It’s time once again to launch my coverage of the fourth annual Westport Roots Festival out there in Kansas City in the Westport district. This is an indoor AND outdoor 6 stage festival in downtown Kansas City,Missouri that spans three days on Memorial Day weekend May 26-28th 2017. I have included a map of the entire area for this year, and what’s different this year is that my stage will be an OUTDOOR stage under a tent…but HEY It’s a party so who cares right?

Last year the folks at the Westport Saloon were so good to me and my help that it would have been ludicrous NOT to accept the offer to become a staple host of the Honky Tonk Stage there. This festival amazed me every year with booking a STELLAR LINEUP of talent on EVERY stage, and whatever genre of music you love there is a stage to facilitate your needs and food to satisfy your palate.

This festival is located in downtown Kansas City in what they call the Westport District, and there are two hotels within walking distance of the Westport Saloon here are the links:
AC Marriott
816 Hotel
Embassy Suites
And as always I will be researching this festival immensely and adding any I find, and after going in person for the year I’ll find even more. I FULLY intend on helping them grow through a multiple area media campaign I will introduce to you here. I have talked with the owner of the Westport Saloon and he told me the AC Mariott sponsors this event and offers reduced rates to the attendees.

So HERE IS the official 2017 Lineup:
Moe Bandy
Dale Watson
The Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash
Shawn James and The Shapeshifters
Jesse Dayton
Th Legendary Shack Shakers
The Goddamn Gallows
Jayke Orvis And The Broken Band
Tanya Montana Coe
The Hooten Hallers
Lavender Country
Julian Davis And The Hay Burners
Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club
Rex Hobart And The Misery Boys
Adam Lee
W.T Newton
Tyler Gregory
Dylan Walshe
Harmed Brothers
Howard Iceberg
Jimmy Swope
Kelly Hunt
Lorin Walker Madsen
Kiel Grove
The Kansas City Bear Fighters
The Ghosts Of Grandad’s Past
Crybaby Ranch
Monzie Leo And The Big Sky
The Good Hearts
Abandoned Bells
Ivory Black
Ford Theater Reunion
Black Irish Texas
Stump Tail Dolly
Granny Tweed
Dane Talley and the Hitmen
Elvis Hitler
Bloodshot Bill
The Quivers
The Loot Rock Gang
The Culprits
Big Iron
Skip Frontz Jr. And The Left Handed Luckies
Clayton Smith And His Enemies
The John Brown Boys
The Fall Down Drunks
Cactus Attack
Tejon Street Corner Thieves
Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen
The Ready Brothers
Good Time Charley
Loaded Goat
Pat Reedy And The Longtime Goners
Jon Eric
Outlaw Jim And The Whiskey Benders
Dusty Rust
Chad Graves And His Honky Tonk Habit
Matt Campbell
The Bullhaulers
Brook Blanche Solo
Savanna Chestnut
Cheryl Deseree
Oak Steel And Lightning
Freight Train Rabbit Killer And The Legion Of Ghosts
Rock Bottom String Band
Young Valley
The Bastard Children Of Booker Noe
Red Sky Home
Victor And Penny
James Hunnicutt
Urban Pioneers
Kristie Stremel
Randall Conrad Olinger
Carrie Nation And The Speakeasy

3 Days, 6 Stages, 75+ bands, Ameripolitan Music Official nominee!
The Riot Room indoor and outdoor stages
Firefly Lounge
Buzzard Beach
The Westport Saloon
and an outdoor stage in the parking lot

Keep your eye on www.WestportRoots.com as we announce lots of special party hosts, add-ons, special guests and more sponsors!

80 acts for $40 if you buy now. $50 at the gate. This festival is cheap because of our CORPORATE SPONSORS! We’ve gone out of our way to find companies that support live music and are relevant to your interests!

Drink Four Roses Bourbon, Beer from Lagunitas Brewing Co and wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly! These guys truly support independent roots music without question.

And don’t forget WRF is Ameripolitan Music Official approved!

Folks this is from my stage last year, now this year it will be outdoors in the parking lot under a tent. Yeah I got the boot for 2017 but HEY I got MOE BANDY! For any more information I shall post updates to this article as I find them out and HERE is where to go for tickets!

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