Music Tours to KC Will Leave Student Groups Singing
Are you looking for a music tour destination that will have your students singing rhythm and blues? If so, look no further than the city that inspired two, enterprising teens to extol its virtues in a timeless song. Yes, we are talking about Kansas City, Missouri. In all the years since Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller first put pen to paper, the city’s appeal has only grown among students and educators alike. With that said, here are five spots that are sure to appeal to a broad audience:
1.) Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Broadway)
Thanks to programs like EncoreTix , music tours and facility rentals, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is quickly becoming the best place in Kansas City to take student groups. Located on Broadway, it is a wonderful, year round, entertainment venue. While there, groups can perform on stage, catch an affordable show and learn about behind-the-scenes maneuverings.
2.) Kansas City Convention Center (West 13th Street)
The Kansas City Convention Center is another great place to take music students. That’s because it is home to several, gorgeous performance areas that may be rented or toured by groups. Among the various performance areas that may interest students are the Little Theatre, Music Hall and the Wagstaff Theatre. In addition to housing great performance areas, the center is located within close proximity to picnic areas, restaurants and lodging options too.
3.) New Theatre Restaurant (91st & 95th Street, Overland Park)
Speaking of food and fun, students may enjoy a matinee or evening performance at the New Theatre Restaurant in nearby Overland Park as well. The venue hosts various productions throughout the year, including those that focus on songs by Stoller and Leiber. Most productions include a meal as part of the show.
4.) American Jazz Museum (18th Street)
The American Jazz Museum is another venue of note. It features performance space, exhibits and educational programs designed for students of all ages. Exhibit highlights include collections of album art, interactive displays and a recreated, 1930s jazz room. Lodging is available nearby at The Aladdin. It’s a charming boutique hotel that features an onsite restaurant, market place, meeting rooms and a fitness center.
5.) The Folly Theatre (West 12th Street)
Finally, students may appreciate a visit to one of the oldest theaters in the state. Known simply as “The Folly”, it is available for group rentals. Not only will students enjoy performing there, they’ll likely be captivated by its rich history too. Many famous people have graced its stage over the years, including Shirley Boothstar.
For more information about arranging music tours to Kansas City and points beyond, please contact us at (800) 220-0165. At Peak Performance Tours, we’ll treat you and your music students right.