The KC BassFest is festival of bass solo concerts, featuring some of the greatest voices on the instrument as well as up-and-coming artists in an exciting and ever expanding medium. We invite concertgoers of all styles to experience artistic expression in a way youve never imagined the bass could do! This fest brings in artists from around the world as well as features KC's finest bass players. It also features KC's fine performance venues where the music is thriving both on a local and international scope.
Perfomance times all start at 6 and go til 9 or later.
The KC BassFest occurs in conjunction with the Kansas City Bass Workshop, a world-class annual symposium inspiring an artful future in playing the electric and double basses. The workshop holds no boundaries to age group, style or level of performance, and also works as a festival of great concerts open to the public. This helps the Kansas City Symphony build the next generation of artists, increases concert attendance at local venues including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; preserves KC's rich jazz heritage; and helps inspire and connect the great original rock, pop, folk and hip-hop scene in the city. Funds raised go to support KCBW. The KCBW provided funding for events and scholarship assistance for applicants, which are vital to the workshops future existence. For more information, visit www.kcbassworkshop.com.
Tues June 25th @
Black Dolphin. Virtoustic Women and The amazing Doan.
Cielito De Jesus ( L.A. California), Jessica Valls (Austin, TX) , Kate Jones (Dallas, TX) ,Doan Brian Roessler with Nathan Hanson (Minneapolis, Mn)
Wed June 26th Grace and Holy Trinity Church (Classical) (Two of the top virtuoso performing today). This is the not to be missed concert of the week. Each will perform there own recital.
6 Etienne LaFrance (Quebec) and 730 Marcos Machado (Brazil)
Thursday June 27th The Ship Jazz and Folk music Night
Christian Chesanek (El Paso, NM) Lloyd Goldstein (Tampa Bay, FL) Bob Bowman (Montana), Hans Sturm w/ Jackie Allen (Nebraska)
Friday June 28th The Record Bar (Electric Bass Night)
James Ward (kC) Anthony Wellington (Maryland) Johnny Hamil (KC) and Jason Beers (KC) (Wyco Low Riders)
Saturday June 29th Final Concert (Shawnee Mission North High School) Bass Blowout (80 piece Bass orchestra) for Kcbassworkshop participants and faculty.
Late Concert At The Blue Room Hans Sturm (Nebraska) with Darrel White (note: the tickets gets you a reduced rate into this show and not full admission. Also this is a 21 and up concert). So this show is little extra.
The Ship theshipkc.com 1217 Union Ave, Kansas City, MO 64101. (as featured in the movie Kansas City by Robert altman...with Ron Carter and Christian McBride) is always full of great Jazz music in the historic West Bottoms (where the artists live). theshipkc.com 1217 Union Ave, Kansas City, Mo 64101 Now with a great menu of some great burgers, mulfaleta, and BBQ for lunch and dinner.
recordBar therecordbar.com 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106 (816) 753-5207 Great menu of Pizzas, burgers, and Sunday brunch. Open for Lunch and dinner. This is the venue for Rock music in KC.
The Black Dolphin 1813 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
The Green Lady Lounge greenladylounge.com 1809 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 295-2954. The lounge and The Black Dolphin right next door to each other and now two of KCs finest jazz listening clubs.
Shawnee Mission North High School Auditorium 7401 Johnson Drive, Overland Park, Ks 66202. Please call (816) 305-7559 with any questions not answered by website kcbassworkshop.com or websites listed beolow regarding the festival or Workshop.
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral 415 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105. One of the great places for a classical concert as the church was built in 1895 and has one of the great acoustic spaces of KC.
The Blue Room The Blue Room 1616 E. 18th St. American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO. on the Historic 18th and Vine (the one the song is singing about) theamericanjazzmuseum.com
KCBASSFEST is at 6 different locations mainly Downtown KCMO. (View)
7401 Johnson Drive
Overland Park , KS 66202
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|