A bit of background on this non-event that was created for the sake of local media hype . . .
"816 Day is the annual, city-approved celebration of Kansas City culture featuring live entertainment, branded events, and one-day deals. On 816 Day, community connectedness is strengthened by local business and resident pride. There's something for everyone on 816 Day."
Today there aren't many celebrations and limited discounts to drum up business as partisan politics and protests dominate the social scene.
To be fair, here's MSM "news" playing salesman:
"816 Day" to celebrate all things Kansas City
Developing . . .