Midwest Music Foundation (MMF) presents the 16th annual Apocalypse Meow concert on Saturday, Nov. 4 at recordBar in Kansas City, MO!
With live performances and entertainment from:
Nathan Corsi and My Atomic Daydream
Poet Jen Harris
Saturday, November 4th
Doors 6pm/ Show 7pm
$15 advance/$20 Day of show
recordBar at 1520 Grand Blvd in KCMO
Apocalypse Meow is our annual concert that serves as our primary fundraiser for Abby’s Fund For Musicians’ Health Care, and is supported by the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. Sarah Bradshaw, Music Director at 90.9 The Bridge, will emcee the night, and we’ll have an online auction and live raffles will feature an assortment of items donated by local businesses.
RockDocs, a collaboration of University of Kansas and the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, will be onsite to offer flu shots and COVID boosters, health care and ACA information, screenings, wellness programs, opportunities to discuss health conditions and concerns, and arrange follow-ups.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door, available now at therecordbar.com.
Our annual benefit concert was founded in response to Kansas City musician Abigail Henderson’s cancer diagnosis, which prompted her friends and fellow musicians to raise money for her healthcare expenses. The first concert marked the birth of the Midwest Music Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting musicians who lack proper access to health care. The event features live performances by notable Kansas City-area bands as a donation of their time and talents to their community; local businesses and artisans donate products and services to the event for auction. All monies raised during Apocalypse Meow go directly to Abby’s Fund for Musician’s Health Care and the production costs of Apocalypse Meow. Performances, business donations, and services are purely voluntary.
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“Abby believed that music can take you to where you need to be and that it’s important, and the people that do that need to be taken care of.”
Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care provides grants to musicians faced with urgent health care expenses. This application will determine your eligibility, and will be reviewed by the Midwest Music Foundation’s Grant Committee. Please email the Executive Director to ensure we received your application.
Sensitive information may be kept on file and used for the purpose of determining eligibility but not on this website. Applicants who are not performers but engage in other aspects of the musical arts community (such as sound engineers and venue employees) are also encouraged to apply. Other resources may be available to those who do not meet all criteria. Funds are dispensed on a case-by-case basis.
- Must reside in Kansas City or surrounding areas.
- Must provide three references who will be contacted.
- Must currently be employed or have been employed in the last 12 months as a musician.
- Must be able to provide documentation upon request.