Summer is not yet upon us officially, but it is appearing on the music calender. This weekend, several annual summery events are planned, including the Gladstone Summertime BluesFest and the Crossroads Flock Party. Here’s a snapshot of each.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Where: Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main St.
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What: A three-day celebration of punk rock
Admission: $7 per night or $15 for a three-day pass
Lineup: More than four dozen bands will perform on two stages.
Starting times: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Berkley Riverfront Park
What: A three-day celebration of food, music presented by the Kansas City Diversity Coalition and Gay Pride Kansas City.
Admission: $5 per day or $10 for the weekend. The festival is free from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Starting times: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday
Lineup: More than three dozen entertainers will perform over three days. Headliners: DJ Tony Moran (Friday); country singer Ty Herndon (Saturday); songwriter/rapper DEV (Saturday); and Beverly McClellan, singer/songwriter and former contestant on Season 1 of “The Voice” (Sunday).
Where: Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
What: A celebration of the works of Maurice Ravel and Antonin Dvořák led by guest conductor Jeffrey Kahane of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Admission: Tickets are $23-$92.
Starting times: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Friday and Saturday
Where: Oak Grove Park, N.E. 76th Street and North Troost Avenue
What: The 20th annual celebration of food and the blues featuring national touring acts.
Admission: Parking is $5. A $5 donation at the gate is suggested.
Starting times: Park opens at 5 p.m. Friday; music starts at 6 p.m. Park opens at 1 p.m. Saturday; music starts at 2 p.m.
Friday’s lineup: Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats; the Delgado Brothers; Anthony Gomes.
Saturday’s lineup: Karla and Too Bad Jim; the Blues Notions; Ghost Town Blues Band; Renee Austin; Hadden Sayers; Bernard Allison.
Where: 19th Street between Wyandotte and Baltimore streets
What: It’s a food and music event celebrating the Crossroads Arts District.
Starting time: Music sets of 45 minutes begin at 5 p.m.
Lineup: Paddlefish (Springfield, Mo.); Weaver x Conductor Williams (Kansas City); the Toughies (Lawrence); Warm Bodies (Kansas City); See Through Dresses (Omaha); The Conquerors (Kansas City); Duncan Burnett & the Outer Circle (Kansas City); Be-Non (Kansas City).