March 3, 2017


5th Annual Charlie Parker Celebration 2018: August 16 – August 25, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Kansas City native, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker!  This year, we’re adding new and exciting elements to the celebration that you won’t want to miss!

Charlie Parker Celebration 2017 is a 10-day celebration jam-packed with jazz all over Kansas City!  As part of our mission to “raise the tide that lifts all jazz boats,” we will coordinate live jazz events all around the KC Metro.  Events will be held at local venues with local jazz musicians along with the 2017 Artists in Residence (AIR)!

2018 Artists in Residence – Stay Tuned!  We’ve got some exciting announcements this year!

Charlie Parker Celebration Events Include:

1.  Backstage Meet & Greet with the artists

2. Signature Concert – August 25th

3.  Educational Events

4.  History Tour

6. “Chicken Feed” at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

7. Performance Showcase Across Kansas City Jazz Venues


Enjoy all of this and so much more at the 2018 Charlie Parker Celebration!  Visit for updates and more details!