Downtown Days…Streets Alive! features a variety of entertainment, including regional music acts, local bands, dance studios and much more!
Saturday, June 6 at 8:30 pm
The Elders were founded in 1998 by six gentlemen with a passion for music rooted in Celtic jigs & reels & Americana folk rock. From the beginning The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring – something authentic and unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of story telling with this cross-pollination of musical styles has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical attention in prestigious publications such as PASTE Magazine, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Music Row Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, TRAD Magazine (France), Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star and many more.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Friday, June 5 at 4:30 pm
Mad Science Group Inc. has franchises located around the world, which bring science education to millions of children each year. Their innovative programs help kids learn about science through fun after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events. Mad Science programs encourage scientific literacy in children at an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic and they don’t stop there. For over 25 years, they have invested in research and development and continue to do so. With a belief in the importance of being at the forefront of our industry they continue to create hands-on science programming for kids.
Friday, June 5 at 5:30 pm and Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 am
Sit Means Sit is a dog training company that comes to us from their Las Vegas corporate office. The first thing they do is come to your home at no cost, evaluate your dog, and even bring a dog that they have already trained so you can see the level of
obedience you can expect from your own dog. They will go over all their programs
with you to determine which would be the best. Training takes place at your home and lifetime group classes are also offered.
Friday, June 5 at 6:30 pm
Founded in 2012, Green River Kings is a 5 piece rock band hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. The group is in a genre all their own, creating a unique sound by incorporating three different electric guitars that create a wholly unique experience. The band’s sound is completely organic, original, and never before done. From intricate guitar break downs to complicated drum beats, Green River Kings is truly a ground breaking band with their own style and talent. Their powerful all original sound is what has propelled them into their very own genre. Their unique “wall of sound” rhythmic combination of instruments resonates from within, and connects them directly with their audience. From track to track, Green River Kings creates a different sound that fools audiences into thinking they are listening to a brand new band each time. Whether witnessed in person or through the speaker system of your car, Green River Kings is sure to please even the most die-hard of rock fans.
Friday, June 5 at 8:30 pm
Seasoned professionals, they’ve earned the respect of promoters, club owners, producers and peers for their dedication to their craft, easy going confidence and their refreshing lack of pretense. Fourth generation performers, their musical heritage began in the latter part of the 19th century with their great-great grandfather, the classically trained violinist Valandingham Nace. The legacy continued in the 1920’s and 30’s with their grandfather Percy, a multi-instrumentalist and square dance caller. By the late 40’s their father was playing box suppers and square dances. In their 31st year as a touring group the Nace Brothers are poised for a larger audience. Brilliant songwriting, expressive vocals, soaring guitar and a rock solid rhythm section combine for entertainment at its best. The Nace Brothers have had appearances with Jimmy Buffet, Bo Diddley, The Nitty Gritty Dirt band and more.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 am
School of Rock believes the best way to learn music is to play music. They take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. To date their students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. They have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.
Saturday, June 6 at 12:15 pm
A "kid songster extraordinaire", Rockin’ Rob is a musical kid’s show that is completely interactive and educational. It is geared towards ages 2-10 and brought to you by way of music & movement. They promote fun and education through music & movement.
Saturday, June 6 at 1:30 pm
Summit Theatre Group was formed after Lee’s Summit experienced a 10-year hiatus. Desiring to see a change, a diverse group of Kansas City professionals have joined together to bring theatre back into their community through a new non-profit organization. Summit Theatre Group Board members, who range from actors to advertising executives to bankers, and several active members in the current Kansas City theatre scene, are actively gathering logistical and financial support for the upcoming season.
Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 pm
Capture the spirit of the heart of your son or daughter with dance classes at Heart of America Dance Centre. Heart of America is dedicated to bringing quality performing arts, education, and experience to students of all ages. Their studio is located in downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri, in a historic 11,000 square foot all-brick building built in the 1920's. The studio also has its’ own dance shop/gift store "220 Dance Central." Dancer's Alley ReDANCE Store will be opening July 2015.
Saturday, June 6 at 3:45 pm
Saturday, June 6 at 4:30 pm
LS Cares is a “Community Anti-Drug/Alcohol and Youth Violence Task Force” and has several programs including: “Don’t Buy the Lie”, Partnerships to Prevent Risky Behaviors, Youth Advisory Board, ATOD Clubs, Drug Take-Back Day, Parent University, and parenting classes, anti-bullying classes and internet safety. Got Talent will be held on Saturday, June 13 at Lee’s Summit High School, and tickets are available at Hy-Vees in Lee’s Summit, Price Chopper in Raintree, and on Eventbrite. It promises to be an entertaining competition, and is currently the only fundraiser for Lee’s Summit Cares.
Saturday, June 6 at 6:00 pm
Founded in 2010, Chance the Arm is an Irish/Celtic Rock band from Kansas City consisting of seven members. One of the main things that define Chance the Arm is versatility. Capable of playing many styles, and many instruments, this band brings a fresh twist to an ever-popular Irish musical genre. The fans that come to our show always get something new! The are winners of the 2013 Project Backstage New Artist of the Year award and the 2014 Project Backstage Artist of the Year and Album of the Year award.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Sunday, June 7 at 11:00 am
Sunday, June 7 at 12:00 pm
The Reed Performing Arts goal is "Aspire to Inspire" children of all ages to become successful and confident. They use dance and drama as a teaching tool for lifelong lessons.
Sunday, June 7 at 1:00 pm
STUDIO d's goals are focused on developing technical ability, encouraging poise, grace and most importantly, self-esteem in a NON-COMPETITIVE dance environment. We will instill a positive and creative attitude while maintaining the discipline of dance. The time spent at SdDC will be memorable and will enhance the students' life. Whether they study at STUDIO d for only one year or continue their education for many years to come, the student will be positively influenced.
Sunday, June 7 at 2:30 pm
Western Automatic serves a new rock and roll sound. From Kansas City, the band finds its roots in blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and soul. Their new album, Start It, is a ton of fun. Live or recorded, Western Automatic strives to bring it. Start It is the band's debut album, and features Billy Beale on lead guitar. Recorded at Electric Cat Studios in Kansas City, MO, each song's sound evokes the energy of a Western Automatic performance and a distinct Kansas City sound. This is a diverse album that can only be described as Kansas City Rock & Roll.