Kansas City Misses Out Again

I love going to Concerts! I love Music also!

My first concert was in 1999, I was in 9th grade and saw Lauryn Hill and The Roots! This was an epic concert which I will tell the story about to my kids and Grand-kids!

(For those asking no I did not see Lauryn Hill when she came to KC last summer, I heard it wasn't very good and glad I didn't go. I would like remember her the way she was back in the day!)

Over the years I have seen:
Kirk Franklin
Andy Mineo, Lecrae, Tedashi, Trip Lee
Mary J. Blige
T.I. (twice)
Tech N9ne
Keyshia Cole (twice)
Dru Hill
Alicia Keys
Lauryn Hill
Trey Songz (twice}
Chris Brown
 Bow Wow
Jill Scott

All of these concerts I have seen in the last 8 years in Kansas City. Missouri (minus Kirk Franklin and Lauryn Hill).

Now as of lately, I feel like we have been lacking a variety of concerts. I really wanted to go see Justin Timberlake last year, but wasn't able to get tickets.

Last year Kansas City missed out on the UR Experience Tour which had a hot newcomer (hint hint: my secret crush) August Alsina on tour with him.

Also, Chris Brown and Trey Songz, "Between The Sheets Tour" barely even came near the Midwest.


I am curious, who books these shows?

I always wondered, does it have to do with record sales. Does it just go by the largest cities in the US? Surely not.

With out a doubt, Trey Songz and Chris Brown would fill up the Sprint Center downtown as well as Usher and August Alsina would have.

I did some research and saw that Live Nation was running both tours.

August Alsina was scheduled to come here on tour in September before his accident that landed him in the hospital for weeks, which was heartbreaking with no reschedule in site.

Are they not selling enough records here? Can our promoters not afford to bring them here? Do the artist just not want to come?

Kansas City isn't big city like say Miami, FL or say Chicago, IL but still...

I want to know!!!

I feel like they left us out in the cold again. If we can get Jay-Z and Kanye in recent years, why not these other tours?

I know everyone is probably like "Hey, Nicole Alicia, if you really want to go see their show TRAVEL!"

Which is totally do able for me, but there is nothing like seeing your favorite artist come to your hometown.


  1. I would have tried to go to that concert {to be honest}. I have been to an Usher concert in KC about 9 or 10 years ago and it was wonderful :-) I know what you mean about August though, he's a cutie lol. Those tickets would have sold out fast!

  2. So can I just say I'm so jealous of your first concert! I can only imagine the level of dopeness that was! Love me some Lauryn!! I saw Usher about 12 years ago (good lord im old) at Kemper arena - he was more than amazing! He was at the Sprint center several years back but I dont remeber that show being as amazing - maybe because I wasnt a crazy teenager loving his dirty draws the 2nd go round lol.