KCFPF

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Celebrating a Return to the Roaring 20’s Gatsby Style
Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:00 – 10:00 pm

The Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis (KCFPF), we will be hosting our Fundraising Event, “Celebrating a Return to the Roaring 20’s Gatsby Style”.

 

This event will be held at Union Station Grand Plaza, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.

 

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

 

The  Gatsby Jazz Band 5-Piece provides the music.

Listen to the Gatsby Jazz Band here !

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.