Featured Event: Holiday Bliss

Prairie Village native Ben Bliss is among the most versatile performers of his generation.

HOLIDAY BLISS: Free Livestream Concert by Tenor Ben Bliss and Special Guests, Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at the 1900 Building

Join the Harriman-Jewell Series as it presents tenor Ben Bliss and special guests in HOLIDAY BLISS, a free livestream concert celebration of the season at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the 1900 Building, Mission Woods, Kan. The livestream concert is not ticketed and will not have an in-person audience. Visit HJSERIES.ORG at the time of the performance to watch live.

Prairie Village, Kan. native Ben Bliss is coming home for the holidays. The star tenor is among the most versatile performers of his generation.

HOLIDAY BLISS will be a nostalgic nod to televised specials hosted by crooners Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, and Perry Como. Just as in those shows from decades past, Mr. Bliss will be joined by his musical family and special guests in an hour-long season celebration. 

Ben’s guests will include his sister and brother-in-law Becky and Nathan Bliss. The talented duo’s band Barnaby Bright has opened for Norah Jones and the Lumineers, and has just released a Christmas album, Bleak Midwinter.

Ben Bliss is at home on Kansas City stages: he sang his American recital debut presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series in October 2016 at the Folly Theater, and in 2019 he performed the role of Belmonte in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Abduction from the Seraglio.

Visit HJSERIES.ORG for details and options for the watching the livestream concert.

The Harriman-Jewell Series continues to carve out an enviable legacy as a performing arts presenter of international importance. More than 970 performances have come to Kansas City by way of the Series since its founding in 1965 by William Jewell College, including 24 American recital debuts by prominent artists. With the addition of its free educational events, which allow interaction with musicians and dancers, and its free Discovery Concerts that eliminate the barrier of cost, the Harriman-Jewell Series offers even more life-enriching opportunities for its community’s youth and lifelong learners.