Crossroads Music Fest

13th Annual Crossroads Music Fest. Diverse Cross Section of whats going on First Weekend after Labor Day, Every Year in KC Area Music Scene.

Ambassadors of Phunk, Rap, Rock, Soul and Jazz. You're gunna want to book us. Do so at:
The Phantastics are a eight member musical ensemble that specializes genre-blending hip-hop. Expect to hear rock, rap, dance, funk, jazz and soul in our music. We were formed in December of 2010 and have been trying to save live music ever since.

Enrique Chi (of Making Movies)

Enrique Chi is the singer/songwriter for Making Movies, an American band who's critically acclaimed new album, I Am Another You, peaked at #3 on the Latin Billboard charts and #8 on the World Music Charts. NPR called it "lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year," and American Songwriter described it as "dizzying yet cohesive, like the soundtrack for some yet un-written film."

As a committed wanderer, Jessica Paige draws on personal experience and the stories of old souls to bring her own unique brand of songwriting to the stage. Folk-inspired lyricism is brought to life by a master vocalist, backed by a dynamic soulful band.

Count Tutu

Sara Morgan

After seven weeks of radio tour for a different single (Drive A Tractor) in 2016, Morgan decided it was finally time for this song to make it's debut. "When I wrote this song I knew no one in the industry. I had no money, and I had no plans of moving to music city. I decided to work hard, where i was, with what i had, This song is about the one thing every singer dreams about: being on the radio. It only seemed fitting for it to be the lead single for Average Jane.

Various Blonde has been recording and releasing music since 2008 and has opened for many noteworthy acts like Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Thursday, Fang Island, Murder By Death, Matt Pryor, Electric Sixx, Crystal Antlers, Broncho, and Nick Waterhouse. They deliver a show all their own, cut with hints of pop, rock, soul, funk and psych

Brody Buster OMB

The Brody Buster One Man Band
Brody Buster, a former child prodigy, who was featured on countless television shows growing up including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dateline, Crook & Chase, and the Jon Stewart Show. Even Baywatch Nights & Full House - Yes, Full House - showcased Brody's talents. He's shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Keb Mo, Chaka Kahn, Lee Oskar and was a regular performer at B.B. King's Blues Club. Brody's performed with B.B. several times and King was once quoted as saying, "Despite his age Brody Buster is one of the greatest harmonica players of our time."

Barclay Martin

A blend of singer/songwriter folk, pop, and world music. From Kansas City, Missouri.

Duncan Burnett

An Artist with purpose and passion; Affecting the young generation through the medium of Hip Hop.

Mundo Nouvo

: Combining both Spanish and Haitian-Creole language, Mundo Nouvo ['] means "New World". This ensemble looks to source its material from the roots of Afro-Caribbean music with special emphasis on Cuban and Haitian traditions.

Instant Karma

Instant Karma! is a 4 piece psych/soul rock band from Kansas City, MO. Their influences range from The Black Keys to Syl Johnson to the Wu Tang Clan, if they all went out to the desert and dropped acid. They have been described as "a drug trip through the soul section of your local record store."

Call ‘em “garage-kissed power pop” (San Francisco Chronicle), “atomic pop” (Rolling Stone), or simply “wild and crazy” (Chicago Tribune), The Safes have collected plenty of accolades for however you’d like to sum up their expert-level snappy songwriting and sharp showmanship.
Brothers Frankie, Patrick, and Michael O'Malley are The SAFES. These boys have that unique chemistry that comes when talented siblings form a band (think Kinks, The Breeders, JAMC, Redd Kross, Right Said Fred...).The band’s “smart, melodic music” ( NPR) is rooted
in ‘60s-70s inspirations such as The Who, Rockpile, Big Star, Elvis Costello – artists who knew how to deliver big on record and on stage. Contemporary comparisons such as Spoon, Guided by Voices, Generationals and New Pornographers make a whole lot of sense, too.

