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M-AAA presents LIVE! in the Crossroads on First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District in downtown Kansas City.

Our LIVE! activities include live music and dance, festival arts, visual art exhibits, and curator talks. All LIVE! events and activities are free and accessible to the public.

Exhibitions are at our headquarters at 2018 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108 (click for Google map). From May through October, outdoor concerts are in our parking lot across the street.

There will be no LIVE! activities or exhibitions in July 2015. 

On Friday, August 7

Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art
from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art features 35 transformed hubcaps that inspire viewers to reflect on the role of consumption in American culture, to understand artists not only as creators but as creative problem-solvers, and to stimulate thinking about inventive ways to re-use and recycle.

Katy Guillen & The Girls
at 7:00 p.m.

Katy Guillen and The Girls have deep roots in the blues, thanks to leader Guillen’s considerable skills and long history as a blues guitarist, but this trio—Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums)—brings a wide range of talents and tastes to the band’s sound. Guillen’s searing and lively licks, William’s heavy, driving drums, and Adams’s rock-solid bass create a dense sonic background for Guillen’s honest and powerful lyrics, delivered with soul and verve and complemented by Adams’s intense harmonies.


Friday, September 4

Exhibition: Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
6:00–8:00 p.m. 

Concert: Sons of Brasil
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

LIVE! in the Crossroads Funders

We are grateful to these funders that support LIVE! in the Crossroads:
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