The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures Reopening August 1, 2015

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After nearly a year and a half of renovations, you’ll want to see the reopened museum and its antique toys and fine-scale miniatures in all new exhibits.

Explore interactive exhibits and check out a mega toy sculpture featuring donated toys.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures opened in 1982 as the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City.  Located in a building on the corner of 52nd and Oak on the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus, the 7,000-square-foot museum had two full-time staff members.

Over the next thirty years  the museum grew to 33,000 square feet. The collection increased to over 72,000 objects.

On August 1, 2015, the museum will reopen as The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures with the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5235 Oak St.  Kansas City, MO
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information and ticket prices, visit the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures website.

Live Music 7/30 – 8/2/2015

Live Music in Kansas CityLots of live music coming up this weekend!

While this is by no means a complete listing of everything going on, perhaps you;ll find something here to go out and hear.

Get out there and support live music in our great city!

THURSDAY JULY 30

The Way Down Wanderers @Knuckleheads in the Gospel Lounge
8:00 pm

Dwight Yoakum @ KC Power & Light District
7 pm, free, all ages (21+ only after 9 pm)

Devon Allman Band @Knuckleheads
with special guest Owen Campbell
8:30 pm

The Grand Marquis @Zona Rosa
6:30 – 8:30 pm, all ages, free

Spaghetti Western Thursday @Westport Saloon
6 pm

Brett Jackson Quartet @Broadway Kansas City

Greg Meise Organ Trio @The Ship

John Kizilarmut @Green Lady Lounge

Latin Jazz All-Stars @Blue Room

Mandy Boothe Duo @Chaz

Mark Lowrey Trio @The Majestic

FRIDAY JULY 31

Jeff Bergen’s Elvis Show @Knuckleheads
8:00 pm

American Aquarium @Knuckleheads
with Radio Birds & Old Salt Union in the Garage
9:00 pm

Pokey LaFarge @Knuckleheads
with special guest Jack Grelle & Betse & Clarke
9:00 pm

Woody Pines @Westport Saloon
with Nathan Kalish& the Lastcallers & Nicholas Saint James

Crossroads Quartet @Take Five Coffee

Tim Whitmer @Green Lady Lounge (matinee)

Lonnie McFadden @The Phoenix (matinee)

Eboni Fondren Trio @Chaz

Mark Lowrey Trio @Green Lady Lounge

Philip Wakefield Trio @The Majestic

Ron Carlson Trio @Lucky Brewgrille

Tyrone Clark Quartet @Blue Room

SATURDAY AUGUST 1

Open Jam Hosted @Knuckleheads
by Billy Ebeling & Duane Goldston
1pm to 5:30pm

Greg Jackson Combs @Knuckleheads after jam
5:30 pm

Kevin Welch @Knuckleheads Early show in the Gospel Lounge Limited Capacity
7:30 pm

Dave Nace’s Birthday Party @Knuckleheads
with the Belairs & Earl and Them
8:00 pm

Stacey Mitchhart @Knuckleheads in the back lounge Limited Capacity
9:00 pm

The Waspmen, The Cave Girls & Witch Jail @Californo’s in Westport
9 pm

2 Proud 2 Beg @Broadway Kansas City

Philip Wakefield Trio @The Majestic

Phoenix Fest @The Phoenix

Will Matthews and Bobby Floyd @Blue Room

SUNDAY AUGUST 2

Open Jam @Knuckleheads Hosted by Levee Town
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jason Betts @Blue Room

Louis Neal Big Band @Blue Room

Live Music Weekend 7/23 – 7/26/2015

Live Music in Kansas City

Lots of live music coming up this weekend!

While this is by no means a complete listing of everything going on, perhaps you;ll find something here to go out and hear.

Get out there and support live music in our great city!
Thursday July 23

Alejandro Escovedo @Knuckleheads 8 pm $20

John Goolsby Birthday Bash @Knuckleheads Free Show 8:00 pm

Led Zep Garage @Knuckleheads $8 adv + tax & fees 8:30 pm

Friday July 24

Chuck Mead @Knuckleheads 8 pm $15

3 Trails West @Knuckleheads in the back lounge 8:30 pm $18.50

Found A Job – A Talking Heads Tribute Show @Knuckleheads $10 10:00 pm

Saturday July 25

Open Jam @Knuckleheads Hosted by Billy Ebeling & Duane Goldston  1pm to 5:30pm

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band @Knuckleheads
with special guest Josh Hoyer and Shadowboxers
$15 adv + tax & fees 9:00 pm

Paper Moon Shiners @Knuckleheads in the Gospel Lounge
$8 adv + tax & fees 9:00 pm

The Phantoms of the Opry @Harry’s Country Club 8:30 – 11:30 pm

The Grand Marquis @Chaz Restaurant on the patio 4 pm

Sunday July 26

Open Jam @Knuckleheads Hosted by Levee Town 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Brad Colerick @Knuckleheads $15adv + tax & fees 7:30 pm