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The Kansas City Irish Fest kicks off its annual Labor Day weekend party from Aug. 30 to Sept.1 at Crown Center in downtown Kansas City with a lineup that showcases the very best in contemporary and traditional Irish music along with terrific dancing performances and hilarious comedy acts.

This year’s festival will feature a new addition – the Emerald Club – that will give you comfortable shade and seating for a great view of the Boulevard Stage acts. The Emerald Club ticket gets you into to the Emerald Club at the day and time of your choosing, a general admission ticket, two drink tickets and access to a private restroom trailer. Early tickets sales for the Emerald Club will start at $60 at kcirishfest.com

Friday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 1, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Discount adult tickets single-day admission: $15 from 10 a.m. Monday April 8 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday April 14.
Adult tickets single-day admissions: $20 through July 31, $30 through Aug. 29 and $35 starting Friday, Aug. 30.
Adult weekend passes (3 days): $55 through July 31, $70 through Aug. 30.
Tickets are available on-line at kcirishfest.com
Details about tickets for Whiskey Tastings, Comedy performances, the Irish Breakfast and Special Experiences will be available at a later date on kcirishfest.com

We are excited about our returning musical performers and talented new acts. Festival favorite – The Elders – will perform as well as headliners Gaelic Storm and Doolin’. Other notables include Mundy, Hermitage Green, Screaming Orphans, Siomha and Gadan featuring Enda Scahill of We Banjo 3. We welcome newcomers: Corner Boy, Reverie Road, Ally the Piper and Colm & Laura Keegan. Our local favorites include: Carswell & Hope who will lead an energetic Mix Tape performance, and Ashley Davis, Eddie Delahunt & Friends, Flannigan’s Right Hook, St. Andrew Pipes and Drums, Irish dancing groups and many other acts. Comedians Katie Boyle and Ger Staunton will perform Saturday and Sunday nights. A complete list of performers is on-line at kcirishfest.com

The Kansas City Irish Fest is dedicated to the preservation of Kansas City’s and the Midwest’s Irish heritage. Fans can follow the Fest on Facebook and Instagram.