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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.

On Friday, June 5

Oklahoma Fancy Dancers
Contemporary Native Craft 
from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join us for a preview of a selection of contemporary craft by four Oklahoma-based artists. Rooted in deep cultural artistic practices, these artists—Molly Murphy Adams, Michael Elizondo, Shan Goshorn, and Randi Narcomey-Watson—present new works in Native American art. Oklahoma offers a wealth of Native American creativity, as it is home to thirty-nine federally recognized tribes and the second largest Native American population in the United States. After First Fridays, the exhibition is on view through June 26 (open 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays).

Oklahoma Fancy Dancers
at 7:00 p.m.

You will not want to miss the celebrated Oklahoma Fancy Dancers. This group of powwow champions have come together to form a professional and highly acclaimed Native American dance troupe. The dance regalia work by each dancer is brilliantly colorful, traditional, and representative of the dancer's tribe and dance performed. The Oklahoma Fancy Dancers have traveled the world and earned a stellar reputation for excellence. 

Image: Kevin Eagle, Courtesy Oklahoma Fancy Dancers


Friday, August 7

Exhibition: Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art

Concert: Katy Guillen & the Girls

Friday, September 4

Exhibition: Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Concert: Sons of Brasil

LIVE! in the Crossroads Funders

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