UMB Big Bash is not your typical charity event. It’s a concert fundraiser that is more about having a great time for a great cause than about hob-knobbing. It’s more jeans than suits, more chips than caviar. The goal is to have BIG fun raising BIG money for important causes impacting our community today.
UMB Big Bash 2014
Thursday, June 19, 8 p.m.
The Uptown Theater
Featuring entertainment by GRAMMY® Award Winner Darius Rucker.
We encourage you to reserve your ticket early to secure the best seats in the house. Corporate sponsorships and VIP table seating is available. Your attendance guarantees you a memorable evening of big fun for two great causes. All tickets include the concert and complimentary food samples from local restaurants. VIP tickets include a complimentary dinner and beverages, a pre-show reception and silent auction and premium seating.
General tickets can be purchased via ticketmaster.com.
E-mail BigBash@umb.com or call 816.421.BASH (2274) for corporate sponsorship and VIP table seating options.
How do we help?
UMB Big Bash grants support the efforts of local, mid-sized not-for-profits to improve the community in a positive way with special emphasis on strengthening families, restoring neighborhoods, developing future leaders and improving health and wellness. UMB Big Bash has donated nearly $300,000 to local charities over the past three years. Past beneficiaries include: Turner House Children’s Clinic, Drumm Farm Center for Children, the Women’s Employment Network, the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, Cultivate Kansas City and Reach Out and Read Kansas City. This year, we are proud to direct 2014 event proceeds to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and CASA of Kansas City.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC)’s Community Based One-to-One Mentoring program matches school-aged children from one-parent or other non-traditional homes with a caring adult volunteer who wants to change their lives for the better. Serving more than 1,700 youth 2013, BBBSKC provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. “Bigs” serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping youth gain greater self-confidence and leadership skills. BBBSKC was recognized as the top BBBS agency by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in 2013.
For more information, please visit bbbskc.org or facebook.com/BBBSKC.
About CASA of Kansas City: Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in our community. CASA recruits, trains and supports lay volunteers to help more than 1,500 children each year. Their goal is to move each child into a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible and to ensure they have access to appropriate medical, therapeutic, and educational services while they are under Court jurisdiction. CASA is the voice for Kansas City’s most vulnerable children.
For more information, please visit CASAkc.org or facebook.com/jacksoncountycasa.
About Darius Rucker
Singer-songwriter Darius Rucker is a GRAMMY ® Award-winning multi-platinum solo country artist and is the former front man of the musical group Hootie & the Blowfish. Rucker took home his most recent award for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2014 Grammy awards on January 26, 2014.
He wrote ten of the twelve tracks on True Believers - ranging from the feel-good sing-along "Radio" to the sophisticated narrative of "Shine."
Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, Rucker has had a truly remarkable few years. In 2008, he released Learn to Live; the album's first single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," made him the first African American with a Number One country song since Charley Pride in 1983. It was followed by two more singles that topped the chart - "It Won't Be Like This For Long" and "Alright" - and earned him the New Artist award from the Country Music Association. His 2010 follow-up, Charleston, SC 1966, included two more Number Ones, "Come Back Song" and "This." Learn more at dariusrucker.com.
About the Uptown Theater
For the first time, UMB Big Bash will take place in a new venue—the historic Uptown Theater, located at 3700 Broadway in midtown. The move allows us to offer guest amenities such as free parking for all attendees and expanded space for our VIP pre-party, among other benefits. The Uptown is an intimate venue with one of the best balcony views in the city and main floor VIP seating.