Spring Donation Drive
DONATION DRIVE | APRIL 1ST-30TH, 2023
CONCERT | APRIL 22ND AT THE SHIP IN KANSAS CITY, MO
Our annual Spring Donation Drive expands our ability to connect musicians with vital resources for mental and urgent health care needs.
We believe that a healthy, thriving community of artists contributes to the strength and character of our city. Funds raised from the Donation Drive will expand our ability to connect musicians with vital mental health resources offering mental health care grants, education and support, while continuing to provide urgent health care grants through Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care.
Throughout April 2023, Midwest Music Foundation (MMF) continues our service to Kansas City’s music community in our Spring Donation Drive. Funds raised will expand our ability to connect musicians with vital mental health resources. The drive will culminate in an evening of live music at The Ship (1221 Union Ave) on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
The Ship’s new All Else the Sea stage will host two events that evening – a matinee variety show curated by Havilah & Kris Bruders at 7 p.m., followed by a concert with Radkey, Pamper the Madman and Gascan. DJ Thundercutz will spin a mix of soulful and funky 45s on The Ship’s original stage. NAMI Greater Kansas City will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. to provide information and resources to attendees. Research College of Nursing will be offering free health screenings from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funds from MMF’s annual Donation Drive have assisted local musicians and industry professionals with affordable, essential health care services. This year’s focus on our Mental Health For Musicians initiative will designate funds for counseling and other mental wellness resources. As artists lost countless opportunities to create, perform and generate income over the pandemic, their need for mental health support remains at an all-time high. Our initial goal of $20,000 will provide mental health grants to 10 musicians.
If tickets remain, they will also be available at the door. Doors for the dinner show open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. The evening show will have doors at 9:30 p.m. and music starting at 10 p.m.
Donations can be made to MMF by visiting this link.