The Granada is partnering with the Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger to host a charity concert on June 8 to benefit those who suffer from hunger and homelessness.
This is the second time the two have teamed-up to host Z-Day, a concert where those who attend are encouraged to dress as zombies and bring non-perishable food items to donate, which will reduce ticket price by $2 at the door.
Peige Turner, the President of the Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger, said even though the concert is zombie themed, those who don’t want to dress like the undead are also welcome.
“A lot of people get put-off, saying, ‘I don’t really want to dress up,’ she said. “But even if you don’t want to dress up, you’re more than welcome to come as a civilian or a survivor. This walk is all about having fun and feeding people that need food.”
In their five-year existence, the organization has donated more than 5,000 pounds of food to various charities.
Erick Rhoades, the singer of Dirt, one of the bands performing at Z-Day, said the uniqueness of the show made it a gig the band couldn’t miss.
“We were offered it a few months ago, and there was no hesitation to jump on,” he said. “When we were told about it and everything that it goes toward and all the fun involved with the zombie dress up, we just couldn’t pass it up.”
Z-Day will feature four rock bands in addition to Dirt: Arya, Eleven After, Solus and Breaking Even. The event will also include zombie themed artwork by The Studio Patrick, a zombie costume contest with prizes and “Apocalyptic Pictures,” which allow concert goers to have their picture taken with an apocalyptic background for $5.
Jericka Millsap organized the concert for the Granada. She said the groups she’s chosen are perfect for a post-apocalyptic party.
“Every single band I’ve picked puts on a show,” she said. “One of the bands even wants to dress up as the resistance to the zombies, so everybody has their own thing going on.”
All ages are welcome, and tickets to the concert can be purchased at the door only. One ticket costs $10, two cost $14, and a $2 discount will be given to those with a valid KU student ID.