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Date Specific activities:

Thursday August 23, 2012
Craig Morgan at Power and Light City Stage starting at 7 pm
On Thursday, August 23rd there is a free show featuring Craig Morgan. The show begins around 7 pm, but get there early to claim your spot! The show is free to attend and open to the public of all ages. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian and must arrive before 9 PM. Craig Morgan is a country music artist, and a veteran of the United States Army, Morgan began his musical career in 2000. Morgan has charted seventeen times on the Billboard country charts. Besides "That's What I Love About Sunday," six more of his singles have reached that chart's Top Ten: "Almost Home," "Redneck Yacht Club," "Little Bit of Life," "International Harvester", "Love Remembers" and "Bonfire."   Cost: Free

Friday, August 24, 2012
All American Rejectsat Power and Light City Stage starting at 8 pm
On Friday, August 24th there is a free show featuring
All American Rejectsthe show begins around 8 pm, but get there early to claim your spot! The show is free to attend but you must be 21 or older to attend this concert. The All American Rejects are an alternative rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. Since the start of their career, The All-American Rejects have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The All-American Rejects were ranked #73 on the "Hot 100 Artists of the 2000s" and #183 on Billboard magazine's "Billboard 200 Artists of the Decade" list.    Cost: Free

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks 7 p.m. kick off at Arrowhead Stadium “The home of the Chiefs!”  
The Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals played the inaugural game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 12, 1972. Undoubtedly one of the finest facilities in the NFL, Arrowhead and the fans who consistently fill it have helped produce a distinct homefield advantage for the Chiefs. Dating back to ’90, Kansas City owns the seventh-best regular season home winning percentage among all NFL teams with a 106-54 (.663) record over that span. It’s been 40 years since the first plans were being devised for Kansas City’s two stadium setup, which is now the norm for professional football and baseball venues across the country. Arrowhead Stadium is widely considered one of the loudest stadiums, if not the loudest stadium, in the entire NFL. Add to that the fact the parking lot is full of better BBQ and tailgating than in some entire towns, makes going to a football game while in Kansas City an event it’s self. Tickets Range from : $165 to $313

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls 8 p.m. at Livestrong Sporting Park Stadium

Sporting Kansas City's 2012 season marks the club's 17th year in Major League Soccer. Kansas City was introduced as one of the 10 charter members of MLS on June 6, 1995. Four months later, the league unveiled the nicknames, logos and uniform designs for the franchises, including the Kansas City Wiz. The 2011 season marked the most significant change in the club’s history as LIVESTRONG Sporting Park was completed, giving Sporting Kansas City their first true home for players and fans alike. In addition to the Designated Player signing of Bravo in the offseason, the club also brought in new faces from the market abroad who became key contributors such as Aurelien Collin and Julio Cesar.  A ten-match road trip to start the season put Sporting Kansas City behind the eight ball in the Eastern Conference standings, but the opening of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park brought about a dramatic turnaround that saw the club climb all the way to the top of the conference by the time the regular season had concluded. Tickets Range from : $24.50 to $72.60 Special Discount Ticket Offer for all CVC Kansas City Attendees How to order tickets in 5 easy steps: Order your tickets online – it’s fast and secure. Follow these simple steps and take
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Even More To See & Do:

American Jazz Museum – Reflections of Jazz Exhibit
The American Jazz Museum is the only museum in the world solely focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz, the Museum is dedicated to public service and collaborative efforts to expand the influence, awareness and appreciation of jazz within Kansas City and to audiences worldwide. Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, Blue Room jazz club and Gem Theater.  Cost: $10.00 Adults $9.00 Seniors (65 Years+) $6.00 Children under 5 - 12

Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to be the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, full or partial distribution currently in 19 states. Since 1989 our brewery has remained dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Our selection of fine ales and lagers include the Midwest’s best-selling craft beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer, our flagship Boulevard Pale Ale, and The Smokestack Series line of artisanal beers. We are proud to be Kansas City’s Beer, and Missouri’s Largest Independent Brewery. On your 45 minute tour, you will: Hear the history of Boulevard Brewing Company, watch a video showing how beer is made, walk through the brewery and sample a variety of Boulevard beers. Cost: Free

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice - Children's Museum, interactive traveling exhibit
Located on the lower Level of the Crown Center Shops and created by the Minnesota Children's Museum, this interactive traveling exhibit transports visitors back in time to when the dinosaurs last roamed the land, 70 million years ago. Encounter realistic, fully touchable dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops. At the Big Dig, children unearth fossils and identify them in the Field Research Station. See a smoldering volcano, dinosaur puzzles, an “icy” slide and prehistoric cave. At the photo kiosk, visitors can take a photo with a dinosaur and email a digital postcard to family and friends. Cost: Free

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art - Lois Dodd: Catching the Light
This first career museum retrospective features paintings that define the places and subjects that have mattered most in the nearly sixty-year career of this American plein-air painter. The exhibition includes images of the places that have mattered most to Dodd: the cityscapes of New York City's Lower East Side and the woods and gardens of mid-coastal Maine. The exhibition's 51 works range in date from 1955's Pasture to 2010's self-portrait Shadow with Easel. Cost: Free

