from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, April 9, 2020

#LIGHTITBLUE tonight to honor first responders

Kansas City will join a global effort tonight to light up the Downtown skyline in blue to honor first responders and healthcare workers.

Union Station, the Kauffman Center, and the historic Power and Light Apartments were three of many Downtown buildings to take up the cause by beginning their blue lighting earlier this week.

“Our hope is that Greater Kansas City will participate in support of the extraordinary first responders who are putting their lives on the line each and every day to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to John Sherman, Clark Hunt and Cliff Illig, owners of the Kansas City Royals, Chiefs and Sporting KC, who are chairing the local call to action.

“We hope you’ll join us, along with cities all across the globe, to inspire solidarity, gratitude and hope. We are all in this together.”

Join in tonight and #LIGHTITBLUE. Let’s show the world – particularly our  healthcare community and first responders – the spirit of KANSAS CITY STRONG.

Friday & the Arts!

ArtsKC and KC Crew have teamed up to present Friday Night Arts! – a virtual arts experience that benefits participating artists.

This spin on traditional arts events lets you get up close and personal with artists to ask questions, hear about their work and chat with them one on one.

Grab your friends and sign in to watch artists, musicians and more show off their amazing talents live from the comfort of your (and their) homes!

Click here to learn more.

Downtown COVID-19 resources are only a click away

The Downtown Council and the CIDs are working daily to monitor the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resulting Downtown COVID-19 Resource Center is your key to unlocking a curated list of helpful resources.