Legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. This performance will be Billy Joel's first ever stadium show in Kansas City and the first concert at The K in 39 years.
About Billy Joel
Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world, performing his unrivaled catalog of songs that have made up the soundtrack of many lives. During his five-decade career, Joel has scored 33 consecutive Top 40 hits and has been the recipient of six Grammy® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy® Legend Award. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, the singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist.
In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "Piano Man" for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its "cultural, historic, and artistic significance." In 2014, Joel received The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which honors living musical artists' lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations. He also received the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond. In 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards, and became Madison Square Garden's first-ever music franchise. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden, selling out 40 shows through April 2017.
Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, took home two Tony Awards, including Best Orchestrations - Joel's first Tony Award win - and Best Choreography. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden's most extraordinary benefit concerts - "12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief," which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and "The Concert for New York City," which was hosted to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his extraordinary career.
1991 - Grammy Legend Award
1980 - Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male ("Glass Houses")
1979 - Album Of The Year ("52nd Street")
1979 - Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male ("52nd Street")
1978 - Record Of The Year ("Just The Way You Are" - single)
1978 - Song Of The Year ("Just The Way You Are" - single)
General Concert Information
- Parking lots will open at 1:00 p.m.
- General parking will cost $30, oversized vehicles will be $45 and bus and RV parking will be $60. All parking will be cash only on the day of the event.
- Cabs, ride shares, and drop-offs should enter through Gate 3 prior to the event. They will be directed to drop off next to the blue fence outside Gate D.
- After the event starts, cabs, ride shares, and drop-offs should enter through Gate 1 and line up in Lot A for pick up.
- Gates into Kauffman Stadium will open at 6:00 p.m., with the performance scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
- All ticket holders will be subject to metal detection and bag check.
- Prohibited items are listed below. Please note NO BAGS OR BACKPACKS allowed, all purses will be searched.
- Ballpark staff will NOT be able to hold or check any items for you.
- There is a no re-entry policy at Kauffman Stadium. Once you leave the ballpark, you may not re-enter.
- Due to heightened security measures, guests are advised to arrive at least one hour prior to show time.
- Guests with field seating are encouraged to have their tickets ready upon entrance to the field. Field entrances will be located at the following areas: inside Gate A past the Royals Hall of Fame, sections 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115 on 3rd base side, and 139, 140, 141, 142, and 143 on 1st base side. Guests with disabilities and ADA needs will enter the field by using the elevator in the Diamond Club to Level 1 and will be escorted to a lift.
- There will be an additional postgame exit through the Grounds Crew tunnel in Right Field for guests with field seating. This tunnel leads to the North End of Parking Lot A.
- The Outfield Experience and Craft & Draft will be closed to public access. Only guests with Craft & Draft tickets may enter Craft and Draft.
- The Diamond Club Lounge will be open to the public.
- Rivals Restaurant will be open from 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. to the public.
- Concessions/Bars will be open on Plaza, Loge and View Levels and there will also be bars located on the show floor.
- The Royals Team Store will be open all day Friday and throughout the concert.
- The Royals Ticket Office will not accept any third party will call drop offs.
*Re-Entry will not be permitted*
Prohibited items include but are not limited to the following items:
- Small Clutch purse only, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5"
- No Bags or Backpacks
- Any drinks beside water or sports drinks (one sealed/unopened 1-liter or smaller bottle per person allowed)
- Weapons/fireworks (including all guns and pocket knives)
- Items that could be projectiles
- Video Cameras or Professional Cameras are Prohibited
- Banners or flags with sticks in them
- Bullhorns/airhorns/cowbells (or other noise makers deemed by staff unacceptable)
- Lasers or laser pens
- Hard-sided coolers of any kind
- Anything that can obstruct a fans view
- Wrapped presents and/or gifts of any kind*
- Pets or animals not documented as service dogs
- Aerosol cans (i.e. sunscreen, hairspray, mace, etc.)
- Toy guns or toy knives
- Baseball Bats
- Beach Balls or other inflatables
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles