AEG Live, AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and The Cordish Company have set the grand re-opening of The Midland by AMC, Kansas City’s premiere indoor...

AEG Live, AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and The Cordish Company have set the grand re-opening of The Midland by AMC, Kansas City’s premiere indoor theatre for live concerts and events, for September 9 beginning with Melissa Etheridge, a Leavenworth, KS native.

“The Midland is a gem among historic theatres, not only in Kansas City, but across the country,” said Joe Litvag, senior vice president, Midwest region at AEG Live in a statement. “Much like in its heyday, it will again host today’s top musical touring acts, comedy shows, family shows and special events through creative and flexible programming.”

Located in downtown Kansas City on Main Street in the Power & Light District, the original Midland theatre opened in 1927 and hosted well-known artists throughout its history, most recently, Faith Hill, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Duran Duran, The Moody Blues, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Buble and Jethro Tull. Upon its re-opening in September, the Midland will be home to a wide variety of musical artists, comedians and family entertainers as well as special, corporate and private events.

In July 2005, AMC and Cordish partnered to restore the theatre’s original grandeur by renovating non-historical portions of the theatre while preserving its intricate historical features. In 2007, AEG Live joined the partnership to manage the theatre’s entertainment bookings and operations.

State-of-the-art sound, lighting and amenities will now enhance the historic ambiance providing a premium entertainment experience to guests of the theatre. The Midland will feature flexible seating configurations from standing to full dining with live-show capacity ranging from 1,300-3,000. The loge level will offer plush VIP box seating with wait service and the balcony will feature new stadium seating. The venue will also be available for corporate events and private parties.

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The Midland by AMC concert schedule:

September 9Melissa Etheridge
September 12Puddle of Mudd
September 13Norman Brown
September 15Journey
September 20Anita Baker
September 21Vince Gill
September 26Jim Gaffigan
September 27-28The Backyardigans Live
October 10Bill Cosby
November 1Video Games Live
November 13-16Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
November 21George Lopez

Last Updated on June 18, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen