Kaw River Bridge project expected to begin construction in 2021

A review of the Rock Island Bridge Project website will show that plans are in full swing to be open in spring 2022. They have secured multiple letters of intent from local KC area businesses to operate restaurants inside the space. The overall plan has some great ideas that will benefit both sides of the river.

The space is planning to house 4 restaurants, a bar and two event spaces. There is even an idea of adding a zip line from the Hy-Vee arena to the bridge or possibly a zip line over the Kaw. We will keep you up to date as plans are announced. You can read up on all of the plans and timeline here.

Grateful Dead and Thanksgiving… A KC tradition going on 3 decades

For almost three decades now, The Schwag, a popular St Louis based Grateful Dead cover band have been playing Thanksgiving shows at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City. This year is no different. The Schwag have been playing their renditions of classic Grateful Dead tunes since 1991 and show no signs of slowing down.

If you miss putting on your dancing shoes and have always wondered what those dirty hippies are up to, this could be a great time. Grab some patchouli and make a night of it KC! For more information and ticket info click here.

Popular Halloween pop-up bar ‘Apparition’ to open up outside this year

The second year for this popular Halloween pop-up bar will be outside of Big Rip Brewing Company, located at 9th Avenue and Swift Street. The creators have provided an outdoor space that will have haunted lighting and decor with room to social distance.

The theme this year is masquerade and guests are required to wear face masks until they’re seated. The bar does not accept reservations but there is plenty of space and time to enjoy the 13 creepy concoctions they have created.

You can learn more on their website here.

Delicious cocktails and good vibes at Drastic Measures

Drastic Measures cocktail lounge has opened up in Shawnee, KS. This new spot is serving up delicious cocktails and good vibes at the corner of Johnson Drive and Neiman Rd.

The mixologists at Drastic Measures have created a bright, upbeat, complex and diverse menu that is made with care to be approachable to all patrons. The menu has a cocktail for everyone and if not, they will create the perfect drink for you.

People often think they are a speakeasy because of the way the entrance is setup. This has actually helped to limit the amount of people that can get in and has been very beneficial during the pandemic.

The building was constructed in 1850 and from the front appears to be a random office. Walk inside though and you’re surrounded by natural stone walls, geometric tables and lighting, live plants and a relaxed atmosphere.

Drastic Measures creates all of their mixers in house so your gin & tonic will be made with a house made lime and lemongrass tonic. They are a spirits only establishment so don’t expect a pinot or a beer.

Currently the bar is cash only but they do have an ATM on site. They do not take reservations and work on a first come, first served basis. You can view the cocktail menu and learn more on the Drastic Measures website.

Dropkick Murphys save St Patrick’s Day – Free live stream

For the first time in 24 years the Dropkick Murphys are not playing a St Patrick’s Day concert in Boston. They are however live streaming a full concert on St Patrick’s Day. Tune in at 6 PM on YouTube, Instagram or Facebook Live. Happy St Patrick’s Day.

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Hey everyone! We hope you and your families are doing well during this trying time… For the first time in 24 years, we are not playing on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The current world situation is the ONLY thing that would ever stop us from doing so… So we came up with an idea we’re going to pull off this Tuesday – the night of St. Patrick’s Day… We’re going to bring a DKM LIVESTREAM CONCERT to EVERYONE – ALL OVER THE WORLD!! You’ll be able to watch it on our YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, Facebook Live and Twitter – presented by Boston tech company @pegasystems. Here’s the details: DROPKICK MURPHYS LIVE FROM BOSTON THIS TUESDAY – MARCH 17 7pm BOSTON TIME 4pm WEST COAST 11pm LONDON 12am BERLIN 10am SYDNEY This will be a FULL CONCERT – AND MORE !! We’re excited to entertain you on St. Patrick’s Day – live from Boston TELL YOUR FRIENDS !! THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!!

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