American Jazz Walk of Fame Induction & Concert

The Historic 18th & Vine District celebrates its sixth year of honoring jazz artists by immortalizing their names in 30-inch bronze medallions embedded in the sidewalks on 18th Street.

The Induction Ceremony is open to the public and free of charge. It will take place on 18th street between the Blue Room and the Jazz Museum where five medallions will be revealed. 

The five artists honored this year will be:

Leon Brady
Oleta Adams
Quincy Jones
Dr. Nathan Davis
Harry Belafonte

A concert featuring Oleta Adams and Raheem DeVaughn will follow the Induction Ceremony. Tickets are $50 and are available through

The event is made possible by the generous support of The Missouri Division of Tourism, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, in-kind support from the City of Kansas City, Hallmark Cards, Blue Cross Blue shield of Kansas City, and others, and with the leadership of the Jazz District Renaissance Corporation whose mission is to revitalize the Historic 18th & Vine District through the expansion of programs that stimulate activity and tourism in the area.





Jazz District Renaissance Corporation


Gem Theater
1615 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States