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February 2017

Kansas City Folk Festival

Close to Home - Far from Ordinary An indoor Family-Friendly Musical Event and Artisan Market. Support Midwest Music Foundation and the KC Music Collective by purchasing advance tickets to the KC Folk Fest using the code KCMC2017 • Billy Bragg, acclaimed British artist and activist • The Okee Dokee Brothers, GRAMMY® Award-winning children’s artists • Cécile Doo-Kingué • David Wilcox and five stages of regional, national and international acts!

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MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser 3

MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #3 featuring Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, Erik Voeks and the Vague Lakes, Violet and the Undercurrents, and Of Tree. Saturday February 25 recordBar 8:00 PM   The Midwest Music Foundation is proud to present MidCoast Takeover. The event began in 2010 as a group of musicians and music lovers gathering for a Kansas City-focused showcase at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. Taking musicians to Austin reflects attention back on the vibrant music scenes in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest. These fundraiser shows help…

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March 2017
$10

MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser 4

The final MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World. The Midwest Music Foundation is proud to present MidCoast Takeover. The event began in 2010 as a group of musicians and music lovers gathering for a Kansas City-focused showcase at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. Taking musicians to Austin reflects attention back on the vibrant music scenes in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest. These fundraiser shows help us raise funds to pay for the production costs of hosting this showcase.…

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FREE

MidCoast Takeover 2017

The Midwest Music Foundation is proud to present the 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover. The event began in 2010 as a group of musicians and music lovers gathering for a Kansas City-focused showcase at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. Taking musicians to Austin reflects attention back on the vibrant music scenes in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest. Shangri La 1016 E 6th St Austin, Texas FREE UNOFFICIAL SHOWCASE NO BADGES OR WRISTBANDS REQUIRED 21 and over Full schedule, free music from bands playing the showcase, and more info…

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April 2017

Tito’s + Do816 Record Store Day

Do816 and Tito's Handmade Vodka are pairing up to bring KC a most excellent Pop Up Record Shop! We'll be camped out in the lobby of Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland +Indie On Main all day Sunday, April 23rd, with some great vendors, killer tunes, and stocked bar! Swing through and pick up some new threads, fresh wax, and loads more goodies. Vendors include: The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven, Kay-Cee RPM,Gotwhatulike Records, Licorice Pizza Records, Josh Berwanger, Mike Scott, Bill Pile's $1 Records, Rest In Paradise Vintage Men's Wear, Retro Kings KC, Wild Sun Vintage, KKFI 90.1 FM,…

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May 2017
$40.00

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
$20

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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