I am a nearly 18-year old high school senior. I went down to the Power & Light District recently one evening to see for myself what the hoopla is all about. It looked impressive, at least from the outside.
I was confused and disappointed when I learned firsthand about the age restrictions. Although I’d heard many radio ads about the free concerts at KC Live, you must be 21 for admission. This seems blatantly unfair.
I understand the age requirement for the bars, but KC Live should be more accessible. Because of my part-time job in Kansas City, Mo., I pay a city earnings tax that subsidizes the Power & Light District and the events there.
The district should allow 18- to-20-year-olds into KC Live. The security staff could mark the over-21 crowd with bracelets for alcohol purposes. But there’s no reason to close the door on me and my friends.