Crystal Rose

Crystal Rose is a singer song-writer and rising voice from the heart of Kansas City. At a young age she was Influenced by powerhouse vocals like Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Christina Aguilera. She has since drawn much inspiration from blusey and folk centered artist like James Bay, James Vincent Mcmorrow and Johnnyswim.

Based out of Kansas City, Pageant Boys, is the project of Alexander Sheppard. Pageant Boys marks a new and more electronic phase in the career of Sheppard who began writing guitar-based soul and jazz music fifteen years ago.

Kyle Reid has made himself a student of classic American music, from New Orleans jazz and blues to gospel musings on his homemade cigar box guitars. His 2014 full band release “Alright, Here We Go...” featuring his band, the Low Swinging Chariots, was named best Okie Album of 2014 by That album was followed by his self recorded, self released EP “Don’t Be Afraid…” featuring tunes performed on his home made cigar box guitars. You can find more information about Kyle at

The Project H

Fusion jazz/funk band from Kansas City, Missouri.

Hobo Cane feat Javier Mendoza

Selected as one of Nashville's Lightning 100's Independent Radio Station Spotlight Artists in 2016 and Local Artist of The Week Artist in July of 2017 with song "Let Go" on rotation at  Lightning 100 (2016FMQB AAA Station of The Year & NAB Crystal Award Recipient).

Hot Club KC


The MGDs present a passionate blend of funk and blues powered by the soulful stylings of a music group driven to serve up an electrifying experience to the masses. The six piece lineup showcases a mix of piano and brass complemented by a poppin’ rhythm section that adds a unique flavor to the iconic Kansas City music culture. In what started as a three piece between longtime friends in 2008, the MGDs have evolved into what is now a potent powerhouse group in the high-energy music category. Influences include a variety of classic and modern sounds from New Orleans and beyond.

Spirit Is The Spirit

Kansas natives Spirit is the Spirit consist of five multi-instrumentalist songwriters bound by ambitions of auditory exploration. They embrace the tension between their love of lush, pastoral arrangements, tender-hearted sing-alongs, and an insatiable urge to build walls of soaring, gorgeous noise. Having grown up in an era when "alternative" was mainstream and conventional rock music was being picked apart and reworked in every conceivable direction, the band draws equally from the past century's forebears of popular music and today's lack of consensus about what's acceptable from a rock band. Rooted in a dynamic rhythmic texture, Spirit is the Spirit incorporates unique elements that collectively construct an easy to digest, yet highly intelligent structure of soundscapes, harmonies and rhythms.

This group of young rockers, formed in 2012, is one of Kansas City's newest and upcoming bands that was formed by 5 of the most talented teenage musicians in the area.

Playing a wide variety rock and roll songs from the Beatles to the Black Keys, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, and some Blues from the 1960's to the more recent. The bands five part vocal harmony, playing ability, and unique sound have made them exciting to watch and also dance to.

For Eems, a ukulele isn’t just a ukulele. It’s a jumping off point that leads to an uncharted and often unpredictable world of sound and inspiration. Blending it with loops and effects to achieve a captivating blend of R&B and pop music, Eems has used his unique sounds, voice and sense of humor to reach crowds across the country.

Carswell & Hope

Black Mariah Theater

The Black Mariah Theater is made up of twin sisters Sophia on vocals and guitar and Analiese on drums. A Kansas city-based duo, The Black Mariah Theater's sound has been described as "eclectic"; mixing jazzy guitar tones with funky drum beats and angsty lyrics. The Black Mariah Theater takes old style jazz into the modern world. Anyone with a broken heart and a bit of an attitude can relate to their songs.

Fueled by the fire to push the boundaries of rock, punk and pop music, MAD LIBBY invokes the innermost raw emotions of their listeners, while flowing seamlessly from polished and infatuating harmonies to bone crushing riffs and heart pounding beats. With their high octane and captivating live performance, this 4 piece powerhouse has successfully conquered countless live performances and are sure to be your next band crush!

