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The VFW Presents Trace Adkins

The VFW is proud to announce country music legend Trace Adkins will be performing live at Municipal Auditorium during the 119th VFW National Convention in Kansas City on July 22.

The “Still A Soldier” singer is well-known for his support of America’s service members and veterans, having performed across 12 USO tours over his career. The three-time GRAMMY Award nominee and three-time ACM Award winner recently released his 12th studio album and has sold more than 11 million records throughout his storied career.

Opening the event at 7:00 p.m. is Six-String Soldiers, a part of the United States Army Field Band. Made up of five active-duty soldiers, the acoustic group performs blue grass, country, folk and Americana music. 

Tickets to the concert will be free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the VFW's "Uniting to Combat Hunger" campaign!


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the concert?

    The concert will be help at Municipal Auditorium on Sunday, July 22, starting at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

  • Where is Municipal Auditorium?

    Municipal Auditorium is located directly across the street from the Kansas City Convention Center at 301 W 13th Street, Kansas City, Mo., 64105.

  • How do I request tickets?

    Tickets are available to VFW and VFW Auxiliary members. Members may request two (2) reserved seats, or four (4) general admission seats. Ticket reservations can be made by calling the VFW Member Service Center at 1-833-VFW-VETS, no later than July 13. Thereafter, requests should be made in person at the Concert Ticket Pickup desk, located onsite of the VFW National Convention, adjacent to Registration in the convention exhibit hall.

    Handicap seating will be available.

    Convention sponsors and exhibitors who would like to request ticket, please click here.

  • When and where can I pick up my tickets?

    Tickets can be picked up between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at the Concert Ticket Pickup desk, located onsite of the VFW National Convention, adjacent to Registration in the convention exhibit hall. Tickets may also be picked up at will call Sunday, July 22, between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Municipal Auditorium. 

  • Will parking be available?

    The primary parking garage is the Auditorium Plaza Parking Garage, also known as the Barney Allis Plaza Parking Garage. The parking garage is located between 12th & 13th Streets, and between Central & Wyandotte Streets. It is south of the Marriott Hotel and north of the historic Municipal Auditorium. Parking for the event is $10-$12 per vehicle. Limited street parking is available for no charge on Sundays.

    For a map of all downtown Kansas City parking garages, please click here.

    Shuttles will be available. Times and details will be made available closer to the event. 

  • Will food and drinks be available?

    Concession stands will have food and drinks available for purchase during the event. Start and end times may vary.

Thank you to our 2018 concert sponsors!


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