Save the date for the 2016 UMB Big Bash.

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 the Kansas City community today.

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us on Thursday, June 23, 2016 for the sixth annual UMB Big Bash! 

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 The UMB Big Bash is a 501c(3) Organization. Tax ID 27-3824005.

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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

Literacy Kansas City
Rob Thomas


Big Bash is proud to announce that Community LINC has been selected as the 2016-2017 beneficiary.

Over the course of two years, Community LINC will receive $75,000 in grants to support its Aftercare Expansion. The project will expand the organization’s one-on-one budgeting support and will provide ongoing employment aftercare to approximately 250 homeless parents. Community LINC’s mission is to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for families.


Big Sponsors

2016 UMB Big Bash Sponsors

Big Entertainment

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at The Midland Theater.

Ticket sales begin April 29.

Pat Benatar has always been a trail-blazer and she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record. After more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bonafide living legend.

Neil "Spyder“ James Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for more than four decades now, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar.

Benatar and Giraldo remain a rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse today, selling out concerts and still wowing audiences after more than three decades in music together. Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music-lovers forever.

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