KC Fringe Goes Digital with First Online Festival

KC Fringe July 12-26

KC Fringe has launched its first online festival this year in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and audiences can tune in now through July 26 by purchasing tickets at www.kcfringe.org.

In lieu of live performances, KC Fringe put out a request for video submissions, and the local artist community did not disappoint. In addition to the 23 local artist shows, there are also nine national and three international artists featured from Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Mongolia. KC Fringe remained committed to accepting artists without jury or censorship and accepted artists on a first come, first serve basis. Expect the unexpected with this year’s festival, no different than any other year.

Because it’s an online festival, each show is available on demand. Once a ticket is purchased, the viewer is sent a receipt with a link and password to watch the show on Vimeo. Shows under 45 minutes are $5 and shows 45 minutes or longer are $10. There is also an option to donate $5 or $10 to your purchase to help support each artist in these challenging times. An All Access pass is also available for $200. This is a $280 value and provides access to watch all 35 shows plus bonus content. The revenue from ticket sales will support the artists and KC Fringe.

To engage with artists throughout the festival, KC Fringe is also hosting live Q&As on Facebook and Instagram. Join the conversation by liking and following @kcfringe.

In addition to the 35 shows available, there is also a Visual Artist gallery available on the KC Fringe website showcasing 14 artists. Art is available for perusing and purchase.

In keeping with KC Fringe tradition, there are also buttons available. Fringe fanatics are known to collect them and we this year there are four different options. Proceeds from all button sales support KC Fringe and help make this year’s online show, and future live shows possible.

To send the festival out in style, there will be a live Zoom Award Ceremony at 6 p.m., July 25th, and a Closing Zoom Party at 6 p.m., July 26.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.kcfringe.org.

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