Rolling out the Red Carpet with
KC Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Saturday, September 23, 2023 6:00 – 10:00 pm
This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 1301 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64105.
Celebrating a Return to the Roaring 20’s for Pulmonary Fibrosis will include music performed by the Gatsby Jazz Band, professional dealers hosting a variety of casino games including craps, roulette, and blackjack. Additionally, there will be an educational presentation on Pulmonary Fibrosis and recognizing our sponsors for their generous contributions.
Schedule of Events
Union Station - Grand Plaza
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Attire: Gatsby/Roaring Twenties dress optional
Registration 6:00 pm
Silent Auction 6 - 9 pm
Photo Booth 6 - 8 pm
Exhibits 6 - 7 pm
Presentation 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Gatsby Jazz Band 7:15 - 10 pm
Buffet 7 :15 - 9 pm
Casino Games 8 - 10 pm
History of Kansas City Roaring Twenties
After the 1918-1919 Flu pandemic came the Roaring 1920s. In Kansas City, it became nationally known for its jazz, gambling parlors, and availability of liquor. Quickly Kansas City was called "The Paris of the Plains."
Blues formed the basic vocabulary for KC-style jazz. The city's first jazz recording was by Bennie Moten in 1923 was "Evil Mama Blues." Kansas City's distinctive style evolved quickly from ragtime to bebop.
Enjoy more of the early jazz songs by going to this link.