A Guide to Spring Concerts in Kansas

A quick guide to upcoming concerts near the Kansas City area.

Promotional photo of the band Pinegrove, featured below.


Promotional photo of the band Pinegrove, featured below.

Lindsey Babcock, Reporter

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up and musicians are beginning to travel again, concerts are back and better than ever. Here is a local guide to concerts for this spring.

*Search through the seven genres below to filter artists. Each show will have a price point signifier on a scale ranging from $ (cheap) to $$$$ (time to start saving up).*


half•alive, The Bottleneck in Lawrence


March 19, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This California trio makes feel-good alt music that will make you feel like you’re driving down the highway in a coming of age movie. 

grandson, The Granada in Lawrence


April 8, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

grandson’s music has a powerful dystopian edge. He was even rewarded the opportunity to have his song “Rain” appear on the “The Suicide Squad” soundtrack. 

Pinegrove, The Granada in Lawrence


April 19, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Their distinctive abstract aesthetic and nostalgic feeling music makes Pinegrove unforgettable. Their vibe is similar to the likes of other contemporary rock bands like The Backseat Lovers and mom jeans.

Boston Manor, The Bottleneck in Lawrence


May 4, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.

This British band originated from Blackpool, England. Their genre is hard to pin down as they exude elements from alt rock, punk rock, pop punk, and hardcore.  


Ashley McBryde, Uptown Theater in KCMO


March 24, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Originally born in Arkansas, Ashley moved to Nashville to follow her dreams in singing and songwriting. She’s succeeded in her dreams, receiving three nominations last year from the Country Music Association.

Charley Crockett, The Granada in Lawrence


April 7, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Known for his new spin on Americana blues, Charley uses his distinctive voice to pave his way in the industry. 

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Uptown Theater in KCMO


April 7, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

Kenny is a prominent blues artist currently on his 25th Anniversary tour with his band. One of his most recognizable songs is his 1997 “Blue on Black”.


KALEO, Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland in KCMO


March 18, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

This folk rock phenomenon is known for its enthralling live performances. They have received incredible feedback for their music and impressive tours.  

John Gorka, Lied Center in Lawrence


April 10, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.

Rolling Stone magazine called John Gorka “The preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement”. His serene voice truly soothes the listener.

Amos Lee, Uptown Theater


April 29, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.

Former school teacher turned musician received his English degree from University of South Carolina. His music is acoustic and down to earth. 


Poppy, The Truman in KCMO


March 18, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Viral Youtube star Poppy is famous for her strange voice and slightly disturbing performance art. Poppy is currently on a world tour performing her hyperpop songs.

girl in red, The Truman in KCMO


March 29, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

A Norwegian indie/bedroom pop singer popularized on TikTok has risen to fame. She has been marked as a “queer icon” for her impact on the LGBTQ community.

Hippo Campus, Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland in KCMO


March 29, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Whimsical and catchy sounds are Hippo Campus’s main jam. The band’s name is a reference to the region of the brain’s temporal lobe that helps control emotions.

The Greeting Committee, Uptown Theater in KCMO


April 9, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This band is local to Kansas City! Their music is calming and charming, perfect for a bright spring season concert.

Soccer Mommy, The Granada in Lawrence


April 10, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Debuting in 2018, this Nashville-born singer has been touring with Paramore, Vampire Weekend, and other big names. Her indie style sets her apart from the crowd. She has been gaining popularity, recently reaching 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. 

Aly and AJ, The Truman in KCMO 

April 1,4 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This pop sister duo kick-started their careers in the early 2000s. Their most notable release is the hit song “Potential Breakup Song” from their Insomniac album that has recently resurfaced on TikTok. 

Snail Mail, Liberty Hall in Lawrence


April 16, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This solo project by Lindsey Jordan was started when she was just 17 years old. Her voice holds the power of having both “confidence and vulnerability”. Her alluring indie-rock style has held the media captive, nearly gaining her one million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Yumi Zouma, The Bottleneck in Lawrence


April 23, 2022 @ 9 p.m.

New Zealand friend group turned alternative pop band is on tour in the U.S. Their newest single “In The Eyes of Our Love” was released earlier this year.

Beach Bunny, The Granada in Lawrence


May 6, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This up and coming power-pop band encapsulates deep emotions in their songs. Beach Bunny has a recognizable pastel aesthetic that meshes well with their angsty and other-worldly vibe.


Tool, T-Mobile Center in KCMO


March 15, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tool has received a cult-like following over the years. Since the ’90s, their melting pot of hardcore genres and “mystical aesthetic” has taken over the world of metal.

Deafheaven, The Granada in Lawrence


March 16, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This ever-evolving black metal band started as a duo in San Francisco. They are currently on a U.S. tour with special guests Holy Fawn and Midwife accompanying them.

Dragonforce, The Granada in Lawrence


March 22, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Dragonforce is a British power metal band that is known for their humorous and compelling live performances. Their 2005 song, “Through the Fire and Flames”, is credited as the most difficult song to play on Guitar Hero III.

Sevendust, The Truman in KCMO


March 25, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

Nu metal icon Sevendust has a prominent aggressive sound. Their name actually originated from a bottle of pesticide one of the band members found in their grandma’s garage. 

Beast in Black, The Granada in Lawrence

April 27, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This cyberpunk inspired band describes their music as “atmospheric heavy metal with an insanely catchy twist.” To accompany their latest album, they have made a Tokyo-based video game that can be found on the band’s website.

Destruction, The Bottleneck in Lawrence


May 9, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

A piece of the “Big Four” of German thrash metal bands. 


Key Glock, The Granada in Lawrence


April 24, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

Markeyvius LaShun Cathey, protege to Young Dolph, is an American rapper from Memphis, TN. “Proud” is his newest single that came out earlier this year.

A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, and Lil Tecca, Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs


May 14, 2022 @ 2:30 p.m.

The Flyover 2022 has an insane lineup that will attract rap fans of all ages. The event will showcase more than ten artists.


Journey, T-Mobile Center in KCMO


March 16, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.

The band Journey has been a household name since the 70s. Their classic rock music can be heard virtually anywhere. On this tour they will be accompanied by none other than Toto.

The Airborne Toxic Event, The Truman in KCMO


March 28, 2022 @ 8 p.m.

This band tugs on the heart strings. Their songs, namely “Sometime Around Midnight”, feel familiar but immediately interest-catching. 

Circles Around the Sun, The Bottleneck in Lawrence


March 30, 2022 @ 8 p.m. 

CATS’s psychedelic, laidback rock comes from a sad and unlikely backstory. Founder of the band, Neal Casal, died of suicide. Before he passed, he wrote to the band, urging them to carry on without him. They now create music in his honor and seek to uplift those that may be in a dark place.