Outer Reaches Festival
October 13th and 14th at recordBar in Kansas City, MO
Outer Reaches is a music festival based in Kansas City that showcases ‘out there’, left-of-center artists pushing boundaries in their respective genre. Regional acts as well as national and international touring acts are a part of the festival’s spirit, celebrating the variety of freethinking music around the globe.
The Friday October 13 headliner is the sound of Sahara’s next generation, Bombino. Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a Tuareg singersongwriter and guitarist from Niger. On a world tour for his new album Sahel, he continues the momentum of 2018’s Deran which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. Friday’s lineup also features Kansas City psychedelic rock bands The Philistines and Saving Miles Lemon as well as indie-folk multi-instrumentalist Teri Quinn. XO Blackwater will provide the video projection and visuals for the evening.
The Saturday October 14 show is a two-stage event. The Les BonsBons Electrique stage features a headliner of Lawrence, Kansas post-punk / new wave duo Sweeping Promises. Their new album Good Living is Coming for You was released in June on Feel it Records / Sub Pop Records. They are joined by Wichita, Kansas neo soul group Keo & Them, Kansas City shoegaze / new wave / post-punk duo Static Phantoms, and Kansas City synth-tastic beat guru Alyssa Murray. The Kansas City Synthesizer Collective is a group of local synthesizer enthusiasts who enjoy sharing and performing what they have learned from their generated audio signal instruments. Their stage features performances by three local artists: Wrker, Agrekulture, and Bobcat Attack. A headlining slot is reserved for Detroit, Michigan post-punk bizarro-pop group Summer Like the Season.
Outer Reaches 2023 is a partnership between the festival and Midwest Music Foundation. Midwest Music Foundation (MMF), a nonprofit organization founded in 2008, provides health care assistance, education, and resources to the Kansas City music community, and receive a portion of proceeds from ticket sales from the event. Sponsors for this year’s fest include Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Kansas City Synthesizer Collective, Les BonsBons Electriques, Records with Merritt, It’s a Beautiful Day, XO Blackwater, recordBar, Kosmic City, Haymaker Records, The Record Machine, and Print Time.
The show is 18+ (under 18 with a guardian).
Friday 10/13 show is $20 (advanced) / $25 (day of show), plus fees
Saturday 10/14 is $15 plus fees