Night In BLOOM: “a black & white masquerade” Unmasks at the Historic Scottish Rite Temple Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. – The Bloom Party is creating a night of unrivaled escapism in a little-known temple in the heart of Kansas City, MO for the annual signature event supporting the Kansas City CARE Clinic on Saturday, April 12 from 8pm – midnight. Returning co-chairs Kurt Knapstein and Kate McKinney, along with new co-chairs Stacey Lukas and Bernard Shondell, officially unmasked the 2014 Bloom Party theme, Night In BLOOM: “a black & white masquerade,” and unveiled the Temple of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite as the venue. Two massive Sphinx will guard the entry for guests as they pass through the doors to experience another world within Grecian-inspired rooms and The Great Hall Auditorium for an evening of entertainment rituals, music, food, and decadence

Guests can choose colorful and creative masks to continue a Bloom tradition along with black and/or white attire for the Night In Bloom: “a black & white masquerade” theme. The masquerade adds an air of mystery and shed inhibitions to experience a night to fill the senses. A limited number of masks will be available for purchase at the event.

Night In BLOOM: “a black & white masquerade” is the 2014 theme of the Bloom event, the annual fundraiser benefitting the KC CARE Clinic. The party changes the theme and experience every year. Previous themes have included Bloom Goes to Rio, Bloom Goes Wild, Wild West, Bloom Goes to Vegas, Moulin Bloom, and Bloomstock. Last year’s party was the highest grossing, most highly attended event in Clinic history, with a “Speakeasy” theme in the West Bottoms.

This year’s event will honor Kelly Cole and his partner Charles Shrout, as Honorary Chairs, for their commitment to the Kansas City CARE Clinic and Kansas City. 

Tickets, sponsorships, and secrets are being shared online now at or by contacting Matt Anderson at or (816) 777-2764.

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About the Kansas City CARE Clinic:
The Kansas City CARE Clinic is one of the oldest and largest free and charitable clinics in the nation.  Founded in 1971, the Clinic provides multi-faceted health care, wellness, prevention and supportive services for those challenged with access to basic care.  Its clinical services include adult general medicine, HIV primary care and case management, behavioral health and extensive community services, including testing and prevention outreach.  In 2012-13 the Clinic cared for nearly 11,000 individuals via more than 35,000 medical appointments.  The mission of the Kansas City CARE Clinic is to promote health and wellness by providing quality Care, Access, Research and Education to the underserved and all people in our community.