It’s a busy this time of year. Make it easy with Sprint Center events coming this winter! With lots of different artists and games, you’ll find an event everyone will enjoy! From basketball to bull riding, from country to Christmas music, there’s always an event going on at Sprint Center that will make for a perfect evening plan. These Sprint Center events will be unforgottable! Let’s take a look at what’s to come.
*updated January 15th*
January Sprint Center Events
When: Jan. 21st 7:00PM
An original duo of classical musicians, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser, 2 Cellos plays modern music with a classical twist. The Croatian-Slovenian cellist travel world-wide to perform for sell-out crowds. The two grew in popularity because of their rendition of “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson. Because of their success in the video, Elton John reached out to join him on his worldwide tour. 2Cellos performed live on
TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Monday Night Football, UEFA Champions league in the UK, the first instrumental act on the TV Show GLEE and more. Japan enjoys their music so much, there is a national “2Cellos Day” in Japan certified by the Japanese Anniversary Association. Both of the performers grew up in a musical background since childhood and have many awards and accolades. 2Cellos released their last album in 2015 yet they have not stopped performing around the world. This is a concert you won’t want to miss out on. “Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60’s…” -Elton John.
February Sprint Center Events
When: Feb. 10th-11th
The international Professional Bull Riders organization travels throughout countries. Over a thousand riders have memberships and compete in the tours. There are a variety of tours carried out with PBR. The Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour comes to Kansas City this February! Come watch the riders partake in a grueling eight second ride battling against their strength, balance, endurance and desire to win as the are bucked and bolted on a bull. Only one hand may hold on to the bull and the riders hang on as long as they can to compete for time and points against others. Once the riders makes it to eight seconds, he or she receives a score based on ability to stay on. If the rider does not make it to time, the rider is out of the running. Each ride can score up to 100 points.
When: Feb. 16th 7:00PM
Known as one of the biggest names in country music, Brad Paisley is coming to Kansas City for this year’s Sprint Center events. With three Grammys, two AMA’s, 14 ACMA’s and 14 CMA’s, this
once Entertainer of the Year, is one you don’t want to miss. Paisley is known for writing or co-writing over 85% of his hit singles. Over 12 million albums sold and growing, Paisley continues to own the country music floor. Some of his best singles include a duet with American Idol winner and country star, Carrie Underwood. Together, the two sang “Remind Me” and can still be heard on radio stations today. This West Virginian native performed for a Christmas party and it lead to his first breakthrough. A local radio show host asked him to guest appear with him for a day which turned into a weekly occurrence. Eventually, Brad Paisley would become the Brad Paisley. He now tours the world selling out arenas and has music on radio stations everywhere. Catch this iconic star this February at Sprint Center!
When: Feb. 23rd 7:00PM
A Christian hip hop artist comes on the scene here this year at Sprint Center. He has 11 million plus in sales and six Grammy Awards and continues to grow his music and career. His real name is
Toby McKeehan but most know him by Toby Mac. He earned a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in 2009. He also has a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christmas Music Album in 2013 from his, “Eye on It.” The original maker of DC Talk, he created many great songs, albums and grew as producer, songwriter and author. Toby Mac can be heard through radios worldwide. Now you can hear him for our very own city. Come see Toby Mac this February!
When: Feb. 24th 7:00PM
The last of the Sprint Center events come to a phenomenon that has been around for ages. The Harlem Globetrotters travel worldwide as an exhibition
basketball team showing off tricks, skills, athleticism and more. Many great and legendary players have taken root in the Harlem Globetrotters. The team
originated in Chicago in the 1920’s called the Savoy Big Five but it eventually ended in a split. Half the team went on to form the Globe Trotters lead by Tommy Brookins. Although the team never had roots in Harlem, New York, they wanted an outsider reputation and give people a reason to come watch them play even if they were from Chicago. Soon, they were traveling around Iowa, Illinois and other states by the name of Harlem Globetrotters. The team, made of all African Americans, beat the all white team, the Minneapolis Lakers and made headlines everywhere. Because of Reece “Goose” Tatum, the team added a bit of comedy and entertainment between plays and the game. However, with the rise of the NBA, the Globetrotters didn’t have their uniqueness of an all black team and lost their originality. However, thanks to the comedy, performance shows and entertaining skills, the team grabbed on to performing rather than playing.
No matter what is going on this holiday season or these cold winter months, take a second to look into these Sprint Center events and make everyone happy throughout the next few months!
Completed Sprint Center Events:
December Sprint Center Events
When: Dec. 6th 8:00PM
It’s the Kansas Jayhawks verus the Washington Huskies this year. Two great teams will come head to head. The 4-2 Huskies, on a two-game winning streak, will try and defeat the 5-0 Jayhawks. Washington averages 80 points per game whereas the Hawks average over 94 points a game. However, be on the lookout for a great game. The Huskies have star guard Jaylen Nowell who leads the team with 20+ points per game. On the other hand, KU has a very dynamic starting five, alongside a stacked bench with players contributing points, rebounds, blocks and more. All starters for the Hawks average double digits in ppg. Both the Hawks and the Huskies will come full force on Wednesday, December 6th to put on a show for all NCAA basketball fans around!
