The Elders Live at Unity Temple @ Unity Temple on the Plaza
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Elders Live at Unity Temple @ Unity Temple on the Plaza | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge bring you The Elders live at Unity Temple on the Plaza. The band, known for its rock ’n’ roll approach to traditional Irish music, brings it’s critically-acclaimed work to a stunning venue known throughout the Kansas City community. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at will call inside Unity Temple.

The performance, presented by Kansas City Power and Light, offers the band’s loyal fan base the chance to revel in the exhilarating dynamic that is an Elders concert before the band completes its final year touring.  

If you can’t make it to the concert, but still want to revel in The Elders’ performance, listen live to 90.9 The Bridge on the radio, our website or our 90.9 The Bridge app. Then, see the concert on TV in early 2019.

In conjunction with the exhilarating performance, look for KCPT’s documentary “Going to Arklow: The Elders Travel Home,” early next year. The band invites KCPT on an all-access immersive journey back home for it’s 15th annual guided bus Tour of Ireland. With unfettered access to the band members, KCPT captures the personalities that connect The Elders to their die-hard fans.

The 12-day tour explores the beautiful landscape of Ireland and introduces fans to the towns and sites the helped shape The Elders’ music, including the inspiration for hits like, “Moore Street Girls” and “Golden Ghost.” Lead singer Ian Byrne welcomes fans to his hometown of Arklow and offers a glimpse into the life of being an Irish-American and the balancing act that comes with being an immigrant.

CANCELED: Diabetes in KC Town Hall Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELED: Diabetes in KC Town Hall Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The safety of our staff and our community is our top priority. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 we have reviewed our upcoming events schedule and in light of the recent ban, by the Mayor’s office, on large-scale events in Kansas City, we have decided to cancel Diabetes in KC Town Hall scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m.

Our intention is to continue to serve our audiences and partners with minimal disruption. Please continue to watch kcpt.org/events, our social media channels and our email communications for additional updates.

Millions of us live with a silent killer. It’s called diabetes. It claims more lives than cancer and HIV combined. It’s now predicted that one in three children born since 2000 will develop the disease. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness.

Be the first to watch extended excerpts from this timely and comprehensive film, coming to KCPT this April. The documentary reveals new hopes, from the rise of safer and easier medical treatments to new discoveries about lifestyle and environmental factors. Blood Sugar Rising also reports on those taking action to improve diabetes management and prevention.

Immediately following the screening, KCPT’s Nick Haines explores the impact of diabetes in Kansas City with experts on the frontlines of tackling this chronic health condition.

This program is a partnership between KCPT and Health Forward Foundation.