So long, and thanks for the memories.

As of the end of June, The Outburst is closed.  The Outburst will still be an active venue for the KC Fringe Festival, during the last 10 days of July, but that’s it.  Thanks for your faith, your support, your attendance, and your love, we wish you all nothing but the best.

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Calvin Arsenia’s Catastrophe Unplugged 3/31-4/1

We are SO thrilled to have Calvin Arsenia’s mindblowing show “Catastrophe Unplugged” this upcoming weekend!! Calvin Arsenia brings an intimate and immersive adaptation of his November record release at recordBar to The Outburst KC. Over the course of two nights (four unique shows) each performance will feature a different set of Kansas City legends including Mark Southerland, Fritz Hutchison, Seth M. …

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The Mission…should you choose to accept it.

The Ouburst is a venue for performance artists to develop and showcase new works. We are especially devoted to offering opportunities, support, and a safe space for those who feel marginalized, unwelcome, and unappreciated at mainstream venues, actively engaging the concept that all voices are important to the fabric of a progressive community’s culture, and deserve to be not only …

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Local Girl Gone Big Time Brings Cutting-Edge Entertainment Back to KC

The Outburst Performance Gallery Premiers on January 13, 2017 Kansas City, MO: Beginning January 13, 2017, there will be a new home those looking for off-beat, alternative entertainment in the Crossroads District – The Outburst Performance Gallery.   The Outburst Performance Gallery is the brainchild of Kansas City native Susanna Lee, daughter of late local radio legend, Jay Cooper (the …