Power & Light District, Kansas City: Missouri’s Biggest Party

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KC Live!


Since 2008, planners have been traveling to Kansas City’s Power & Light District hot spot for live entertainment, great food and special events. The $850 million super project covering nine square block includes over 50 restaurants, numerous rooftop lounges and nightclubs, and the groovy KC Live! open-air music venue for 3,000 pax.

Available for private events, the courtyard concert space has a permanent translucent canopy, overhead fans, heaters, fire pits, comfortable seating, a big stage and full A/V. There is also a multitude of other Power & Light District venues.

Nothing compares to the variety of amenities and attractions that the Power & Light District can offer to create your signature event,” says Rachel Waller, director of marketing. “With a diverse array of spaces, the District offers incredible flexibility for private events of any size or budget.”

Popular spots include The Jones rooftop pool with 12 cabanas for private events up to 500 people overlooking downtown. The space is fully wired with A/V and lighting. The Flying Saucer is a local burger/taco joint with 300+ seasonal beers. PBR Big Sky is a rockin’ country bar with full sound stage, mechanical bull and private group sections. And The Drunken Fish sushi bar caters up to groups with a private terrace and event space for 50 people, plus a rooftop lounge and two patios.

The District is located 10 minutes from Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport and 20 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. And nearby, the 338,800-sf Kansas City Convention Center recently completed a $150 million expansion that includes one of the top 10 largest ballrooms in the nation.