Designed by award-winning artist Barnaby Evans, WaterFire Kansas City is a unique, multi-sensory experience of music, fire and water. Now in its fourth year, the moving art installation features more than 55 floating bonfires on Brush Creek. This year’s festivities will take place Saturday, October 12, 2013. (In case of rain, an alternate date of October 26, has been scheduled.) It is one of the most unique type of event! An evening filled with wonderful entertainment all in a setting of the Brush Creek in the Plaza! The Plaza closes Ward Parkway along the Creek – that you can stroll along many of the stores & tents! Many of the local restaurants have tents available with dinner, drinks and of course hot chocolate & coffee in case the evening is cool! Come out and enjoy a FREE event of wonderful local talent!
In 2012, 70 performers entertained a crowd of 30,000+ people who thrilled to Rhythmic Flames and Quixotic, sang along with Eddie Delahunt and Monique Danielle, and enjoyed internationally-recognized tenor Nathan Granner singing with the Sadikov Quartet, as well as new works by Kansas City jazz great Dennis Winslett. The evening was tied together by percussion and Tibetian bells by the Amagam Percussion Ensemble and concluded with all performers in The Fire Bird grand finale arranged by Wayne Hawkins. Mayor Sly James opens the event with a wonderful introductions & thanks to performer & audience!
WaterFire was originally created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 on the three rivers of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The living fire sculpture has become a signature event for the city, attracting more than 10 million visitors and drawing praise as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance.
Come out and enjoy an evening by the Creek and with gorgeous Bonfires!