Saturday was the final "Mayor's Night" of 2013.
These events aimed to provide Kansas City area middle and high schoolers safe entertainment options during their summer break.
The curfew has been a big issue in the city, but Saturday the mayor gave them an exception to stay out late with "Sly's Rock the Block" party at Union Station.
It wasn't completely calm the entire evening. Around 9:30 p.m. a large fight broke out near the concert stage but several teens rushed off the Union Station property.
Despite the fight, the event went on with an emphasis on increasing school attendance rates.
"We also want to be part of the push for better education; a better town," said Al Smith, a Kansas City resident.
Poor attendance is the leading indicator of impending dropout, but there was no shortage of attendees at the Rock the Block event.
"It helps kids come out more and get to know other people," Rakayla Johnson said.
Mayor Sly James started events like this last year.
"Wherever you give people options to be able to do things that don't require them to be hanging around on street corners ... when you give them the opportunity to do stuff, they take advantage of it, and things work out pretty well," said James.
He said youth-related incidents were down as much as 18 percent last year during the eight weeks of Club KC events.
Parents like Latasha Washington say helping kids do better in and out of school starts with the family.
"It can be an issue with any school district," she said. "But it also has to start at home. If they have that supportive need, or that supportive backing, then it will go a long way."
This is the culmination of an entire summer's worth of events attended by as many as 12,000 young people.
The concert went until midnight, and then regular curfew rules applied.
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