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The Weekend To-Do List: May 23-25

Tom Beetz

If you're looking for good music this weekend, look no further than Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for May 23-25.

Tony Bennett (pop music legend), 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $70 to $150.

Westport Roots Festival (Billy Joe Shaver and 25 bands), Saturday, indoor music at noon, outdoor at 2 p.m. at the Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $28.

Monsters of Mock featuring Almost Kiss, KC/DC, and Looks That Kill(Faux classic rock), 8 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $11.50 to $31.50.

Jiggle Jam Family Fest(Family music festival), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Crown Center, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: $15 per day ($10 presale), $18 weekend pass online only, children under 2 free.

Celebration at the Station with the Kansas City Symphony and Texas Tenors (Memorial Day celebration), 8 p.m. Sunday at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: Free.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.
Brian McTavish follows popular culture in the belief that the search for significance can lead anywhere. Brian explains, "I've written articles and reviews ... reviewed hundreds of concerts, films and plays. And the thing is, these high arts all sprang from the pop culture of their day. Don't forget: Shakespeare was once Spielberg."
Cody Newill is part of KCUR's audience development team. Follow him on Twitter @CodyNewill or email him at cody@kcur.org.