Spring Dance 2016 at Prohibition Hall

This Saturday, KKFI will throw their annual Spring Dance benefit show/party. The event will feature Duncan Burnett and The Riot, Various Blonde, Dj Leo Night Us, and Grand Marquis for a night that is as fun as it is eclectic. Whether you want to swing dance, break dance, bob, or rock, The Spring Dance at Prohibition hall will have the music you need to get down. And the proceeds help keep community radio right here in Kansas City.

Duncan Burnett and The Riot takes the smooth grooves of the classics and add deeper bass lines and bigger percussion to create lush and jazzy instrumentals for Burnett to flow over. And flow he does. Duncan Burnett’s delivery is nimble and smart. Whether he skates down pop culture or social justice issues, Burnett is able to wrap his voice around the most complex melodies. Splitting the difference between radio-friendly dance floor bangers and more reflective hip hop stylings, Duncan Burnett and The Riot find the sweet spot–their music is perfect to dance to or to sit back and contemplate.

Moving in a different vein, Grand Marquis recreates classic swing vibes. The band’s horn section moves from cool lines to hot growling at the drop of a newsboy cap. With silky vocals and minimal guitar, Grand Marquis will undoubtedly light the dance floor for all the swing dancers. And if swing dancing isn’t your thing, no fear. Dj Leo Night Us will be spinning the hottest soul and funk grooves for all the breakers and free form dancers out there. Between these two acts, there will be no excuse for standing still.

Various Blonde will also perform at the Spring Dance. If you caught the trio at Middle of The Map, then you know the type of energy the band brings to the stage. Dangerous and funky, Various Blonde is part-psychedelic freak out and part-sensual slow jam. Various Blonde takes all the best parts of their recorded material and fleshes it out on stage. Whether it’s their plumbing bass or perfect percussion or Josh Allen’s exuberant stage persona, the band has the ability to whip any crowd into dance frenzy. Missing this band take the stage is a mistake that should be punishable by Kansas City exile.

The Spring Dance at Prohibition Hall starts at 8pm on Saturday. Tickets will be $15, and the money raised will benefit KKFI–Kansas City’s community radio station. Grand Marquis will swing. Dj Leo Night Us will funk up the dance floor. Duncan Burnett and the Riot will glide. Various Blonde will groove. All you have to do is show up with your dance shoes.

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