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Entertainment

Maintstage Musical Entertainment
N-Halen
Saturday, June 3 at 9:15pm

For many years, when another drummer was in the crowd, drummer of Incognito Jeff Gilpin would come out from behind the drums and sing "Ain't Talking 'Bout Love". The crowd would go wild and many complimented how much he sounded like David Lee Roth. In 2016, Incognito decided to make this into an entire show and out came In Halen. In 2017 we did an unrehearsed show with some new members and nailed down the final line-up for what can only be called a Dallas Tribute Band supergroup.

Elton John Experience
Saturday, June 3 at 7:30pm

Keyboard prodigy & regional celebrity Dennis Laffoon, of national recording artists Shooting Star, is now combining his extraordinary talents with the mega talented musicians of Saucy Productions, to bring you an incredible tribute “Dennis Laffoons ELTON JOHN EXPERIENCE”, featuring Kiki Dee, & the Rocket Band.

This is a full on tribute! Along with so many of the worlds greatest songs, it also includes the outrageous costumes, exciting stage show, special effects, with a band that ELTON JOHN himself would be proud of!

Surfin' USA
Friday, June 2 at 7:30pm

Surfin' USA features seven musicians from the Kansas City area with nearly 300 years of combined live performance experience. They have toured in various high-profile acts around the United States and even feature members of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Their collective dedication to quality musicianship and soaring harmonies will be on full display as they are committed to accurately recreating the music of The Beach Boys.

Great care and love has gone into every note and lyric. But most importantly, every show is a rockin' beach party for fans of all ages!

Almost KISS
Thursday, June 1 at 8:15pm

Considered talented enough to be placed on the world famous, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" in front of an international audience, Almost KISS caught the eye of Family Jewels' Producers and Executives in 2010 and were one of six tribute bands to be endorsed by Gene Simmons.  Since then, this amazing group of four musicians has continued to excite crowds all over the country, growing substantially in popularity.

Runnin' with the Pack
Thursday, June 1 at 7:00pm

Runnin’ With The Pack – A Tribute to Bad Company was formed in 2013 by five Kansas City area musicians after father and son members Chris and Travis Earnshaw saw Bad Company live that summer. Making their live debut in 2014, Runnin’ With The Pack won that year’s Cover Wars and from there went on to play at The Rock N’ Roll Dream Concert at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (Sandstone). After entertaining enthusiastic crowds at clubs and festivals all over the Kansas City area.

Bandstand Musical Entertainment
Carl Worden Band
Friday, June 2 at 7:00pm

After being a stand out in the local, regional, national and even international music scene since the early 1980's, Carl has gathered together one of the best and exciting live band line ups around the area. Along the way putting together an outstanding song-list that includes current hits, all time favorites, exciting original music and some songs that showcase the outstanding musicianship that this band brings to the table. Fun, great playing, singing and energy awaits you. 

Doug Talley Quartet
Saturday, June 3 at 1:00pm

Formed in 1995, the Doug Talley Quartet has performed at numerous festivals, concerts, clubs and schools throughout the Midwest. There has been only one personnel change during that time, which is part of the quartet’s secret to success. All four members of the quartet compose and arrange music, and contribute to the group’s repertoire for recordings and live appearances.

The Pheasant Pluckers
Saturday, June 3 at 2:30pm

Bluegrass band.

Green Shoebox Band
Saturday, June 3 at 5:00pm

Green Shoebox Band is a group of musician friends that enjoy sharing a wide variety of music from the 60’s through today-in our unique style!

 

Unplugged
Saturday, June 3 at 7:00pm

Classic rock, pop and country multi vocalist group.

New City Church Band
Sunday, June 4 at 12:45pm

 

The Vincents
Sunday, June 4 at 2:00pm

The Vincents are a high energy show band covering music from the 50's up to today's hits. Every show includes dog house bass balancing acts, instrument swaps and constant crowd interaction. So come on out, say hi and find out for yourself!

Shawnee Concert Band
Sunday, June 4 at 4:30pm
Kids Activities
Ticket to Fun

What is a day on the farm without a Ticket to Fun!? The Shawnee Town 1929 Museum welcomes you to Old Shawnee Days with our Ticket to Fun.  This interactive passport includes nine fun children's activities based on life in the 1920's at the Museum's Farmstead.  Pick up your tickets at the north and south gates or in the Shawnee Town Visitor's Center.  There's a prize for each child who finishes five or more activities!
     
     

KC Parent Family Fun Zone

Join us next to town hall for FREE kids games and performances on Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm-4:30pm!

Saturday, June 3
1-1:30 Limbo 
2-2:30 Bean Bag Toss/ Mini golf shoot
2:30-3 Elephant March 
3:30-4 Water balloon toss
4-5 Make your own craft

Sunday, June 4
12-12:30 Bubble Gum Whipped Cream Search
1:30-2 Relay Races
2-2:30 Elephant march 
2:30-3 Limbo/hula hoop contest 
4-4:30 Water balloon toss 

Craft table and photo booth available all day!

Performer Highlights
BMX PROS Trick Team

BMX PROS Trick Team is the world's number one traveling extreme sports stunt show. The BMX riders have performed for the NBA, NFL, and IndyCar.
BMX PROS Trick Team is a family friendly event, with breathtaking stunts performed on a professional half-pipe.  The riders will perform amazing choreographed stunts, both in the air and on the ground, including 360 degree turns in mid-air and gravity defying back flips.
The BMX PROS Trick Team is a must see to believe event!

