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The Great Car Show, which attracted more than 400 vintage and classic automobiles last year to the National World War I Museum and Memorial, will return July 17.

The Great Car Show, which attracted more than 400 vintage and classic automobiles last year to the National World War I Museum and Memorial, will return July 17.

tljungblad@kcstar.com

The Kansas City Fringe Festival will return to live, in-person shows for the first time since 2019, beginning this weekend.

After a two-year pandemic-induced virtual festival, the area’s biggest celebration of the arts and culture will present performers from around the nation and the world July 15-31 at venues from the West Bottoms to Westport. Tickets ($10, plus $5 Fringe Button) and more information at kcfringe.org.

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St. Louis hip hop star Nelly will perform July 15 at Kansas City Live! File photo

Music

Big Gigantic with Inzo, Young Franco and Covex, 8 p.m. July 14, Midland ($23.50-$38). midlandkc.com.

LakeFest featuring The Band Perry, 6 p.m. July 15, Warnock Lake, Atchison ($27.25). visitatchison.com/event/lakefest-2022.

Nelly, 6 p.m. July 15, Kansas City Live! ($35-$85). powerandlightdistrict.com.

Rosanne Cash, 7:30 p.m. July 15, Lied Center ($19-$50). lied.ku.edu.

Oak Ridge Boys, 8:30 p.m. July 15, Ameristar ($40-$55). ameristarkansascity.com.

Kansas with 38 Special, 7 p.m. July 16, Azura Amphitheater ($39.50-$129.50). azuraamp.com.

Drive-By Truckers, 8 p.m. July 16, Knuckleheads ($23.50-$75). knuckleheadskc.com.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, 7:30 p.m. July 17, Liberty Hall ($35-$89). libertyhall.net.

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe with Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, 4:30 p.m. July 19, Kauffman Stadium ($49.50-$945). ticketmaster.com.

Dave Mason, 8 p.m. July 19, Liberty Hall ($45-$75). libertyhall.net.

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Kansas City’s Lawn Party, formerly the Big Picnic, will take place July 17 outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. James Wooldridge The Kansas City Star

More entertainment

The music of Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald will be the focus of “Soul Sisters — Aretha, Billie, Ella” at Quality Hill Playhouse, opens 7:30 p.m. July 15; runs through Aug. 7 ($42-$45). qualityhillplayhouse.com.

The Wonderscope Children’s Museum will provide some fun for adults at its Eat Drink Play fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. July 16 ($60-$75). wonderscope.org.

The Great Car Show benefiting the Kansas City Automotive Museum will roll onto the grounds of the National WWI Museum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17 ($2-$5). thegreatcarshow.com.

Live music, food trucks, art activities and games will fill the area from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to Brush Creek for Kansas City’s Lawn Party, 4-8 p.m. July 17 (free). kcparks.org.

Comedian Kurtis Conner, a YouTube sensation from Canada, will perform at the Uptown, 7 p.m. July 17 ($40-$122). uptowntheater.com.

Theatre for Young America will present a new play, “The Pirates and the Lost Pearl,” at City Stage Theatre, opens 10 a.m. July 20; runs through July 30, City Stage ($10-$12). tya.org.

The Art in the Loop Performance Series in Oppenstein Park will feature music, theater and puppetry, 5:30-8 p.m. July 22 (free). artintheloop.com.

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The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum will put on an adults-only event, Eat Drink Play, on July 16. Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com

This story was originally published July 13, 2022 5:00 AM.

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Dan Kelly has been covering entertainment and arts news at The Star for 10 years. He previously worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune, The Miami Herald and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He also was on the University of Missouri School of Journalism faculty for six years, and he has written a historical novel, “Soaring with Vultures.”





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