When: Dec. 8th 7:30PM
Amy Grant is known for her vast success across the board. She is decorated with six grammys awards, numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, 3 multi-platinum albums and more. In her Christmas album, “Home for Christmas,” she produced many hits and iconic holiday songs you can still hear on the radio today.
Amy Grant will take the stage for this Sprint Center event along with Michael W. Smith. Smith has many successes on his own with one of his biggest hits, “Place in this World,” reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100. With the two setting a lineup of songs like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Winter
Wonderland,” “Grown Up Christmas List,” and more, it’s a Christmas night filled with holly and jolly you and your family shouldn’t miss! It makes for a great start to the holidays and one everyone will be excited to attend. Doors open at 6pm, so you can arrive early and get warm just in time for the concert to start! Oh what a merry concert it will be!
Back once again to Sprint Center, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is ready to out on a show you will talk about for days to come. Because of high popularity, there are two shows: a matinee at 3pm
and an evening show at 8pm on Saturday, December 9th. Paul O’Niell started this talented orchestra to mimic a rock band yet still have the classic instruments and sound unlike anything no one has ever heard. TSO is known for it’s wide success with performances for over 100 million people, in over 80 countries and selling hundreds of millions dollars worth of tickets. TSO began touring the road in 1999, and made sure to create every concert as crazy and wild as can be. With lasers and lights, extra stages, sound systems as good as they come and the ability to make every seat the best seat in the house, these concerts became an instant craze. The orchestra’s Christmas hits, “Christmas Canon” and “Christmas Eve” are sure to be played for all those at this Sprint Center event come December. Take your family and friends to this concert for music and performances leaving you speechless.
When: Dec. 14th-16th
The regional winners of the NCAA D1 women’s volleyball teams will head to Sprint Center for the semifinals and championship games December
14-16. Penn State earned the number 1 seed, followed by Florida (2), Stanford (3), Kentucky (4) and Nebraska (5). The top 16 seeds were placed with the opportunity to host their first games. Women’s volleyball is set up based on a 16 rank seeding, unlike NCAA men’s basketball with a separate ranking for each region. The Pac-12 has nine ranked teams in this year’s tournament. The tournament begins on December 1st with each of the teams competing in their first match depending on their placement. After being knocked down, eventually, four teams will voyage to Sprint Center for the Final Four and end the tournament to deem a champion. Who will be there to root on your favorite team and hopes of winning it all?!
When: Dec. 31st 9:00PM
Ready for the Greatest New Year’s Eve Bash on Earth? Kid Rock heads to KC to bring in the new year and it’s a party you won’t want to miss. Since his start in 1998 and the release of his album
“Devil Without a Cause,” Kid Rock has soured into the music industry. It’s no doubt Sprint Center will be rocking out to “Picture” and “All Summer Long,” even if it’s the middle of the winter. Kid Rock holds two records for his tours. He has the most tickets sold in Michigan with ten consecutive sold-out shows and set the attendance record at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit with 86,893 tickets sold.Enjoy every second of Kid Rock and do it the right way with access to the Lenmark Founder’s Club.
When: Jan. 5th 7:30PM
Joel Osteen is a preacher out of Houston, TX and regarded as a very well-respected preacher. Joel has traveled around the world preaching and is continuing his journey as he comes to Kansas
City this winter! Joel’s church has been watched in over 100 million homes in the U.s. and has been watched in over 100 nations. His podcasts consistently rank among the top five in the world. In 2001, Joel Osteen’s church made history with the largest non-denominational church in America. He has his own channel on Sirius XM radio and he continues to grow his horizons. Join Joel and his ministry this winter as he visits Sprint Center.
Lana Del Rey RESCHEDULED TBA
When: Jan. 9th 8:00PM
With a new album released, “Lust For Life,” Lana is back on the touring scene and ready to go. She became an instant sensation on the web after the release of her “Video Games” music video. Her most recent album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album this year. Lana, born as Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, hits celebrity status with her beauty, melancholy music and her ability to mimic the 1950-1950’s American culture.
When: Jan. 12th-14th
Motorsports are coming to Kansas City along with these other Sprint Center Events. Also known as a TV show, Monster Jam transforms arenas nationwide and gets fans amped up for a wild night. There are two different types of competitions happening at Monster Jam: racing and freestyle. Occasionally. the racers and drivers show off with wheelie or donut competitions. The racing competition is single elimination and the entire series goes through the night. The freestyle competition gives
drivers two minutes to show off skills driving trucks for two minutes. The winner is based on judges and scores ranked out of 10. The Double Down trophy is the ultimate goal of the drivers. This means the driver won both the freestyle and the racing competitions. Take part in this fun night of cars, racing, smashing, wheeling and more!