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Pops in the Park concert

Celebrate Labor Day with KC Symphony's free park concert

The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual Labor Day “Pops in the Park” concert Monday, Sept. 1, at The Theatre in the Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and enjoy the show.

The parking lot opens at 4:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5 p.m.

The Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 5:30 p.m. The popular pre-concert activity pairs kids with trained musicians to help them try their hand at a variety of orchestral instruments.

Entertainment by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City begins at 6 p.m.

The orchestra takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a concert featuring patriotic and familiar classics, including everything from Bernstein, to Copeland, to John Williams' Star Wars Suite.

The Theatre in the Park is located in Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.