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Entertainment

Maintstage Musical Entertainment
The Phil Collins Experience
Saturday, June 8 at 8:00pm

Phil Collins is one of only three recording artists, along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, who have sold over 100 million records worldwide both as solo artists and separately as principal members of a band. 

He has received eight Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards (winning Best British Male Artist three times), two Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award, and a Disney Legend Award. 
The role of Phil Collins is performed to perfection by KC Magazine’s BEST MALE VOCALIST Terry Adams Jr. 

Our British born and raised front man will make you forget that he’s not Phil! Terry Adams Jr brings the look, the sound, the emotion, the energy. The true feel of Phil Collins! 

Backed by his world class 12 piece band complete with a sensational horn section and back up singers, Terry Adams Jr happens to be a world class drummer himself that plays his drums left handed just like Phil Collins for the true experience. 

Since 2018 our show has been wowing audiences at festivals, theaters and private events nationwide.

Immerse yourself in the world of Phil Collins and Genesis with their greatest hits like: “In The Air Tonight “, “Sussudio”, “Invisible Touch”, “That’s All”, and many many more! 

This show is NOT TO BE MISSED

The Liverpool Project
Friday, June 7 at 8:00pm

Liverpool has been making true believers out of Beatles fans nationwide for over 15 years.  Not only do these guys make music that sounds remarkably like the Beatles -- from "Please Please Me" to "Let It Be" -- they painstakingly dress, talk and even move around onstage like The Beatles, making classic quotes from Beatles interviews and television appearances.

What really drives Liverpool over the top of any other Beatles tribute band is their video accompaniment provided by Tom Hartnett.  From the very beginning before the Fab 4 even hit the stage, the video plays the famous intro by Ed Sullivan - complete with the screaming girls in the audience - followed by an energetic and classic Beatles entrance.  The video continues to follow Liverpool through the entire performance showing clips of Beatles concerts, psychedelic images (for the Sgt. Pepper segment) and other great moments in Beatles History.

Liverpool also carries over $200,000 worth of authentic Beatles musical equipment with them to every show.  From McCartney's classic Rickenbacker basses to Harrison's Gretcsh guitars to Lennon's Sgt. Pepper collection, Liverpool pulls out all of the musical instruments and amplifiers that were made so famous during the Fab 4's carreer.  

Liverpool consists of Larry Kips as John Lennon, Scott Duncan as Paul McCartney, Steve Davis as George Harrison and Gary Butler as Ringo.

Barry Vonada
Friday, June 7 at 7:00pm

I JUST LOVE TO PLAY MUSIC!
If I can get you to tap your foot, sing along, or better yet get up and dance then we're all havin' a good time.  

I grew up on 70's and 80's Rock and then fell in love with 90's Country and have been 2 steppin' since!   So I'm going to mix those genres together in my shows cause I want to see you go "oh yeah, I remember that one!".   

My primary instrument growing up was the Acoustic Guitar.  About 20 years ago I picked up the Bass and have been playing that ever since in various bands along the way and in my church praise band every Sunday.   Don't be surprised to see me break out a harmonica as well - you can check that out on the Video's page!

Dream Police, a Tribute to Cheap Trick
The John Cougar Project
The Styx Illusion, a Tribute to the Music of Styx
Thursday, June 6 at 6:30pm 
Bandstand Musical Entertainment
The Issues
Friday, June 7 at 7:00pm


The Good Sam Club
Saturday, June 8 at 1:00pm

The Good Sam Club Band plays a nice mix of Classic Rock & Roll, Country, Gospel and Blues music to create a friendly and welcoming live musical background for your event.

Mr. Stinky Feet
Saturday, June 8 at 2:30pm

For 25 years, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove has performed more than 4,750 high-energy performances throughout North America and Europe, including two performances at The White House Easter Egg Roll. His music and videos have been streamed millions of times, and he’s become a reliable favorite on the family music tour circuit.

When he isn’t singing or writing for children and families, Cosgrove shares inspiring messages with adult audiences, reminding them that taking a child-like (not childish) approach to life enhances the wonder of Now. He lives near Kansas City with his wife, their two daughters, and a handsome rescued mutt named, Dobby.

