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Hot 103 Jamz’ second annual Summer Jam was a fitting heir to last year’s successful inaugural show. Featuring newer artists, Block Life, a rising homegrown duo, in addition to established stars Rick Ross and Soulja Boy, Summer Jam II brought a first class show to Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone on Saturday, June 13.
Speaking of stars and homegrown artists, the day’s festivities officially began with just such a rapper, Kansas City’s own, Tech N9ne. Select members of Tech N9ne’s fan club received special access into the venue at 3:00pm, for an opportunity to meet the star himself. This incredible opportunity was followed by the opening of the VIP club at 4:00pm. Fans with a VIP Experience pass gained early access to the venue, in addition to drink specials and private restrooms. Regular doors opened at 4:30, and the stage was set for a great evening of music.
The show kicked off to a great start thanks to Murs, a talented rapper who has toured with Tech N9ne. Murs pumped the crowed, and the excitement only continued to grow throughout the evening. A star-studded line up followed the opening performance. Black Walt took the stage next and was succeeded by Block Life, Plies, Dorrough, and Yung L.A consecutively.
An already great evening only became better when Rick Ross took the stage. He was followed by the KC King, Tech N9ne. Throughout the course of his one hour set, Tech N9ne demonstrated why he is the best selling independent rapper in the world. His performance, which, in addition to great songs, included outstanding choreography and an awesome light show; it was truly first rate. Though Tech N9ne set the bar very high indeed, he was followed by a worthy successor, Hurricane Chris. After Hurricane’s upbeat set, it was time for the evening’s headliner, Soulja Boy. Throughout his hour set, Soulja Boy wowed the crowed, providing a great ending to great day.
As always the cleaning crew and recycling team were working hard behind the scenes to maintain the venue and implement Cap Fed Park’s green initiatives. They did excellent job seeing everyone had a great time at Summer Jam II, including Mother Nature.
To conclude, Summer Jam II brought a great day of music to Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone. If next year’s Summer Jam is anything like this one (which I certainly believe it will be) it will truly be a can’t miss event.
Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone hosted the annual DARE Festival on May 14, 2009. Celebrating the accomplishments of 3000 students, the house was rocking with enthusiasm. Students from two states, 50 plus schools and 10 counties filled the amphitheater to enjoy music, bands and entertaining speakers.
Starting the festival with the Pledge of Allegiance, students stood proud as they placed their hand across their heart. Visiting speakers included several local police officials and state officials congratulating the students on their success in completing the DARE program. Retro Bill however was the star of the show. With his wacky looks and entertaining style, Retro Bill kept the kids attention throughout the day, introducing other performers and reminding the kids how important it is to say no to drugs and alcohol.
Supporting local talent, several police officials formed a cover band and had the kids off their feet rushing to the stage. The young band Clever by Accident also performed and became local celebrities in 15 minutes, signing autographs for a long time after their set. Also joining the list was country performer Christy Crook, dancing group Power and Life, Disney's Jordan Pruitt and rapper Alan Bradley. Every artist brought something to the days success; words of wisdom, talented lyrics and energy.
All students were very helpful in placing trash in its respective places and also helped the staff of Cap Fed Park continue our green initiatives and chose to place their plastic bottles and soda cans in the recycle bin instead of the trash can. When I asked one Bonner Springs student if he was having fun, he told me this was the best day ever. We hope the students will join us again next year for another successful DARE Festival. DARE graduates enter Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone for their 2009 DARE Festival
Fifth grade students walk down the lawn to find the closest seat for the festivities
Bonner Springs students enjoy their lunch in the sun
Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone and Q104 announces Yallapalooza 2009, Saturday July 18, 2009. Featuring Pat Green, Jason Michale Carrol, Randy Houser, Jonathan Singleton & the Grove, Matt Stillwall and John Joiner Band. Tickets on sale Friday May 15th at 10am. Pre-sale is May 13th and 14th. Listen to Q104 for pre-sale password. Visit Ticketmaster, any Ticketmaster outlet, or call 1.800.745.3000. Visit the Cap Fed Park @ Sandstone event calendar for more information as it becomes available.
VIP Experience Pass Includes:
Entry into the VIP Club one hour prior to gates, private bar, exclusive drink specials, DJ or live music, private restrooms and venue entry through the VIP gate- so no long lines to wait in! The VIP Club opens into the facility prior to general gates, allowing you the first option to general admission seating.
With the purchase of this pass, you will receive a wristband at the beginning of the night and can return to the club for your drink and restroom needs.
Please note the VIP Experience Pass does not include parking. Regular parking is $10 day of show, and VIP Parking is $20. You may purchase VIP parking in advance from Ticketmaster to guarantee you a spot.
Also note the VIP Experience Pass is not your ticket into the show. You will need to purchase a ticket for entry into the facility.
Want to save time and money? Check our our Rockstar Pass. With your Rock Star Pass, you'll experience Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone's entire summer concert series for one flat price. The Rock Star pass is easy to get, easy to use, and it fits your budget, too. VIP at every show, one flat price!!
Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone's opening show was a success. The Killers and Wild Light were a perfect match for the perfect weather. With hundreds of calls pouring in all week regarding weather policies, the fans were prepared for the worst weather conditions. However that did not stop some die hard fan from lining up at 7:30 am for a 7:30 pm show.
The VIP club opened an hour early allowing fans with a VIP Experience pass to enter the facility early to enjoy drinks and DJ Kirby from Mix 93.3 before the show. Waiting at the entrance to the facility from the VIP club, these fans were ready to get their up front view of The Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers.
Opening band, Wild light set the tone for a wonderful night. No lightening needed to brighten up Cap Fed Park's stage, The Killers production left many in amazement. With their Vegas style flare, The Killers kicked off the show with their hit Human and continued to rock out hits that everyone came to hear.
Some fans however did not want to be in the lower section and expressed their disappointment in the closed lawn seating. Due to The Killers request Cap Fed Park @ Sandstone restricted access to the lawn, but allowed all fans to enjoy the upper seats at their leisure. What is typically sold as a reserved seat, was open as general admission. Several fans opted to upgrade to a box seat for the show for a more private experience with wait staff.
Behind the scenes our cleaning crew worked hard to keep the facility clean, our recycling team worked hard sorting trash and everyone worked hard to maintain our green initiatives that we strive so hard to maintain. Throughout the parking lot as well as the venue, fans respected our initiatives and placed their empty beer cans and plastic bottles in our recycle containers.
Right before The Killers took the stage one fan said to me, "I'm so glad Sandstone is back." We were honored to kick off the second season as Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone with The Killers. It was a success and we are ready for the remaining shows in the 2009 season.
Cap Fed Park's season opener received Kansas City Star's, Tim Finn's seal of approval in his review in Back to Rockville, "Sandstone christened its 2009 season with a bright, seismic blast. (The Killers) are loved by music fans who appreciate good rock anthems and who like to have a great time hearing them live."
Just announced! Vans Warped Tour at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Tuesday August 4, 2009. Ticket go on sale Saturday, April 18th at 10am. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets, 1-800-745-3000, and www.ticketmaster.com. This is an all-ages show.
Due to the large response to the presale, the 6-pack option for the 4th of July Celebration with Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd at Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone is sold out. However, there is still a 4-pack option for $100. The four pack allows 4 of your friends into the facility for an amazing concert on the lawn for only $25 a piece. Take advantage of the great deal from our event calendar.
Local Radio stations around KC and Topeka are announcing the presale password for purchasing tickets to the Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone's 4th of July Celebration with Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The following radio stations are announcing the password on the air as well as posting it on their website. Presale will run from Thursday April 9 at 10am to Friday April 10 at 10pm.
Just announced! 4th of July Celebration with Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Saturday July 4, 2009. Ticket go on sale Saturday, April 11th at 10am. Fans can enjoy a fireworks display at the concert. Kids under 12 are free. A limited amount of 6 packs are available for $99. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets, 1-800-745-3000, and www.ticketmaster.com. This is an all-ages show. Door time is set for 5:30pm.
Just announced! The O.A.R. This Town Tour with special guest Brett Dennen is set to visit Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Saturday June 6th, 2009. Ticket go on sale Friday, March 27th at 10am. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets, 1-800-74-3000, and www.ticketmaster.com. This is an all-ages show. Door time is set for 6:30pm.
Local KC band Red Line Chemistry kicked off the night and got the crowd ready to rock. Check out their new EP on their myspace!
Mississippi's Saving Abel got things going Friday night.
Theory of a Dead Man perform Friday night at Cap Fed Park. The Canadian band released their 3rd album last April.
Florida's own Shinedown had plenty of fan's in attendance. The crowd was so excited for their set that they kept chanting Shinedown!
Grammy Nominated Buckcherry closed the show to a roaring crowd who sang along to every song.
Cap Fed Park @ Sandstone's final show of the season went off without a hitch. Everyone had a great time and there was a record number of fans who drove hybrid cars to the show! Thanks for such a great season!
Such a diverse group of bands playing one show made for a really fun atmosphere. The crowd just wanted to have fun, listen to their favorite bands and leave after having an awesome time, and they sure did.
Kottonmouth Kings got the crowd going.
Kottonmouth Kings got the already excited crowd more pummped up. They played right before Tech N9ne took the stage.
Fans welcome local Tech N9ne.
Tech N9ne closed the show Saturday night to a roaring crowd. Fans left excited and everyone had a great time!
Don't miss Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry at Cap Fed Park Friday September 19th!
It was a beautiful Friday night for the Jack Johnson, Rogue Wave, and Neil Halstead show at Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone. Neil Halstead opened the show with songs from his record Oh! Mighty Engine. Rogue Wave, label mates of Halstead and Jack Johnson, performed next.
All the way from the UK, Neil Halstead
Rogue Wave, the California Quintuplet played next.
