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American Royal World Series of Barbecue®

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will return to the Kansas Speedway September 13 - 16.

This signature Kansas City event will once again include more public events and activities, including incredible live music, delicious BBQ and local food, a full line up of kids activities, and a vendor fair authentic to Kansas City and BBQ enthusiasts.

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Schedule of Events
Tickets FAQ


It’s the best time you can have in the dirt! Join us Friday, September 28 at 7:30 and Saturday, September 29 at 2:00 and 7:30. Each performance is packed with bulls, barrels, mutton bustin’, and mini broncs. Come early to enjoy the beer garden and tailgate. Stay late each night to listen and dance to live music.  Tickets on sale this summer.

Youth Rodeo

Everyone must have a ticket to watch the youth rodeo performances. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased day of at the box office or in advance through Tickets will be available this summer.

Equine Shows

The American Royal Equine Shows occur throughout our season in Hale Arena. Tickets will be available this summer.


During the season tickets can be purchased at the following location:

Municipal Box Office
Monday - Friday
10 AM - 5 PM
Located: Downtown Kansas City, South side of 13th Street between Wyandotte Avenue & Central Street

Kemper Arena Box Office (during the season)  - Hours vary, see schedule below.
Located: 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO 64102

Box Office Schedule