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May 2017

Westport Roots Festival 2017

Westport Roots Festival was developed in 2013 when Little Class Records and The Westport Saloon decided to team up and make The Historic Neighborhood of Westport, located in KCMO ground zero for the new roots music revolution. Launching Memorial Day Weekend, 2014, WRF made waves and in the media and the national music community with the diverse line up of genre bending artists. The traditional Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk and Outlaw acts performed side byside with Psychobilly, Cowpunk and Neo-Traditional acts, creating a unique blend of music appealing to many listening preferences! Westport Roots Festival

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June 2017

Boulevardia 2017

Boulevardia isn't an everyday experience. Our pop-up party nation combines the best aspects of beer, food and music festivals. This year, our home moves to the Stockyards District. Situated in one of the oldest areas of Kansas City, the site was originally an area for trade and a receiving point for goods traveling on steamships up the Missouri River. This eclectic area is the perfect spot for our visitors to cut loose and Go Yard!

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FARMette 2017

Want to know what the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)? Get a taste of that at FARMette in Kansas City! **You do not need to be a member of Folk Alliance International or FARM to attend.** $25 for: 7 Juried Showcases 44 Performance Lane Showcases 2 Artist or Community Track Workshops Keynote Speaker: Calvin Arsenia Tickets: http://farmfolk.org/farmette-2017/farmette-registration/ Official Showcases There will be 7 juried official showcases at this year’s FARMette. The FARMette 2017 Official Showcase artists are: Betse & Clarke Jodee Lewis Caleb Ryan Martin Ryan Herrick Jeff Krause Music john l. keck Bill Scorzari Morning Breakout Sessions We’ll have…

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August 2017

Chipotle Day

On August 24 from 5 to 9 pm, Chipotle will donate 50% of sales to Midwest Music Foundation at the locations below. Just bring in the flyer, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you are there to support Midwest Music Foundation. We will have live music starting at 7 pm at each location featuring: john l. keck at 1713 W. 39th Street Duncan Hill at 4851 Main Street and TBA at 1370 Walnut Participating locations and flyers you can print and take with you: 1370 Walnut Street (Downtown pdf) Plaza 4851 Main Street (Plaza pdf) 1713 W. 39th Street (39th Street pdf)

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September 2017

FREE Musicians’ Health Care Clinic

The Midwest Music Foundation along with the RockDocs, a collaboration of University of Kansas and the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, present a Free Musicians' Health Care Clinic that will offer information, screenings, wellness programs, opportunities to discuss heath conditions and concerns and arrange follow up opportunities. Stop by and 'take a minute for yourself.' This event is part of the Crossroads Music Festival a Fundraiser for 90.1 FM, KKFI. At The Living Room (1818 McGee)   Made possible by a grant from Jackson County Outside Agencies.

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October 2017


Join us for the inaugural Go!toberfest on October 8, 2017 at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, MO. Go!toberfest will feature a 5K run, golf tournament, and live music from Starhaven Rounders and Wonderfuzz plus activities for the whole family. This event is a fundraiser for the Midwest Music Foundation and Gumpy's Foundation (Hope for the Holidays). Gumpy's Foundation provides families in need with meals and gifts for the holidays. The Midwest Music Foundationserves the Kansas City area music community by providing health care assistance, education and career development, events and resources. For more information and tickets, visit: www.gotoberfest.com Register for the golf and/or run by September 8 to be guaranteed a free…

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FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest 2017)

Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference Oct 19-22, Iowa City

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SocialHeart’s Rockin’ Halloween

SocialHeart's Rockin' Halloween Join SocialHeart for one of Kansas City's most ghostly parties, Rockin' Halloween. Teaming up with Midwest Music Foundation and recordBar, you're invited to get down to the ghoulish sounds of: Freight Train Rabbit Killer Haunted Creepys Loaded Goat Thunderclaps There will be a costume contest, haunted prizes, a silent auction and many more spooky surprises, so grab your friends and enjoy this night of music and freightening fun! Tickets (General Admission): $15 - September 26th through October 21st $20 - October 22nd to October 29th. 100% of proceeds benefit MMF, to help them provide grants to musicians with urgent healthcare…

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The Neverending Story: A Staged Reading

Stuffed Buffalo Productions presents THE NEVERENDING STORY An Unauthorized Parody-for-Charity Staged Reading TWO PERFORMANCES Sunday, October 29 & Monday, October 30 Staggered seating available at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 Dinner and cocktail service begin at 6:30 Performances at 8:00 The Buffalo Room 817 Westport Rd (In the back of the Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill) For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1879568239038781 Tickets available at http://sbpfalkor.eventbrite.com/ or cash/credit at the door! #SBPKC #SBPFalkor *** CHARITY *** Proceeds will go to the Midwest Music Foundation's Abby's Fund, which provides financial support to uninsured or underinsured musicians undergoing catastrophic health emergencies. To learn more about MMF, visit www.www.midwestmusicfoundation.org and attend MMF's annual…

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November 2017

Making Movies

Making Movies: I Am Another You Experience at Knuckleheads Making Movies at Knuckleheads Saloon Making Movies is an American rock and roll band that entrances audiences with their interweaving of Afro-Latino rhythms and psychedelic rock’n'roll riffs. Armed with their ambitious and politically charged new album, I Am Another You, the band punches out one high-energy song after another with theatrics and improvisation littered throughout. Making Movies’ culture gives way to beautiful dynamic shifts: at times front-man Enrique Chi trades his electric guitar for a folkloric Panamanian mejorana, and the Chaurand brothers hop off drums and percussion to instead supply the…

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