Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre is an open-air venue in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Situated near the Kansas Speedway and Legends Shopping Mall, the amphitheatre is one of the most popular summer outdoor concert venues in the area.

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre History

Originally known as Sandstone Amphitheatre, the venue first opened in 1984. For more than two decades, the outdoor amphitheatre has been a haven for music lovers in the Bonner Springs area. The venue boasts a seating capacity of 18,000 with 3,100 reserved and box seats.

In recent years, the amphitheatre has made renovations to improve fan experience. The reserved seats located closest to the stage were removed to make way for an “up front” general admission area. This gives fans a chance to get close to the performers. In addition to the new seating area, a new VIP club was added and both the sound and video systems were updated. Plazas and buildings throughout the property were also updated to further improve the concertgoer’s experience.

In addition to its renovations, the amphitheatre is also working towards becoming more environmentally friendly. Concertgoers who carpool with 4 or more people or drive alternative fuel vehicles can enjoy free parking.

Prior to its current name, the theater was known as:

  • Sandstone Amphitheatre
  • Sandstone Center for the Performing Arts
  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Capital Federal Park at Sandstone

The venue is currently owned by the Kansas City government and Wyandotte County. To this day, the venue remains as one of the largest open-air amphitheatres in the United States.

Notable Concerts and Festivals At Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

For more than two decades, this open-air amphitheatre has hosted some of the best entertainers in the music industry. Notable performers include:

  • Kiss
  • Def Leppard
  • Alice Cooper
  • Motley Crue
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Brad Paisley
  • Tim McGraw

Although some of the biggest names in music have performed at the open-air venue, its 37-foot roof has presented limitations and made it difficult to book shows.

Latest news & announced events

Luke Bryan, Randy Houser & Dustin Lynch
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa & Hoodie Allen
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

Dave Matthews Band
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt
Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Vans Warped Tour
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

Phish
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Joan Sebastian
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Zac Brown Band
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014

Drake & Lil Wayne
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival: Godsmack, Seether & Skillet
Friday, Sep 5, 2014