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Insuring KC's Arts Community

  • Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway Kansas City, MO US

Are you uninsured artist or musician? Join us at this free event at the Uptown Arts Bar and enjoy live music and spoken word performances, plus learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Assisters from the Kansas City CARE Clinic and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center will be available to answer questions about your health insurance options and how to navigate the Marketplace, help you pick a plan, or schedule an appointment for free in-person help with applying. Musicians and artists of all genres are encouraged to attend!

Open enrollment begins Nov. 1, 2016. Most people qualify for financial assistance. Don’t be left unprepared! 

Register online at https://KCInsuringArtists.eventbrite.com/ or RSVP by calling MusiCares at 212-245-7840.

Performers joining us:
David Basse (http://www.davidbasse.com/): More than a vocalist, David Basse (https://www.facebook.com/david.basse.14) represents the jazz and blues of our city and has been called “the voice of Kansas City.” His latest venture is the syndicated daily radio show “Jazz with David Basse.” 

Ronald McFadden: Ronald is part of Kansas City’s own world-renowned McFadden Brothers, accomplished singers, tap dancers, and musicians (https://www.facebook.com/mcfaddenbros/). Ronald’s smooth, lustrous voice is one that soothes the soul.

Jen Harris (http://www.poetjenharris.com/): Poet Jen Harris (https://www.facebook.com/poetjenharris/) is a Kansas City-based spoken word poet and women’s rights and LGBT activist. She is a published author, founder and host of the KC Poetry Slam, and the recipient of the 2015 UMKC Jim Wanser Pride Award for outstanding LGBT community activism in Kansas City. 

Ash Allee: Ash R. Allee is a trans-masculine, queer activist and social worker in Kansas City. He is a Linkage to Care Coordinator at the Kansas City CARE Clinic (http://www.kccareclinic.org/) by day, and he often performs poetry and sings in the KC arts scene. Ash is a founding member of Transfinity KC (https://www.facebook.com/Transfinity-KC-Friends-and-Allies-1776511095971957/), the Midwest’s first primarily trans and gender nonconforming chorus.