Millage Gilbert | Thursday, Dec. 19th at 7:00 pm | The Blue Room | Free admission
For 35 years, Millage Gilbert has taken center stage at the red hot, blues drenched clubs of urban Kansas City. For over five years, Blues, R&B and Soul aficionados have swarmed to his Saturday matinee at the world famous Grand Emporium. He has chiseled out a solid style of Delta Blues, Memphis Soul, and Kansas City Blues.
The active Kansas City Blues Society did and does champion his cause and helped him get regular work throughout the K.C metroplex. They also helped him expand his net to cover nightclubs and bars in Ohio, Nebraska and Missouri where he is a great favourite on the St. Louis circuit. He had also taken on festival work appearing at the King Biscuit Festival, The Mississippi Valley Festival, the Kansas City Blues Festival and in 2000 flew to France for a blues festival in Paris. His second CD of more recordings made ‘Live at the Grand Emporium’ was issued in 2003 and the following year the ‘Kansas City Street Festival’ organisers crowned him ‘King of The Festival’.
Street parking is available on 18th Street, Vine Street, 19th Street, Highland Avenue, and 17th Terrace.