Saturday, September 21, 2019
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! 2019: WORST KC PLAZA ART FAIR EVAR!!!
The rain and panicky a few newspaper editorials ruined the Kansas City Country Club Plaza Art Fair 2019.
Normally, Dead Tree Media wouldn't have much impact but it's mostly an old school, middle-class crowd in attendance.
Here's the word from an artist sent our way:
"Well, thank you KC Star. You managed to take a really fun event and make it even harder for artists because of your dumb editorial about gun control. The Plaza has always had much better security than the Crossroads but some of my best customers had called to ask about the violence after a misguided editorial this week. Then KCTV5 followed up with more talk about gun crime with the Plaza as the setting even though there has been less trouble this year since the theater shut down. Never seen KC media act so irresponsibly, I guess there's a vendetta against the Plaza and our more established art fair since the Crossroads has had so much trouble this year. That's too bad.
I will say that the rain probably has more of an impact, the crowd was doing well until the afternoon downpour. Still, the local MSM didn't help and overall seem to be a very destructive force for our art community recently."
We noticed the crowd was smaller after the rain but it was still a decent time and, as usual, food & booze vendors sold far more than artists.
And so tonight we dedicate our playlist to the local creative class and the continued artsy struggle in Kansas City.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.