We’ll admit it: we have some really amazing stuff going on here at the Kansas City Irish Center. Can’t-miss concerts from world-class musicians and artists. Irish language, music and dance classes. All the pints you can drink (if you set your mind to it).
While you don’t need to be a card-carrying member of the Kansas City Irish Center to enjoy all that we have to offer, we do have a few convincing reasons why becoming a full-fledged KCIC Member makes being Irish in Kansas City that much more awesome. Read on and discover the many amazing perks of being a KCIC Member.
#1. You Get to Be in the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Ok, so you’re not a Marching Cobra or the Grand Marshall, but you do get to be one of the stars of the Irish Center’s St. Paddy’s Day float! We have a float every year at the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and KCIC Members are invited to join in on the fun! So why fight the crowds for prime St. Patrick’s Day Parade seating when you can be IN the parade itself? Plus, you’ll get FREE entry to our post-Parade party! The long and short of it? Your St. Patrick’s Day festivities will never be the same again.
#2. You Can Chart Your Family Tree for FREE
So you know your family’s Irish…somewhere. Want to find out the where, when and how? With a Kansas City Irish Center Membership, you’ll receive a FREE 1-hour consultation with local genealogy expert Barbara Scanlon every year. With Barbara’s help, you’ll begin the journey of tracing your family’s Irish heritage! Plus, you’ll get free access to our monthly genealogy sessions.
#3. Discounted Tickets for Some of the Best Shows in Town
From huge acts like The High Kings to learning opportunities like Irish language immersion weekends, we offer dozens of ways to connect with Irish culture all year long. Again, while you don’t have to be a member to enjoy everything we have to offer, KCIC Members enjoy the added perk of discounted rates on select shows and classes throughout the year, plus exclusive Members-only events! (But those are on the down low 😉)
#4. You Help Preserve Irish Heritage in Kansas City
Since the Kansas City Irish Center is a 501c3 non-profit, our lifeblood is Memberships; they allow us to continue all that we do here, from offering classes to supporting artistic talent to giving this community a place to gather and celebrate together. By investing in a membership, KCIC Members actively help preserve, promote and celebrate Kansas City’s legacy of Irish heritage…and create a legacy of their own in the process.