Its Just Ivy

Ivy is an up and coming singer/songwriter from the Kansas City Area. Ivy has done a variety of things. From singing, writing, playing piano and, guitar to producing beats, she continues to grow into her artistry. Her style ranges from feel good 90’s R&B/ hip hop to acoustic style music, neo soul, and pop.

AJ Young

Tyler Giles

Savanna Chestnut

Savanna Chestnut is a country singer/songwriter from Americus Kansas. She has been writing and performing since age 13 and has opened in concert for Tanya Tucker, Restless Heart, Granger Smith and Shenandoah. Her goal is to share her songs and stories with as many people as possible and to bring a traditional sound back to the modern country scene.

Tom Hall w/ Joe Clyne

Dan Bliss

Guitarist, singer & songwriter DAN BLISS is a solo performer of acoustic blues, rags and swing. He plays about 200 shows a year in KC and around the Midwest.

Tyler Gregory

Kelly Hunt

Americana, Roots, Contemporary Folk from Memphis, TN
Kelly is a fan fo the songwriting of Gillian Welch, Abigail Washburn + Bela Fleck, and of course Johnny Cash.

Brad Cunningham

Brad Cunningham is a singer songwriter from Columbia, Missouri on a mission to share the sound of Texas Country Music with the Midwest. His most recent release "Every Inch of Texas" mixes the elements of his time spent in Texas as well as his proud Missouri roots.

Mess Band

The MGDs present a passionate blend of funk and blues powered by the soulful stylings of a music group driven to serve up an electrifying experience to the masses. The six piece lineup showcases a mix of piano and brass complemented by a poppin’ rhythm section that adds a unique flavor to the iconic Kansas City music culture. In what started as a three piece between longtime friends in 2008, the MGDs have evolved into what is now a potent powerhouse group in the high-energy music category. Influences include a variety of classic and modern sounds from New Orleans and beyond.

The Nite Owls

The Nite Owls are an Alternative/Acoustic/Folk Duo based in Kansas City. With tight harmonies, and a myriad of instruments, Wyatt and Sarah deliver a unique style and sound. Performing together for 4 years, The Nite Owls have received Semi-Finalist placements in songwriting competitions, performed at a fundraiser to renovate older Midtown buildings, and were featured in a showcase for Columbia Records. The Nite Owls are set to release their first album in spring of 2018.

The Ragged Few, is an americana and alt-folk band out of Kansas City, Kansas. They'll have you shaking your tushy one minute and weeping in your beer the next. From the bar stool to the church pew there is something here for everyone.

Turkey Bone & Full Count

We are a seasoned Blues band that has been playing around KC for 5 years. We play a unique vintage style that is reminiscent of the old KC blues/swing music as well as a mixture of Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk, and Rock. This is a professional band that can adapt to most any venue. We were recently interviewed by PBS American Masters for our style of music and being part of the KC blues scene. Our instrumentation includes: Vocals / Guitar / Sax / Harp / Drums / Congas / Upright bass With this instrumentation we get a unique sound that makes people want to dance and stay around all night and listen. We get a very good response from our audiences and we play a couple of nights a week. We are very interested in playing at your venue. Please check out our face book and like “Full Count” and Turkey’s picture will show as the profile picture. There you will find pictures of the band and upcoming events.

IRIEplacables Ska Orchestra

Lots of earth-shattering grooves combined with a wall of sound from the most powerful horn section in town will get you on your feet. High energy Dance Music--Live music at its finest!

$20.00 - $25.00



13th Annual - Crossroads Music Fest

Diverse Music - 9 Stages/50+ Artists


11a - 5p -- Day Parties

11a to 7p -- CMF Pop Up Shops

  • Children's Art Area - Local Makers - CMF Information & Tix

11a to 5pm -- Free Health Clinic by Midwest Music Foundation

Free exams and Referrals by The Rock Docs (Physicians from KU Med)


11a to 5p -- MixMaster at CMF 'The Business of Art'

Artist Professional Development - Panels/Workshops

6p to 2a -- CMF

5 of 9 Stages are All Ages

Barley Bus will be shuttling in a loop.

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