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Sound Waves Music Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Leave your formal uniforms behind! Come to Schlitterbahn for a relaxed and enjoyable musical experience.

Registration open to beginning, middle and high school:

  • Bands
  • Choirs
  • Orchestras
  • Jazz Ensembles

The festival is a fun and positive learning experience for young and experienced groups alike.

Sound Waves Ticket Includes:
  • Festival admission
  • Exclusive use of some of the park's most popular attractions (limited attraction availability)
  • Quality adjudication
  • A trophy for every group
  • A FREE return visit ticket to enjoy the full waterpark any other day during the 2018 season


  • Registrations are accepted via our Sound Waves Online Registration Form.
  • A $30.00 registration fee is due at time of registration for each performing group. The registration fee must be received by Schlitterbahn in order for a performance time to be reserved for each group. To pay registration fees, please follow link below and enter promo code FESTIVAL at the bottom of the page to access the registration payment page.
  • Receipt of a completed registration form and registration fee will confirm your reservation in Sound Waves. Space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Reservations made online without payment are held for 10 business days only. Groups who wish to mail their registration payment should register online and mail their payment immediately to: Schlitterbahn Group Sales, 9400 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112.
  • The $30.00 registration fee does not apply to your Sound Waves ticket purchase.
  • Sound Waves Registration receipt/ticket is not valid for admission to the park. Registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Confirmation of performance date and time will be sent to confirmed groups in April.

Download the Sound Waves Information Guide and Order Form!

Tickets & Prices

  • $24.99* + tax per person - SAVE $20 off the full-gate price!
  • $30.00 registration fee per performing group
  • One FREE Chaperone Admission for every 15 paid Sound Waves Tickets purchased.
  • Same ticket is for all performers, chaperones, parents and other spectators. All ticketed guests receive a return ticket. All participants must purchase a ticket to compete in the festival.
  • Sound Waves Ticket Orders and Payments are due two weeks prior to your performance date.
  • Groups whose full payments are received 10 business days prior to your visit receive one free admission ticket with every 15 Sound Waves tickets purchased.
  • Additional tickets for add-on guests are available for the group leader to purchase at the same price on the performance date for extra guests. Bring your order summary to the Guest Relations window to make the purchase.
  • Contest times are subject to change as a result of late payments.
  • Unused tickets must be returned to Schlitterbahn by June 6, 2018 to be eligible for a refund. Non-returned, unused Sound Waves tickets may be used at the Kansas City park for an additional fee of $5 on any public operating day through the 2018 season only. No refunds or exchanges will be made at the performance site.

Perform In The Park

Bands that cannot attend the Sound Waves Music Festival can also Perform In The Park in front of a live audience at Schlitterbahn on any other day throughout the season. Reservations required.

*Prices subject to change without notice.