On this week's episode of Eight One Sixty, we turn our attention back to a special Facebook livestream event happening this Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 — KC Bands Together • A Livestream Concert Event! It’s happening both nights at 8:30PM, featuring 10 acts each night. The event is a fundraiser for Midwest Music Foundation, but bigger than that, it’s a celebration of Kansas City by great musicians that either live here now or are from here, playing for you in comfort of your home. You can watch the Facebook livestream on these Facebook pages: 90.9 The Bridge, MMF and You Found Music.
We'll play music from several of the acts, including — recently added to the lineup — Samantha Fish, and we’ll also have an interview with Enrique Chi of Making Movies. We’ll talk to Enrique about his nonprofit organization, Art As Mentorship, and the work he’s doing to change the lives of kids. We'll also talk about Making Movies playing a 10,000-capacity room in Mexico City opening up for their hero, Rubén Blades, and an inspirational story about his band being touched by Midwest Music Foundation.
We’ll hear music from Samantha Fish, Danielle Nicole Band, The Greeting Committee, Fritz Hutchison, Making Movies, and we’ll kick of the show with a new project from David George. It’s a song called “When We All Come Together," featuring 100+ KC musicians playing and singing a song that he wrote.
Also, how long has it been since you bought a new band tee? Maybe it’s time! And do you have a face mask yet? Head over to KCbandstogether.com and to snag some great merch courtesy of Seen Merch, with all proceeds going to Midwest Music Foundation.