Down From the Mountain Starlight Theatre · August 13
Most of the multi-artist events that visit Kansas City's arenas and amphitheaters stack young up-and-comers and never-will-bes, then frost the bill with one or two venerable headliners. Down From the Mountain's roster removed the fluff, delivering a lineup loaded with living legends. Del McCoury, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley and Patty Loveless were among the masters who appeared, and though that list skews old, the cross-generational appeal of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack ensured the audience would include young fans as well as longtime followers.