Uncover what’s possible when innovation and music collide! 

The Innovation Festival brings to Kansas City breakout, established, and legendary indie alt-rock artists for a full day of entertainment and discovery. Innovation Festival is Kansas City’s opportunity to mingle with cutting-edge innovators across science and tech while unlocking the connection between music and science.


The Black Pumas 

The Greeting Committee

The Regrettes

Argonaut & Wasp

Dream Girl

The Freedom Affair  


The Cavves


 [artists and lineup subject to change]

The Innovation Festival lineup is curated by BioKansas in partnership with our non-profit music partners, booking agencies, investors, and media outlets.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to break into the industry, become inspired, secure career opportunities, and network with top innovators and scientists. This conference is uniquely designed as a workforce development effort. If you are a company or academic institution looking to recruit talent or a student or scientist looking to be recruited, this is the conference for YOU!

Conference registration includes admission to the 2-days of conference programming, as well as the music and innovation day. Space is limited.


Innovators, scientists, growers, and manufacturers working in the agriculture innovation ecosystem come together at this conference to build collaborations, discover new technologies, network, and share information. Join us for the newest conference focused on feeding the world in sustainable and innovative ways!

Conference registration includes admission to the 2-days of conference programming, as well as the music and innovation day. Space is limited.


Get your ticket to taste the biosciences in the Midwest as we serve up flights from everyone’s favorite biomanufacturers – BREWERIES! The Brewery Showcase will give you the opportunity to experience regional breweries and their selected pours as we celebrate the fermentation industry during this epic summer experience. 

The Brewery Showcase is a ticketed event. Each ticket includes: 

  • Choose your own beer-venture! Select up to four 5-ounce pours from across the featured breweries
  • Mix and mingle with brewers and brewery staff to learn more about the science behind theirs specialty brews
  • Watch artists on the showcase stage
  • Gain access to tent covered space to escape the summer sun

Watch out for our upcoming announcement of participating breweries!

Ticket does not include festival admission.

MarshMcLennan Agency VIP Experiences

Experience Innovation Festival with all the perks. The MarshMcLennan Agency VIP Experience provides ample shade from the summer sun, unlimited non-alcoholic cold beverages, exclusive bar area with signature festival cocktails, and more!

Biologics Reveal

Together we rise! Innovation Festival will be topped off with the first public reveal of a collaborative regional plan to build the nation’s most equitable hub for biologics – centered in Kansas City.

Street Pavillion

Watch out for our upcoming announcement of street pavilion activities and participating companies!