Free Friday night movies and live music with food trucks at a downtown, outdoor venue easily reached by streetcar, what’s not to like?
Crown Center launches its WeekEnder series July 12 with the original 1977 Star Wars classic ‘A New Hope” at about 9 p.m. after a performance by County Road 5, a band described as “too country for rock and too rock for country,” according to a press release.
It will be the first of four consecutive Fridays featuring live music at 6, followed by a movie on a 40-foot screen at Crown Center Square. Each evening also will have a menu of different food trucks as well as access to restaurants at Crown Center Shops.
The food trucks charge their own, separate prices for food and drinks. The only rules are no outside alcoholic beverages can be brought to the series and no pets are allowed, according to the release.
And if the streetcar isn’t your preferred mode of travel there will be free parking at the Crown Center garage. Visitors also are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets with them.
The WeekEnder schedule:
Friday, July 12
Band: County Road 5
Genre: A perfect combination of country and rock ‘n’ roll.
Movie: “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope”
Friday, July 19
Band: Bob Harvey Band
Genre: Known for its large variety of classic rock and original rock songs, the Bob Harvey Band has become a staple on the Kansas City music scene and has performed in Kansas City’s major venues.
Movie: “Legally Blonde”
Friday, July 26
Band: Rusty Laffoon Band
Genre: A blend of southern rock, country and blues, along with an eclectic collection of cover songs. Rusty Laffoon Band has opened for country music artists such as Travis Tritt, Jo Dee Messina and Chase Bryant.
Friday, August 2
Band: The Zeros
Genre: The most authentic and dedicated 80’s and new wave tribute band in the Midwest, complete with an electrifying and energetic stage show. The Zeros have become a perennial WeekEnder fan favorite.
Movie: “The Wizard of Oz”
Friday, August 9
Band: The Magnetics
Genre: Performing covers from a wide range of artists, including yesteryear musicians like The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Johnny Cash, and today’s Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, and Vampire Weekend, as well as everything in between.
Movie: “Tomb Raider” (2018 release)
More information is available here.
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