Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rep Kansas City-made at Maker Faire 2011

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM

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Locavores and local lovers, take heed: There's a new event that's catering to Kansas City talent. It's called Maker Faire: Kansas City, and here's the description of the event from its website:

Maker Faire: Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves -- from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and "slow-made" foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a faire full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

Even better: Local music is a part of this celebration, too.

As Maker Faire asks itself, "What would this faire be without great music?" (Man, we like this event already.) Check it out:

We are looking for talented, creative and amazing musicians to perform at the 2011 Maker Faire: Kansas City. To apply to be an act at Maker Faire: Kansas City, please fill out the musician form below.

We will have a dedicated space for musicians to perform your live music for 25 minutes out of every hour; then, 15 minutes for the musician(s) to talk with attendees and discuss instruments and techniques; and then, 20 minutes of teardown/setup for the next musician.

Click here to learn more. The event is from June 24 to June 26, and it'll be held at Union Station. (Last year, it was in Parkville, Missouri.) It's a cheap $10 to get in, and children under the age of 2 are free.

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