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Kansas City - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

1228 Main Street

AEG Live, The Cordish Company and Arvest Bank announced today that the bank has acquired a multi-year naming rights partnership to the historic Midland Theatre. This announcement coincides with the celebration of the venue's fifth anniversary since the theatre's re-launch in September 2008.  

In 2007, AEG Live and The Cordish Company formed a partnership to undertake a multi-million dollar renovation of the historic venue. Since its re-opening in late 2008, the AEG Live-managed Midland Theatre has hosted more than 600 events, welcomed 500,000+ guests, and has become a "must play" venue for touring artists every year.

"On behalf of the entire AEG Live organization, we are thrilled to partner with Arvest Bank," said AEG Live's Senior Vice-President Joe Litvag. "We're particularly excited to align with a company with roots in the Midwest that is built on customer satisfaction, a stellar reputation among consumers, and an unwavering commitment to community."

Located in downtown Kansas City in the Power & Light District, the original Midland Theatre opened in 1927 and has hosted well-known artists throughout its history. Under the new name, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, the venue will continue that tradition and is projected to host more than 125 concerts, family shows, awards shows, corporate and charitable events each year. The venue officially becomes the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on Friday, September 13, 2013, for the Jim Breuer performance. 

"Arvest Bank is proud to partner with AEG Live and Cordish by becoming the naming rights partner of the iconic Midland Theatre," said Mark Larrabee, President and CEO of Arvest Bank in Greater Kansas City. "As a bank that fosters a thriving community, this partnership will facilitate the tradition of the Midland as a gathering place to enjoy cultural events of all genres in Kansas City. Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland is a new name for an established cornerstone of our community and the downtown revitalization." 

The Midland features flexible seating configurations from standing to theatre-style to full banquet seating, with live-show capacity ranging from 1300-3000. The venue features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and amenities that enhance the historic ambiance providing a premium entertainment experience to guests. In addition to live concerts and events, the theatre hosts corporate events, wedding receptions and private parties.


Christopher Delance

Thursday, March 15, 2018
I have never attended a concert here for fun, but I have worked many. I can honestly say the acoustics in this place are real. And I have enjoyed working every one. This venue is one that you can always feel safe at. And not to mention when you leave the concert, you are 2 blocks away from Power & Light. So that’s awesome. If a band or group you like is coming here, definitely buy a ticket

David white

Thursday, March 1, 2018
🎖️BEST OF... Part of the old Loews Theater chain, opulence here enough to make a New Yorker envious! Stunning in detail, the Midland is on my short list of best surviving movie palaces in America. Some architectural features are reminiscent of the Chicago Theater with the arching window in the front facade, and the mirrored grand foyer. Said to be the inspiration for the landmark Los Angeles Theatre built in 1930 in L.A.'s Broadway district. This masterfully restored treasure reminds all of a certain swagger K.C. once had, and is now playing an integral role in helping to recapture and restore that KC attitude in the exciting new downtown entertainment district.

Chrystelle Ashmore

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
To put it simply, I doubt I’ll every return to this venue for any show, and I used to love the Midland. I attended an event early in January, and was mistreated by staff. My sister doesn’t handle cold well so while waiting in line she slid down the wall to the ground because the cold was causing her pain. We didn’t ask for help, because we knew she would be alright. Suddenly an EMT shows up demanding information from her, refuses to listen to me even though she is a minor and I am the adult responsible for her, and demanded that I call my parents so they can “release her from care”. One that’s illegal, they cannot take the word of someone over the phone, two I am her 25 year old sister and she is 17. I am more than capable of taking care of her and if we say she is fine and we never asked for help then we are fine and never asked for help. My sister constantly told the EMT she was fine. The EMT demanded we leave our spot in line to wait across the street in the grocery store after we repeatedly told her we would be fine as doors opened in 10 minutes. Finally we just left to appease her, waited until the EMT left and returned to the line, and thankfully left one of our group members in line so we could rejoin in our spots. I called to complain, and was told by the manager I spoke with that he was very sorry and would extend tickets to us to any show we chose, and to simply email him what show we wanted to attend. I did this, requesting Darci Lynn. After a couple weeks of no contact I attempted to call only to be out on hold and hung up on repeatedly. I emailed him again. We are now past the Darci Lynn show and has been nearly two months now since I complained (I complained on January 5th) They lie about how they will deal with problems that arise, and avoid their customers. Don’t promise what you cannot deliver, if they didn’t plan to actually give us free tickets as an apology they shouldn’t have said they would!

Norma Orton

Friday, March 2, 2018
Cool architecture and lots of character. Not the greatest acoustic venue for concerts... the entire main floor is standing only. We got there early and were really close to the front, but really couldn't hear the artist very well, as the speakers were all pointed behind us. Additionally, they had NO trash cans anywhere on the floor, so I had to walk all the way back to the back to throw away my drink cup. I think I was the only one who did so - it became a sticky, sloppy mess by the end of the night and I felt like I was coated in drinks. I really wasn't sure that I was going to be able to pick up my feet to move when the concert was over - my boots were that stuck to the floor! It was disgusting!


Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Went to the Markiplier You're Welcome Tour. It was very nice, and the people working were very sweet! I did only give 4 stars, because many people were changed to 3 different seats because the employees didn't read their tickets right. And it felt too cramped in the entryway and exits. I feel like the building wasn't built for that many people in the entry hall and staircases. That's not the owners fault- I assumed the building was built before it was bought by the company. The place was absolutely beautiful. If you are claustrophobic, I suggest waiting until the crowd leaves before exiting yourself. It was very packed.

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