Roy Searcy, wearing a pinstripe suit and a fedora hat, grins at the photographer with a cake in front of him that has written in frosting, "God Bless You Roy - Kansas City Loves You Happy 81 Birthday" during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater.
Bill Stuve's head and hands, a member of the band, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, looks seriously to his left at the neck of a string bass he is gently plucking.
Provine "Little" Hatch's head and hands are visible in the photograph as he plays harmonica into a microphone at BB's Lawnside BBQ for his 80th birthday. He's wearing a plaid shirt. The straps of his bib overalls visible in the photograph. He is facing to the photographer's left.
Mark Wenner of the Nighthawks, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, with tattoo sleeves and wearing a shirt with a dragon on it, looks seriously to his right and blows into an amplified harmonica.
Rod Piazza, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, wearing sunglasses, from his left side, blows into an amplified harmonica that he clutches with his left hand and controls the sound with his right.