September 30, 2010

Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone - Bonner Springs, KS

On Tuesday, I told you about the amazing concert I went to see. Today, I decided I would tell you about the great venue, Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone.

Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone is an open-air performance venue located in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Opened in 1984 as Sandstone Amphitheater, it is a place where concert fans have been going for over twenty years. The amphitheater can currently hold 18,000 people, including approximately 3,100 box and reserved seats. Lately there have been some renovations. The front seats have been removed to make room for the crowd, which really adds to the experience at an outdoor concert. On Saturday, people had spread out blankets to relax until the bands took the stage. When the headliners performed, the open space became a sea of bodies pressed together, hands waving.

Another interesting renovation has been making the Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone a green concert venue. The Green Initiatives Project is implementing an on-site recycling program, reduced energy consumption policies, and partnerships with eco-friendly, artist-driven organizations. Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone is taking steps to become the only LEED Certified Amphitheater in the Midwest. (LEED is a green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.)

The Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone is an amazing place for a concert. If you're looking for an opportunity to check it out, there are always great shows on the event calendar.

Total Distance Traveled: About 60 miles
Total Time Traveled: A little over an hour
Soundtrack: "Comfort Eagle" Cake


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