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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Fest

Cool Show Alert!!!!!!!!!!

Back to the streets again! The 8th Almost Annual Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival is on for June 27-28, 2008, at its new location: 13th and State Avenue. Festival dates and times are: Friday, June 27th 6-10 p.m.and Saturday, June 28th 12:30-10 p.m. Website
We are back - hell or high water! It won't be easy scraping together enough money to pay for this year's festival. But rest assure, we will have the 8th Almost Annual festival. Donations, sponsorships ... are all welcome and can be mailed to 7701 Armstrong Ave. #302, Kansas City, KS 66112 or call me at 913-268-3105 for further information. We have absolutely no monies for advertising, so word of mouth is ever so important. We appreciate very much you passing along this e-mail to all of your music-loving friends!
Enough cannot be said to express the spirit of the artists, fans and staff for why the festival is returning. A special inspiration comes from Linda Shell and KC Kelsey Hill. Without their devotion, the festival would not have a purpose.
We chose Myra Taylor for the "Living Heritage Tribute Show" for the 2007 festival, which we were forced to cancel due to lack of funding. Bless her heart, at 91 years young, Myra Taylor will be the Queen of the 2008 festival!
The following fundraisers are scheduled, with all proceeds going to the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival (a BIG thank you to all club owners and musicians!):

Marty’s Blues CafĂ©

Thursday, May 15, 7 – Midnight

Washboard Jo

Blue River Ordonnance

Doghouse Daddies


Millage Gilbert

B.B.’s Lawnside Bar B.Q.

Saturday, May 31, 1 – 6 P.M.

Levee Town

Blue 88 w/Special Guest Shannon Basham

John Paul Drum, Shinetop Jr, Dan Bliss, & Myra Taylor

Eugene Smiley

Linda Shell’s Blues Thang

Knuckleheads Saloon

Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7

Sean Carney/Elizabeth Cook Delta Moon


Saturday, June 14, 2 – 8 P.M.

Penelope and the Unuzual Suspects - host band


Adam Wyatt

Scottyboy Daniel Blues Band

2008 KCK Street Blues Festival Lineup
Once again, we are very honored to present this wonderful list of artists -- all of our performers are headliners. Our festival consistently showcases a terrific homegrown stellar Kansas City lineup.
To kick off Saturday's activities at 12:30, a panel discussion on "Kansas City Blues - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" will feature Jim O'Neal, Lindsay Shannon, Chuck Haddix, Groovy Grant and White Hat Mike Ross.
Special thanks to Frank and Mary Hicks of Knuckleheads Saloon. Because of their cooperation, we will be afforded the opportunity to present Lazy Lester and Marquise Knox.
Friday, June 27 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, June 28 12:30-10 p.m.
Cadillac Flambe’
Trampled Under Foot
Dan Bliss
Lonesome Hank & the Heartaches
Blue River Ordonnance
Lazy Lester
Phil Sanders and Ernie Johnson
Myra Taylor
Tommy Soul
Blue 88
Millage Gilbert
Shannon Basham, Turkey Bone, and Stix
Marquise Knox
Shinetop Jr
Linda Shell’s Blues Thang
And more special attractions/guest artists to be announced.
This is a FREE two-day outdoor music festival. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers. Concessions will be available.
Bring your yellow ribbons ‘cause the Street Festival is coming back home to KCK!

Always Celebrating Kansas City’s Blues Heritage”

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