KC BassFest 2019

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

KC BassFest Performances are June 25-29th 

        All Concert start at 6 and the performers are listed in order of performance. 


The tickets are not setup to buy yet but you can look at the schedule of events to see how amazing it will be again this year.

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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Post your pictures with #KCBassFest to our Instagram!

All KC BassFest evening performances are held great KC venues! All of these places are great venues and supporters of KC music 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.


KC BassFest 2019 Schedule

Please call (816) 305-7559 with any questions not answered by kcbassworkshop.com or websites listed below regarding the festival or Workshop.

Tues June 25th  Virtoustic Women

(An evening of just the Ladies performing on the bass like you’ve never imagined).

Black Dolphin, 1813 Grand, Kansas City, MO

Cielito De Jesus ( L.A. California) Lindsey Orcutt (Washington D.C.)

Jessica Valls (Austin, TX) , Kate Jones (Dallas, TX) ,

Wed June 26th  (Classical) (Two of the top virtuoso performing today). This is the not to be missed concert of the week. Each will perform their own recital.

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral  415 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

       6 Etienne LaFrance (Quebec)  and  730 Marco’s Machado (Brazil)

Thurs June 27th  Jazz and Folk music Night

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). Always full of great Jazz music in the historic West Bottoms (where the artists live). Now serving lunch and dinner with great burgers, muffaletta and BBQ.

   Lloyd Goldstein (Tampa Bay) 

Bob Bowman (Montana)              Shawn Conley (New York) ,

Friday June 28th   (Electric Bass R&B, Soul, Jazz, Videogame music, and Punk) 

recordBar therecordbar.com 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106

James Ward (kC)    Anthony Wellington (Maryland)  Johnny Hamil (KC)  and Jason Beers (KC) (Wyco Low Riders)

Saturday June 29th Final Concert Bass Blowout (80 piece Bass orchestra) 

Shawnee Mission North High School Auditorium smnorth.smsd.org 7401 Johnson Dr, Overland Park, KS 66202

7p  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!

        9 til Late Concert  Hans Sturm (Nebraska)  with Darrel White

Blue Room Jazz Club americanjazzmuseum.org 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108. The legendary 18th Vine Jazz district where the jazz was born and raised. 


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 2019

    • 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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