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Alabama Shakes to headline Buzz Beach Ball

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

The lineup for Buzz Beach Ball has been announced by radio station KRBZ (96.5 FM), and it includes headliners Alabama Shakes, Cage the Elephant, Fitz & the Tantrums and Glass Animals.

The two-day festival will be held July 16-17 at Children’s Mercy Park, home of Sporting Kansas City. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Members of the station’s Buzz Freeloader club can buy tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday till midnight Thursday. Prices for a two-day ticket are $49 to $89. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $349. The schedule and set times are forthcoming.

Other bands on the lineup include Bleachers, Portugal the Man, the Head and the Heart, Violent Femmes, X Ambassadors and Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was on stage in Paris during the terrorist attack in November. Kansas City acts on the bill include Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and Hembree.

For more information or to join the Buzz Freeloader club, visit beachballkc.com.

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain

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