Bank of America Celebration at the Station
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30 W Pershing St
City/State/Zip: Kansas City, Missouri 64108
County: Jackson County
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The Kansas City Symphonys 17th annual patriotic concert event is the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest! From a moving Symphony concert to the citys grandest fireworks display, nothing celebrates our military and veterans quite like Bank of America Celebration at the Station. Make it an all-day family affair with pre-concert musical acts, food trucks, Bayer Family Zone, the Honeywell Veterans Place with services for veterans, plus activities inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
At dusk, Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern leads a spectacular patriotic concert, including Tchaikovskys famous 1812 Overture with live cannons and The Stars and Stripes Forever as a prelude to KCs biggest fireworks display. The concert program honors veterans from all generations and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Hear special guest vocalist Capathia Jenkins join the Symphony in America the Beautiful, Summertime from Porgy and Bess and more. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Grounds open at 3 p.m.
At dusk, swell with pride as your Kansas City Symphony builds to a grand finale featuring Tchaikovskyâs â1812 Overtureâ with live cannons and âThe Stars and Stripes Forever.â Weâll recognize the 100th anniversaries of the WWI armistice, Leonard Bernsteinâs birth and Irving Berlinâs âGod Bless Americaâ while paying tribute to the âGreatest Generation,â our communityâs WWII veterans and local Gold Star families. This year, we also welcome special musical guests Airman First Class Melissa Edgmon from the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America and operatic baritone John Brancy with Jim Birdsall as host. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The event site opens at 3 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m. with a flyover provided by the KC Flight Formation Team. Learn more about the pilots and their aeronautical acrobatics at kcflight.org.
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