The Kauffman Center for the Performing is hosting a new, free community event, “Future Stages Festival”, from noon to 5 p.m. June 22 at the Kauffman Center.

The festival invites youth and families to experience a diverse range of performance and interactive arts activities. The one-day festival, an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Spotlight on Youth program, will also provide opportunities for youth and community arts organizations to perform on stage at Kauffman Center.

Kauffman Center’s resident companies, the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, will take part in the event. In addition, the nomination process is now open for any community arts organizations and school programs to be considered for an on-stage performance.

For more information, to register or to nominate a local school or community arts group, visit The nomination deadline is April 30 and is open to the public.