What is canceled in Kansas City and what is closed thanks to coronavirus (constantly updated)

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We’ve made a statement about how The Pitch intends to handle our coverage of the city during this pandemic. Big takeaways are that we’ll keep covering music until the last venue closes, and even then we’ll find ways to feature local artists as best we can; also despite the cancellation of all major movie releases we still have Netflix and podcasts and we’re gonna give you the best / dumbest lists of ways to spend your quarantine days that we can.

In keeping with that, here is our central hub of event cancellations, venues and businesses that are shuttered, and everything else that might be of value to readers like you. Also, just for our own planning purposes, because we simply cannot keep up with these unless the entire team chips in.

Bookmark this page and we will try to update with every announcement we get.

The city has banned all events with 1000 or more people. The city/state has banned all events of more than 250 people, except fro church, weddings and funerals. So if your plan is to fight novel corona with thoughts and prayers, I guess best of luck to you. The current ban is for the next 21 days, with a re-evaluation at that point about whether to continue the ban.

As of Sunday, March 15th, Mayor Quinton Lucas has canceled all events/businesses with more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. Fullsizerender 1


Other pages of note:
How to support local food and drink industry through COVID-19

Here’s a list of places delivering during the pandemic. Bookmark this. Excellent resource right now.

Over at KC dot com, they’ve got a list of canceled events. There’s an estimated $47 million dollar loss to the city right now.

Our friends at NPR are doing a similar list of updated announcements/events.

Canceled Events

St. Patrick’s Day and Snake Saturday parade are canceled for the city. We’ve written up some other ways to celebrate.

Public Library events and group activities are suspended through March 31. Learn more.

Mid-Continent Public Library branches are closed to the public through March 31. Due dates have been extended through April 15. Learn More.

Green City Market on March 14 is canceled.

City of Liberty has canceled all events with over 1,000 attendees, including Community Center program, Silver Center activities, Liberty Performing Arts Theatre events, and Parks and Rec games.

Greater Kansas City Home Show during the week of March 8 is canceled.

Naka-Kon in Overland Park is canceled. Read the statement.

Planet Comicon Kansas City during the week of March 15 is canceled. August 14-16 is the new date with most of the same guests returning. Read the statement.

Basically all sports are canceled.

Garmin Marathon is canceled. Statement.

Theatre in the Park is canceled. List here.

Postponed Events

Kansas City Fashion Week shows have been postponed. The shows will take place in September, in place of the fall shows planned. Read the statement.

Bachelor Live at the Midland is postponed. Date TBD.

Cher “Here We Go Again Tour” at Sprint Center is rescheduled for October 2. Learn More.

Carrot Top, Candlebox, and Oak Ridge Boys at Ameristar are all postponed. Learn More.

Concealed Carry Expo at KCI Expo is postponed. Learn More.

MercyMe at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena is rescheduled for October 23. Learn More.

Fiddler on the Roof at Music Hall has postponed all performances scheduled for March 17-22. Learn More.

KCRep has canceled all shows for the run of new works.

Unicorn Theatre is closed until further notice.

Letterkenny Live has been delayed to an unknown date.

Johnny A.’s April 26 show at Knuckleheads is going to be rescheduled

Steve Aoki has been delayed to an unknown date.

KC FilmFest has been pushed to late summer.

Kansas City Symphony to Cancel or Postpone Concerts through May 10 due to COVID-19: Cancelled: March 20-22 Schumann’s “Rhenish” and Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concert, Cancelled: Wednesday, March 25 Classics Uncorked: One-Hit Wonders, Postponed: March 26-28 ABBA the Concert: A Tribute to ABB, Cancelled: Wednesday, April 1 Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Chamber Music with Midor, Cancelled: April 3-5 Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Midori Plays Dvořák, Cancelled: Saturday, April 4 Petite Performance: Marching Music, Cancelled: April 17-19 Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Fifth, Cancelled: Monday, April 20 Free Symphony Happy Hour: Chamber Music with Vadim Gluzman, Cancelled: Saturday, April 24 Michael Bolton with the Kansas City Symphony, Cancelled: Tuesday, April 28 Sounds Relaxing: Revitalize, Cancelled: April 2020 KinderKonzerts: Yankee Doodle Went to the Symphony, Cancelled: Tuesday, May 5 Free Symphony Happy Hour: The Bold and the Beethoven, Postponed: May 7-10 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert.


