Kauffman Center Future Stages Festival Announces Festival Performers and Activities Kauffman Center Future Stages Festival Announces Festival Performers and Activities
The free community event will feature 700 youth performers. Kauffman Center Future Stages Festival Announces Festival Performers and Activities

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has announced their performers and interactive art partners for the fourth annual Future Stages Festival. This free community event will be held at the Kauffman Center on Sunday, June 25 from 11 am – 4 pm. Future Stages Festival is designed to celebrate the arts and shine a spotlight on area youth performers. Showcasing diversity in the arts, the festival will include performances on three stages and interactive arts activities for all ages.

This year’s festival is presented by Saint Luke’s Health System and will feature 27 community groups from the greater Kansas City region performing throughout the day in Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Helzberg Hall, and the Saint Luke’s Outdoor Stage. Performance groups were selected through an application process, and represent a variety of performing arts disciplines.

Future Stages Festival invites attendees to engage in free arts activities hosted on the south lawn at the Kauffman Center and indoors in Brandmeyer Great Hall. Activities will feature a wide range of art forms including kite-making, stage combat training, community drum circles, and dance workshops.

Registration for the event is encouraged but not required. All ages are welcome and programming is suggested as most suitable for families with youth ages 4 – 15. More info at kauffmancenter.org/futurestages.

Future Stages Festival Featured Performances by:

5 Star Jazz Band
AileyCamp – The Group
Caruthers Dance Studio Troupe – The Hot Stepperz
Crescendo Conservatory – Crescendo in Motion
Grupo Axé Capoeira
Harmony Project KC
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Team Shakespeare
House of Dance and BEST NETWORK
Ice Studios School of Dance
Kansas City Ballet
Kansas City Youth Percussion Ensemble
KC Boys Choir & KC Girls Choir
KC Institute of Chinese Language and Culture Dance Group
Knox Church Celebration Choir
Kristi’s Academy of Dance LLC
Lily Zhang Li Taylor Dance Academy
Louder Than a Bomb KC Poets
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Metropolitan Strings Academy Orchestra
Music Theatre Kansas City, SunRaise
Ottawa Suzuki Strings
Starlight STARS
Take the Stage Outreach Program
The Pulse Performing Arts Center Competition & Performance Company
The Smithville Ringleaders
Traditional Music Society’s Soundz of Africa Youth Ensemble
United Dance Performers

Interactive Arts Activities Provided by:

American Institute of Architects – Kansas City
Drum Safari
Great American Kites and Events
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Kansas City Ballet
Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City Zoo
KC Chalk and Walk
Keys 4/4 Kids: Pianos on Parade
Lucia Aerial
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Mattie Rhodes Center
Museum at PrarieFire
Saint Luke’s Health System
StoneLion Puppet Theatre
The Last Carnival
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

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