Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kansas City Rhythm and Ribs 2010 Poster

 Rhythm and Ribs Event Poster 2010
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Rhythm and Ribs is back! The event returns this year Saturday, October 9, 2010 in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District of Kansas City. See my past work for R&R here. I have been fortunate enough to have created the design and illustration for the 5 years of it's existence. This particular design was created for the 2009 event that was unfortunately canceled. The poster gets to live again representing the 2010 event. For more info, visit the American Jazz Museum's website.

This particular piece is paying tribute to some of the great jazz album covers of the late 1950's. I have always had a great admiration for the genre and the illustration style of the period. I will post more images as they become available.

Press release below:
Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival Set for Oct. 9, 2010
New Format Connects Community to its Cultural Heritage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2010 – Kansas City, MO – Organizers of Kansas City’s blues and jazz festival, Rhythm & Ribs, announced today that the event will return in 2010 as a one-day music event on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the American Jazz Museum – located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District.

The 2010 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival of Kansas City, presented by the American Jazz Museum, will feature multiple stages in the heart of the Jazz District within the walls and grounds of the award-winning American Jazz Museum.  The artist lineup for 2010 will showcase the best of local and regional talent with a national headliner format. The entertainment lineup is expected to be announced on Friday, Aug. 6.

“This new format for Rhythm & Ribs will follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s great jazz events, the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California,” said Greg Carroll, CEO of the American Jazz Museum. “As a result, Rhythm & Ribs will relocate from an adjacent Parade Park to the heart of the American Jazz Museum and the Historic Jazz District at 18th & Vine.  This move will offer a wonderful opportunity for the Community to connect to its cultural heritage and experience the treasures of the Jazz District and its award-winning venues.”

Carroll will step into the lead role as Executive Producer in 2010. The American Jazz Museum and its cultural programs will be the beneficiary of the festival’s proceeds.

Since its inception in 2005, the Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival has attracted thousands of visitors to the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District each year to celebrate three of Kansas City’s greatest traditions: jazz, blues and barbecue.  Featuring great performers on multiple stages, a food court anchored by the best ribs in Kansas City, the Jazz Links Education Workshop, film screenings, panel sessions, the children’s pavilion and a host of other activities, Rhythm & Ribs provides family-style fun in one of America’s greatest jazz crossroads, 18th & Vine. 

“We are delighted to welcome Rhythms & Ribs back to 18th & Vine in 2010,” said Bill Dietrich, president and CEO of the Downtown Council, an active leader in the district and the festival. “The Historic Jazz District – the museum and our many jazz venues – celebrate this great music and rich Kansas City heritage every day.”

For more information on the Heart, the Soul and the Sauce of Rhythm & Ribs, including sponsorship opportunities, entertainment and more, stay tuned to


Chicken Awesome said...

Great poster! Right now my parents are visiting from out of town to see the Spirit of KS concerts in Topeka. I might need to drag them back up here for this event.

David Allen Terrill said...

Thanks! It has always been a great time. Hope they can make it.

Sandman90 said...

Love this poster - would like to purchase an uncirculated copy - how would one do that? Is this a screenprint or lithograph? Nice work!

David Allen Terrill said...

Thanks. They will be litho this year. Should be printed soon, I am finalizing the art with the talent line-up right now. I will let you know when they are produced.

annidug said...

I am looking for a clean and beautiful event space Kansas City for organizing a festival there. Kansas City is new to me. So suggest me any venue as soon as possible.

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