March 5 Benefit Concert in Support of JJ's Staff Impacted by Plaza Fire

March 5 Benefit Concert in Support of JJ's Staff Impacted by Plaza Fire

Featuring The Latenight Callers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – February 25, 2013 – Join the Friends of JJ’s at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at the Uptown Theater for a party with JJ’s Restaurant owners, staff, patrons and friends in support of JJ's employees impacted by a devastating fire Feb. 19, 2013. Hosted by former Chiefs player Eddie Kennison and KCTV5’s Kelly Jones, attendees will enjoy food and drink from area restaurants while listening to live music on multiple stages and browsing a silent auction with a number of items from local merchants.

Featuring The Latenight Callers and David George and A Crooked Mile, the Friends of JJ's Benefit will also have performances by The Grisly Hand, Patrick Krief (of The Dears), Megan Birdsall, Missy Koonce and Ron McGee, Victor & Penny, Loaded Goat, Allied Saints, Shellac Attack, and DJ Rico.

“We’ve seen a tremendous outpour of support from a community of industry colleagues, patrons and friends asking what they can do to help,” said Jim Ligon, a JJ’s bartender spearheading the Benefit. “This Benefit is to give back. To create a fund in honor of Megan, and help those who make JJ’s such a special place to so many in Kansas City get better and back on their feet.”

Proceeds will benefit the immediate needs of JJ’s staff and employees impacted by the Plaza fire, as well as create a fund in honor of Megan Cramer, a JJ’s colleague who died in the Feb. 19 fire.

Tickets to the March 5 Benefit go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster:

Trésor Club - $500 – includes on-site event concierge, VIP door entry, secured parking, early access to silent auction at 6pm, access to private bar (complimentary food and beverages), super-premium seating, and commemorative poster

Sabre Club - $200 – includes VIP door entry, access to private bar (complimentary food and beverages), premium seating, and commemorative poster

The Locker Room - $100 – includes seating, two drink tickets, and commemorative poster

General admission - $10

For more information visit, or contact Andrea Shores at or 646.378.9885

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