Eight One Sixty Episode #306: Giving Thanks

Show #306
Giving Thanks

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Airdate 11.17.2020

Show's summary

This week on the Eight One Sixty, we're going to have an early Thanksgiving celebration by stopping to give thanks to several KC-area musicians who go above and beyond to share their gifts with so many people.

Two weeks ago was Apocalypse Meow, a massive fundraiser for Midwest Music Foundation, plus Thundergong over the weekend — a massive fundraiser for Steps Of Faith Foundation. Both of these events run deep through our KC music community and do amazing things, but it'd be fun to do a deep dive into some other amazing things happening around us.

On the show we'll hear music from these acts and talk about the good that they do right here in the KC area:

These artists have raised awareness and thousands of dollars for charities like Midwest Music Foundation, The Greenline InitiativeMOCSA, Midwest Innocence Project, Beat Academy of Kansas City, Black creatives in Kansas City, GIFT, a 2 year old girl fighting leukemia that they found on GoFundMe, NOISECulxr House, Vote the Change: Voter Empowerment Event, United Way of Greater Topeka - the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Work Group, Kansas City Anti-Violence ProjectWater.org, Community Kitchen, The HALO FoundationKansas City Jazz AmbassadorsNAACP, KC Black Community Scholarship Fund, No Shame: A Period Product Project for Our Houseless CommunityNational Orange Popsicle Week and more!

I know several KC musicians do amazing things and the show could be FIVE hours, but this hour will be an amazing sample of how — even during such a difficult year — these musicians have gone the extra mile. Cheers to them and everyone else working hard!