Enjoy Summer Performances at the Kauffman Center

Presenting a wide spectrum of entertainers and performers from around the world as well as regional artists, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has become Kansas City’s home for extraordinary performing arts experiences. The Center’s mission is to provide diverse programming options for audiences of all ages, interests and demographics, including these upcoming Kauffman Center Presents series performances:

Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith Remix Tour
Friday, August 23, 2019, at 8 p.m.
Iyanla Vanzant is a celebrated spiritual teacher, New York Times best-selling author, legendary speaker and Emmy Award-winning television personality. Known for her riveting work as the host of Iyanla Fix My Life on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), she returns to the stage with her Acts of Faith Remix Tour. This landmark event celebrates the updated 25th-anniversary edition of Iyanla’s internationally acclaimed bestseller, Acts of Faith. The beloved life coach to millions will lead audiences of all hues through the transformative work that unites the humanity in all of us.

VIP ticket holders will receive prime seating and a copy of Iyanla’s book: Acts of Faith 25th Anniversary.

This event is presented in partnership with Mills Entertainment.

Tickets for this event start at $34.75 plus applicable fees.

José González with special guest Bedouine
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist José González is taking his soft, rhythmic sound from the studio to the live stage August 29. The indie folk music artist — whose inspiration comes from 1970s Brazilian productions, American folk rock and West African desert blues — will perform an acoustic set in Helzberg Hall following special guest Bedouine, a singer and guitarist with a unique sound described as 1960s folk meets 1970s country funk.

Tickets for José González with special guest Bedouine range from $29 to $59 plus applicable fees.

First time visiting the Kauffman Center?

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts hosts almost 500,000 visitors annually who experience more than 350 extraordinary, world-class performing arts events. If you are planning your first visit to the Center and are unsure of what to expect, here are some tips and frequently asked questions to help make your experience enjoyable.

Where do I pick up tickets I purchased?

Tickets can be mailed, printed at home or picked up at the Kauffman Center box office ticketing window on the day of the performance. The box office opens 90 minutes prior to a performance start time.

Is there a dress code?

Patrons arrive in all styles of dress. Some performances call for dressier attire, but business casual is usually the standard. For more insight about dress at a specific performance, guests can call the box office for more information at 816-994-7222.

Does the Kauffman Center offer tours?

Public and private tours, approximately 60 minutes long, are available with advance reservations. Guests can typically view Brandmeyer Great Hall for free on most Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.kauffmancenter.org/the-center/tours for more information.

Are there any ticket discounts?

Discounts are available for many performances at the Kauffman Center, including the Kauffman Center Presents series. Find out more about discounts for students, educators, veterans and senior community groups at www.kauffmancenter.org/events-tickets/ticket-discounts.

Are children allowed at performances?

Participation works best when children are at an age that they can sit quietly and avoid disturbing other patrons. All children must hold a ticket, regardless of age. Some performance companies who present events at the Kauffman Center do have age restrictions, and it is suggested to check on their individual policies.

Where do I park?

Guests can park in the Arts District Garage (entrances located at 17th and Wyandotte streets) for $10 per vehicle. Valet parking is available on the Kauffman Center’s drop-off drive for $20; patrons enter the drive from Broadway Blvd. Parking can be guaranteed by purchasing at least 24 hours in advance through the Kauffman Center’s website.

–Megan Felling

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