

plazaartfair.com

Country Club Plaza

Overland Park Fall Festival

opkansas.org/events/overland-park-fall-festival/

Santa Fe Commons Park

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Soul2Soul 

Sprint Center



Sunday, September 24

Zach Lovely’s Wild West Showdown

11 a.m., lowrider show and hop contest 

1217 Union Avenue, West Bottoms

Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm to Table Benefit Dinner featuring Vaughn Good of Hank Charcuterie

powellgardens.org

Powell Gardens

Rise Against, Pierce the Veil, and White Lung

Uptown Theater

Andy Mineo

The Truman


Tuesday, September 26

The Weeknd

Sprint Center

Sylvan Esso

Helado Negro

Crossroads KC

Lords of Acid

Combichrist, and Christian Death

Granada Theatre


Wednesday, September 27

Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty

Starlight Theatre


Thursday, September 28

Universal Film Festival

universalfilmfestival.com

Cinemark Palace on the Plaza


Friday, September 29

Gladstone Gladfest (through October 1)

gladstonechamber.com/events/gladfest-copy

Oak Grove Park


Saturday, September 30

Eugene Onegin

Lyric Opera (through October 8)

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Green Dirt Farm Table Dinner featuring chef Carlos Falcon (Jarocho Mariscos y Pescados)

greendirtfarm.com

Green Dirt Farm, Weston 

Weston Tobacco Festival

Weston Burley House

Busta Rhymes

Crossroads KC

Clint Black

Ameristar Casino Kansas City


Monday, October 2

Chiefs vs. Washington, with the Kansas City Symphony performing the national anthem

7:30 p.m. (ESPN broadcast)

Arrowhead Stadium

chiefs.com

Between the Buried and Me

Granada Theatre


Tuesday, October 3

The xx

Perfume Genius

Starlight Theatre

Dawes

Madrid Theatre


Wednesday, October 4

Willie Nelson

Starlight Theatre


Thursday, October 5

Dan Brown

Author, Origin

rainydaybooks.com

7 p.m., Unity Temple on The Plaza (707 West 47th Street)

Mount Moriah

Angel Olsen

Granada Theatre


Saturday, October 7

Kansas City Japan Festival

kcjapanfestival.org

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park

WaterFire Kansas City

Country Club Plaza


Sunday, October 8

Alison Krauss and David Gray

7 p.m., Starlight Theatre


Tuesday, October 10

George Saunders

Author, Lincoln in the Bardo

lawrence.lib.ks.us

7.p.m. Liberty Hall, Lawrence, free


Thursday, October 12

Tim O’Brien

Author, The Things They Carried (2017’s Big Read book)

kclibrary.org

6:30 p.m., Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch


Friday, October 13

Romeo & Juliet

Kansas City Ballet, world-premiere choreography by Devon Carney (through October 22)

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Weston Irish Festival

westonirish.com

O’Malley’s


Saturday, October 14

Botanical Brewfest

Overland Park Arboretum

Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too

kansascityzoo.org

Kansas City Zoo


Wednesday, October 18

Mark Bowden

Author, Hu 1968

kclibrary.org

6:30 p.m., Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch


Sunday, October 22


The B-52’s

Uptown Theater

The Afghan Whigs

Har Mar Superstar

RecordBar


Friday, October 27

Arcade Fire

Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

Walter Isaacson 

Author, Leonardo da Vinci

rainydaybooks.com

7 p.m., Unity Temple on The Plaza (707 West 47th Street)

Cults

The Riot Room

Ministry 

Death Grips

Uptown Theater

Pavel Haas String Quartet

Friends of Chamber Music

chambermusic.org

Folly Theater

Kansas City Symphony

Dvorák, Shostakovich

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

kcsymphony.org.com




Sunday, October 29

Missouri Barn Dinner Series featuring chef Carmen Cabia of El Tenedor

powellgardens.org

Powell Gardens

Regina Spektor

Uptown Theater


Tuesday, October 31

Gogol Bordello

Granada Theatre

Screenland at the Sympony: Nosferatu

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

kcsymphony.org.com




Thursday, November 2

Kristin Chenoweth

Lied Center


Friday, November 3

Empty Bowls

Harvesters fundraiser

emptybowlkc.com

ArtsTech Center (1522 Holmes)

Trio Solisti

Friends of Chamber Music

chambermusic.org

1900 Building, Mission Woods

Kansas International Film Festival

kansasfilm.com

Glenwood Arts Theater

Descendents

Less Than Jake

Uptown Theater

Slowdive

The Truman



Sunday, November 5

Blues Traveler and Los Colognes

Uptown Theater


Tuesday, November 7

Victor Wooten

Madrid Theatre


Saturday, November 11

Everest

Lyric Opera (through November 19)

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

O.A.R.

Uptown Theater

Bret Michaels

Ameristar Casino and Hotel

Vienna Boys Choir

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


Wednesday, November 15

Lady Gaga

Sprint Center


Thursday, November 16

Jessica Lea Mayfield

The Riot Room

Nick Offerman

Uptown Theater



Saturday, November 18

Brandy Clark

RecordBar


Sunday, November 19


St. Vincent

Uptown Theater

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