Jack Johnson performs to a sold out crowd at Capitol Federal Park
Johnson also brought along his Green Village which consisted of a series of tents with information about green living, organizations and ways to get involved. Cap Fed Park couldn't have been happier with the turn out of green supporters and volunteers.
Volunteers gather to help sort recyclables at Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone
Good vibes on the lawn at Capitol Federal Park on Friday August 15th.
As expected, the Jack Johnson show had a great and positive atmosphere paired with beautiful weather. It was a fantastic way to wind down summer.
California's own Linkin Park came to town last Wednesday and made a stop at Capitol Federal Park. They brought along their friends Atreyu and Ashes Divide who both got the crowd pumped up and ready for LP.
The lovely August weather created a great atmosphere for the show and for the first time in a long time, it didn't rain one drop all night.
The Kansas City area crowd were clearly all die hard fans and had an awesome time rocking out at Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone!
With a lineup that included tributes to The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, not even the might of Mother Nature could rip fans away from their Rock and Roll Dreams on Saturday, July 26.
The evening began unassumingly enough with mere ominous cloud cover, but the weather, and the rock, escalated rapidly.
Mojo Risin', Houses of the Holy and Satisfaction managed to fight through downpours, thunder and lightning with the kind of bravery that kept fans walking into the venue despite what most might consider unpleasant conditions.
By the time Think Floyd USA took the stage, fans were soaking but eager to continue a night of their favorite songs.
A stage covered in plastic met the heavy rains head-on and Think Floyd ended the night strong.
Fans left soaked by rain, but at least it wasn't sweat like at a normal show, right?
Slipknot, Missouri's neighbor's to the north (is there another band from Iowa?) finalized a day of metal for a crowd of thousands on Tuesday, July 22.
The Mayhem Tour starred Slipknot, Disturbed, Dragonforce, and a multitude of other acts on three separate stages.
Fans were privy to several flavors of heavy music, including black metal, death metal, metalcore, nu metal, melodic metal as well as original recipe.
Though a few rain drops fell throughout the end of the show, it wasn't enough to effect Slipknot's mighty pyrotechnic display or the spirits of fans. After all, it had been more than two years since the 'Knot had paid the metro a visit.
The Strange Noize Tour featuring Tech N9ne, the Kottonmouth Kings , and (hed)p.e. comes to Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone on Saturday, August 30th. Openers include X Clan, Dirtball, and Prozak. Tickets to the concert are $35, and are on sale Saturday July 18th through all Ticketmaster Outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.
Omaha's 311, hip hop icon and fellow "green" advocate Snoop Dogg and opener Fiction Plane came, saw and musically conquered Capitol Federal Park's largest and most excited crowd of the summer.
Despite a potential disparity between which fans would stay for which performers, the massive fan assembly seemed poised for equal portions of Snoop and 311 (with Fiction Plane added for good measure).
Not only did the night house top-notch performers and a bevy of attendants, it was also the first concert in recent memory not plagued by pre-show or post-show downpours.
Saturday saw thousands of music fans from across the metro filing in to share in the excitement of Mix 93.3's 13th annual Red, White and Boom summer music event.
Fair weather helped the predominantly young crowd enjoy a diverse pop and rock lineup, headlined by 2007 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.
Emceed by Mix's radio personality Swank, the day of music included an expert Guitar Hero III performance.
The crowd proved receptive to Capitol Federal Park's green initiative by properly sorting their recyclables and taking all of the supplied "green" buttons from Kansas City's environmental group Bridging the Gap. The buttons include information on how individuals can take steps to a more sustainable future, reminding those who wear them to participate in bettering tomorrow through social responsibility.
The Kansas City Star's Timothy Finn was at the concert and shares his synopsis here.
John Kreicberg of The Pitch shares his take on the show here.
PickRset is a website that collaborates with bands to get fans involved in choosing set-lists for the concerts they attend. For instance, you can help pick the set list for the Mayhem Tour on July 22nd at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone.
The Mayhem Festival featuring Slipknot and Disturbed comes to Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Tuesday, July 22nd. The show begins at 2:00pm. Tickets to the concert are $48, and are on sale Saturday May 3rd through all Ticketmaster Outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.
The O.A.R. All Sides Tour comes to Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Sunday July 20th. The show begins at 7:30pm with opening act, Steel Train. Tickets to the concert are $30.50, and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.
The Vans Warped Tour is headed back to Sandstone this Summer! The tour and its 50-plus bands roll into town Wednesday July 2nd. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 5th at 10am through all Ticketmaster outlets. See the complete band lineup at the Warped Tour website.
Jack Johnson will perform at Sandstone Amphitheater on Friday August 15th, 2008. The Hawaiian-born musician, filmmaker and surfer announced the U.S. leg of his World Tour today. Tickets for the Sandstone Amphitheater show will go on sale Saturday March 15th at 10am through all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will be $35-$45. Supporting acts for the August 15th date are Rogue Wave and Neil Halstead.