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UMKC Student Union - Room 401

Listyn KC presents Talking Heads "Speaking in Tongues" 40th Anniversary

Listyn KC is back! Same music, same system, familiar faces, now at the UMKC Student Union. Listen to curated selections of music and fun facts related to the featured album. Then enjoy the entire album played on the amazing Listyn KC sound system, brought in just for the show! Doors open at 12:30 pm

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Listyn KC presents Talking Heads "Speaking in Tongues" 40th Anniversary
Listyn KC presents Talking Heads "Speaking in Tongues" 40th Anniversary

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

UMKC Student Union - Room 401, 5100 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA

About the event

We heard some of your concerns about our Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues event going up against Patrick and the Chiefs!

We couldn’t move it completely, but we have a plan.  We are going to play some of our bonus “lead up” between Noon and 1pm. Official program will run from 1:00pm - 3:30pm.  Join us early if you can, but if not, the official program will be shortened to allow people time to get to where they are watching the game and not miss too much of the action.

Tickets On Sale Now!

The music is going to be "Burning Down the House" as Listyn KC celebrates the 40th anniversary of Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues at C4RM. 3+ hours of food, fun, and incredible music shared with our community of "Listyners". Listen to curated selections of music and fun facts related to the featured album. Then enjoy the entire album played on the amazing Listyn KC sound system, brought in just for the show! Doors open at 12:00 pm. 

 It was the band's major commercial breakthrough album, and produced the only US top-ten hit, "Burning Down the House".  The music on this album represents the band's ultimate fusion of rock and funk, showcasing each band member's own style and technical ability along with contributions from Bernie Worrell, Wally Badarou, Alex Weir, and  Nona Hendryx and many others.  The album's tour was documented in the film Stop Making Sense, which will be having a 40th anniversary next year and is widely considered as one of if not the greatest concert movies ever.    All Listyn KC shows benefit the Center For Recorded Music, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing to life a new world-class cultural center and music education facility in Kansas City.  

Tickets are available for $15 including Non-Alcoholic Beverages or $35 which includes your Food and a selection of Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Beverages (21+ for Alcohol, ID required).  Please bring cash for tipping bartending staff as credit cards cannot be accepted.  Food selection for this show will include a selection of Pizza, Hors d'oeuvres, "heavy" appetizers, and fruit (vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options will be available).  UMKC Catering requires us to have a final food order prior to the show, so the $35 Food and Beverage tickets will only be on sale until Noon on the Thursday before the show.  We are sorry, but we will not be able to accommodate any additional food requests once ticket sales are closed.

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