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Emo vs. Pop Punk Joins Phase Fest 2023 on June 16 with DJ Joey Donut

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

Kansas City, MO - Emo vs Pop Punk (EVPP) is excited to announce that DJ Joey Donut (@theJoeyDonut) will be performing at the highly anticipated Phase Fest 2023. EVPP is Kansas City's Emo Night of sad songs and singalongs. This unique event transports attendees back to the days of Warped Tour, allowing them to experience their favorite songs from bands like Blink-182 to My Chemical Romance. EVPP and DJ Joey Donut are excited bring the unique miniBar vibe from their monthly residency to the main stage, opening the festival and energizing the crowd between sets.

Phase Fest will take place at Legends Field, home of the Kansas City Monarchs, on June 16 from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CDT. The festival will feature live performances from emo legends such as The All-American Rejects, Story of the Year, Dashboard Confessional, The Ataris, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and the Plain White T's. In addition to the stellar lineup, attendees can enjoy drinks, food, a throwback video game lounge, and much more.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 16

  • Time: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT

  • Cost: $49 - $119

  • Event Category: Festival

  • Website:

  • Venue: Legends Field, 1800 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 66111

Following the event, join us at miniBar for the official Emo After Party, featuring a special guest DJ from the festival's lineup. The afterparty will take place from 11 PM to close at 3810 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111. Entry is $15, or $10 with proof of a Phase Fest ticket.

Follow @emovspoppunk or visit for more info and a chance to enter to win tickets to Phase Fest, giving you possibility to experience this unforgettable music event.

Whether you’re an elder emo of the scene or just getting into understanding the whole eyeliner thing, we’ve got something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this incredible night of music and fun in Kansas City! Get your tickets now and prepare for a memorable experience at Phase Fest 2023.

For media inquiries, please contact Joe Ianelli at

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