P&L Live Block entertainment schedule (ongoing)

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WyCo wrote: Is there a schedule anywhere for events in the Live area?

The Cordish Co., developer of the Kansas City Power & Light District in Downtown, has announced a schedule of entertainment events for the eight-block project.

    * March 13-16, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Basketball Fan Fest, in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission; 14th Street between Grand Boulevard and Walnut Street, plus Basketball Oasis tent at Grand and Truman Road; spirit rallies, games and activities; basketball shown on the outdoor video screen in the Live block directly across from Sprint Center. Also Road to Glory event on 14th Street featuring live jazz and images of Kansas City's college basketball history.
    * March 13, 4 p.m., concert in Live block by Jeff Jenkins & the International Band of Leisure
    * March 14, 8:30 p.m., concert in Live block by Sister Hazel
    * March 15, 6 p.m., concert in Live block by DJ Review
    * March 16, 4 p.m., concert in Live block by Live Bracketology: Selection Sunday
    * March 17, St. Patrick's Day Fun Fest, 14th Street between Grand and Walnut plus tent at Grand and Truman; 5:30 p.m. concert in Live block by Halfway to Hazard
    * May 14-18, daily and nightly, Spring Music Extravaganza, four days with multiple major acts and unique art and entertainment
    * May 24-Aug. 30, Saturdays, Family Fun Series free games, education and activities under the clock tower near 14th and Walnut streets
    * May 29-Aug. 28, Thursdays, Hot Country Nights, 15 shows, including Craig Morgan
    * June 4-July 30, Wednesdays, Rock the Block, 10 shows, including Shiny Toy Guns
    * June 28-29, Downtown Art Annual, juried art fair featuring more than 100 artists on the district's streets
    * Aug. 3-Aug. 31, Sundays, Blues Concert Series, five shows
    * Aug. 7-Oct. 8, Wednesdays, Homegrown Music Series, eight shows
    * First Friday events after the galleries close, 9 p.m. and later, live music, DJs and special events
    * Live jazz and blues music will be played on the streets on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the schedule to be announced.

Other events with yet-to-be-announced dates include district restaurant weeks, holiday events and celebrations, special charity events and more.

http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansa ... rround=lfn

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Pollstar is tracking some touring shows for Live Block here...

http://pollstar.com/tour/searchall.pl?B ... KL&PSKey=Y

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ignatius wrote:
The Cordish Co., developer of the Kansas City Power & Light District in Downtown, has announced a schedule of entertainment events for the eight-block project.

    * March 13-16, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Basketball Fan Fest, in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission; 14th Street between Grand Boulevard and Walnut Street, plus Basketball Oasis tent at Grand and Truman Road; spirit rallies, games and activities; basketball shown on the outdoor video screen in the Live block directly across from Sprint Center. Also Road to Glory event on 14th Street featuring live jazz and images of Kansas City's college basketball history.
    * March 14, 8:30 p.m., concert in Live block by Sister Hazel
Will they quit showing games on the big screen when Sister Hazel starts playing?

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I ended up watching the second half of the National Championship game at KC Live. There were about 400-500 people there (guessing). All the bars were open and they had the beer carts out as well. It was a great atmosphere to watch the game. I hope they continue to show big events on the big screen.

This venue is a great addition to the P/L area and should be a natural gathering place for all sorts of big events. They made an announcement that they were even showing the Royals opening day game on the big screen. Thought that was pretty cool.
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WSPanic wrote: They made an announcement that they were even showing the Royals opening day game on the big screen. Thought that was pretty cool.
It's almost like having a downtown ballpark. 

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It's almost like having a downtown ballpark.
Except it was easy to park.
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It'd be great if they did that for every game that doesn't conflict with their concert schedule.



On another note, I've heard several people suggest that once a month the KC Live stage should have a karaoke night.  Imagine karaoke blasted on those speakders with the singer on that huge screen.  It could be a lot of fun.
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I think pre and post game rallies for the royals complete with bus transportion to the game would be a big hit.

I ran into 2-3 groups of suburban dwellers who were going to the p&l after the game.
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taste of KC will be held in the KC Live courtyard on may 22.

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KCPowercat wrote: I think pre and post game rallies for the royals complete with bus transportion to the game would be a big hit.

I ran into 2-3 groups of suburban dwellers who were going to the p&l after the game.
That would be AWESOME. I love how in St. Louis most bars around the city will provide free transportation to Cards and Blues games.
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KCPowercat wrote: I think pre and post game rallies for the royals complete with bus transportion to the game would be a big hit.
The bus transportation already exists.  "2008 Royals Express" picks up fans at 10th and Main.  

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/ballpark/kcata.jsp

The really cool part:  "The Royals Express $6 roundtrip express ticket saves on your game ticket. Simply pay the fare and your Express operator will issue a ticket you can present at the Royals Ticket Window, where you'll automatically receive $6 off your game ticket."  Sit in the cheap seats and you're looking at a pretty inexpensive evening.  

Problems:  Looks like it takes about 45-60 minutes to get there from DT.  Don't know if you can bring a cooler on the bus.  Who doesn't like drinking a few beers in the parking lot before the game?  

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KC-wildcat wrote: The bus transportation already exists.  "2008 Royals Express" picks up fans at 10th and Main. 

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/ballpark/kcata.jsp

The really cool part:  "The Royals Express $6 roundtrip express ticket saves on your game ticket. Simply pay the fare and your Express operator will issue a ticket you can present at the Royals Ticket Window, where you'll automatically receive $6 off your game ticket."  Sit in the cheap seats and you're looking at a pretty inexpensive evening. 

Problems:  Looks like it takes about 45-60 minutes to get there from DT.  Don't know if you can bring a cooler on the bus.  Who doesn't like drinking a few beers in the parking lot before the game? 
Yea, I've taken the Royals Express. Its a bit slow since it has to make so many stops. I would think a small bus that goes directly from P&L to the game and back for free (or with P&L validation or something) would be pretty awesome.
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KCMax wrote: Yea, I've taken the Royals Express. Its a bit slow since it has to make so many stops. I would think a small bus that goes directly from P&L to the game and back for free (or with P&L validation or something) would be pretty awesome.
I don't really understand the route either.  Seems like it would be more efficient for the bus to pick up the Crowne Center people first, pick up the DT people second, and then jump on 670 to I-70.  Is Linwood faster?

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yeah I have taken the express...not really the same as what I was imagining.
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DaveKCMO wrote: taste of KC will be held in the KC Live courtyard on may 22.
Where can I find information about this event? Sounds like fun.

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kcpenny wrote: Where can I find information about this event? Sounds like fun.
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KC-wildcat wrote: I don't really understand the route either.  Seems like it would be more efficient for the bus to pick up the Crowne Center people first, pick up the DT people second, and then jump on 670 to I-70.  Is Linwood faster?
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The big screen is nice but it could be bigger, crisper and generally mo betta.  As great as this area is as a real functioning venue that has an integrated vibe unmatched in the city, it would probably be worth a major upgrade of that big screen.  The outdoor alcohol sales alone should be able to get a CBA payback in just a year.

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ignatius wrote: The big screen is nice but it could be bigger, crisper and generally mo betta.  As great as this area is as a real functioning venue that has an integrated vibe unmatched in the city, it would probably be worth a major upgrade of that big screen.  The outdoor alcohol sales alone should be able to get a CBA payback in just a year.
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