Uncover what’s possible when innovation and music collide! 

The Innovation Festival brings to Kansas City breakout, established, and legendary music 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.


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 Beats Day. Space is limited.



 [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.


Get your Beer Badge 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 Beer Badge 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!

Beats & Beer Badges include festival admission.

MarshMcLennan Agency VIP Experience

Experience Innovation Festival with all the perks. The MarshMcLennan Agency VIP Experience provides ample shade from the summer sun, two cold beverages, exclusive bar area, and more!

Innovation Highlights

Together we rise! Innovation Festival will be topped off with video highlights of emerging and groundbreaking technologies and advancements. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the latest in tech innovation!

Street Pavilion

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