Music Series

Taking place weekly at Kemper Museum's Café Sebastienne, stop in for live music curated by the musical talent of Kansas City!

First up, Hermon Mehari maintains a touring schedule around the world but quickly agreed to curate this inaugural session of the Café Sebastienne Music Series, taking the opportunity to feature drummer-led ensembles. Traditionally playing a supporting role, this time the drummer is free to lead a project and explore the music of their choosing. 

Join us from 5:00–7:00 p.m. each Thursday night (unless otherwise noted), with limited-seating table service and cash bar offerings in the Atrium of Kemper Museum – and see below for this week's Happy Hour Menu.

Curator Hermon Mehari


All of the session leaders featured in this series have strong jazz backgrounds, but are adept in working in many other styles of music. In this series they have been invited to represent any aspect of their artistry regardless of genre. 

April 18: Brian Steever’s “Dyad” featuring Matt Otto

April 25: Brad Williams

May 2: Ryan J. Lee

May 9: Ryan J. Lee

May 16: Brandon Draper

May 23: Arnold Young and the RoughTet

May 30: Brad Williams

June 6*: Ryan J. Lee

June 13: Zach Morrow

June 20: Zach Morrow

June 27: Patrick Adams

July 11: Brandon Draper

July 18: John Kizilarmut


*from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Hour Hour Menu

Local Popcorn | 3
garlic • paprika

Local Nuts | 4
hazelnut • peanut • pecan • dukah seasoning 

Turnip | 5
butter • sea salt


Click here to review the full Café Sebastienne Dinner Menu.