Come Out and Play at “Make Music-Liberty” on June 21, 2017!

Save this date! Make Music Day is June 21, so tune your instruments and get ready to make a joyful noise with us!

You’re invited to take part in the festivities to help show off our local talent and join the public celebration. The event is open to all ages, all genres of music, and all levels of musical ability, so whether you’re in a band, a solo artist, a child, a senior, a saxophonist or a drummer, there’s a spot for you to perform!

Make Music-Liberty invites musicians and host locations such as restaurants or bars to register to participate in the one day event Venues and performers can search for and select each other during the registration and “matching” process.

Originating in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now an international event. On June 21, Liberty will join more than 800 cities worldwide, including 33 U.S. cities, as we mark the beginning of summer with Make Music-Liberty, a citywide festival of music. Throughout the day, you may hear music being performed on a sidewalk, a residential porch, in a parking lot, in one of Liberty’s city parks, at a public place of business, or wherever people feel like playing or listening, as the city comes together in a celebration of music and community.

Make Music-Liberty is sponsored and coordinated by the Liberty Arts Commission to encourage and support interest in the musical arts.

For more information about the event, go to or e-mail

Today in Clay: November 3rd, 2016

You may be looking from the forecast to your calendar and wondering if we somehow skipped straight to Spring, but technically we’re still in early Fall! Even though the high for today may be in the 70s, it’s still November! It just doesn’t feel like it quite yet…

Believe it or not, the temperatures will start dropping soon, so make sure you get out and enjoy whatever nice days we have left before it gets too chilly!

So go grab a cup of joe at Hammerhand Coffee, a brand new café in Liberty! Or catch some live music at Trezo Mare! Or learn about George Washington at the historic Atkins Johnson Farm and Museum!

Just make sure to get out and have some fun before that pesky snow gets in the way.

October was a “spooktacular” month in Clay!

Excelsior Springs got into the Fall spirit this October with some frightfully fun seasonal events! The living dead roamed downtown Excelsior during their Zombie 5k Walk/Run. After the zombies cleared out, Excelsior celebrated with its annual Pumpkins and Mums Fall Festival!

Worlds of Fun got a little spooky during Halloween Haunt before wrapping up its 2016 season.

Look out for big changes coming to Worlds of Fun in 2017! Their season will be extended as Worlds of Fun introduces its Winterfest. Winterfest will be a six week long celebration that features live entertainment, holiday lights, ice skating, and more! Worlds of Fun will also be introducing two new rides in 2017: Falcon’s Flight and Mustang Runner! Winterfest is scheduled to start November 24th, 2017.

Today in Clay: October 3rd, 2016

It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall here in Clay, and with the cooler weather comes a slew of exciting seasonal activities!

Go pick out a pumpkin or two at Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch, and, while you’re there, try a pumpkin donut! If you’re looking for a fall fright, brave the scares at Words of Fun’s Halloween Haunt.

Clay comes to life with seasonal events and activities throughout the month of October—make sure to check out the list of events below!

September was a busy month in Clay!

October’s a happening month here in Clay!

Today in Clay: September 2nd, 2016

Fall officially begins on the 22nd of this month, which means we have exactly 20 days of summer left! Don’t let your summer slip away without one last hurrah, go soak up some sun with some local outdoor fun!

Hit the courts at Chicken ‘n Pickle in North KC for some pickleball, or dive in the water at Smithville Lake for a refreshing beach day. For some tunes, grab a lawn chair and head to Downtown Gladstone to catch a show in the Sounds on the Square Concert Series!

There are still plenty summer days left in Clay before we need to break out the scarves and pumpkin-spiced lattes, so get out there and play!

August was a fun-filled month in Clay!

There’s lots to look forward to in Clay this September!