- $25 for one ticket, Terrace 6 or 7 (Rows NN-ZZ) (up to $53.45 value)
- The core duo: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker
- The Steely Dan sound: an infectious pastiche of jazz, rock, and R&B grooves; subversive lyrics punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles
- 40 million: the number of albums that distinctive sound has sold worldwide
- Two Against Nature: the 2000 reunion album that ended a 20 year hiatus and earned a Grammy Award for Album of the Year
- What to expect from Steely Dan: hits from a four-decade catalog that includes “Peg,” “Josie,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters”
- The Winwood stats: two Grammy wins, one Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction (as a member of Traffic), and a ranking of No. 33 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Best Singers of All Time
- His start: As a lad, Steve led The Spencer Davis Group across the pond to help the British Invasion dethrone King Elvis. Then he continued his musical conquest in seminal bands such as Blind Faith and Traffic.
- Solo: He left his stamp all over the lexicon of popular music with generation-spanning chart-toppers such as “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Higher Love,” and “Back in the High Life.”
- Where else you can hear him: providing session work for Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton
- Today: Behind the keys of his trusty Hammond, his affable and malleable tenor continues to burn like a night-train smoke stack as he conjures more than five decades of hits.
Among other things, Starlight Theatre was born out of an eagerness to impress a woman with a fancy hat. In 1925, a visit from Romania's Queen Marie led the Kansas City Federation of Music to organize a showcase of some of the city's finest musicians—a performance they opened to the public as well. The response was overwhelming and gave the city the push needed to plan for a permanent outdoor venue. Since then, Starlight's stage has seen stars of rock, comedy, pop, and Broadway, including Jerry Lewis, who personally paid for a stage extension to bring him closer to his audience. A star of a different sort to steal the spotlight was President Harry Truman, who made a special appearance on the opening night of Mr. President, only to be rushed away by ambulance during intermission due to an attack of appendicitis.
4600 Starlight Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64132