JoCo Libraries are shut down until at least March 31st. Learn More.

All Casinos are closed. Ameristar is set to remained closed through Monday, March 30

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland events are postponed for the next 21 days. View Events.

The Lyric Opera has canceled its entire 2020-2021 season, including their opera version of The Shining. Some of us are very, very upset.

Hyvee Arena has postponed many events pending further updates, including Missouri USA Youth Wrestling tournament, Cheer Sport Grand Championship, and Show Me National Qualifier. Learn More.

Kauffman Center performances and events are postponed through April 1. Learn More.

Lawrence Arts Center has postponed a number of events, canceled Free Family Art Experiences through April 4, and will be rescheduling theatre events pending more info. Read their statement.

The Truman is closed with all events canceled for the next 21 days. This includes Allen Stone, We Banjo 3, Wine & Crime, Heather Land, and Blue October.

Power & Light has canceled all concerts and events indefinitely. Restaurants and bars are still open. Impacted events include Miller Lite Fan Fest and Monthly Mayhem: Adult Spring Break.

Silverstein Eye Centers Arena and Independence Community Ice to postpone all public events through April 5. Read the statement.

KCRep has canceled all performances until further notice. Statement.

Nelson-Atkins Museum is closed until at least April 3rd. Learn More.

Science City is closing through March 31.

Davey’s Uptown Bar burned down. While not corona related, this is a major loss and a closing during this period you should be aware of.

Myers Hotel Bar through March 29.

The Bourgeois Pig for the next week.

715 Restaurant for two weeks.

Ladybird Diner for two weeks.

Green Room in Westport is closed indefinitely.


Kansas City Kansas Community College extends spring break through March 29. Virtual classes will begin March 30 through April 10. All KCKCC events on campus are canceled through May 20.

Riley County, Kansas, closes all schools in USD 383 until March 30.

Kansas City, Kansas public schools cancel all sports practiced during spring break.

Conception Seminary College classes are suspended until March 30. All group meetings and retreats are canceled until April 4.


Kansas University Medical system will not allow visitors or guests in their outpatient clinics and hospital, with limited exceptions. Visit www.kansashealthsystem.com/update for additional information to help you plan your arrival. 

Children’s Mercy Hospital bans all visitors including siblings, but not parents or guardians (who must be free of symptoms and fever.)

Leawood City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection will not hold public worship service, for the first time in 29 years. Though online worship is available.

Municipal Court dates have been postponed due to the virus. Learn More.

Banks (rumor): We had multiple reports of area banks that intend to close their lobbies and offices to public access, but leave drive-thru lanes open. Something to be on the look-out for.

Fareway Market hours have switched to Monday-Saturday from 8 am – 7 pm.

Duluth Trading is closing all stores nationwide. Details.

Restaurants and Booze functionality:

Mike’s Wine and Spirits

  • Introduced non-contact alcohol delivery. Delivery orders can be placed online at MikesKC.com or on the Mike’s Wine and Spirits app available for download on Apple and Android smartphones. Mike’s has temporarily suspended the customer signature requirement for deliveries and implemented contactless ID scanning.  While guests will still need to present ID, we’ve encouraged drivers to scan IDs without touching it. Guests will simply hold up IDs for the driver to scan.
  • In-Store pick up available.
  • Due to a high volume of customers, on Wednesday, March 18, all locations (Waldo, Brookside and Westport) implementing a social distancing policy of no more than 15 people in the store at any one time.

