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9th Annual Troost Ave. Festival
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 12pm to 10pm
3100 BLOCK OF TROOST
Apr 10, 2013

TROOST RISING! Celebrate Earth Day at the Troost Festival Troost Festivals are dedicated to celebrating the diverse cultures and creative energies within our local community. If you are interested in performing, exhibiting, vending , or volunteering at The Troost Festival please visit www.troostvillage.org. Everyone is Welcome!!! This year's entertainment line-up includes live performances by...... -Show Stoppers Drill Team -Inner Expressions Performing Arts Center -If I Could Change the World Spoken Word Project -Hrvatski Obicaj Slavic Orchestra -Arm the Poor- Reggae/Ska -Operation Breakthrough Choir -Mother Nature Puppets -Kansas City Music Girls -Street Styles Dance Academy -Ms. Star- singer/song writer -Alex Cabrera- singer/song writer -Quixotic School of Performing Arts -Bold New Poets -Miss Conception- hip hop/spoken word -Potlicker's Possum Run-bluegrass/Irish/folk -SHOUT youth performance group -Jason Divad- juggler, fire performer extraordinaire -Troupe Duende Tribal Belly Dance -The Zoids- punk rock -Dae Azhae- beat box -Etoile Abet- belly dance -Kansas City Latin Jazz All-Stars -Nicolette Paige- singer/songwriter -Debe and Rhythymlife Live Fire with KC's very own, Tribe of Vibe!!!! Line-up is subject to change. Approximate performance times will be posted two weeks prior to event. Troost Festival is always a Free, Family-Friendly Event!!!

Featured Films
The Staging Post: Courageous People Never Give Up! (2017)
61 min The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started the school which inspired a refugee education revolution. A real-life...
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
92 min Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our...
Within Reach (2013)
87 min Within Reach explores one couple's pedal-powered search for a place to call home. Mandy and Ryan gave up their jobs, cars, and traditional houses to 'bike-pack' 6500 miles around the USA seeking sustainable community. Rather than looking in a traditional neighborhood, they...
Schooling the World (2010)
66 min If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers...
Fall and Winter (2013)
102 min This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document firsthand our modern industrial world and the...
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
65 min Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There...
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9th Annual Troost Ave. Festival