As all avid Chief’s fans know, this Sunday is the home opener at Arrowhead stadium. The city itself is gearing up for the game, while the nightlife scene is kicking off the event with The Pregame 2 hosted by HomeBred Legends.
Ohio native and Tennessee State alumni, Aric Jones, found himself searching for a path to take following his college graduation. As luck would have it, he would land in Kansas City alongside a good friend who just so happened to play for our beloved Chiefs. The two formed a joint Snapchat account that was an instant hit and from there, Jones used his creativity and drive to develop his brand.
Homebred Legends was established to influence the community through creativity and excellence to unify dreamers and leaders across the world. When broken down, Homebred is meant to incorporate his hometown of Cleveland Heights, OH and Legends represents what Jones would like to leave behind – a legacy. The driving force behind this brand and its mission is none other than the late, great Nipsey Hussle.
Though Aric only lived in KC for two years, he recognized the need to provide something outside of the norm to embrace the excitement of the first home game of the season. He wanted to hold an event that would be diverse enough to make out-of-towners feel welcome, while also maintaining the genuine, positive, community vibe that is so unique to Kansas City. Cue The Pregame. This year will be the second installment of three and will be held at Opus (6th floor of The Garment House). With a hand selected staff and bottle service options, this year is already proving to be bigger and better than last.
Jones admits that planning this event has had its challenges as he does not currently reside in the area. He notes that communication has been imperative to ensure that what he has envisioned for this event will come to fruition. The visualization of this project has been a year in the making and with the right people and the right look, his creative concept will not need to be compromised which bodes well for a perfectionist like him.
Every time Aric returns to Kansas City, he remarks that it feels like a reunion. The people here continually show love and Chiefs Kingdom is like nothing he’s ever experienced. He notes that Chiefs fans are true fans and the tailgates at Arrowhead are unmatched. That is why he feels so blessed to hold this event because here in KC it isn’t just a party, it’s THE party that will embrace Homebred Legends and all it stands for.
The Pregame 2 will be our featured HotSpot this Saturday. We will also be going live on social media at various points in the evening. This is a party you won’t want to miss. Ladies free before midnight.
Written by : Mackenzie Smith.