Big Slick kicks off Summer Block Party at Praireifire

Starting with 50 celebrities on the red carpet, Prairiefire celebrates summer with free block party featuring live music, family-fun activities, beer garden, street hockey with the KC Mavericks and more

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 3, 2019) – Big Slick, featuring more than 50 celebrities, will kick off Prairiefire’s Summer Block Party on Saturday, June 8th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This Block Party is free and open to the public. New this year, the main street will be lined with outdoor bars and street food for guests to enjoy as they roam.

Red Carpet

Attendees will have the chance to watch as more than 50 celebrity guests and children from Children’s Mercy Hospital walk the red carpet prior to entering Pinstripes for the Big Slick Celebrity Bowl Event. Celebrity guests include Kansas City natives Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, David Koechner and Eric Stonestreet as well as Selena Gomez and Patrick Mahomes.

Prairiefire will have street entertainers roaming the red carpet and prizes from Prairiefire tenants given out by Tanna Gurthie. The celebrity guests will make their appearance around 9:45 a.m.

Block Party

Following the red carpet, the main street of Prairiefire will be blocked off for its Block Party from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The block party will include: street hockey with the KC Mavericks, live DJ, photo booth, street games, pop-up street shops as well as family-fun activities such as face painting, magician, bounce houses and more.

Food/Drink and Adult Beverages

Guests can roam the street freely while enjoying food, drink, outdoor bars. Food and drinks include:

·        Rock & Brew: Outdoor Beer Garden with wide variety of beer selections

·        Coco Bolos: Opening early at 9 a.m., Coco Bolos will offer an outdoor bar with Margaritas, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas

·        Brass Onion: Food and drink bar on its outdoor patio

Win Big Slick Tickets

Attendees will also have the chance to win free tickets to the sold out Big Slick Party and Show at Sprint Center. Rock & Brew will host ticket giveaways inside the restaurant and guests must enter to win before 12 p.m. Ticket winners will be announced by celebrity guests and Chiefs player.

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About Prairiefire

Prairiefire is 60-acre mixed-use development located at 135th street in Overland Park. The 700,00 square foot development is home to living, retail, dining, entertainment, a natural history museum and more. To learn more about Prairiefire, visit or call (913) 647-5160. “Like” Prairiefire on Facebook (, follow on Twitter (@PrairiefireOP) and follow on Instagram (@PrairiefireOP).

About Big Slick

Big Slick started in 2010 as a celebrity poker tournament and party hosted by Kansas City natives and comedic actors Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis to raise money for Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Each year, Riggle, Rudd and Sudeikis invite celebrity friends to participate in the weekend; alumni from years past include Selena Gomez, Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Knoxville, John Oliver and many others. Big Slick alumni David Koechner and Eric Stonestreet joined Riggle, Rudd and Sudeikis as official Big Slick co-hosts in 2014. Now approaching its tenth year, Big Slick has donated more than $8 million to Children’s Mercy, helping the non-profit hospital explore the benefits of genomics and personalized medicine in cancer treatment, expand its Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and family/play rooms; add entertainment systems to every oncology hospital room; and purchase more than $500K in advanced early detection equipment. For more information on Big Slick, including 2019, visit or follow Big Slick on Facebook (, Twitter (@BigSlickKC), Instagram (@BigSlickKC) and YouTube (

About the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Children’s Mercy, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. The 366-bed, not-for-profit hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals.” The Cancer Center’s mission is to help improve the physical and emotional well-being of children with cancer and their families. With more than 20 pediatric oncologists on staff, the Center cares for nearly 200 newly diagnosed pediatric patients each year. At any given time, the Center is participating in nearly 100 clinical trials, including several national trials led by Children’s Mercy investigators. In addition, Children’s Mercy is a consortium partner of the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center.