The opening of the Truman is causing some concern among promoters and venue owners about whether KC can support so many concert spots, yet everyone says 2017 has been a really good year for the music market.
Neil Nakahodo and Timothy FinnThe Kansas City Star
A quick look at some KC music venues
Kansas City's biggest concerts of 2018
Is Taylor Swift using the Verified Fan program as a money-grab?
Tasting the new Irish menu at Brady's Public House
Fly over Arrowhead Stadium and see U2 concert stage
Ed Sheeran fans sing their favorite songs before his Sprint Center show
Lewis Del Mar's Max Harwood, Danny Miller talk about their start
That time Garth Brooks sold out 9 Sprint Center shows
Strange Music Inc.'s move into pop music
Kate Cosentino performs 'Miss January' at Kansas City's Record Bar
Sting sings 'Message in a Bottle'
Knuckleheads' green rooms provide comfort to traveling bands
Love Irish food? Chef Shaun Brady gives The Star's Food Editor Jill Wendholt Silva a tour of some of the Irish food on the menu at Brady's Public House, a new Irish pub at 5424 Troost Ave., in Kansas City. Brady's, which renovated the building, is located former Mike's Tavern space. Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.
The Kansas City Star's Timothy Finn chatted with Lewis Del Mar's Max Harwood and Danny Miller in the green room of the Madrid Theatre before taking the stage for Ink's Middle of the Map fest. Video by Shane Keyser
The newest member of the American Girl family is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who had songs written for her by young girls from across the country. Kate Cosentino was chosen by American Girl to write a song for the company's new character.
One of Wednesday evening’s final sets at Folk Alliance International at Kansas City's Westin Crown Center was a lively mix of music, comedy and levity from “Nancy & Beth,” a duo starring actresses Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Stephanie Hunt (“Friday Night Lights”).
Missouri coach Kim Anderson said the highlight of last week was when country music artist Dierks Bentley wore a Tigers jersey during a concert Friday at Mizzou Arena. Bentley's father played basketball for the MU in the 1940s.
Playing from a porch, Hammerhedd band members played some Metallica for a crowd that gathered during PorchFest KC. The event featured more than 100 bands on more than 40 porches Saturday in the Valentine Neighborhood, in Kansas City.
Hammerhedd — the band of three Prairie Village brothers that gained international attention when a video of the group playing Metallica songs on the Country Club Plaza went viral — performed Saturday at the third annual PorchFest KC in the Valentine neighborhood.