News

05
Jul

Summerfest Returns to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Sunday Afternoons!

Summerfest Concerts is pleased to return to St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 13th and Holmes in downtown Kansas City for its 3:00 p.m. concerts each Sunday afternoon during the 2016 summer season. Summerfest will perform at St. Mary's each Sunday during July.   When Summerfest started 26 seasons ago St. Mary's Episcopal Church was its home, and

04
Jul

Do You Fringe? Then Fringe With Summerfest!

What are Kansas City's two best-known cultural activities during July?  Let's see now....the Kansas City Fringe Festival and Summerfest! So why not get them together? That is exactly what Summerfest is doing this summer with its debut performances with the Kansas City Fringe Festival. That's right, in 2016 you can Fringe with Summerfest. The two Fringe Festival performances by Summerfest are both on Friday evening, July

01
Jun

Meet Summerfest Board President Don Dagenais

  Don Dagenais is the President of the Board of Summerfest Concerts. Don has been a lifelong fan of classical music, a season ticket subscriber to the Kansas City Symphony since before it existed (during the days of its predecessor, the Kansas City Philharmonic) and a supporter of almost every classical music organization in town. He has served on the boards of the Lyric Opera, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Opera Guild, the Arts KC Regional Arts Council and Kansas City

29
Jun

“Reflection” with Summerfests’ Artistic Committee

Since its inception, Summerfest has provided the Kansas City community with exceptional programming that is distinctive from other arts organizations. Our Artistic Advisors strive each season to achieve the eclectic mix of little-known and well-loved chamber music pieces.   This successful formula has resulted in Summerfest Chamber Music Festival becoming a valuable and consistent part of the fabric of the arts community in Kansas City for 25 years! Summerfest’s Artistic Advisors are responsible for