Johnson County Community College’s Midwest Trust Center Welcomes Audiences to October Shows

Overland Park, KS (September 7, 2021) Emily Behrmann, Executive Director, the Midwest Trust Center
(formerly Carlsen Center), today welcomed audiences to purchase tickets for October shows, featuring local
favorites and nationally recognized artists. Performances will take place at the Midwest Trust Center on the
campus of Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210).

Behrmann said, “We are thrilled to present performances and tours again to our guests! It’s been a long road to
get here, and we know it’s not over yet, but we are grateful for the support of the college, the staff and the artists
to allow us to gather safely. We look forward to welcoming everyone back with this wonderful lineup.”
Performances details include:

October 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m. – Join The Reminders in Polsky Theatre as they seamlessly blend soulful sounds
and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. Together, Big Samir and Aja Black uplift and
entertain all at once with a unique mashup of razor-sharp rhymes, soulful vocals and reggae-tinged hip-hop
beats. The duo creates a global music experience that is classic, speaking to all those willing to participate.

October 17, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – Kansas City native, Bob Bowman, and his quintet return to Yardley Hall for an
evening of jazz. The composer and bassist has been a major contributor to Kansas City jazz since the 1980s.
This spellbinding performance is part of the Winterlude series at MTC, which features local jazz musicians.

October 22, 2021, 8:00 p.m. – The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will make their exuberant return to Yardley
Hall after appearing with Marilyn Maya in 2018. On a mission to preserve Kansas City’s rich heritage of jazz,
and led by Artistic Director, Clint Ashlock, KCJO will present a combination of classic and original repertoire
to delight and entertain audiences.

October 24, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – Yesterday and Today features some of the Beatles greatest hits in this allrequest show. Audiences are invited to fill out cards with their favorite Beatles songs and why they chose it.

Then brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan will create the set list on the spot using the stories and
memories from the cards to as the narrative. This show reminds us that music truly connects us all.

Ticket Information
Tickets may be purchased online or by phone (913) 469-4445.
For more information about these shows and the rest of the 2021 Fall Season, visit

Midwest Trust Center Fall 2021 Season at a Glance
Sept. 12 Larry Carlton – Steely Dan/’78 Album
Sept. 17-18 New Dance Partners
Oct. 7 The Reminders
Oct. 17 Winterlude – local KC jazz, Bob Bowman
Oct. 22 KC Jazz Orchestra
Oct. 24 Yesterday and Today – The Interactive Beatles Experience
Nov. 6 Darlene Love
Nov. 7 Winterlude – Kansas City and All That’s Jazz
Nov. 3-13 Opus 76 – Eat, Drink, Play (a digital release)
Nov. 12 The Romeros
Nov. 20 Susan Werner
Dec. 3 Bridget Kibbey, harp with the Dover Quartet
Dec. 4 Fiesta Navidad, Mariachi Los Camperos
Dec. 4-5 Mesner Puppet Theater, The Snowy Day*
Dec. 5 Ana Gasteyer, “Sugar & Booze” Holiday Tour
* Events held in Polsky Theatre, JCCC

Covid-19 Safety Protocols at the Midwest Trust Center, Effective August 17, 2021
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• Face coverings are required.
• Temperature kiosks will be available at venue entrances.
• Sanitizer stations are available throughout the venue.
• All seating is reserved.
• We are currently limiting capacity in venues.
• If you are feeling ill, please stay home.
• Events will go on sale a few months at a time to allow flexibility in seating from show to show.
• All tickets will be sold for a single performance, no season packages for fall events.
• Seating is socially distanced between groups.
o All guests are encouraged to call the Box Office for optimum seating arrangements, but this is
especially recommended for groups of 5 or more.
o To ensure social distancing when purchasing tickets online, all seats will appear socially distant
on the theatre map. Please select the number of tickets you will be purchasing in a single row to
complete your transaction. When arriving at the performance, parties may sit together,
consolidating seating towards the center of your group.
• Signage will be posted in the lobby and volunteers will be available to direct guests to appropriate
entrances, closest to their seats.
• Programs will be available digitally.
• Gathering places are limited; no receptions, meet & greets, or intermissions.
• There will be COVID-level post-show cleaning in the theatre, in restrooms and backstage.
• Air handling and ventilation has been upgraded for safety.