Annual Heritage Week


Back to The Center: 5th Annual Heritage Week

April 22 — May 5, 2019

This year, 2019, will be a milestone year for Heritage Week, featuring events in the three districts of Kansas City’s West Bottoms. Building on four successful years of events, we welcome partnering organizations and businesses. This year will:

  • Focus on the West Bottoms as a cultural district and destination,
  • Remember the area's role as an industrial district connecting the communities of the Region, and
  • Highlight the area's progress and potential while recognizing those who create and enhance the built and natural environments.

The West Bottoms' place in the Region’s history and development is truly unique and began with trading among Native Americans and the French. Originally known as Kawsmouth and later the French Bottoms, the area’s centrality has been catalytic for the growth and development of the entire region.

During our Heritage Week events, we will partner with businesses, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations and local governments to shed light on the history of the West Bottoms, including its historical sites, businesses, and the individuals who have made notable contributions to the community. Our goal is to remind everyone of the great times, challenges and potential of the West Bottoms and to re-introduce, and introduce, our area to residents and tourists from the region and beyond.

In this milestone year, we are borrowing from recent statements by Mayor David Alvey of Kansas City, Kansas, in which he mentioned coming "back to the center." Therefore, our theme is Back To the Center, because the area known throughout our region and nation as the center of the center of the center.


Events

Stockyards Legends Dinner - Honoring Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James
Monday, April 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ambigoni Urban Winery, The Golden Ox, Stockyards Brewing Co.
Various Locations
Kansas City, MO 64105

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The Urban Core Group Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Yard at Fishtank Theater
1060 Union Ave
Kansas City, MO 64101

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Tour the Historic West Bottoms
Thursday, April 25, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Ship
1217 Union Ave
Kansas City, MO 64101

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Wettest Block Pig Roast
Friday, April 26, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

EJ's Urban Eatery
1414 W 9th St
Kansas City, MO 64101

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Breaking Bread Picnic
Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ninth Street & Mulberry
Ninth Street and Mulberry Street
Kansas City, MO 64102

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Missouri Valley Sundays Series Making Meat: Race, Labor & The KC Stockyards
Sunday, April 28, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Downtown Kansas City Library
14 W 10th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

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KCIC & HWB Spring Social
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rock Island Bridge & HyVee Arena
1800 Genessee St
Kansas City, MO 64102

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Stockyards District Game Changer
Thursday, May 2, 2019
8:00 PM

HyVee Arena
1800 Genessee St
Kansas City, MO 64102

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Tour the Historic West Bottoms
Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Ship
1217 Union Ave
Kansas City, MO 64101

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Bottoms Up Festival
Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Yard at Fishtank Theater, Arts Asylum, Strange Days Brewing Company & The Ship
Various Locations
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Underwriter – $3,000

  • Publicity for all events through signage, social media and multiple websites
  • Recognition during the following Heritage Week events: Confluence Dedication, Stockyards Legends Dinner and Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • 6 tickets with prime seating to Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show
  • 10 tickets to the Wettest Block Pig Roast
  • 4 tickets to Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • Business spotlight on Historic West Bottoms’ website

Event Underwriter – $2,000

  • Publicity for all events through signage, social media and multiple websites
  • Recognition during the following Heritage Week events: Confluence Dedication, Stockyards Legends Dinner and Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • 4 tickets with prime seating to Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show
  • 8 tickets to the Wettest Block Pig Roast
  • 2 tickets to Kawsmouth Kitchens

Entertainment Underwriter – $1,000

  • Publicity for all events through signage, multiple websites and social media
  • Recognition during the following Heritage Week events: Confluence Dedication, Stockyards Legends Dinner and Kawsmouth Kitchens
  • 2 tickets to Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show
  • 4 tickets to the Wettest Block Pig Roast

Friends of the Historic West Bottoms – $300

  • Publicity for all events through signage, multiple websites and social media
  • 2 tickets to the Stockyards Legends Dinner and Jazz Show

Publicity for the Heritage Week events begins in March and will include a press conference, posters and signage, event materials, promotion on multiple partner websites, and various social media platforms.

Please email your logo (.ai, .eps or high-resolution .jpg) to historicwestbottomskc@gmail.com for inclusion in our Heritage Week publicity.

Sponsorship Packet