Pop-rock trio to perform free concert at William Woods

Run With It band
Run With It band

Run With It, a rising powerhouse pop-rock trio from Kansas City, will perform Sept. 7 at William Woods University. The show, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. at the new Sam B. Cook Amphitheatre on campus.

The concert is co-hosted by the President’s Concert and Lecture Series and Campus Activities Board (CAB). The band also performed an indoor concert at William Woods in February.

Run With It continues to expand with more gigs and the release of their E.P. “How To Start A Fire.”  They even booked their first show overseas playing in Doha, Qatar for the troops at Al Udeid Air Force Base.

Clint Velazquez, Daniel Cole, Miguel Caraballo
Clint Velazquez, Daniel Cole, Miguel Caraballo

They’ve garnered critical media acclaim with features on Kansas City channels Fox 4, 38 The Spot and KCTV 5. They have also opened for Candle Box and Jake Clemons (E Street Band) and played Starlight Theatre’s VIP Lounge for Earth, Wind and Fire, Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry. They even were invited to play during Game 1 of the World Series.

Making up the band are Miguel Caraballo, who is the lead vocalist and guitarist; Clint Velazquez, who plays bass, keys and auxiliary percussion and does background vocals; and drummer Daniel Cole, who also does background vocals.

When asked what drives them, frontman Caraballo said, “We believe art can change the world.” And they see art change the world in real ways: Velazquez runs the Base Academy of Music, a non-profit organization that provides affordable music lessons to the urban youth of Kansas City.

Run With It is said to have that certain “something special” when it comes to their professionalism, great stage shows, and high-energy, catchy, chorus-driven songs you can’t help but sing and dance to.