Arin Gilbert was born in Joplin, Missouri. He studied music at Missouri State in Springfield, MO and has lived in Kansas City since 2009. Since he was a teenager., he had a passion for music and art. One would never guess it, but Arin was in punk and ska bands. In college, he started his own indie folk/rock band. He ran an all ages venue called the Belmonte in Springfield, MO from 2004-2009 that became a popular place for people to see shows as well as local artists.
Arin remembers coming to Kansas City to see shows at El Torreon and he is very happy to be part of this project to help reopen the space as a premiere all ages venue for Kansas City. Arin is currently volunteering his time to pursue his vision of reopening El Torreon for the Kansas City music scene.
Kansas City has always had a cultural impact that far exceeds its size. Jazz in the 20's, fashion in the 30's, and barbeque forever. For the next thirty days, you have the chance to be a part of that legacy and restore a pi