Bank of America's Celebration at the Station, returns for its tenth year featuring Music Director Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony performing familiar patriotic music in front of Union Station, with a fireworks finale above Liberty Memorial. The rain date will be on Monday, May 28.
Grounds open at 3 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase both inside and outside of Union Station. Memorial Day weekend activities at the National WWI Museum and the exhibits at Union Station will be open to the public.
Pre-concert entertainment begins at 4:30 with the United States Air Force Brass in Blue. The Symphony takes the stage at 7:30. Special guests this year include: emcee/narrator Jim Birdsall (announcer for CNBC and NFL Films), Bobby Watson (local/international saxophone star), Richard Gibson (bass baritone), General Richard Myers (retired four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and Lt. Gen. David Perkins (Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center and Ft. Leavenworth)
At 9:15 p.m., the fireworks will start. Also, cover your ears! Live cannon blasts add to the noise.
Families attending the free outdoor performance by the Kansas City Symphony and the fireworks display are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. A large HD screen will provide crisp video for those in the audience and on the hill.