Summer City in the City Brings Live Music and Performances to Downtown KC


The Downtown Community Improvement District is pleased to announce a new performance and event series for Downtown Kansas City, “Summer in the City”. Join us twice a month from May through September in Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park for music, dance, poetry, food trucks, games and other activities at Oppenstein Park, a pocket park located at 12th and Walnut Streets in Downtown Kansas City.

ACTIVATION SERIES – May through September, 2024


  • 4th Thursdays (5 to 6:30 p.m.):
    Local musicians, dancers, spoken word and other performers will bring the park to life!

    • May 23: NAMI (Nina Cherry and Imani), a mixture of genres and instrumentation
    • June 27: TBD
    • July 25: Hema Sharma – Nritya School of Indian Dance and Music
    • Aug. 22: Grupo Folklorico Alma Tapatia
    • Sep. 26: Brad Cox & Assembly of Joyful Noise

Mark your calendars now and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram for updates on performances, events and inclement weather plans.

The Summer in the City Series is brought to you by the Downtown Community Improvement District (DCID), in partnership with Jackson County, Art in the Loop and area businesses.  Events and performances are free and open to the public.

Interested in holding an event in Oppenstein Park, please contact Mark Rowlands at