Nine Things To Do In KC This Weekend, August 17-20

Percheron. Courtesy image.

Here are nine great things to do in KC this weekend, August 17-20, including: performances from The Wallflowers, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks and Incubus.

KC Wine Co. Sunflower Fest

KC Wine Co. in Olathe is ready to rep the Sunflower State with pride as they eagerly await the stunning blooms this summer, giving guests the opportunity for close-up pictures and family-fun activities when they host the KC Sunflower Festival for three consecutive weekends this August. The boutique winery invites visitors to celebrate Kansas agriculture while enjoying all the fun the farm has to offer—access to the sunflower field, photo opps, lawn games, a giant slide and live music, along with wine, cider, beer and festival food available for purchase.

Weekends during August 11–27. KC Pumpkin Patch.

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Grand Horizons

Grand Horizons is a funny and touching play by Bess Wohl and directed by Dennis D. Hennessy. This 2020 Tony Award nominee for Best Play depicts the surprisingly amicable and hilarious end of Nancy and Bill’s fifty-year marriage and the fallout it causes within their family and retirement community. 

August 16–20, 23–28, 31–September 3. City Stage in Union Station.


KC-based indie rockers Hembree are playing at KC’s favorite rooftop in support of their second album, It’s A Dream!. Possessing a funky loose rhythm and emotional lyrics, the album is full of fun summer anthemsand there’s no better way to celebrate the last weekends of summer than with a cocktail and panoramic city views.

August 17. 7 pm. Percheron.

Percheron. Courtesy image.
The Wallflowers

Rock band The Wallflowers is best known as being fronted by singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and legend Bob Dylan’s son, Jakob Dylan. After a few sporadic albums over the last thirty-plus years and an ever-changing rotation of non-Dylan band members, the timelessness of hit “One Headlight” endures.

August 17. 8 pm. Uptown Theater.

End of Summer Flower Festival

Colonial Gardens is hosting an end-of-summer celebration for families and friends. Falling on the same day as National Honey Bee Day, this End of Summer Flower Festival celebrates the beauty of nature with family-friendly activities like flower and apple picking, opportunities to feed the alpacas, an orchard tour aboard a military vehicle, and local foods from Joker B’s BBQ and Martin City Brewing Company and a Flower Crowns & Hats Workshop.

August 19. 10 am—3 pm. Colonial Gardens.

Photography by Jeremey Theron Kirby.
Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

The Piano Man himself Billy Joel is joining fellow music legend and Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks for a stadium tour. The seemingly at-odds duo will meld Joel’s New York pop on hits like “Uptown Girl” with Nicks’ croony, West Coast hippy songs like “Landslide” for an unforgettable night with two of the most influential musicians of all time.

August 19. 7 pm. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Lil Durk

Chicago-native rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Durk has quickly made a name for himself in recent years after being featured on songs by big names like Drake and DJ Khaled. He’s making a stop in KC with uber-popular rappers Kodak Black, NLE Choppa and DD Osama in support of his star-studded newest album, Almost Healed.

August 19. 7 pm. T-Mobile Center.


California-based Incubus has everything we needed from a rock band in the late nineties: a skinny, long-haired frontman in Brandon Boyd, care-free, beach-dude vibes and a radio hit in “Drive.” Now, without a new album or radio hit in recent years, the band is back touring, seemingly with the motto of their 2011 album titled If Not Now, When?

August 19. 7:30 pm. Azura Amphitheater.

Soulja Boy

Ask any millennial: Soulja Boy’s music takes us back to a simpler time where choreographed dances accompanied most songs and one-hit wonders could play on the airwaves or at a middle school dance with equal success. Although Soulja Boy hasn’t had hits like he did in the mid-aughts, he knows we need him now more than ever. He’s coming to KC with support from S.O.D. Money Gang.

August 20. 9 pm. The Truman.

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