Rise - A Rooftop Crawl - 2016 Theme: Holiday Extravaganza!

Back by popular demand!

We are excited to announce the second annual RISE Rooftop Crawl that will be even bigger and better than last year’s event.

This year’s theme is Holiday Extravaganza! You will celebrate some of your favorite holidays all in one night while you crawl through 5 exclusive, private rooftops in the Crossroads. Enjoy a huge block party, food, drinks, music, silent auction and holiday themed fun.

General Admission | $100 | Select a GA pass and you will be treated to dinner at registration along with access to the rooftop crawl while enjoying appetizers, beer, wine, signature drinks, a silent auction and block party.

VIP Pass | $200 | VIPs will receive early admittance to a VIP pre-party with dinner and an open bar. VIP guests will also enjoy the rooftop crawl with silent auction, transportation from rooftop to rooftop, appetizers, beer, wine, signature drink and invitations to the private VIP after-party and block party at BBBS.

Saturday August 27th 2016

Event Map

Event Map

Crawl through the holidays in The Crossroads

  1. Big Brothers
    Big Sisters
    1709 Walnut St.
  2. Bishop-McCann 1701 Walnut St.
  1. Barkley 1740 Main St.
  2. SMG 1737 McGee St
  3. Lead Bank 1801 Main St.


  • 5:00pm -6:30pm

    VIP Pre-Party, Dinner & Registration

    At Barkley

  • 6:00pm

    GA Registration & Dinner


  • 6:00pm -9:30pm

    Rooftop Crawl

  • 9:45pm

    Surprise Grand Finale Performance


  • 10:00pm -12:00am


    Walnut Street in front of BBBSKC with DJ, Food & Drink


  • What should I wear?

    We’re wearing summer rooftop casual and we’d recommend comfortable crawl shoes.

  • What should I bring?

    We recommend bringing along minimal possessions as you will be on the move for most of the evening. Your phone may help you navigate the rooftops as we plan to use Twitter to let you know which rooftops are full/open as the crawl progresses. Also, look for information about the silent auction and how you can bid on packages from your phone.

  • What can I get with the GA Ticket?

    You’ll be able to join the rooftop crawl and enjoy dinner in the BBBSKC parking lot during registration. Light appetizers, beer, wine and signature drinks will also be served on each themed rooftop. GA ticket holders also receive free parking at the Barkley garage, a silent auction, surprise grand finale performance and block party access which includes a DJ, food and drink until midnight.

  • What can I get with the VIP Ticket?

    VIP tickets include dinner and an open bar from 5:00-6:30pm at the VIP Pre-Party at Barkley as well as access to the VIP After-Party at BBBSKC, which also includes an open bar. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a silent auction, light appetizers, beer, wine and signature drinks on each rooftop. VIPs will have special access to transportation provided on the crawl route, which will continuously loop throughout the evening. Free parking, a surprise grand finale performance, block party with DJ, food and drink is also included.

  • Can I crawl with a group?

    You can crawl with a group of friends, we suggest that you register at the same time so you can be assigned the same crawl route. Small groups are also suggested as space is limited on some of our rooftop venues and entry may be easier if you are not trying to enter with a large crowd at once.

  • Is there a set route of rooftops
    to crawl or is it open?

    You will be assigned a suggested crawl route when you register but you are open to change your route based off of rooftop availability. We will provide rooftop capacity updates via Twitter throughout the night to make your crawl as effortless as possible.

  • Will there be transportation
    between rooftops?

    All rooftops are just a short walk from each other. We will provide event shuttles continuously looping between crawl locations at 15 minute intervals for VIP ticket holders.

  • Do I need to be 21 to crawl?

    Yes, crawl participants must be 21 years old or older and may be asked for an ID at registration.

  • Where do I park?

    Free parking will be available for all attendees. Ample parking is available at the Barkley Parking Garage located at 1740 Main, 1700 Main Street and 1800 Walnut Street surface lots. Look for BBBSKC parking signs and attendants for assistance.

  • Can you help me plan a
    responsible ride home?

    We encourage RISE event attendees to plan ahead to schedule transportation home after the event.
    For first time users of the ride sharing app Uber, use the coupon code “Feeling22” to receive $22 off your first ride. Simply download the app, and enter “Feeling22” into the promo code to save.
    zTrip, the app that gets you a black car or taxi fast, is a proud partner of BBBSKC offering a ride credit code for RISE attendees. Download the zTrip app and enter credit code: “BBBSURISE” and receive $10 toward your transportation. Rides must be booked using the app to receive the credit.
    Other Options include: Yellow Cab: 816-805-6388 and 10/10 Taxi: 913-647-0010.

  • What can we do after the Rooftop Crawl?

    Make sure you join us at BBBSKC for the grand finale performance as well as the Block Party and VIP After-Party! There will be a DJ, food, drink and more.