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A young Edward Morrow once wrote, “If you want to see some sin, forget about Paris and go to Kansas City”.

Kansas City – The world’s most sophisticated cowtown bares her soul and demonstrates how she became known as the Paris of the Plains. Come celebrate the spirit of the spirit throughout our great city as we welcome industry professionals from around the world and showcase the Midwest’s best bartenders, restaurants, bars, music and more at the second annual Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival – Cheers!

Who? – Cocktail gurus, Chefs, spirits writers, foodies, artists, musicians, writers, crazy bartenders, and much, much more!

What? – A multi-day festival filled with seminars, parties, competitions, spirits tastings, and more!

Where? – Hosted in Kansas City, but celebrating the Heart of America!

When? – August 20th – 24th, 2014; as well as some other events spread out in the weeks leading up!

Why? – Why not? The midwest’s cocktail culture has grown SIGNIFICANTLY in the past few years, and we want to help showcase exactly that!