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The Staff of Providence Amphitheater

Chris Fritz


Chris Fritz has had a long and rewarding career in live event promotion including self-promoted concerts, establishing the National Indoor Lacrosse League, the AND1 Mixtape Tour, and much more. Chris has spearheaded the revitalization of Providence Amphitheater since 2008; his primary duties today include comic relief and mispronouncing bands' names. He currently resides in Leawood Kansas, and his hobbies include boating, telling stories about "the old days," and equestrian water polo.

Jamie Whitehead

General Manager

Jamie Whitehead was just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world. She took the midnight train goin' anywhere, and ended up at New West Presentations. Since 2008, Jamie has served as the voice of reason for the venue, and now fills the role of General Manager of Providence Amphitheater. Her primary roles include contracts, operations, correcting spelling errors, accounting, and keeping Chris and Matt in line. A current resident of Overland Park, Jamie's favorites include culinary adventures, puggles, and freelance fortune cookie writing.

Matt Camden

Assistant General Manager

Matt was rescued from a cardboard box on the rainy streets of East St. Louis by New West Presentations, with nothing to his name other than a torn pair of Converse and a thermos. Since 2010, Matt has served as the resident "fireman" of New West, putting out the fires (both literal and figurative) at the venue, usually caused by Chris. His duties at the venue include ticketing, production, and creating unnecessary photoshops of the staff with famous people. Now living in downtown Kansas City, Matt enjoys playing guitar, attending beer festivals, and professional unicorn hunting.

Wild Country

New for 2012 at Providence Amphitheater is Wild Country! On select weekends in the summer, we are transforming our VIP Club and patio into an open-air country music club, featuring:

  • Live country bands
  • DJ Kirby and Crew Live Video Mix DJ sets
  • Reduced drink prices
  • A BBQ food court
  • And more!

Wild Country has FREE admission courtesy of Cricket Wireless and FREE parking courtesy of Shawnee Mission Hyundai. These events are not all ages; you must be 21+ with a valid ID to get into Wild Country!

Cricket Wireless


Cricket Wireless is the no-annual-contract wireless experience you've been waiting for. We offer easy activation, first-class nationwide coverage, and some of the cheapest cell phone plans around. With Cricket Wireless, you can shop for a range of cool devices or bring your own. Either way you'll be able to take advantage of our straightforward plans and pricing that keep you connected at a value price. Discover the power of Cricket Wireless!

Early Entry

Have a Cricket phone or thinking about getting one soon? Anyone with a Cricket phone attending one of our concerts can gain EARLY ENTRY through our Cricket Hop the Line Gate! Simply bring your phone with you, and show it along with your ticket for the concert, and you (and up to 3 friends per Cricket phone present) will be let into the venue early! All entrances have a clearly labeled Cricket Hop the Line Gate for you to take advantage of.

Remember that a ticket to the concert is still required for every person entering early. For each Cricket phone present, up to 4 people (the phone holder and 3 friends) may be granted early entry.

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About Providence Amphitheater

Managed by New West Presentations, Inc.
Our History

Providence Amphitheater (formerly Sandstone Amphitheater) is an open-air performance venue located in Bonner Springs, Kansas, conveniently located near the Kansas Speedway and Legends Shopping Mall. Opened in 1984 as, it is a place where concert fans have been making memories for over twenty years. Audience capacity at Providence Amphitheater is 18,000 people, including approximately 3,100 box and reserved seats.


Providence Amphitheater has listened to your feedback and has dramatically upgraded the fan experience at our venue. A majority of the reserved seats closest to the stage have been removed in order to make that area an “up-front” general admission section designed to let fans get closer to the performers. Learn more about the new General Admission section here. Additional changes include an upgraded VIP club, new sound and video systems, and improved buildings and plazas.

Green Initiatives

Along with the structural changes at the venue, Providence Amphitheater's Green Initiatives Project aims to make the venue more environmentally-friendly. The program implements an on-site recycling program, reduced energy consumption policies, and more. Learn more about Providence Amphitheater's Green Initiatives project.

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