Shatto Milk Company’s Home Delivery Service –

  • Partnering with KC Food Hub, farmer cooperative, by buying fresh produce to increase options for its home delivery service. Farmer Collective grows products that they sell to restaurants, but their orders stopped due to COVID-19. Shatto’s Home Delivery service has committed to offering their products on its home delivery website. Place your order here.
  • The milkman delivers more than milk. Shatto Home Delivery offers locally sourced staples such as milk, bread, eggs and meat. More than staples are delivered every week, including homemade chef-prepared meals, health and wellness products, homemade soups, salsas, coffee, vinegars, kombucha, Shatto squeezed juices, desserts and more.  Convenience and quality are two priorities with the more than 70 locally made and sourced products available for the Shatto Milkman to deliver direct to your door. We guarantee uninterrupted, timely deliveries, to be able to stay home, take care of family or make life easier during this difficult time.
  • If you have a family, friend or co-worker that has anxieties over the current health crisis or just want to make sure they are taken care of, we are adding customers daily and also have an option to establish and pay for others to receive the service.

Summit Grill (Lee’s summit, Gladstone and Waldo) is offering Curbside Pick-Up. Call the restaurant near you to place your order and a team member will provide curbside pick-up instructions. Deliver Summit Grill straight to your house via Postmates. Receive $5 off your $20 Postmates order through March 22.

Pearl Tavern (1672 NW Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit) is offering Curbside pick-up. To place your order, call the restaurant at 816-347-1986 to place your order and receive curbside pick-up instructions. Pearl Tavern is also available for delivery via Postmates. Receive $5 off your $20 Postmates order through March 22.

Third St. Social (123 SE Third St. in Lee’s Summit) is offering curbside pick-up. To place your order, call the restaurant 816-384-2123 and a team member will provide instructions for curbside pick-up. Third St. Social is also available for delivery via Postmates. Receive $5 off your $20 Postmates order through March 22.

Boru Ramen Bar (500 W. 75th St. in Waldo) is offering curbside pick-up. Call the restaurant at 816-541-3651 to place your order and receive curbside pick-up instructions. Guests can also place carryout orders online at BoruRamenBar.com or get Boru Ramen Bar delivered via Postmates.

Q39 (Midtown and Overland Park) is encouraging guests to utilize their convenient services such as Q2GO, and Online Ordering for carry out.

Andre’s Confiserie Suisse (South Plaza and Hawthorne Plaza) Increasing freezer carry out meals, quiches, breads and all of your Andre’s favorites are available for carry-out or curbside pickup! Orders can be placed over the phone. When you arrive, call and a team member will meet you at your car with your order. Plaza: (816) 561-3440 Hawthorne Plaza: (913) 498-3440

Chaz on the Plaza (325 Ward Parkway) is offering curbside pick-up. Call the restaurant and mention curbside pick-up when placing your to-go order. Guests can also order their Chaz favorites via Postmates.

Tavern in the Village is offering carryout and curbside pick-up. Call the restaurant between 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to order.

Lion’s Choice Customers can enjoy drive-thru or delivery through DoorDash (all delivery fees will be waived for both new and existing customers). They will also be offering 10 original Roast Beef Sandwiches for $25 (available in-store and for delivery).

HopCat – Kansas City (401 Westport Road Kansas City) Order your HopCat favorites for carryout. Order online for pick-up or delivery via DoorDash partner.

Smitty’s Garage Burgers & Beers (Ward Parkway Center) is offering curbside to-go and delivery. To place a to-go order, please call (816) 731-1455. To place an order online (for delivery or pick-up), please visit www.eatatthegarage.com or download the app “Smitty’s Garage.”

Charleston’s Restaurant (Ward Parkway Center) is offering curbside to-go and delivery. To place a to-go order, please call 816-731-1424 or place an order online (for delivery or pick-up) by visiting www.charlestons.com

The Brass Onion (Prairifire) is offering Family Packs To-Go and signature favorites through DoorDash delivery and curbside carry out. You can place an order online or by calling 913.851.5940. They will be taking orders from 11am-7:30pm. www.thebrassonion.com

Decadent Dessert Bar (Prairiefire) Location will be operating normal business hours for to-go, curbside and Grub Hub! Call the store to place your order 913-258-8877. www.decadentdessertbar.com/

Legends Outlets restaurants including Jazz, Pizza Studio, STIX, Yard House, Granite City, among others, are offering new delivery and curbside options for added convenience. Please click here for a complete list.

New London Cafe is offering to-go meals that offer 6 servings in one order.

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