Azura Amphitheater

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Formally known as the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, the amphitheater was renamed on 2nd Feb 2016 to the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater and then again in 2021 to the Azura Amphitheater. The Azura Amphitheater is an open-air venue in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Situated near the Kansas Speedway and Legends Shopping Mall, the amphitheatre is one of the most popular summer outdoor concert venues in the area.

Azura Amphitheater History

Originally known as Sandstone Amphitheatre, the venue first opened in 1984. For more than two decades, the outdoor amphitheatre has been a haven for music lovers in the Bonner Springs area. The venue boasts a seating capacity of 18,000 with 3,100 reserved and box seats. In Februrary 2021 the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater changed name to Azura Amphitheater.

In recent years, the Azura Amphitheatre has made renovations to improve fan experience. The reserved seats located closest to the stage were removed to make way for an “up front” general admission area. This gives fans a chance to get close to the performers. In addition to the new seating area, a new VIP club was added and both the sound and video systems were updated. Plazas and buildings throughout the property were also updated to further improve the concertgoer’s experience.

In addition to its renovations, the amphitheatre is also working towards becoming more environmentally friendly. Concertgoers who carpool with 4 or more people or drive alternative fuel vehicles can enjoy free parking.

Prior to its current name, the theater was known as:

  • Sandstone Amphitheatre
  • Sandstone Center for the Performing Arts
  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Capital Federal Park at Sandstone
  • Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
  • Azura Amphitheater

The venue is currently owned by the Kansas City government and Wyandotte County. To this day, the venue remains as one of the largest open-air amphitheatres in the United States.

Notable Concerts and Festivals At Azura Amphitheater

For more than two decades, this open-air amphitheatre has hosted some of the best entertainers in the music industry. Notable performers include:

  • Kiss
  • Def Leppard
  • Alice Cooper
  • Motley Crue
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Brad Paisley
  • Tim McGraw

Although some of the biggest names in music have performed at the open-air venue, its 37-foot roof has presented limitations and made it difficult to book shows.