The Music Man
Located at the Off Center Theater on the 3rd floor of Crown Center Presented by Musical Theater Heritage. Winner of five Tony Awards, this famous musical follows con man Harold Hill, who aims to swindle the town of River City, Iowa. But his scheme could go awry when he falls for Marian Paroo, the town librarian and piano teacher.  Cost: $15 - $29

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - “They Were All Stars” Exhibit
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will open a new exhibit entitled "They Were All Stars." The compelling exhibition will celebrate the impact of the Negro Leagues on Major League Baseball by reflecting on the careers of African-American and Hispanic baseball players who transitioned from the Negro Leagues to MLB from 1947-59 and subsequently became All-Stars. The exhibit will be opened free to the public in the Changing Gallery at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Cost: Free

Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art
Recognized internationally as one of the finest general art museums in the United States, the Nelson-Atkins currentlymaintainscollections of more than 33,500 works of art. Their vast holdings provide the opportunity to create new and unique experiences at every turn. There are a variety of tour experiences available to visitors at the Nelson-Atkins whether you are exploring the Museum’s collection, enjoying the Kansas City Sculpture Park or marveling at the architecture. Cost: Free

Oceans of Fun
Oceans of Fun isa tropically-themed water parkthat opened on May 31, 1982 in Kansas City Missouri to celebrate Worlds of Fun's 10th year anniversary. At the time it was opened it was the largest water park in the world. It is adjacent to Worlds of Fun amusement park. Cost: $31.99 - $20.99 there are combo passes for Oceans of Fun as well as discounts for on-line ticketing

Roasterie Factory Tour
One of the most renowned specialty coffee roasters in the nation, nobody else does it like they do. The Roasterie is committed to finding the best coffees from around the world, for a fair price. Those beans are then roasted using a convection air-roasting method, instead of the more traditional drum-roasting method, to ensure superior consistency and a tastier, smoother cup of coffee. Quality, freshness, education. That's what The Roasterie is about. Try any of their coffees and you'll be able to taste and smell the difference their commitment makes. The Roasterie goes to great lengths to bring you the best coffee in the world. And to this day, nobody does it like they do. Come by for a free tour and learn all about their cupping, roasting and blending process. The tours are about an hour long. Please plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin.  Cost: Free

 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at Union Station
In April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shaking the world's confidence in the infallibility of modern technology. Almost 100 years later, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which showcases more than 300 artifacts retrieved from Titanic's debris field, arrives in Kansas City. Educational, emotional, and appropriate for all ages, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. Along the way visitors will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy. The Exhibition has been created with a focus on the Titanic's compelling human stories told through authentic artifacts and exacting re-creations of the Ship's interior. Delicate bottles of perfume, china bearing the logo of the White Star Line, and many other objects collected from the wreck site offer poignant connections to lives abruptly ended or forever changed by one of the world's greatest maritime tragedies. Touching on every important aspect of Titanic's story-from construction, launching, and life on board to the tragic sinking and dramatic rescue of over 700 people-the Exhibition concludes with the amazing discovery of the Ship 73 years after the sinking and the innovative recovery and conservation efforts made over the last 25 years.  Cost: $10 - $22

World War I Memorial/Liberty Memorial – there are two exhibits on display right now and they are “Pantheon de la Guerre: From Paris to the Chicago World’s Fair to Kansas Cityand World War I All-Stars: Sports & the Inter-Allied Games
This is the ONLY World War I memorial in the country, so in addition to the collections mentioned above and included with your ticket into the Liberty Memorial are the Museum collections and exhibitions that tell more than an American story. They cover the entire war from the first shots in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919. All the belligerent nations involved, reflecting both the battlefield and the home front, are represented. They have painstakingly collected far ranging items to include in the museum to help visitors get a true feel of the era and times our solders and people of the time faced, from the common items carried by the soldier in the field, as well as the rare treasure of national significance. They hold over 75,000 items in the museum, library, and archival collections. As a national museum mandated to preserve the vast history of World War I, its participants, and this National Historic Landmark, and they are still collecting. Cost: Adults $14; Seniors (65+) $12; Students (18+ with ID) $12; Youth (6 – 17) $8

Worlds of Fun isthe premier amusement park destination in the Midwest -- offering 175 acres of excitement and fun for every member of the family. For thrill seekers, an impressive line-up of seven world-class roller coasters and dozens of thrill rides offers dips and loops from big to small. In 2011, the world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy, has a new home at Worlds of Fun. The all-new Planet Snoopy features 18 rides, a bounce house, a foam ball factory, daily character appearances and a brand-new show designed just for kids and parents. At Worlds of Fun, there is something for guests of all ages! Cost: $56.99 - $25.99 there are combo passes for Oceans of Fun as well as discounts for on-line ticketing

Other Entertainment & Shopping:

Country Club Plaza
47th & Broadway (about 4.5 miles from KCCEC)

Crossroads District
About a mile and a half from KCCEC

Crown Center
2405 Grand Blvd (about 2 miles from KCCEC)

Power & Light District
13th & Walnut (about 1 mile from KCCEC)

Westport Entertainment District
 39th & Broadway (about 4 miles from KCCEC)


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