(816) 753-4000 info@kctaste.com

Where: Union Station

Union Station’s Outdoor space including both the South Plaza and Triangle Parking, as well as the new Haverty Family Yards.


Dates and Times

Friday, Aug. 3rd – 4PM – 10PM

Saturday, Aug. 4th – 10AM – 10PM

Live Music

Co Headliners

Jo Dee Messina

David Lee Murphy

Chef Showcase

The Chef’s Showcase will feature local and nationally-renowned chefs and experts cooking up all kinds of food demonstrations.  From healthy cooking with kids to how to brew your own beer, you’ll find it here at the Chef’s Showcase.




What does the $20.00/$25.00 entry ticket get me?

The entry tickets gets you in the door to enjoy the local and national headliners, see cooking demonstrations in our Chef’s Showcase, visit booths from all of our wonderful sponsors, and the arts and crafts tent in the Kid’s Zone. The entry ticket does not include food, drinks or bounce houses in the Kid’s Zone.


How much does the food cost?

Food tickets will be sold in strips of 15 for $10.00. Each food vendor will determine their own pricing for their “taste” and “entree” but will roughly be 1 to 5 tickets per taste and 4 to 15 tickets for the larger entrée.


What’s included with VIP?

VIP comes with entry to both days, 30 food tickets, preferential seating for the Chef’s Showcase, access to a VIP tent with a private cash bar and an area to stand close to the stage for the headline acts.


What is the Chef’s Showcase?

The Chef’s Showcase is an air conditioned tent that has a kitchen display where local, regional and national chefs will do cooking demonstrations, informative chats on food and drink topics and some fun contests and cooking challenges.


What drinks are sold?

There will be soda, water, beer, wine and spirits.


Where should I park?

There is plenty of parking in Union Station West Yards Parking Garage and that price will be $10.00 per vehicle. The bridge entrance is accessible via Kessler Road through the Carriage Pavilion, located on the west side of Union Station’s front entrance. The West Yards Parking Garage is a four-level parking garage, located on the west side of Union Station, accessible via Broadway Street.

There is also ample of street parking in downtown Kansas City and festival goers can walk to a Street Car stop and take it to the Union Station stop. Parking is not an issue downtown!


Is this a family friendly event?

YES! There will be fun for all ages at KC Taste. Kids 12 and under get in for FREE! We have kid entertainers on the Main Stage, demonstrations geared specifically for kids and families, a Kid’s Zone which will have bounce attractions and other arts and crafts.


Does the Kid’s Zone cost?

Kids can enjoy the arts and crafts tent in the Kid’s Zone for free. There is an ALL-U-CAN BOUNCE charge of $10 for kids 12 and under for the inflatable activities.


Can I go to both days?

YES! Combo tickets are sold in advance for $35.00 which allows you access to both days. You can also buy a combo ticket on Friday, at the gate, for $40.00. If you don’t buy a combo ticket, don’t worry about it, you’ll just need to pay each day.


Is the event weather dependent?

This event is rain or shine! There will be covered tents. In the case of heat, there will be a few air conditioned tents and you will have access to Union Station.


What can I bring to the festival?

One factory-sealed water bottle of up to 1 liter in volume per person, small purses, bags and drawstring bags (no backpacks allowed). Blankets are ok but not larger than a beach towel.


What is prohibited?

Backpacks, lawn chairs, outdoor furniture, alcoholic beverages, food, tarps, barbeque grills/open flames, fireworks or explosives, illegal substances and weapons, large coolers or bags, pop-up tents and canopies, beach and picnic umbrellas, flagpoles and all pets except service animals.


Are pets allowed?

No, except service animals.