Friday, July 20, 2012

Get Out Of The Heat, Into The Center

Sweet sweaty shamrocks, it's hot outside. I think today is 101º and tomorrow is 106º and Sunday it's supposed to be like 214º. No one in their right mind would be outside this weekend, except for me going to the ball game tonight, but nobody else should be. You should be someplace cool, someplace shady, where you could sit back and enjoy a cold pint. And if there was some live Irish music being played? Even better.

You're in luck, heat avoiders. At the Irish Center this Saturday, it's SummerFest, part One. Remember WinterFest? Same thing, only, you know, it's summer now.

The details on the 2 part Irish SummerFest series:

Tullamore – Saturday, July 21 6:30 – 9:00 pm
 Now in their tenth season, Tullamore numbers among the Heartland’s premiere Celtic bands. Mark Clavey, Mary Hanover and Rachel Gaither render the music of Ireland and Scotland in compelling vocals and vibrant instrumentation. 

 Bill Morris - Saturday, August 18 6:30 – 9:00 pm
 Former member of the celtic bands Emerald Skye and Gabriel’s Gate, and a solo performer for many years, Bill brings to bear skills in both strumming and finger picking to Celtic and North American music, performing arrangements of the Tommy Sands standard There Were Roses and the more traditional Jamie Raeburn that will surprise and delight the listener.

Tickets to SummerFest are just $5 and beer, wine and food will be available. The Irish Center of Kansas City is in the lower level of Union Station, far from the blistering heat. More details at

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