The past few weeks, Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Center was buzzing with activity in the evenings. The Bolender Center was one of 20 venues that played host to the 8th annual KC Fringe Festival. The festival’s purpose is to showcase emerging artists from around the area.

There were 17,000 people who attended 459 shows around Kansas City. A total of 168 artists were showcased. KCB’s Bolender Center was host to seven different groups as well as the number one attended show from this year’s festival; Burlesque and Beggars.

Check out photos from performances at the Bolender Center below!