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Andover Kansas Andover, Kansas
1609 E Central Ave
P.O. Box 295
Andover, KS 67002
Ph: (316) 733-1303
Fx: (316) 733-4634
Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau

Welcome to Andover Video
Click the link to the left to view the Welcome to Andover video. The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the primary sponsor for this community educational/marketing tool.

Summer Concerts in the Park a Hit!
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For the 4th year in a row, the Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and BOB-FM brought a ROCKIN Concert to Central Park! In 2013, Richard Marx thrilled approximately 4,500 fans and in 2014 the Little River Band and Natalie Stovall and the Drive entertained nearly three times that many fans! In 2015 Diamond Rio and Restless Heart entertained 16,000-18,000. In 2016 the CVB began charging for the concert and despite a thunderstorm, on June 18, Rick Springfield performed with special guests Night Ranger and The Romantics in front of 7,000-10,000 dedicated fans. Check out aerial footage of the 2016 concert here.

To see reports from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism about the economic impact of the 2015 and 2014 events, click here. To see a similar report based on a model developed by the Wichita State University Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), click here. While the numbers provided by CEDBR are more conservative, the same conclusion can be reached: the concert makes a positive economic impact to the City of Andover. Finally, official sales tax receipts are also in from the State for June 2015. The City of Andover had a $24,600 increase from June 2014. The larger 2015 concert is likely a variable in that increase.

The summer concerts in the park stemmed from the desire of the Andover CVB to build a permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Park. The CVB decided in late 2012 the best way to gauge interest in the project would be to host free summer concerts.  THANK YOU for supporting outdoor music and festivals in Andover Central Park!

Amphitheater Project
The Andover CVB recommends the Andover City Council approve a project to build an amphitheater in Central Park, as soon as financing can be determined. Currently Rice Foster Associates is working on Phase III of a Feasibility Study.  Below are links to the first two phases of the report:

Meeting Space and Hotel Rooms

Andover is a beautiful community that will be happy to provide for your meeting space needs. Three city facilities: the Andover Community Center, Conference Cabin and Lodge, are available for rent 7 days a week. Each facility will allow your group to get away from the hustle and bustle of the office and enjoy a natural setting while effectively strategic planning, bonding and/or team building.
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Over 100 hotel rooms are available at the intersection of Andover Road and US 54 between the Holiday Inn Express and Days Inn 
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For individuals tasked with booking hotel and meeting space, the Andover CVB has a deal for you! Book 10 hotel nights (i.e. 5 rooms for two nights or 10 rooms for one night) at either of Andover's two hotels, and get your meeting facility rental fee waived! Call 316-733-1303 for details or download a reservation form here:

Hotel/Hospital Voucher Program

Have a family member in the hospital at Kansas Medical Center (KMC)? Need somewhere to stay? Go no further than US-54 and Andover Road. The Andover CVB has created a voucher program that provides individuals visiting KMC guests a significant discount to stay at the Andover Days Inn or Andover Holiday Inn Express. To receive a voucher, ask the hospital admissions manager and he/she can assist you.