Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance to be Nov. 22

The Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance returns at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, to the Kansas National Guard Armory on 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kansas.

This year Ms. Jody will be the headliner, singing her hits “Shake Your Tail Feather,” “The Bop,” “Just Let Me Ride,” and “The Weekend.”

The event also stars Kansas City native and national recording artist LeVelle.

This year special guest Lady Vivian will do a tribute to Aretha Franklin and local blues legend Millage Gilbert, opening the show.

The Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance is a historical event that was started by blues promoter Willie Cyrus in 1959.

Over the years the dance has featured such stars as Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, Tyrone Davis, Sir Charles, Denise LaSalle, Floyd Taylor, ZZ Hill, and Willie Clayton.

This event occurs annually at the Kansas City, Kansas, National Guard Armory on 18th and Ridge.

The Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Dance is a gala affair and has up to one thousand guests in attendance. The live blues and jazz provides over four hours of entertainment and enjoyment on Thanksgiving morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The doors open at 9 a.m.

Advance tickets are $40 and reserved tickets are $50. Reserved table of 8 is $400. Tickets at the door are $45.

The Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance is a live blues event to celebrate family and friends gathering for food, music, and dance.

For more information and tickets call 816-982-9238 or visit

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