New Year’s news beat + Monster Jam & top 10 events for January


Former AT&T building, located at 500 E. 8th Street in Downtown KC.

5 to know: Downtown news beat

Developer plans $91M redo of AT&T building into apartments

Genesis Health Clubs acquire Downtown KC gym

KC employs mobile app to count homeless, apply resources

Tech entrepreneur helps to launch Downtown comedy club

Liberty Street green space completes first year in West Bottoms

Monster Jam will return to the T-Mobile Center for four performances this month.

Monster Jam to rock the Big Town in January

Get your motor running in Downtown KC in the New Year! Monster Jam®, the action-packed motorsports experience for families returns to T-Mobile Center for an adrenaline-charged weekend on Jan. 14-16. Tickets are available on

As the pandemic recovery progresses, Monster Jam is monitoring changes to government mandates, public health guidelines and industry standards and is working closely with the T-Mobile Center to adjust protocols for the safety and wellness of guests based on state and local requirements. Check out the T-Mobile Center website for health and safety policies, including face covering and entry requirements, which are subject to change.


‘Wicked’ returns to Downtown KC for three weeks beginning Jan, 5 at the Music Hall.

Plus, more highlights of the January A&E scene

‘Wicked’ returns to the Music Hall – Jan. 5-23

First Friday in the Crossroads – Jan. 7

KC Restaurant Week – Jan. 14-23

Sebastian Maniscalco at the Midland – Jan. 15

‘Secret Life of Bears’ at the Kauffman Center – Jan. 18

The Black Creatures live in the Lounge – Jan. 20

Harry Potter + KC Symphony at Helzberg Hall – Jan. 20-23

‘Into the Light’ exhibit at Kansas City Museum – opens Jan. 20

‘The Soul of Jazz’  exhibit at the American Jazz Museum – now