KC BassFest 2018

KC BassFest 2018

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ONE ticket for SIX Days of BASS at FIVE amazing Venues! $20!

KC BassFest Performances are July 5-10, 2018.

Including Etienne Lafrance, Anthony Wellington, and more! 

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets  or by calling (816) 305-7559 to put your name on the list. One ticket will be included in all KC Bass Workshop participants’ fees or if you signed up for pre-registration tickets.

 

 

 

Including Etienne Lafrance, Anthony Wellington, and more! 

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets  or by calling (816) 305-7559 to put your name on the list. One ticket will be included in all KC Bass Workshop participants’ fees or if you signed up for pre-registration tickets.

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All KC BassFest evening performances are held at six great kc performance venues in kc! All of these places are great venues and supporters of kcmusic where all of the bass players make a living. Please think about revisiting and supporting these great places and telling others about them. Some have fantastic food choices. Please call (816) 305-7559 with any questions not answered by website kcbassworkshop.com or websites listed below regarding the festival or Workshop.

Thurs July 5th Arrival Party Woodyard BBQ

 Jeff Harshbarger and The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City. 7-10. 

Come meet with all of our bass playing friends and eat some of KCs finest well kept secret BBQ!

Friday July 6th Classical Night at  All Souls Unity Church 

6 Sarah Lahasky (Tango) 

640 Richard Ryan (KC Symphony)

720 Dr. Kate Jones (Dallas) 

8 Etienne La France (Canada) 

Saturday July 7th Jazz Night at the Ship 

6-Brian Padavic 

630-Joey Panella 

 7 Hans Sturm and Jackie Allen performing their  award wining Bass and Voice Recording (Nebraska) 

Late Night concert KC’s own MGDs. 

Sunday July 8th Bluegrass and Rock night at the Record bar

6 Jessica Valls (Austin) 

640 Lloyd Goldstein (Tampa) 

720 Eric Thorin (Colorado) with Betse and Clarke 

830Johnny Hamil presents Gav7d video game music (with Sly Rabbath) 

Late Night 9-11 The Golden Vices with Phenomenal Drummer Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Dead Kenny G’s, and Nolatet), Clarke Wyatt, Johnny Hamil (Electric Bass) Note: This set of music has been postponed due to Mike Dillon going on tour with Ween (Go Mike!) Stand by for further info. 

Monday July 9th Electric Bass virtuoso Anthony Wellington (Maryland) at the Black Dolphin 

6-730 

We have made time for the bassfest to honor one of our favorite legends Victor Wooten who is playing this night (by chance) with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at The Uptown Theatre. We made Anthony’s concert close by and ending in plenty of time to catch both. However, the fleck tones concert is not part of the basest ticket. You should buy your fleck tones tickets here. 

If you are not able to get tickets to Flecktones anyone over 21 can head next door to The Green Lady Lounge to see Chris Hazelton Trio till 10 and KCBASS Alum Peter Schlamb /Matt Villinger trio til Late. 

Tuesday July 10th Bass Orchestra Blowout concert! The Artists perform with the students in a massively fun and only once a year concert of total devastation! Features all styles of music, Classical, Jazz, Rock, Original music, Weird and Wacky, and everything in between. The final KCBW Bass Orchestra concert will feature everyone involved in the workshop. Come see and hear the unbelievable once-in-a-lifetime concert! This features Etienne La France performing L’Odyssee D’ Eau, Anthony Wellington performing What’s Going On, and Lloyd Goldstein performing This Little Light of Mine, and Richard Ryan conducting Hungarian Dance no. 5 by Brahms. Celebrate an end of a great week of bass! 

Woodyard BBQ 3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106

All Souls Unity Church 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111

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. 

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 you’ve never imagined the bass could do!

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 workshop’s future existence. For more information, visit www.kcbassworkshop.com.

International Center for Music posted this picture from the Rabbath concert at 2013 KCBW.International Center for Music posted this picture from the Rabbath concert at 2013 KCBW. “A week ago we were hosting the KC Bass Workshop here at ICM. Here is a picture of the Finale with 10 basses on stage with Francois Rabbath. What a sound!!!”

2 thoughts on “KC BassFest 2018

    • Alex, It was my pleasure! I’ll see some of my metro bass people at Isb and my heart will be at Metro bass this year. Rex Surany and Harish will be a great faculty!

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