Annual Heritage Week



At The Confluence: 4th Annual Heritage Week

April 24 — May 5, 2018

In 2018, Historic West Bottoms’ Heritage Week will outgrow its name. Building on three successful years we will recognize the region’s rivers, its early inhabitants, the Stockyards District and West Bottoms Reborn during a 12-day celebration of history and culture. The fourth annual Heritage Week seeks to:

  • Focus on the West Bottoms as a cultural district and destination;
  • Remember the area’s role as a commercial-industrial district connecting the communities of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area; and
  • Highlight the progress and potential of the West Bottoms while recognizing firms and professionals who plan, design and construct our community’s infrastructure.

The West Bottoms’ place in our region’s history and development is truly unique and began with trading among Native Americans and the French. The area, originally known as Kawsmouth and later the French Bottoms, is centrally located and has been essential to the growth and development of the entire region.

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

We look forward to presenting this year’s Heritage Week, and ask for your support and participation as we highlight history with an eye toward the promising future of “the best part of town.”

Sponsorship Packet


Events


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