THE LEGENDARY AMPHITHEATER TO UNVEIL MAJOR CHANGES IN 2016
NEW NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR, MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATIONS
Providence Medical Center is the new naming rights sponsor for the former Cricket Wireless Amphitheater located in Bonner Springs, Kansas, now known as Providence Medical Center Amphitheater. Providence Medical Center, with its award winning care and state-of-the-art emergency services, has been a Wyandotte County institution since 1920. The hospital, once a member of the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health System, was acquired in 2013 by Prime Healthcare Services. Providence is located five miles east of the amphitheater at Parallel and 90th Street.
“We couldn’t be happier to announce this partnership with another long-time Wyandotte County institution,” said Kathleen Conwell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Providence. “Providence Medical Center is proud to be part of the revitalization of another community icon.”
In addition, the landmark venue will undergo a multi-million dollar remodel that will be complete when the amphitheater kicks off its 2016 season in May.
The renovations include:
• New reserved seating
• Upgrades to the stage
• Improvements to the backstage, catering, and dressing rooms
• Remodeled merchandise stands, concession stands and restrooms
• A complete VIP Club renovation with multimedia centers
• New walkways, landscaping and many other aesthetic updates
The amphitheater has a long history in Kansas City as one of the city’s most beloved venues; thousands of acts and millions of fans have been to the amphitheater over the course of its 30-plus-year history. The facility is one of the largest music venues in the state.
“The amphitheater has always had a great layout, a wonderful atmosphere and incredible sound. The renovations will make the venue a state-of-the-art facility for both fans and artists” says Chris Fritz, President of New West Presentations, the operator of the amphitheater.
2014 was a landmark year for Cricket Wireless Amphitheater! With the return of the Country Mega Ticket and the biggest event calendar in years, the amphitheater had something for everyone!
We would like to take a moment to thank you, the fans, because you are the ones who makes the music world go 'round. Our season may be over, but we are already working hard to bring you another great year in 2015. Keep an eye on our event calendar, where new shows will be posted as soon as they are announced.
Skrillex with Dillon Francis
The Pisons n Pin-Ups Car Show
Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Leah Turner, and Charlie Worsham
Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana
The Avett Brothers with Langhorne Slim and The Law
Foam Glow 5K
The Rock n Roll Dream Concert featuring tributes to The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, and Queen
Hit and Run 5K
Vans Warped Tour 2014
Summerland Tour 2014 featuring Everclear and Soul Asylum
Monsters of Mock 2014 featuring tributes to AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, and Iron Maiden
Miranda Lambert with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett
Life in Color featuring Kill the Noise
The Black Light Run 5K
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival featuring Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Pop Evil, Buckcherry, and more!
Deja Vu 2014 featuring tributes to U2, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, and Heart
Wow, what a year! From our season opener with The Lumineers to our last show of the summer with Mumford & Sons, 2013 was a year to remember at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater! We would like to take a moment to thank you, the fans, because you are the ones who makes the music world go 'round. Our season may be over, but we are already working hard to bring you another great year in 2014. Keep an eye on our event calendar, where new shows will be posted as soon as they are announced.
Did you love one of our shows? Do you know a way we can improve your experience for next year? Leave your comments and suggestions below!
You can check out recaps of all of our concerts and events over on the Rockstar Wrap-Up page.
A limited number of lawn tickets for the September 20th Mumford & Sons concert have been released for sale on Ticketmaster. These tickets are limited to 4 per person, and are available for will-call delivery only. These tickets are expected to sell very quickly. You can check the availability of these tickets on Ticketmaster:
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After spending the summer touring with Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Rob Zombie made a stop here in Kansas City, bringing Machine Head, Amon Amarth, and Children of Bodom with him. It wouldn't be a Rob Zombie show without pyro, video screens, and props, but this show was definitely a step above the rest!
For the second installment of the Buzz Under the Stars series, 96.5 The Buzz brought in The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Gogol Bordello, and The Virgins. The crowd was on their feet for the entire show and we saw grand performances from all the acts! We couldn't have asked for better weather for this one!
Electric Run is a 5k like nothing you've seen before! The path featured glowing neon trees, tunnels, glowing arches, and more that moved to the beat of the music to create an electric wonderland. The 5k ended with a celebration that included a DJ, even more lights, and plenty of dancing. This family friendly event showed the versatility of the venue and we hope to see it back soon!
Vans Warped Tour returned bringing over 80 bands that played throughout the venue. The crowd came in record numbers and braved the heat to see artists who played every kind of rock you can imagine. One of the added perks this year was that parents got complimentary tickets from the tour if attending with their child- just one of the many things that made this the "Best Day Ever"!