One of the most anticipated events of they year in Kansas City is WaterFire. Held along Brush Creek in the Country Club Plaza, it brings the water, fire and music together in some amazing combinations. WaterFire is a dramatic "visual art installation," featuring 55 bonfires along the creek that will be restocked with wood to keep them burning by the boats. This year boasts some amazing musical performances from some well known local artists. The Coterie Theatre, Spinning Tree Theatre', Quixotic, and many many more awesome acts! Mayor Sly James will open this experience and they will end with rhythmic flames. Barnaby Evans, an artist from Providence, RI, is the genius behind this amazing installation. “WaterFire was part of an effort to look at what it is that inspires people about art, and bring it into the urban landscape of a city. And people who might never go to an opera are surprised at how much they like it. It helps expose people to a world of music and dance they might otherwise not experience. There are wonderful musicians out there just waiting for us to open up our ears and hear new things,” Evans said. WaterFire originated in Providence and was brought to Kansas City in 2007, and has seen great success here too. Last year over 30,000 people showed up for this event, so if you plan on attending come early for parking or carpool with friends. So come October 12th and experience this for yourself, be enchanted by the water, the fire, the smell of the fragrant wood and the inspirational music.
October 7, 2013