About Azura Amphitheater

Azura Amphitheater is an open-air performance venue located in Bonner Springs, Kansas, conveniently located near the Kansas Speedway and Legends Outlets. Since its inception in 1984 as Sandstone Amphitheater, the venue has provided fans great experiences and treasured memories for over thirty years. It is the place in Kansas City to take in a great outdoor concert. Azura Amphitheater can host up to 18,000 people, including approximately 3,100 reserved seats and multiple open-air suites.


Azura Amphitheater has dramatically upgraded the fan experience at the venue over the past few years. While always a fan-friendly venue, many of the reserved seats closest to the stage were removed to provide an "up-front" general admission section designed to provide fans a more personal artist experience. Additional improvements include an upgraded VIP club, new sound and video systems, and improved buildings and plazas. The team at Azura Amphitheater remains committed to providing the best possible concert experience in the Midwest.

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Azura Amphitheater is managed by New West Presentations, Inc.

Chris Fritz


Chris Fritz has had a long and rewarding career in live event promotion including self-promoted concerts, establishing the National Indoor Lacrosse League, the AND1 Mixtape Tour, motorsports events, comedy events and more. Chris has promoted shows in the venue since its inception in 1984 and then his company, New West Presentations spearheaded the revitalization of Azura Amphitheater, taking over the management of the venue in 2008; his primary duties today include comic relief and mispronouncing bands' names. He currently resides in Leawood, Kansas, and his hobbies include boating, telling stories about "the old days," and equestrian water polo.

Jamie Whitehead

General Manager

Jamie Whitehead was just a small-town girl, livin' in a lonely world. She took the midnight train goin' anywhere, and ended up at New West Presentations. Since 2008, Jamie has served as the voice of reason for the venue, and now fills the role of General Manager of Azura Amphitheater. Her primary roles include staffing, operations, correcting spelling errors and keeping Chris and Matt in line. A current resident of Overland Park, Jamie's favorites include pretending to be a Yogi and freelance fortune cookie writing.

Matt Camden

Matt Camden

Assistant General Manager

Matt was rescued from a cardboard box on the rainy streets of East St. Louis by New West Presentations, with nothing to his name other than a torn pair of Converse and a thermos. Since 2010, Matt has served as the resident "fireman" of New West Presentations, putting out the fires (both literal and figurative) at the venue, usually caused by Chris. His duties at the venue include ticketing, production, and creating unnecessary Photoshop's of the staff with famous people. Now living in Waldo, Matt enjoys playing guitar, attending beer festivals and professional unicorn hunting.

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