Prairiefire happenings: Summer Music Series, Night at the Museum Gala and more planned for August

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 31, 2019) – Prairiefire, located at 135th street in Overland Park, is kicking off August with a full calendar of events to look forward to. From free outdoor concerts to a night at the museum, there is something for guests of all ages to enjoy at Prairiefire this month.

August events include:

Commerce Bank Summer Music Series – Every Thursday from 7 pm – 10 pm

Commerce Bank presents Summer Music Series at Prairefire. Every Thursday night, guests can enjoy free outdoor concerts by local artists from 7 – 10pm. August performances include Flashback on August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd and Musivo Live on the 29th. To view the full concert schedule, please visit

The Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience at the Museum at Prairiefire – Through August 31st

The Museum at Prairiefire has partnered with Stanford University to investigate the affordances of Virtual Reality (VR) in education using the Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience (SOAE), a VR piece developed by the Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) at Stanford University. SOAE is an educational experience that makes the impossible possible! Through this VR experience, participants will be able to learn about the causes and the consequences of ocean acidification, as well as actions that can be taken to reduce CO2 emissions. Please contact Wendy Beins via email at to make a reservation. Learn more at

Meet the Astronaut: Mike Massimino – Saturday, August 3rd from 12 – 5 p.m.

Join The Museum at Praireifire and Johnson County Library on Thursday, August 1st and meet Mike Massimino. Massimino is an astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on the hit TV show “The Big Bang Theory,” and now a New York Times bestselling author. Attendees will hear unique perspectives on teamwork, innovation and leadership from a down-to-earth spaceman. For more information, please visit

Our Favorite Friends Art Show at Eva Reynolds Art Gallery – Saturday, August 3rd from 12 – 5 p.m.

Join Eva Reynolds and The Grooming Project for a group art show exhibition dedicated to pets. Proceeds will benefit The Grooming Project. For more information, please visit

Crunch & Brunch at Pinstripes – Sunday, August 4th from 9 – 10 a.m.

Join Pinstripes for an energizing Burn Boot Camp followed by bottomless brunch. Tickets are $5 and include a complimentary mimosa (21+) and $5 off Pinstripe’s bottomless brunch buffet. Brunch reservations are encouraged and can be made online at or by calling 913-681-2255.

Night at The Museum Gala – Saturday, August 24th from 5:30 – 11 p.m.

Join the Museum at Prairiefire for its annual Night at The Museum Gala on Saturday, August 24th. Support of this year’s event will enable the Museum at Prairiefire to provide thousands of under-served students, partner organizations and educators throughout the Kansas City area with KC Urban Advantage programming. For more information, please visit

For a full list of events, please visit  

About Prairiefire

Prairiefire is 60-acre mixed-use development located at 135th street in Overland Park. The 700,00 square foot development is home to living, retail, dining, entertainment, a natural history museum and more. To learn more about Prairiefire, visit or call (913) 647-5160. “Like” Prairiefire on Facebook (, follow on Twitter (@PrairiefireOP) and follow on Instagram (@PrairiefireOP).