Don’t miss Rob Thomas with Plain White  T’s at our 5th annual show!

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. The goal is to have BIG fun raising BIG money for important causes impacting our community today. This is our 5th anniversary, and we hope to make it great for the event’s beneficiaries, attendees and Kansas City. The event will take place June 22, 2015 at Sprint Center. Rob Thomas, solo artist and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty, will perform, as part of his recently-announced 2015 summer tour, and Plain White T’s will open the show. We’ve selected reStart and Literacy Kansas City to be this year’s beneficiaries. So when you become a sponsor or purchase a ticket, you are directly aiding these worthy organizations as they impact our community. 
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UMB Big Bash History

Big Past

UMB Big Bash proceeds support the efforts of local, mid-sized not-for-profits with the goal to improve the community in a positive way, with special emphasis on honoring veterans, strengthening families, restoring neighborhoods, developing future leaders and improving health and wellness. UMB Big Bash has committed $375,000 dollars to local non-profit organizations since the inaugural UMB Big Bash concert in 2011. 

Big Causes

reStart provides housing and supportive services to help homeless men, women, youth and families move toward independence and self-sufficiency with the goal of ending homelessness in our community.
The UMB Big Bash funds are designed for Support Services for Veteran Families--a new program to reach the underserved population of homeless and near-homeless veterans. Developed in part with Veterans Affairs, the program addresses Kansas City’s community-wide goal of ending homelessness of veterans by 2016. This program fills in the gaps for immediate needs of these individuals.

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Big Sponsors

2015 UMB Big Bash Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring a table or purchasing premium tickets? Contact us at:
816.421.BASH (2274).


 The UMB Big Bash is a 501c(3) Organization. Tax ID 27-30240035.

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Empowering people. Ending homelessness
Literacy Kansas City’s mission is to advance literacy among Kansas City area adults through direct services, advocacy and collaboration. The organization’s vision is literacy for all. 
Proceeds from the UMB Big Bash will be used for the launch of an innovative, technology-driven approach to adult education by offering scholarships to a Career Online High School. Donated money from the event will also provide 30 scholarships to the 18-month program.
Drumm Farm Center for Children
Turner House Children’s Clinic
Huey Lewis & The News


Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers


Kenny Loggins


Big Performances

Past Big Bash community partners and performers

2015 Beneficiaries

Be sure to like our Facebook page for ticket info and other updates. 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. VIP tickets include: a pre-show reception with dinner, hosted bar and silent auction, along with premium seating.

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