TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD! Chaka Khan Joins Kauffman Center’s 1YEAR2GO Countdown Event

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the legendary
Chaka Khan will appear in place of Aretha Franklin as the headliner for the 1 Year 2 Go event, scheduled
for Sunday, September 26. Ms. Franklin is unable to travel to Kansas City as she is currently devoting
herself to the care of her son, following injuries he sustained earlier this week.

Jane Chu, CEO of the Kauffman Center, announced: “We extend our sympathies to Ms. Franklin and her
family. We look forward to welcoming Aretha Franklin back to Kansas City to grace one of the stages in
the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts during our inaugural season. We are grateful for Ms.
Franklin’s assistance in enlisting Chaka Khan to help us celebrate our one-year countdown to the
opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. While we are sad about the circumstances
prompting this change, we could not be happier about the opportunity to bring such an amazing
performer to this community. It’s what the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is all about. “

Since bursting upon the music scene in the 1970s, Chaka Kahn has been setting standards in a variety of
music genres including pop, rhythm & blues, rock, disco, fusion, jazz, rap, hip-hop and even classical. She
is a multiple Grammy-winner best known for her memorable hit songs “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t
Nobody,” “I Feel for You,” “Tell Me Something Good,” and “Through the Fire,” among others.

Chaka Khan is the headline attraction at the 1 Year 2 Go celebration, which tops off a multi-venue dinner
and entertainment extravaganza downtown. All proceeds from this fundraising event will support the
development of the Kauffman Center’s community programs, designed to create unprecedented access
to arts experiences for young people in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Premium tickets to the event, including valet parking, dinner and favored viewing locations for Ms.
Khan’s KC Live performance start at $200. A limited number of $35 concert-only tickets remain
available. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 816-994-7200.
For more information on the event including ticket refund information, go to