Andy Grammer Rocks The Red Kettle Benefitting Kansas City Salvation Army

“Because those moments on the street when the crowd would rock with me I felt like the biggest man, the biggest man in… Kansas City” sang Andy Grammer to an adoring crowd at Rock the Red Kettle Kansas City on December 7th, 2012.

Grammer, who also participated in the 2012 Rock the Red Kettle national concert last Saturday, performed at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO to people who had received tickets by bell ringing for two hour increments. Those who also raised funds in an Online Red Kettle were able to attend a VIP reception and Meet & Greet with Grammer before the concert. Because the concert took place only a few days after Andy Grammer’s December 3rd birthday, Majors Charles & Sharon Smith presented him with a birthday cake during the Meet and Greet session.

Happy Birthday, Andy! Majors Charles & Sharon Smith present Grammer with a birthday cake before the show!

The concert not only promoted volunteerism through bell ringing, but also shined a spotlight on the work that The Salvation Army does to combat human trafficking in the United States. The Kansas & Missouri Divisional Headquarters of The Salvation Army hopes to make the concert an annual event to promote bell ringing for younger generations. 

Emily Hawkins is an eCommunication Specialist for The Salvation Army in Kansas & Western Missouri. When she is not promoting The Salvation Army, she enjoys tackling DIY projects with her husband, reading, and fostering pit bulls for animal rescue groups. She also blogs at ourwaldobungie.comVisit for the latest updates on The Salvation Army’s work in Kansas & Western Missouri.