Apr 052015
 

Moonrunners Music Festival
Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender
Nelsonville Music Festival
Muddy Roots Music Festival
Outer Banks Island Bluegrass Festival
Muddy Roots Spring Weekender
30A Songwriters Festival
Ruckus In The Boonies
Crooked Smile Music Festival
John Hartford Memorial Festival
Lone Oak Festival
Merlefest
Duck Creek Log Jam
The Ross Key Country Spring Fling

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Well now folks I have been sidetracked by a few things and I need to return back to my series of 2015 Music Festivals. And this edition of it brings us to Kansas City the stomping grounds of Little Class Records which I’m sure you remember from my post last week about a new release by Joshua Morningstar, if you missed it HERE IT IS. They are also recording a new album with Pete Berwick as we speak.

A few months ago they started American Roots Magazine which is a really good Roots Music publication that several artists hand out. Those guys over there are allowing me to promote them on this website, and you can get there by clicking on the sidebar add there. This is a festival I plan on attending next year when I am traveling more and I will certainly help this event grow in any way I can.

This event will take place at the Westport Saloon in Kansas City on May 23rd with 40 bands on 6 different stages.
4112 Pennsylvania Ave is where The Westport Saloon is and there is parking around the venue. This is the list of bands that are performing at the festival.

The Hooten Hallers
Shawn James and the Shapeshifters
Dead Soldiers
Reverend Deadeye
Filthy Still
A.J. Gaither OMB
Rex Hobart And The Misery Boys
Luke Bell
Adam Lee
The Ditchrunners
Lou Shields
Missouri Homegrown
Von Stomper
Monzie Leo And The Big Sky
Nicholas St. James
Cowgirl’s Train Set
Grand Marquis
Devil Baby
The Hobosexuals
Deep Fried Squirrel
The Brody Buster Band
Cadillac Flambe
Rural Grit Allstars
The Electric Lungs
Wink Burcham and Ali Harter
The John Brown Boys
The Flood Brothers
Kyle Reid and The Low Swingin’ Chariots
County Graves
Hubcap Bandits
Pilgrim
Dusty Rust
The Spectramatics
The Crybaby Ranch
Under The Big Oak Tree
Paul Benjaman Band
Tracy Huffman and The Downers
Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters
Eyelit
Dead Ven
Them Pick-less Fools
The Ready Brothers
Starhaven Rounders
Desi and Cody

I have researched a few hotels in the area for you and you can click on the names and it will take you
to the hotel to book a room in the area. This is a one day event and I’m not totally sure if It’s all
indoors or outdoors but this lineup is TOO GOOD to not report on.

The Westport Saloon has become a haven for Roots Music bands or whatever you wish to call the genre of music. This venue has become a staple place for many independent bands and artists to play.

AC Hotel by Marriott Kansas City Westport
816 Hotel
Embassy Suites Kansas City Plaza
Best Western Plus Seville Plaza Hotel
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza