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Established in 1899, The Independent is Kansas City’s longest-running magazine. Unique in its field, it is the only publication to focus primarily on the cultural, philanthropic and social aspects of Our Town. Paid subscribers to The Independent carry it primarily to the Kansas City area and across the country to subscribers who count on the magazine to keep up-to-date on all the happenings in Our Town. Whether your business is looking for sales growth, market share, or brand impact, our readers and their network of friends represent a one-of-a-kind target market with purchasing power.

  • The Independent is mailed to paid subscribers and local business partners every other Saturday.
  • We publish 26 issues per year and Kansas City’s only annual Charitable Events Calendar
  • We also produce the major performing arts playbills for Starlight Theatre, Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, The Folly Theatre, Friends of Chamber Music, and Park International Center for Music. If you are interested in advertising in any of the playbills, contact Christin Turley Painter at christin@kcindependent.com


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