Three summer concerts provide music-filled summer
The annual Vans Warped Tour comes to Sandstone Amphitheatre on Friday, July 9. The all-day event will feature more than 90 artists including The Used, All Time Low and We The Kings, and several genres from reggae to metal.
The Warped Tour has a music festival format: several artists will perform simultaneously on different stages set up around the venue, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending around 9 p.m.
Junior Aaron Gray will be going to his second Warped Tour this summer and is excited about the band lineup.
“I just love the music and the environment,” Gray said. “There’s going to be a lot of bands that I really like.”
Gray attended his first Warped Tour last summer and gained unforgettable experiences from the event.
“[My favorite part was] either the mosh pits…or when they crowd-surfed a guy in a wheelchair,” Gray said.
Although Gray enjoyed the “mosh pits,” several complaints have arisen over the years about such groups, basically a herd of fans shoving and fighting anyone and everyone in sight. On the bright side, you have little to worry about, the herd usually does not attack innocent bystanders who do not want to be a part of the moshing.
Check out the full band lineup and get more information about the event at www.vanswarpedtour.com.
The first annual Dancefestopia is a one-of-a-kind two-day music festival that will be taking place Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park in downtown Kansas City, Mo. It will bring many top artists including Wiz Khalifa, Flo Rida and 3OH!3 and more than 50 others. This year is the event’s inaugural occurrence. Tickets start at $59 for one day’s admittance. Find out more at www.dancefestopia.com.
Beach Ball Buzz
The second annual Buzz Beach Ball concert is a day-long music festival on Saturday, June 2 held at Livestrong Sporting Park. The event is organized by a local alternative radio station 96.5 The Buzz. The day will feature 10 artists including Sublime With Rome, The Dirty Heads and Foster the People. For reserved seating in the stands, tickets start at $20. General Admission is priced at $20, which will be on the field itself. Find more information at www.beachballkc.com.