|KC Symphony’s annual free community concert is Labor Day at The Theatre in the Park|
The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages.
The parking lot opens at 4:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5 p.m. The symphony's Instrument Petting Zoo opens at 5:30 p.m. Kids will enjoy this pre-concert activity where trained musicians help youngsters try their hands at a variety of orchestral instruments. Entertainment by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City begins at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m., the orchestra takes the stage for a concert featuring patriotic and familiar classics from Bernstein, to Copeland, to John Williams' Star Wars Suite. Bring your family and friends, plus blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic dinner if you'd like. . The Theatre in the Park is located in Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.
Each year, this free community concert attracts thousands from around the metropolitan area and provides the opportunity to hear the Kansas City Symphony in a relaxed, outdoor setting. Sponsors for this year's concert include the Bank of Kansas City with media support from radio stations 99.7 The Point, and 106.5 The Wolf. Visit kcsymphony.org for more information.