Martika Daniels
Born into a military family, Martika began traveling the world at a young age. This exposure to international performers sparked her interest in the circus arts, and at the age of 8 she ignited her passion for the performing arts through training in jazz dance and classical ballet. Her passion for dance flourished when she discovered hula hooping.

Constantly looking to push herself, in 2008 Martika sought out the best international teachers in fire arts, escapology, and sideshow danger stunts to further her knowledge. Along her path to being an entertainer Martika also went to one of the top community colleges in Kansas, Johnson County Community College, to acquire her veterinary technician degree. She no longer works as a parasitologist in a corporate laboratory. She is Kansas City’s only women sword swallower and the only one woman stunt show of her kind in the Midwest.

Jason D'Vaude
Dangerous objects! Perilous stunts! Feats of strength and balance! Jason D’Vaude The Circus Man is a self-taught one-man circus sensation. Jason brings his comedic juggling and fire shows to audiences around the world, delighting them with his charming humor and distinct but refined awkwardness but don’t that fool you, this guy has real tricks!

IG and FB @thecircusman 


Professor Farquar
Step right up folks, for an engaging bit of Americana, ideal for audiences of all ages. Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie set entertainment back more than a century. Unlike the snake oil hucksters of the past, they peddle no elixirs or patent pills. Instead, they dispense copious amounts of laughter, the best medicine of all. With guitar, banjo and an odd collection of percussive instruments, they perform timeless toe-tapping traditional tunes, lyrical laments and droll ditties from the Civil War, the Ozarks and the Old West. Astonishing demonstrations of illusion, chicanery, hoodwinking and flimlam. Hands-on instruction in juggling and archaic amusements. Vibrant, vintage vaudeville virtousity!

Yoga for All
Yogis of all ages can join us on Sunday morning in the kids zone for a yoga class to kick off your day! This class is courtesy of our instructor, Patrick Moltane.

Driscoll School of Irish Dance
The Driscoll School of Irish Dance brings traditional steps combined with fresh, modern choreography to the stage.  Dancers of all ages and abilities will be showcasing Irish dance in a fun and positive environment.

National TaeKwon-Do
They have been teaching the Chang Hun form of TaeKwon-Do to the community of Shawnee since 1992.  They have classes from beginning children to adults and classes are sponsored by Shawnee Parks & Recreation and held at the Shawnee Civic Centre.  TaeKwon-Do gives a positive outlet for a child’s energy.

Academy of Arts
Academy of Arts is a dance and performing arts studio offering instructions in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, tumbling, hip hop and competitive dance.

Academy of Arts
Academy of Arts is a dance and performing arts studio offering instructions in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, tumbling, hip hop and competitive dance.
Bloody Mary Party

Roll on over to the Bloody Mary Roll Out Party on May 31, 2023 at Shawnee Town. This unique evening kicks off the Tomato Roll, a Friends of Shawnee Town event.

The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Town Gazebo and features tomato-inspired cocktails and appetizers along with some other juicy surprises. The $25 ticket includes drinks, appetizers and entertainment. Proceeds from the party benefit the Museum. For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities call (913) 248-2360.

Pie and Baking Contest

2023 Baking Contest Winners:

Youth
1st Place: Shane Elliot- The Chocolate Double

Fruit Pies

1st Place: Joe Cristofani- Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
2nd Place: Andi Matthews- Caramel Apple Pie
3rd Place: Jennifer Kane- Peach Jalapeno Pie

Cakes
1st Place: Shane Elliott- The Chocolate Double
2nd Place: Lauren Elliott- The Strawberry Dream Cake
3rd Place: Elaine Copp- Pecan Turtle Cake

Cookies & Bars
1st Place: Jennifer Kane- Chocolate Cherry Cookies
2nd Place: Elaine Copp- Madison River Brownies
3rd Place: Andi Matthews- Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Bakers Choice
1st Place: Joan Kronawitter- Cherry Cheesecake
2nd Place: Tiffany Fatout- Peach Cobbler Cheeseceake
3rd Place: Diana Hassaballa- Pink Lemonade Swirl Tart

Bake your best pie or dessert and bring it to Shawnee Town on Sunday, June 4th, 2023! Registration is at 11:30 a.m. at Shawnee Town inside Town Hall. Judging begins at 1:00 p.m. and the winner's will be announced at approximately 3:30 p.m. Submit as many entries as you would like, there are no entry fees! Please use disposable pie tins or plates, they will not be returned. All baked goods will be sold after judging to benefit the Old Shawnee Days Scholarship Fund.

The five categories will be Youth, Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Baker’s Choice (all other baked goods) and Fruit Pie (double crust only). Note - no refrigerated, custard, cream, meat or single crust pies can be entered in the fruit pie class. 

To enter, complete a registration form and turn in with your entry. 

Winners in each category will receive a HyVee Gift Card, First Place - $50; Second Place - $25; Third Place - $10.

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Rolle Bolle Championship Tournament
Whether you are an experienced player or don't really know what a "bolle" is, you can join the fun on Saturday, June 3rd at Sister City Park, 5801 King Street.

Here's how it works:
  • Come to Sister City Park by 12:30pm
  • Sign up as an individual
  • Teams of three will be randomly assigned by 1:00pm
  • Bolles, instructions on play (and coaching throughout!) are provided
  • Play will begin around 1:00pm
  • Plan on about a three-hour commitment of laughing, drinking, and playing some rolle bolle!