(Kansas City,MO) – Thanks to Kansas City’s embrace of last summer’s Boulevardia, with more than 40,000 guest citizens enjoying the pop-up nation, organizers of the three-day urban street festival are excited to announce it will be back again in 2016 on Father’s Day weekend, June 17-19. Once again Boulevardia will adopt the streets, alleys, buildings and parking lots in the historic West Bottoms area. Festivities will include many of the favorite happenings from past Boulevardias while also adding a few new elements of surprise and unique experiences for all who attend.
“The support and excitement Kansas City displayed last year has inspired us to step up our game again for year three,” said Jeremy Ragonese, Boulevardia president. “Within a week of wrapping up our last effort, the board was already busy making plans to incorporate even more aspects of what Boulevardia fans have come to expect, along with a few surprises. I cannot wait to share news with you throughout the months leading up to next year’s fest.”
O’Neill Marketing & Event Management will be back to lead initiatives to develop and execute the festival. Full Moon Productions will once again host Boulevardia on its West Bottom grounds. Boulevardia’s leadership consists of the founding board members: Jeremy Ragonese, Boulevard’s director of marketing, James Taylor, president of Let’s Eat Restaurant Group, Marcelo Vergara, CEO of Propoganda3, Sarah Carlew, Boulevard’s events and community relations manager, Julie Weeks, Boulevard’s marketing communications manager and Chris Haghirian, co-founder of Ink magazine’s Middle of the Map Fest. Keli O’Neill Wenzel, president of O’Neill Marketing & Event Management, will return as executive director.
The festival’s creators are currently securing commitments from craft brewers from throughout the country for its Taps and Tastes event as well as for special tappings throughout the entire Boulevardia grounds. They are also working on the music lineup that will include local, regional and national acts. More details and a full entertainment schedule will be revealed in early 2016.
The three-day urban street festival is scheduled to take place June 17-19th in the historic West Bottoms area, specifically in and around the iconic, multi-leveled 12th Street viaduct. The multi-day event will be highlighted with a craft beer and food sampling experience, music from local, regional and national acts as well as family activities, entertainment, shopping and eco-education in a unique urban setting. Learn more at boulevardia.com, facebook.com/boulevardia, twitter.com/Blvdia and instagram.com/blvdia.