NEKC Chamber holds 8th annual Mardi Gras party at 18th and Vine

By Michael Bushnell
Northeast News

Over 300 people flooded the American Jazz Museum in the 18th and Vine Jazz District last night for the Northeast Chamber of Commerce’s Beans, Beads & Booze fundraiser, marking the largest crowd yet in the event’s history.

“Online ticket sales were better than ever this year,” said Northeast Chamber President Bobbi Baker-Hughes from behind a feathered green Mardi Gras mask. “We’re very pleased to partner with the Jazz Museum this year and we’re looking forward to growing that partnership down the road.”

Party patrons feasted on a Cajun buffet of red beans and rice, gumbo, shrimp etouffee, hush puppies and beignets all served up by Chamber volunteers and staff. Event organizers also partnered with RideKC and chartered a bus that picked up attendees from four different stops in and around the Historic Northeast community.

Marissa Baum, Director of Development and Outreach for the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine, was more than pleased with the event’s turnout and the positive exposure for the Jazz District.

“We’re excited about making these cultural connections that can help build those community bridges in Kansas City’s urban core,” said Baum. “We’re really looking forward to future collaborations with groups located around the 18th & Vine district.”

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Indian Mound Neighborhood Association gets new leadership

    20 hours ago
    by

    New leadership joins the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association board in Northeast Kansas City.


    Project ElderCool is helping seniors beat the heat

    July 17th, 2019
    by

    Northeast News The heat of the summer is here, and with that comes dangerous conditions for those living without functional […]


    Local soccer club unifies a community

    July 17th, 2019
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News Nearly two decades ago, one soccer ball helped unite an entire community. Victor Daniel Muñiz is […]


    Stage one of the KC Museum complete, opening late 2020

    July 17th, 2019
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News Stage one of the $22 million Kansas City Museum renovation is officially complete. The architectural construction […]


    J. Rieger & Co. unveils new destination experience in historic Electric Park

    July 17th, 2019
    by

                Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News Exactly one hundred years after J. Rieger & Co. was […]


  • KC man arrested in Northeast faces murder charges

    July 11th, 2019
    by

    A 40-year-old Kansas City man faces three counts of felony in connection with the shooting of 21-year-old Travon Deshaun Jones.


    Lykins Eco Abet Charrette

    July 11th, 2019
    by

    Northeast News         Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your […]


    City celebrates Kansas City Museum restoration

    July 11th, 2019
    by

    Stage one of the Kansas City Museum renovation is officially complete.


    The Truman Presidential Library and Museum closing July 22 for year-long renovation

    July 10th, 2019
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News The Truman Presidential Library and Museum will be closing in less than two weeks to undergo […]


    ‘Policing places, not people’

    July 10th, 2019
    by

    KCPD adopts risk-based policing techniques in crime-prevention strategies   Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News In a crime prevention effort, the Kansas […]


  • What’s Happening

    Amarillo by morning!

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Westward Ho! We’re pressing on to Amarillo, Texas on America’s Main Street for a taste of […]

    Faces Of Northeast: Officer Greg Smith

    Officer Greg Smith is the Community Interaction Officer for Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Division. Frequently seen in the […]

    CID: Corridor Beautification

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on the […]

  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.