Posted by Bob Evans
90.9 The Bridge & Local Musicians Celebrate Kansas City With Virtual Concert
Two-Night Concert Will Live Stream on Facebook; Performers Include Kevin Morby, Katie Crutchfield, Calvin Arsenia, Katy Guillen and More
90.9 The Bridge is thrilled to announce KC Bands Together, a two-night virtual concert celebrating the resilience of the Kansas City community and benefiting the Midwest Music Foundation. KC Bands Together will feature nearly 20 local musician performances from 8:30 to approximately 11 p.m. on May 15-16. A one-hour highlight reel will air May 22 at 8:30 p.m. on KCPT with an audio version presented on 90.9 The Bridge.
“All of us at The Bridge and KCPT are excited and grateful to lend our support to Kansas City’s musicians, celebrate our local music scene and Kansas City as a whole,” said Bryan Truta, Senior Director of Radio
Operations at 90.9 The Bridge. “With closed venues and bands unable to take the stage, our local artists are struggling like so many others. The Midwest Music Foundation has stepped up, providing invaluable support to raise funds and our spirits.” KC Bands Together features a stellar line-up of local artists each performing sets from their living rooms to raise awareness for the Midwest Music Foundation and celebrate Kansas City during this unprecedented time. The local non-profit, which has already raised $45,000 for COVID-19 relief for area musicians, assists artists who are without health insurance and provides grants to musicians who are currently unemployed.
“This is bigger than just music,” said Chris Haghirian, host of Eight One Sixy on 90.9 The Bridge. “It’s a celebration of Kansas City by Kansas City’s musicians. An opportunity for us to come together as a community and experience live music again from the comfort and safety of our own homes.”
Confirmed acts so far include Kevin Morby, Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, Addie and
Brandon of The Greeting Committee, The Elders, Krystle Warren, aerial/circus troupe Quixotic,
Radkey, Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, Danielle Nicole & Brandon Miller of the Danielle Nicole
Band, Hembree, Calvin Arsenia, Enrique Chi of Making Movies, Kawehi, Katy Guillen and The
Drive, Victor & Penny, Hermon Mehari, Fritz Hutchison, Samantha Fish, Bob & Una Walkenhorst, Beau & Aidan Bledsoe,Yes You Are and more The event will also feature introductions by Kansas City community members.
Presenters for the event include You Found Music, Propaganda3 and Will Gregory Public Relations, Tito’s, Boulevard Brewery and 90.9 The Bridge.
RSVP here and watch the full livestreams on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, starting at
PBS will air an hour-long highlight reel of the event, and we’ll broadcast the audio on The
KCPT is a non-profit multimedia organization located in midtown Kansas City. Founded in 1961, KCPT operates four television channels, as well as working with sister brands Flatland, a digital news and culture magazine, and 90.9 The Bridge, an NPR music discovery public radio station.
90.9 The Bridge is a listener-supported, non-commercial music radio station based in Kansas City. The Bridge weaves new, rare and local music into its playlists, right alongside familiar hits and classics. Whether on-air or online, The Bridge connects KC’s music lovers with KC’s music makers through performances, interviews and community cultivation.