Heartland Revival
Saturday, June 8 at 5:00pm

Heartland Revival is a trio of musicians who love to inspire and uplift their audiences through music.  Based in the Kansas City area, the group has performed at fairs, church festivals and picnics, town square events, private parties, retirement and senior communities, and in concert venues.   Their blend of three part harmonies, multiple instruments, and variety of styles entertain audiences of all ages.

 

Bob Kamler Band
Saturday, June 8 at 7:00pm

The midwest’s premier storytelling songsmith. A uniqueness all his own, with scenes and characters covering an unabridged spectrum. Faces and places able to entertain the dreamer in everyone, captured in a cozy poetic environment. Unconcerned with trends, cover songs and the written rules of songwriting, and unafraid to blaze a trail through the depths of his own plan. The beat of his own drum……via words and a guitar.

Sit back, open your mind and experience a new level of songwriting.

EZ Answers
Sunday, June 9 at 2:00pm
Sunday, June 9 at 3:30pm

ALWAYS CHEERY!!! We're a hungry band looking to rock the house and soothe the soul. Tasteful, upbeat, well read. AMERICANA 

Shawnee Concert Band
Sunday, June 4 at 4:30pm
Kids Activities
Fun on the Farmstead

The Shawnee Town 1929 Museum welcomes you to Old Shawnee Days with our Fun on the Farmstead (formerly Ticket to Fun).  This interactive fun includes a variety of children's activities based on life in the 1920's at the Museum's Farmstead. 
     
     

KC Parent Family Fun Zone

Join us next to town hall for FREE kids games and performances on Saturday from 12:00pm-6:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm-5:00pm!

Performer Highlights
Flippenout

We feature world-class athletes who perform extreme trampoline shows for fairs, festivals, halftime shows, corporate entertainment, parades etc. Olympic type routines, skis, snowboards, wall, ball, and other stunts all take place to a great soundtrack with incredibly charismatic jokes and commentary. Flippenout produces "Heart Pounding Entertainment"

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!

Keith Leff
As a multiple award-winning magical entertainer, Keith has performed for thousands of delighted audiences for more than 25 years. He captivates a diverse range of audiences at all types of events and venues. Keith delivers powerful and stunning performances that uniquely engage and entertain every audience member. His goal is to get everyone involved and keep them laughing! Keith’s interactive magic performances are loaded with hilarious comedy and mind-bending magic, where the audience members become the stars of the show.

Todd Lagessie (Balloon Artist)
A seasoned variety entertainer with an impressive 33-year career delighting audiences. With his talents in juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and balloon artistry.Todd brings a dynamic blend of skill, humor, and charm to performance. 

Abracadabra Extravaganza
Family friendly Magic performance that is full of music, color, wonder & amazement. Join Robert & Valerie Wolf as they display a variety of skills to amuse & delight all.

Jester Rejects
We are Kent and Kevin Mercer and YES!   We are twins (both of us)! Being two captivating entertainers the two of us are always looking for an opportunity to perform and delight! We are based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and we have traveled all across the United States and other countries performing at numerous Circuses, State  Fairs, Amusement Parks, Corporate Events, Festivals, and Carnivals!  Sit back, relax, and watch as  juggling pins sail through the air!  The Jester Rejects will dazzle, amuse, and amaze you with feats of dexterity.  Truly a performance fit for a King!

Richard Renner
Actor, Juggler, Orangutan, Poet and Fool all describe Richard Renner as performs his special brand of humor. Whether juggling, unicycling, ropewalking, or creating a zany improvisation, Richard performs with unbounded energy and skill.

After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1981 with a theater degree, he spent years and a small fortune studying with such teachers as Marcel Marceau - the French mime master, Yuri Belov - a famous Russian clown, and Avner the Eccentric - the famous New Vaudevillian. After a few years with the Kansas City based Mimewock Company, Richard struck out on his own as a company of one. That quickly grew as he discovered he had a lot of characters in his own head waiting to get out.

Since then he has gone onto perform in almost all the United States, the warmer parts of Canada and the prettiest parts of Mexico. The universal need for laughter makes it easy for him to perform for any audience. After meeting so many like minded performers he started the Vodvill Entertainment Company in 1988 to promote the variety arts in the Midwest. It is still going strong with a roster of over 100 differtent acts.

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.
Bloody Mary Party

Roll on over to the Bloody Mary Roll Out Party on June 5, 2024 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.

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 8th 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!