Tickets & Events in Independence

Brad Paisley at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater on June 1 at 7 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Brad Paisley

Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

$34.80 $18

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Award-winning country star Brad Paisley plays favorite hits, like "I Can't Change the World"

Kansas City Royals Game and Hat at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, August 31 (Up to 68% Off). Two Seating Options Available.

Kansas City Royals

Kauffman Stadium

$31 $10

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The Royals host the Cleveland Indians in a late-season divisional showdown at Kauffman Stadium

UniverSoul Circus at Liberty Lot at Kemper Arena on July 31–August 3 (Up to 41% Off)

UniverSoul Circus

Liberty Lot at Kemper Arena

$34.35 $22.50

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Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival at Sprint Center, August 22-23 (Up to 30% Off)

Women of Faith: "From Survival to Revival"

Sprint Center

$99 $69

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A Bible-focused weekend of inspiration and entertainment, including music, speakers from churches around the world, and comedy

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra Presents "Inspired Journeys: Heroes and Landscapes" on August 23 (Up to 50% Off)

"Inspired Journeys: Heroes and Landscapes"

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

$36 $18

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Acclaimed orchestra explores the contrasting landscapes of Beethoven's epic "Eroica" symphony and Mendelssohn's dulcet "Italian" symphony

Entry for One, Two, or Four to End of the World Pub Crawl Entry on September 13 from KC Crew (Up to 50% Off)

End of the World Pub Crawl

Martini Corner

$50 $25

Avoid zombies and win prizes during pub crawl in KC's Martini Corner; each admission comes with t-shirt, koozie, sunglasses, and two drinks

Rod Stewart & Santana: The Voice. The Guitar. The Songs. at Sprint Center on Thursday, August 14 (Up to 54% Off)

Rod Stewart & Santana: The Voice. The Guitar. The Songs.

The Downtown Loop

$62.50 $30

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Rod Stewart's iconic voice meets the guitar genius of Carlos Santana in a legendary collaboration of rock 'n' roll titans

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Though the city's name would seem to suggest otherwise, Independence residents must still—by law—interact with each other occasionally. Luckily, Independence Events Center serves to bring the community together, hosting everything from national concert tours to youth hockey leagues within its walls. Such stars as Kelly Clarkson have graced the stage within the 5,800-seat arena, also home to local sports teams such as the Central Hockey League's Missouri Mavericks and the Major Indoor Soccer League's Missouri Comets. Additionally, a community rink lets residents and nonresidents alike hit the ice for programs ranging from open-skating sessions and lessons to private rentals for Civil War reenactments.

19100 E Valley View Pkwy
Independence,
MO
US

The late-October sun shining down on the stadium illuminates the 76,000 or so fans around you?fans who only pause their whooping, screaming, clapping, and whistling to yell for the Chiefs as another football game begins.

Arrowhead Stadium might initially impress visitors with its upgraded sound and scoreboard systems, expanded concourses, 360-degree video-ribbon board, and upgraded snack choices. But what keeps them coming back to the place is the camaraderie they feel watching their favorite football team catch a touchdown pass or stop an opponent short of the goal line.

The Hunt family recognizes this spirit, which is why when the time came to make decisions about the future of Arrowhead several years ago, they knew that, unlike other teams, who were tearing down and completely rebuilding their venues to better fit the modern world, they needed to preserve their iconic stadium. So with the help of Jackson County's loyal citizens, they raised $375 million and added such features as the Founder's Plaza, the luxurious Scout Investments Club Level, the Chiefs Hall of Honor presented by Time Warner Cable, and a new team store.

1 Arrowhead Dr.
Kansas City,
MO
US

At Screenland, campy and classic are rarely mutually exclusive terms. The movie theater serves as a cinematic time machine, transporting spectators through the history of Hitchcock's mysteries and straight into the heyday of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though it also shows current titles, its schedule is often beholden to audience whims—the Crossroads location hosts new independent films that are uniquely screened at this sole location. This dual devotion to cherished and modern flicks helped Screenland earn the 2012 Readers' Choice award for Best Movie Theater from the Pitch.

Even outside the projection room, nostalgia rules. More than 40 games, from Donkey Kong to Missile Command, test dexterity at the Crossroads location's retro arcade, where guests can purchase passes to play indefinitely or until Frogger finally flags down a cab. Photographs taken by former Kansas City mayor Dick Berkley accompany historical trivia in the adjacent gallery, and celebrity handprints mark the outdoor patio. Greeting cinephiles out front is a marquee salvaged from the Isis Theatre, just as it once greeted a young Walt Disney when he shared his early animations there.

Wedding receptions and corporate meetings alike have taken advantage of the theater's capacity for private functions. At both exclusive and public events, however, a full-service bar supplies guests with libations, cracking open bottles of Boulevard Pale Ale and Tallgrass Velvet Rooster.

408 Armour Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

MVPs, Gold Gloves, and a World Series title pepper more than 40 years of Kansas City Royals history, replete with powerful pitches and bat-cracking home runs. The recently renovated Kauffman Stadium treats visitors to a giant high-definition video board, which wears a 40-foot crown and waves a scepter made of massive glow sticks. During breaks in the action, fans can visit concessions stands, play mini golf in the kids? area, or count each of the stadium?s 37,903 seats. Open until the top of the eighth inning, a 7,000-square-foot Hall of Fame guides guests through a maze of memorabilia, including photos of Royals past and future.

One Royal Way
Kansas City,
MO
US

Silencing collection calls and burying bank statements in the backyard won't fix financial faux pas. Learn to pull yourself out of the red with today's penny-pinching Groupon. For $25, you'll get admission to Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover LIVE on Saturday, January 30, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Reliant Arena.

1800 Genessee Street
Kansas City,
MO
US

Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five

Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.

1407 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City,
Missouri
US