Marilyn Maye will be Jammin’ at the Gem; Gridiron Glory will open at Union Station; and the Kansas City Symphony will have us dancing in the street for Memorial Day during this amazing week ahead in Downtown … and those are just for starters!
Here are the highlights of what’s happening in Downtown KC this Memorial Day week from Wednesday to Wednesday, May 20-27:
Central Library will present Why the North Won and Why It All Matters, as historians Terry Beckenbaugh and Ethan S. Rafuse, assess how the North prevailed and why the Civil War remains so compelling today. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Library. RSVP here!
Judy, Barbra, Liza, a musical showcase for the talents of divas Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli, opens Friday, May 29 at the Quality Hill Playhouse.
Marilyn Maye will be honored by the American Jazz Museum with its Lifetime Achievement Award during a grand evening of entertainment on Saturday at the Gem Theater.
Marilyn Maye will be Jammin’ at the Gem in a very special evening that begins at at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a reception and jazz talk, following by a Lifetime Achievement Award and performance at 8 p.m. at the Gem Theater.
Sister Hazel will rock this town at 8 p.m. Friday at CrossroadsKC at Grinders.
Sticky Traps, presented by the Kansas City Rep, continues through Sunday at the Copaken Stage.
Turnpike Troubadours, featuring Jamestown Revival and Jonny Burke, will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at CrossroadsKC at Grinders.
And, for a more complete look at what’s happening around Kansas City, check out VisitKC.com early and often.