Every kid deserves a chance to see live performing arts. You can help make that happen when you come and get down with KC and The Sunshine Band during its 50th anniversary tour stopping at FIM Capitol Theatre on September 16.

In partnership with United Way of Genesee County, this electric performance will raise funds for the vitally important KidsTix program. KidsTix provides access to the arts by covering the cost of tickets for economically challenged kids and their families. It is also the second year FIM and UWGC will celebrate together more than 100 years of United Way and its service to our community.

KC and The Sunshine Band formed in 1973 with one single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. The group has done just that, topping the charts with singles including “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Get Down Tonight” and “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” tallying worldwide sales of more than $100 million and receiving numerous awards.

KC and The Sunshine Band still makes booties shake after more than 40 years. They gave a voice to a generation, helped define an entire culture and continue to make an impact today. The group, led by Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, has been in a state of constant renewal in their niche of cultural relevancy. Their music has been featured in numerous motion picture soundtracks, television shows and national advertising campaigns.

Through generous support over the past year, FIM has surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $100,000 for KidsTix. As a result, it’s thrilled to be launching KidsTix for its 2023-24 performance season. The goal is to serve 500 families in its first year. To sustain the program, however, FIM needs to continue raising funds. The special celebration with UWGC is a great opportunity to help bring in those valuable dollars. And that’s just the way we like it.

“FIM is honored to again partner with United Way of Genesee County as we work together to create pathways to programs that enhance the quality of life for our residents, especially our youth. United Way has done so much for so many in our community,” expressed FIM President and CEO Rodney Lontine. “It’s also extremely exciting to have an act the caliber of KC and The Sunshine Band at the Capitol Theatre, bringing its cultural legacy to a venue with a storied history of its own. We welcome everyone to the beautifully restored Capitol Theatre for this important occasion.”

Founded in 1922, the United Way of Genesee is a catalyst for making a difference by working with its partners to surround children, individuals and families in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties with the resources they need to succeed at all stages of their lives. UWGC invests in partnerships that create real impact. It uses data and evidence to fund more than 150 programs that funnel more than $15 million back into the community

“Over the last 100-plus years, many people have made it possible for the UWGC to give a hand-up to residents throughout Genesee and Shiawassee Counties. Our ongoing relationship with FIM is a way to show crossover in our missions,” said James Gaskin, UWGC CEO. “Sponsoring a community party for all to enjoy at Flint’s own historic Capitol Theatre is a no brainer.”

Support our community celebration
Net proceeds from sponsorships benefit the kidstix program providing access to the arts for covering the cost of tickets for economically challenged kids and their families.
For more information contact 810.237.3110