Annual gatherings for civic organizations often look back at the year’s highlights, but rarely in such an entertaining way as the Downtown Council did at its luncheon Friday at the Folly Theater.
Board Chairman Nate Orr provided color, and Kemet the Phantom and the Phantastics provided the soul for a “Downtown KC Slow Jam.”
They provided the backdrop as Mayor Sly James (a.k.a. “Sly Fox”) touted the city’s accomplishments of the past year, which were pretty impressive despite a couple of disappointments (Amazon said “no thanks” to Kansas City’s bid to be its second headquarters, and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens rained on promised state financial help for a downtown conservatory.)
But from the streetcar to plans for a new airport to voter approval of $800 million in general obligation bonds for infrastructure, the city is on a cool roll.
Just try not enjoying this Slow Jam clip produced by Oak Park Studios.