Hearne: Sandstone Knocks One Out with Mumford & Sons ‘Invitation’

mumford-and-sons1-1Face it, things haven’t been the same at the outdoor¬†amphitheater known as Sandstone since Live Nation pulled the plug several years back and the title sponsor went from powerhouse Verizon to relatively puny Cricket.

Must see alt rock shows: Remember The Killers in May 2009?

That’s the last one I recall knocking my socks off.

Until now…

That’s because the venue operated by KC promoter deity Chris Fritz just landed Mumford & Sons.

The 7 p.m. show goes down Monday June 17th.

Unfortunately the dates didn’t quite match up with Kanrocksas (June 28 and 29), which sources say could use a boost.

Now the fun part.

Tickets for Mumford & Sons go on sale at 11 a.m. April 2nd and continue until 2 p.m. on April 4.

So you know, write that on your hand so you don’t forget and miss out.

There’s more.


An “Invitation Onsale” will begin on Monday, March 25 at invitation.mumfordandsons.com.¬† So concertgoers will have to register for an invitation to purchase early tickets for the show.

The end game being that the band wants to give as many people as possible an equal chance to buy tickets and to try and get the tickets into the hands of fans as opposed to scalpers.

Lucky invitees will have an opportunity to buy up to four tickets starting Tuesday, April 2nd.

Again, for further instructions or more information, check out invitation.mumfordandsons.com.


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2 Responses to Hearne: Sandstone Knocks One Out with Mumford & Sons ‘Invitation’

  1. Super Dave says:

    That place has changes names about as many times as 99.7 has.

  2. balbonis moleskine says:

    It always has and always will be Sandstone.

    Like most cool things in KC it is under-used and under-appreciated.

    This style of amphitheater is called a ‘summer shed’. They were usually constructed cheaply in the 70s and have a lower bowl and lawn seats with a corrugated metal roof (hense the shed).

    In the midwest, it is a nicer ‘summer shed’ than Riverport in STL(shitty sound due to overhang over the seats and pigeons shitting on you the whole show because they roost there). It is nicer than Deer Creek in Noblesville, Indiana which only really got popular because it hosted a run of iconic jamband shows and featured on-site camping.

    There are 2 within 600 miles that are nicer, and both have more expensive wooden roofs:
    Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    and the iconic Alpine Valley, in East Troy Wisconsin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4-_V__GUro

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