President Obama in Kansas City This Week

Published 07/28 2014 09:27AM

Updated 07/29 2014 05:47AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The White House confirms President Barack Obama will be in Kansas City today and Wednesday to speak about the economy.

The president will travel to the area July 29.  He will will have dinner with four Kansas City residents who have written him letters, then speak Wednesday about the economy at the Uptown Theater.

The president's remarks at the Uptown Theater are open to limited members of the media and ticketed guests. The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to get in. The line for tickets started forming at 9 a.m. Monday at the Uptown Theater on Broadway Street.

People who get a ticket to Wednesday's event should not bring bags and limit their personal items, for security reasons. No signs or banners are permitted. All attendees will go through airport-like security.

Wednesday, the doors will open to ticketed members of the public at 8:30 a.m. and the President is expected to speak about 11 a.m.

(story by KCTV, Kansas City)

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