KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From Taylor Swift to Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen to Shania Twain, there are dozens of acts coming to Kansas City in 2023.

Here are the top shows and music festivals coming to theaters, arenas and stadiums in the Kansas City area this year:

The Judds + Martina McBride, Kelsea Ballerini

One of the first big concerts of 2023 features three female country music stars. Wynonna Judd is bringing her “The Judds: The Final Tour” to Kansas City just months after her mother’s death. But she’ll have some help on stage. Martina McBride and Kelsea Ballerini will join the fun.

Bruce Springsteen

The Boss is going on tour for the first time since 2017, and they’re making a stop in Kansas City this winter. Springsteen will also be selling recordings from every concert on the tour if you can’t make it or want a keepsake.

Winter Jam Tour

Winter Jam is one of Christian music’s biggest tours, and this year’s headliners are band We the Kingdom and singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp. Plus you’ll find a solid lineup of supporting acts, including Disciple, Anne Wilson and more.

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 3
  • Where: T-Mobile Center
  • Tickets: $15 donation requested at door

Blake Shelton

Country music star Blake Shelton is bringing his “Back to the Honky Tonk Tour” to Kansas City with special guests CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean.

  • When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18
  • Where: T-Mobile Center
  • Tickets: $60+, buy tickets online

420 Fest

The inaugural 420 Fest will introduce the public to the land that organizers hope to one day turn into the Smokey River Entertainment District. Fans can expect performances from rapper Wiz Khalifa and other young talents like Joey Bada$$, Berner, Smoke DZA, and Chevy Woods.

When: 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20

Where: Smokey River district, River Bend, MO

Tickets: $69, buy tickets online

Kelce Jam

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will be pumping up the party with his own music festival during the NFL Draft. The show will feature Machine Gun Kelly, Rick Ross, Loud Luxury and Tech N9ne.

Janet Jackson

Dance-pop queen Janet Jackson is taking her music back on the road for her “Together Again” tour in 2023, and she’s coming to downtown Kansas City. Rapper Ludacris will be joining her for the show.

Thomas Rhett

Country star Thomas Rhett’s “Home Team Tour” is headed to Kansas City this summer. Special guests include Cole Swindell and newcomer Nate Smith.

Willie Nelson

Country music legend Willie Nelson is hitting the road this spring with plans to perform in the Kansas City metro. The 89-year-old Grammy award winner will be joined by special guests Tracy Lawrence and Gary Allan.

Luke Combs

Country music superstar Luke Combs is bringing his world tour to Kansas City, and he’s taking the stage at the home of the Kansas City Chiefs for the first time. He’ll be joined by Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb.

  • When: 5:45 p.m. Saturday, June 10
  • Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
  • Tickets: Find tickets online


Weezer is bringing its Indie Rock Roadtrip to Bonner Springs on June 11. Modest Mouse and Momma will be along for the ride.

Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers announced plans to add 35 new performances to their 50th Anniversary Tour, including a stop in Kansas City. The tour marks the first time fans can see Tom Johnson, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee back on the road together in nearly 25 years. 

When: Wednesday, June 14

Where: Starlight Theatre

Tickets: $36+, buy tickets online

Phase Fest

If you ever shouted “It’s not just a phase,” in the late ’90s or early 2000s, this alternative music festival might be just for you. Bands like The All-American Rejects, Plain White T’s and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are playing, and they’re still planning to announce more acts.

Tacos & Tequila Festival

The Tacos & Tequila Festival is back for its third year in Kansas City, Kansas. Organizers have already announced that rappers Flo Rida and Lil’ John are in the lineup, and more acts are still going to be announced. Plus there will be dozens of tacos, margaritas and tequila flights to try.


Although Boulevardia organizers haven’t announced the 2023 lineup yet, this Kansas City festival usually features dozens of acts — everything from popular bands to local musicians. The event also offers plenty of craft beer, food trucks,

Matchbox Twenty

Enjoy a concert under the summer sky when pop-rock band Matchbox Twenty comes to Starlight Theatre this summer. This is the band’s first tour since 2017.

Taylor Swift

Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift is bringing her “The Eras Tour” to Kansas City for not just one but two shows. She’s performing alongside MUNA and Gracie Abrams. But a Ticketmaster meltdown left thousands of fans disappointed. Now third-party resale tickets are selling for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Breakaway Music Festival

The Breakaway Music Festival is set to return to the Kansas City area this summer. The two-day, touring EDM festival will feature performances from headliners GRiZ, Zedd, Gryffin, RL Grime, Liquid Stranger and Hippie Sabotage. 

When: 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 14 to Saturday, July 15

Where: Azura Amphitheater

Tickets: $30+, buy tickets online


The legendary rock band Foreigner is going on its farewell tour this summer, and they’re making a stop in Kansas City. They’ll be joined by the band Loverboy.

  • When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18
  • Where: Starlight Theatre
  • Tickets: $30+, buy tickets online

Shania Twain

Let’s go, girls! Shania Twain is hitting the road for the first time in nearly five years after releasing her new album, “Queen of Me,” in February. Mickey Guyton will be joining the tour when it stops in Kansas City this summer.

Ed Sheeran

Grammy Award-winner Ed Sheeran is bringing his “+–=÷× Tour” to Kansas City, and for the second time he’ll be taking over Arrowhead Stadium. He’ll be joined by special guests Khalid and Cat Burns.

  • When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5
  • Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
  • Tickets: Buy tickets online

Billy Joel + Stevie Nicks

Two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are coming to Arrowhead Stadium this summer. It will be the first time Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks have ever played together on the same stage in Missouri, according to Live Nation.

  • When: Saturday, Aug. 19
  • Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Station
  • Tickets: Buy tickets online


Rock band Incubus is hitting the road this summer with a 29-city tour that includes a stop in the Kansas City metro. Incubus will be joined by Badflower and Paris Jackson.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
  • Where: Azura Amphitheater
  • Tickets: $29+, buy tickets online

Goo Goo Dolls + O.A.R.

The Goo Goo Dolls are hitting the road this summer to promote their new album “Chaos in Bloom.” Fellow alternative band O.A.R. will join them for “The Big Night Out Tour” when it comes to Kansas City.

3 Doors Down

The group 3 Doors Down will bring its “Away From the Sun Anniversary Tour” to Starlight Theatre.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6
  • Where: Starlight Theatre
  • Tickets: $39+, buy tickets online

Rock the Dotte

Azura Amphitheater will welcome thousands of music fans who are ready to “Rock the Dotte.” The Rock 98.9 FM presents the concert featuring Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Ministry and Filter.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15
  • Where: Azura Amphitheater 
  • Tickets: $39+, buy tickets online


Pop star Pink is planning not one but two shows in Kansas City this fall as she takes her TRUSTFALL Tour on the road.

  • When: Friday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Where: T-Mobile Center
  • Tickets: $60+, buy tickets online