Women lead the way as the Downtown KC Outdoor Music Series Continues

The next 3 Art in the Loop/KC Streetcar performances will be led by female musicians and artists:


FlamenKcmo, Thurs. 8/5, 5-6:30pm, lightwell, 1100 Main Street

FlamenKcmo performs both traditional and cutting edge flamenco with dancer Melinda Hedgecorth, guitarist Beau Bledsoe, and singer Antonio Rojas. FlamenKcmo is a flamenco music and dance trio with members from Sevilla, Spain, and Kansas City. They will present songs and movement about resiliency through love, faith, and dedication to happiness. The joyful call of the singer, the accompanying tremolo of the guitar, and the percussive release of the dancer are all affirmations of how to unite and move forward together.



Nicole Springer, Thurs., 8/12, 5-6:30 pm, lightwell building, 1100 Main St.

Kansas City’s own Nicole Springer is an award-winning, critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Nicole’s music is a heartfelt, passion-filled vocal showcase that crosses genres from gospel and pop to folk and rock. Her live performance is “lyrically personal but also nostalgic and fresh within its sound” – Blended Music



Jessica Ayala & the Arquesta del SolSoul, Mon., 8/16, 5-6:30 pm, City Market, near 3rd & Walnut.

Jessica Ayala is an Indigenous Colombian American Two-Spirit multi-discipline artist. Ayala is a spoken word poet, musician, published author, cultural worker, and former writer-in-residence at Charlotte Street Foundation. Through her band, Arquesta Del SolSoul, she creates spaces to exploring concepts of internalized oppression, decolonization, and self-love fusing Jazz, Native percussion, and Hip-Hop.

All performances are free and open to the public. Bring chairs and cool drinks to enjoy the performance!  In the case of inclement weather, the performances will take place inside lightwell, 1100 Walnut, 1st floor. Masks will be required inside.

The 2021 Art in the Loop Project is made possible through the generous financial support of the KC Streetcar Authority; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC; as well as corporate sponsors including Stinson, Academy Bank, Copaken Brooks, HNTB, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction and many others. This project is also supported in part by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.

Project partners include the Downtown Council, Downtown Community Improvement Districts, KC Streetcar, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

For more information about the project and the artists, visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

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Art in the Loop
Ann Holliday, Program Director, ann@downtownkc.org, (c) 816-718-1355
Kyle Mullins, Art Director, kylewmullins@gmail.com

KC Streetcar
Donna Mandelbaum, Communications Director, dmandelbaum@kcstreetcar.org, 816-877-3219