KC events: Beyonce and Dylan on the same night, but also BBQ, festivals, much more

Musical legends from two different eras will entertain Kansas City crowds on the same night.

While Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour plays before a full house at Arrowhead Stadium, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan will do the same at the Midland Theater. Tickets for both concerts at 8 p.m. Oct. 1 are available only on the secondary market.

Dylan also will play at 8 p.m. Oct. 2, and tickets ($52.50-$132.50) remain for that date.

More information on Beyoncé at chiefs.com and on Dylan at midlandkc.com.

Bob Dylan will perform Sept. 1-2 at the Midland.
Bob Dylan will perform Sept. 1-2 at the Midland.

More entertainment

The Arts Asylum will present the comedic horror musical “Bat Boy: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30, 2 p.m. Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and 5-7 ($20). theartsasylum.org.

Billed as the world’s largest barbecue contest with more than 500 teams, the World Series of Barbecue at Kansas Speedway will offer public events: Pit Party and BBQ Marketplace, 3-10 p.m. Sept. 29, and KC’s Backyard Barbecue and BBQ Marketplace, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 30 ($8-$23; weekend pass $40). americanroyal.com/bbq.

The Terror on the Plains International Film Festival will bring classic horror movies to the Boulevard Drive-In in Kansas City, Kansas, 5:50 p.m. Sept 29, 5 p.m. Sept. 30 ($15-$20). terrorontheplains.com.

The Ghosts of Baseball Past: A Haunted Cocktail Experience will come to Legends Field, Sept. 29-Oct. 31, 6-11 p.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11 p.m. Sundays ($10). apparitionbar.com.

The GloWild lantern festival will return to the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 29-Dec. 30 ($16-$25). kansascityzoo.org.

“Nelly Don — The Musical Movie” will premiere at the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre in Union Station, the Glenwood Arts Theatre and the Screenland Armour, 12:30, 7:30 and 3:45 p.m., respectively, Sept. 29 ($5-$12). nellydon.com.

The Foolers, four magicians from the TV show “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us,” will come to the Kauffman Center, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 ($43-$93). kauffmancenter.org.

The GloWild festival featuring animal lanterns will run Sept. 29-Dec. 30 at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium.
The GloWild festival featuring animal lanterns will run Sept. 29-Dec. 30 at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium.


18th & Vine Arts Festival, 5-10 p.m. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1, 18th & Vine District ($10-$30). 18thandvineartsfest.com.

Overland Park Fall Festival, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30, downtown Overland Park (free). opkansas.org.

YouSpin Anywhere Music Extravaganza Festival, 7-11 p.m. Sept. 29, Lemonade Park ($25.49). lemonadeparkkc.com.

Children’s Mercy Dream Big Day, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 30, Crown Center Square (free). childrensmercy.org.

First Peoples Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (included in admission, $2-$5). opkansas.org.

Get MO Wild!, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30, James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area (free). mdc.mo.gov.

Bar K Fall Beer Fest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30, Bar K ($30-$65). barkdogbar.com.

Moon & Water Lantern Festival, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Shawnee Mission Park (free). kccaks.org.

Comedian George Lopez will come to the Uptown on Sept. 29.
Comedian George Lopez will come to the Uptown on Sept. 29.


Anthony Jeselnik, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Midland ($35-$75). midlandkc.com.

Tim Meadows, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Comedy Club of Kansas City ($25-$35). thecomedyclubkc.com.

Aries Spears, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Sept. 29, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Sept. 30, Kansas City Improv ($33). improvkc.com.

George Lopez, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Uptown ($41.50-$112). uptowntheater.com.

The Second City’s Comedian Rhapsody, 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Polsky Theatre ($12-$35). jccc.edu/midwest-trust-center.

Eric Andre, 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Midland ($49.50-$69.50). midlandkc.com.

Classical music and dance

Opus 76 Quartet, “Mozart’s Don Giovanni,” 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ($30-$60). opus76.org.

Hiplet Ballerinas, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Lied Center ($11-$35). lied.ku.edu.

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra with pianist Kuok-Wai Lio, “Bach Is Back! — And Mozart Too,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral ($15-$35). kcchamberorchestra.org.

Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company, “Rhapsody,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, White Recital Hall ($15-$25). wylliams-henry.org.

Tower of Power with Kansas City Symphony, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Kauffman Center ($54-$104). kcsymphony.org.

Conservatory Wind Symphony, 7 p.m. Oct. 1, Kauffman Center ($25). kauffmancenter.org.

More music

Grand Funk Railroad and Jefferson Starship, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Uptown ($45-$138). uptowntheater.com.

Jazz in the Valley, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus (free). mcckc.edu/jazzfest.

Gregory Alan Isakov with Damien Jurado, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Midland ($29.50-$59.50). midlandkc.com.

Dogstar, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Liberty Hall ($40). dogstarofficial.com.

Paul Thorn, 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 11 a.m. Oct. 1, Knuckleheads ($25-$75). knuckleheadskc.com.

Three Dog Night, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Ameristar ($169-$239). ameristarkansascity.com.

Bishop Briggs and Misterwives, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Grinders KC ($37.50-$75). grinderskc.com.

Bette Smith, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Folly ($20-$50). follytheater.org.

Leonid and Friends, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Ameristar ($35-$215). ameristarkansascity.com.

311 with Awolnation and Blame My Youth, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Grinders KC (sold out). grinderskc.com.

Daniel O’Donnell, 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Kauffman Center ($43-$93). kauffmancenter.org.

Air Supply, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Lied Center ($21-$60). lied.ku.edu.