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Music, Super Heroes, Cars and Things to do in Kansas City This Weekend! Plus Win Tickets to the Kansas City Auto Show! #ToyotaRocksKC #KCAutoShow

toyota kansas city auto show
Photo credit: Mary Moore

What is the first thing most people associate with Kansas City? For me it usually means a visit to the Jazz District and a favorite Barbecue place or two. But this weekend, the city is coming alive with the sound of a roaring engine and we’re excited to share this with our readers. Not only can you experience the show yourself but you can see all of the great new vehicles from your favorite manufacturers, get in the cars and check them out on drive experiences and of course – spend some time in the area around the show. There are live band performances, super heroes and special sections for the kids to enjoy! It’s time to start planning your trip to the Kansas City Auto Show this weekend!

What is there to do at the Kansas City Auto Show?

Kids Corner: 

Paradise Park, Kansas City’s premier family destination, and the Kansas City Auto Show have joined forces to bring you fun-filled excitement for the whole family. Play darts on a giant dart board, jump in bounce houses and race pedal cars around a track.  Or challenge your kids to heart-pumping time trial races. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Kids can also create their own yummy snack, make crafts and more.

Paradise Park will be open:
Friday, March 2nd from 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, March 3rd from 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, March 4th from 11 AM – 4 PM

Ride and Drive Experiences:

Take to the road and get a feel for the performance and handling of vehicles from Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Experience real-world driving conditions on a short course through downtown Kansas City and compare your favorite vehicles from four brands without driving to dealerships all over town! What are you waiting for? The road is calling.

Ford  
Test drive an EcoSport, Explorer, Expedition, Escape, Focus, Fusion, and F-150.
Wednesday                          5 PM to 8 PM
Thursday-Saturday          10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday                                  10 AM to 6 PM

Toyota

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Get behind the wheel of a Camry, Highlander, RAV4 and Tacoma.
Thursday-Sunday             10 AM to 6 PM

Buick GMC
Take a ride in the Buick: Encore, Enclave & Envision and the GMC: Sierra, Acadia and Terrain.
Saturday and Sunday        10 AM to 6 PM

Chevrolet
Test drive the Cruze, Malibu, Bolt EV, Equinox, Traverse, Camaro, Silverado, and Colorado.
Saturday and Sunday        10 AM to 6 PM

Volkswagen
Friday-Sunday                    10 AM to 6 PM

*Age restrictions may vary. Check at each Ride ‘N Drive booth. 

Super Heroes Love Cars too! 

MEET CAPTAIN AMERICA AND SPIDER-MAN! Have your photo taken with two of your favorite crime-fighting Marvel superheroes.  Appearance times on Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY – SPIDER-MAN
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SUNDAY – CAPTAIN AMERICA
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11:30 am – 12:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Live Music: 

Two music legends, one country and the other classic rock, will take the stage at the KC Auto Show on Opening Night Wednesday, February 28. Country balladeer John Michael Montgomery and rock legend Blue Oyster Cult will come together for one night only for a special concert to benefit the Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City Charitable Foundation.

The concert opens at 7 p.m. with John Michael Montgomery’s unique brand of heartfelt music which resonates across the pop-country landscape.

Blue Öyster Cult (BOC) has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs like the pummeling “Godzilla” and the hypnotically melodic “Burnin’ for You”. The Saturday Night Live “More Cowbell” parody of BOC’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” has become a cult classic. BOC takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50 for General Admission seating (accompanied by a wristband from the box office) and are available through Ticketmaster and the Bartle Hall box office. The “benefit” ticket also allows the ticketholder to return to the Auto Show through the weekend.  Adult admission Auto Show tickets are also available for $11, PLUS you can still hear the concert from standing room only areas.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and concert-goers have full-access to the Kansas City Auto Show including hundreds of new vehicles, Ride N’ Drives, food trucks and a beer garden.

Visit the Kansas City Auto Show February 28th-March 4th. 

LOCATION
Bartle Hall Convention Center

toyota kansas city auto show
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Downtown Kansas City
301 West 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

2018 DATES
February 28, Wednesday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
March 1, Thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
March 2, Friday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
March 3, Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
March 4, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

TICKETS
Wednesday – Sunday
Adult – $11.00
Junior (8-12) – $6.00
Credit cards are accepted.

Did you want to attend the Kansas City Auto Show This Weekend? Enter to win Tickets!!!

Just enter below for tickets to the Kansas City Auto Show. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #ToyotaRocksKC. And visit the show and check out all that Toyota has at the show and what your future car is going to look like.

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Contest rules:
**Contest rules: Entries must be completed by midnight March 1, 2018. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents and subject to the laws of Kansas. Winners will be notified by email by March 2, 2018. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the Kansas City Auto Show, 301 West 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, between March 1, 2018 and March 4, 2018. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $22 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $122. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.**

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