Live Music Is Back!


Troostival Street Tour Hosting Pop-Up Concert at Union Station KC Streetcar Stop

The KC Streetcar has teamed up with the organizers of Troostival, a Black-owned and -operated festival that celebrates the diversity of Black music in Kansas City, to host a pop-up show at the Union Station Streetcar Stop on Friday, June 4. The free show is open to all ages and will take place outside the Union Station Streetcar stop at 7 p.m.

The Troostival Street Tour pop-up show will feature energetic music performances from Brass and Boujee and The Black Creatures from 7-9 p.m. Brass and Boujee is a chart-topping, 18-piece, hip-hop big band that also serves as the hip-hop unit of the Marcus Lewis Big Band. The Black Creatures are a dynamic duo representing Center Cut Records.

Attendees are encouraged to ride the streetcar to the pop-up show and to bring their own chair to watch the performance outside the streetcar stop this Friday.

“We are excited to bring live music back to the KC Streetcar and what better way to do it than with a 18-piece band,” said Donna Mandelbaum, communications director with the KC Streetcar Authority.

Troostival is a Black-owned and -operated festival whose mission is to celebrate Black creativity and challenge racial injustice. Its pledge to the community is to design experiences that create ripple effects of change along Troost and Kansas City’s east side by showcasing local Black talent and challenging racial injustice and bias. Learn more at or follow it on Facebook at or on Instagram at @troostival.