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KC concerts March 15-21: Pink, Eagles, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Bad Bunny

Pink will perform Thursday, March 15, at the Sprint Center.
Pink will perform Thursday, March 15, at the Sprint Center. Invision/AP


Thursday, March 15, at the Sprint Center

The shelf life of a typical pop star is brief. Transitory trends and an unforgiving emphasis on youth make it almost impossible for a hit-maker to remain at the top for more than a few years. Pink has defied the odds. Eighteen years after her debut single, “There You Go,” stormed the charts, the woman born Alecia Beth Moore remains relevant. Her stellar voice, eminently relatable personality and outstanding stagecraft are responsible for her durability. With KidCutUp.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Sprint Center. 816-949-7100. Tickets are $59.45-$219.45 through

Sara Evans

Thursday, March 15, at Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Having reached an age that makes country radio programmers treat women artists as pariahs, Sara Evans, 47, has been disrespectfully forced into the role of an elegant elder emissary. The snub has nothing to do with Evans’ talent. The burnished voice and powerful interpretive skills she displayed on her stunning 1997 debut album, “Three Chords and the Truth,” are as strong as ever, even though her last big hit was the defiant 2010 song “A Little Bit Stronger.” With RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Muriel Kauffman Theatre. 816-994-7200. Tickets are $39-$79 through

Miranda Lambert

Saturday, March 17, at the Sprint Center

Miranda Lambert is country’s most interesting star. In a format that’s dominated by artists with meticulously crafted images, the native Texan seems true to herself. Her thick drawl on earthy songs conveys authenticity, while the title of her Livin’ Like Hippies tour reflects Lambert’s unconventional streak. In addition to performing renditions of hits including “The House That Built Me,” Lambert has opened recent concerts with a rollicking cover of John Prine’s homey “That’s the Way the World Goes Round.” With Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde.

7 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Sprint Center. 816-949-7100. Tickets are $39.75-$59.75 through

Bad Bunny

Saturday, March 17, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

Time will tell if “Despacito” succeeded in opening the floodgates that led to a tsunami of crossover Spanish language pop or if the Luis Fonsi smash that dominated 2017 was merely a fluke. The career of Bad Bunny hangs in the balance. Already a heavyweight of reggaeton and Latin pop, the Puerto Rican man born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio is on the verge of being embraced by fans of mainstream hit-makers like Drake, Future and Justin Bieber.

8 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-283-9921. Tickets are $39-$139 through

The Eagles

Monday, March 19, at the Sprint Center

Forty-seven years after the Eagles coalesced in Los Angeles, it’s clear that the band’s music will outlive the men who created it. The death of founding member Glenn Frey in 2016 shocked generations of listeners who felt that songs like “Peaceful Easy Feeling” were the country-rock equivalent of the fountain of youth. Longtime principals Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit will be assisted by country star Vince Gill and Frey’s son Deacon Frey on Monday.

8 p.m. Monday, March 19. Sprint Center. 816-949-7100. Tickets are $96.50-$226.50 through


Monday, March 19, at MiniBar

There’s no getting around the fact that Frigs sound uncannily like 1980s-era Sonic Youth. Even so, the four members of the Toronto band are more than clever mimics. Frontwoman Bria Salmena howls with a sense of outrage that seems deeply personal. She’s not yet as renowned as Sophie Allison of Soccer Mommy or Julien Baker, her peers in the insurgency of notable young women in indie-rock, but Salmena’s work is no less cathartic. With the Black Mariah Theater and Mene Mene.

9:30 p.m. Monday, March 19. MiniBar. 816-326-8281. Tickets are $10 through

Anderson East

Tuesday, March 20, at the Madrid Theatre

Anderson East has quickly become one of most notable purveyors of blue-eyed soul in the history of the form. Like Van Morrison, Hall & Oates and Delbert McClinton, Nashville-based East recasts the sweet soul music of icons like Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson and Al Green. East’s sturdy new album, “Encore,” contains instant classics including the lusty “Girlfriend,” the tender “This Too Shall Last” and an exuberant interpretation of Ted Hawkins’ “Sorry You’re Sick.” With J.S. Ondara.

8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Madrid Theatre. 816-753-8880. Tickets are $17 through


Wednesday, March 21, at MiniBar

Yousun Cho is making history on her initial foray across the United States. The woman who creates dreamy sounds as Cifika has launched the longest tour a Korean-born musician has ever attempted in North America. Wednesday’s show at MiniBar is at the midway point of an itinerary that will take Cho from Seattle to Boston. Her music — sleek electronic art-pop in the vein of Sampha and Grimes — merits the ambitious undertaking. With Fee Lion and Pageant Boys.

10 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. MiniBar. 816-326-8281. Tickets are $15 through