Ten Things To Do In KC This Weekend, June 29-July 2

The Head and the Heart will be performing at Starlight Theatre. Courtesy image.

Here are ten great things to do in KC this weekend, June 29-July 2, including: performances by The Head and The Heart, Young The Giant and Fleet Foxes.

The Tempest

The Tempest features exotic creatures, comedy, romance and live music in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in an outdoor summer setting. Along with the show, there will be food and drink vendors, pre-show parodies performed by Team Shakespeare and a pre-show talk.

June 13–July 2. (No shows Monday evenings.) 6 pm. Southmoreland Park.

Kareem Lamar

KC-born RnB artist Kareem Lamar aims to take classic RnB to new heights, with influences like Michael Jackson and Sam Cooke, he blends unique old school vibes with contemporary production. The show will feature an array of classic RnB hits along with some new surprises, with special guests Asia Tsion and Mak.

June 29. 7 pm. recordBar.

Vine Street Brewing Co.

KC’s newest brewery Vine Street Brewing Co., Missouri’s first Black-owned brewery, celebrates its official grand opening celebration. The huge space features a two-story taproom, brewhouse, and outdoor beer garden in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The grand opening celebration will showcase performances by KC-based musicians, including Kadesh Flow, Eddie Moore and DJ Skeme.

June 30. 3 pm. Vine Street Brewing Co.

Vine Street Brewery. Courtesy image.
Kansas City Reggae Music/Jerk Festival

Come celebrate this rich culture with three days of outdoor family music, artist performances and food in Berkley Park. Artists will be performing reggae, other cultural music, arts and dance, along with informational booths and vending booths with arts, crafted goods and traditional food for sale. 

June 30—July 2. Times vary. Berkley Riverfront.

The Revivalists & The Head and The Heart

New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists will perform in KC in support of their new album Pour It Out Into the Night, which features an eclectic mix of genres including rock, jazz, soul and funk. Indie-folk band The Head and the Heart will be joining, performing their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album Every Shade of Blue.

June 30. 7 pm. Starlight Theatre.

The Revivalists. Courtesy image.
Nate Jackson

Washington state native comedian Nate Jackson is best known for his appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy, Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City and former MTV Wild’N Out cast-member. Jackson now is a writer and consulting producer, who keeps continuously busy on comedy tours across the world. 

June 30. 7 & 9:45 pm. July 1. 7 & 9:45 pm. July 2. 3:45 & 7 pm. Improv Comedy Club.

Nate Jackson. Courtesy image.
Young the Giant

Irvine-based rock band Young the Giant has been playing catchy pop-rock for nearly two decades. In the mid 2010s they gained widespread fame with radio hits like “Mind Over Matter” and “Cough Syrup.”

July 1. 7 pm. Starlight Theatre.

Peso Pluma

Mexican rapper and singer-songwriter Peso Pluma, who was recently named as one of Billboard’s Latin Artists on the Rise, aims to take corridos—a century-old Mexican song tradition that recently has received renewed interest by fusing itself with trap, hip hop and urbano. Peso Pluma will be supported by Mexican rapper Alemán.

July 1. 8 pm. T-Mobile Center.

Fleet Foxes

Seattle indie-folk band Fleet Foxes has been a staple in the scene for fifteen years. The band released their fourth critically acclaimed album Shore in 2020, which received the most praise of any album they’ve released in the last decade and even earned a Grammy nom. They’re hitting KC on tour in support of the album.

July 1. 8 pm. The Midland Theatre. 

Between the Buried and Me

Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me formed in 2000 in Raleigh, North Carolina, slowly cementing themselves as one of the most important bands of their genre, especially for then-teen millennials. In 2015, their album Coma Ecliptic garnered them critical and commercial success. Now, they are on tour promoting their sprawling two-part album Automata I and II, which promises a wide scope of visual accompaniment.

July 2. 7:30 pm. The Truman.

Courtesy image.

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