Radio station KRBZ (96.5 FM) has announced the lineup for Buzz Beach Ball music festival. According to the Kansas City Star, tickets go on sale Friday morning, but Members of the station’s Buzz Freeloader club can buy tickets from 10 AM Tuesday. Prices for a two-day ticket range from $49 to $89 and a limited number of VIP tickets will sell for $349. Read more about the headlining bands below.
Fresh off their successful night at the Grammy’s, Britney Howard-led band Alabama Shakes will headline the event. The band sophomore album Sound & Color and singles “Don’t Wanna Fight,” “Gimme All Your Love,” and “Sound & Color” have brought the band critical and commercial success, along with 3 Grammy awards. The Shakes and their new found popularity will be stopping at Buzz Beach Ball along their festival circuit this summer.
With the help of producer Dan Auerbach, Kentucky-based Cage the Elephant released Tell Me I’m Pretty. The band has adapted a bluesy, The Black Keys-inspired sound, which has brought the group its sixth number 1 single on the Billboard Alternative chart through lead-off single “Mess Around.”
Oxford-based indie group Glass Animals have been capturing the attention of fans and critic’s through their dreamy music accompanied by enticingly vague lyrics. Dave Bayley’s work is cerebral in a literal sense, much of his music is influenced by his studies in psychiatry and neuroscience. The group will take singles “Gooey” and “Black Mambo” to the stage this summer.
The festival will take place July 16-17 at Children’s Mercy Park. See the full lineup below.
Buzz Beach Ball Lineup
Alabama Shakes Cage the Elephant
Fitz and the Tantrums
Portugal. the Man
The Head and the Heart
Eagles of Death Metal
The Joy Formidable
J Roddy Walston & the Business
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
The Moth & the Flame
Lewis Del Mar
Run River North
Brave the Spirit