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Warren Hood Band, performing Aug. 1 at the LIVE! in the Crossroads concert.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, family friendly, and accessible to the public.

August Concert Features Americana from Austin
The Warren Hood Band, one of the best bands in Austin, will appear at the next LIVE! in the Crossroads concert, on Friday, Aug. 1.

Warren Hood began playing the fiddle at age 11. The son of Austin music legend Champ Hood (Uncle Walt's Band, Toni Price), Warren has become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. He has performed and or recorded with such noteworthy artists as Lyle Lovett, Joan Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Ben Kweller, Little Feat, Elvis Costello, Susan Tedeschi, Gillian Welch, and Alejandro Escovedo.

The band's Americana sound is a mix of rock, country, folk, blues, and roots styles.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, Oct. 3
    • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Exhibition: A Cast of Blues preview
    • 8 p.m.: Concert: Millage Gilbert Blues Band
Exhibitions are at our headquarters at 2018 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108 (click for Google map). Concerts are in our parking lot across the street.

Millage Gilbert

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


  1. Warren Hood Band, performing at the August LIVE! in the Crossroads concert.
  2. Vine Street Rumble, performing at the September LIVE! in the Crossroads concert.
  3. Millage Gilbert, performing with his blues band at the October LIVE! in the Crossroads concert.

National Endowment for the Arts
Missouri Arts Council
ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council
Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund

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