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Fringe Festival KC

P.O. Box 415001
Kansas City , MO , 64141-5001
Phone: (816) 359-9195
39° 4' 48" N, 94° 35' 24" W
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Fringe Festival KC
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Fringe performing arts festivals can now be found all over the world, with dozens thriving in the United States today.

It all started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an alternative festival that played concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival. Though not invited to participate, groups of actors, musicians, and the like performed at various venues on the fringe of the EIF. In 1948, Robert Kemp, a local journalist, gave it the name Fringe: "Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before..." (Read more about Fringe history at Wikipedia.)

And so the Fringe as we know it was born.

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