KC Rocks 2020
June 18, 2021 - The Truman KC - Kansas City, MO
About KC Rocks
It's amazing what good people can do when they get together for a great cause.
That's the idea behind KC Rocks, a benefit for Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas.
The power of positivity, community and friendship is what we hope to capture through a fun filled night of music at KC Rocks 2020. This inaugural year of KC Rocks was going to be held in April because it marks the beginning of spring which symbolizes love, hope, youth, growth…and really fun parties….But we are moving it to June 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation. We should be ready to spend happy times as a community by then.
Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas granted 433 wishes in 2019 and our hope is to grant even more in 2020. A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illness. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. That is why wishes matter. That is why we grant wishes.
We hope you can join us for an epic night featuring The Samples and Counter Culture and to support such a wonderful cause.
Jeff and Janet Eden
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles...wishes find a way to make the world better.
Best known for his high voice, unique guitar playing and songwriting (“Nature”, “Feel Us Shaking”, “Did You Ever Look So Nice”) rock, reggae and folk singer/songwriter Sean Kelly front man for The samples was born February 7, 1965 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
The son of a WW2 veteran and a mom who worked construction to put food on the table, Kelly grew up in Vermont. While attending only one year of high school, he began playing guitar and composing his own songs. After moving to Colorado in 1987 to start a band, Kelly became a fixture on local club stages as the front man for The Samples, playing original songs with a variety of rock, reggae and folk.
Counter-Culture is a local KC band made up of 4 friends who have been fixtures in the KC jam band scene for over a decade. Playing an impressive array of classic tunes from the likes of the Grateful Dead, the Band, Pink Floyd, Phish, Widespread Panic, the Allman Brothers, Drive-By Truckers and more, they can make it rock, make it soulful, make it funky. Counter-Culture: Four virtuoso musicians, doing what they love for people who love what they do.
Brian Brooks, Matt Davis, Brad McTighe and Scott Middleton are Counter-Culture. Chances are you have seen them playing around KC the past 10 or so years. Former and current bands they play in include; Brody Buster Band, 4:Score, The Grand Fiasco, Supermassive Black Holes, California Voodoo and MGD’s.
One of Kansas City’s most unique event spaces, housed in an industrial-chic warehouse.
Originally built in the early 1930s, The Truman has been restored and adapted as an ideal space to host KC Rocks 2020! Conveniently located just two minutes from Downtown, The Truman is located in The East Crossroads.
The Crossroads Arts District is a vibrant and diverse community that welcomes all walks of life and all forms of artistic expression. Home to more than 400 local artists and 100 independent studios, the Crossroads Arts District is one of the most concentrated gallery districts in the nation. Beyond the galleries, restaurants, and storefronts, you will find an equally impressive collection of professional design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and other innovative businesses.
The Truman is located at 601 E Truman Rd Kansas City, MO 64106.