June is a busy month with so much to be excited about! We start the month with a bang, on June 4th, by going to see the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies at Starlight Theater. It’s a family event for us: Carolyn’s whole family are going along with Kristi and her youngest daughter Mary Alice. It’s the kids first concert and they are all very excited. If you have a chance to grab last minute tickets we highly recommend it. This band is very fun, creative and happy.
The following Friday, June 10th, Kristi & I will attend Art That Blows, an event that benefits Band of Angels KC. Local artists have repurposed and donated non-functional musical instruments into pieces of art for this event. Guests may bid on the pieces during the silent auction starting at 5pm and then enjoy a live rooftop performance by DJ Ashton Martin while overlooking the breathtaking Kansas City skyline. Tickets are still available. You can learn more and purchase tickets by clicking here. Kristi and I have donated a whopping 40 pieces of jewelry made from retired instruments to this event. We are excited to meet the other artists who will be in attendance as well as Band of Angels supporters.
On Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th (from 5pm-11pm each evening) Kristi and I will be hanging out in our booth (with all of our Hang Ups) at SoJo Summerfest (formerly Jazz in the Woods). Check out this fun festival for local food & brews, local music and to meet local artisans to support local charities. Does it get any better than that? This event takes place at Corporate Woods, Overland Park KS and is a free event so come by and see us!
Last but definitely not least, Sunday June 19th is Father’s Day! Like so many other people out there we are desperately trying to think of unique and fun gifts for our Dad’s and our husbands. If your husband or father is a musician we have plenty of options for you on our website. For example, this money clip features a key from a retired trumpet. A generous portion of the proceeds go directly to Band of Angels KC and will help to send kids to music camp. There’s nothing better than a gift that gives back.
That’s what we have going on this June. We’d love it if you could come out and say hi to us at any of these events. We wish you all a safe and happy June!