KC Bassfest 2024

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5 nights of concerts featuring the BASS! Yes the glorious sound of the double bass and Electric bass should be celebrated like this year round but, this week is all about showing you what the instrument can do. This will be an amazing week for the students and the families of the students to come enrich themselves with great music.

Tue June 25th-Sat June 29th 6pm-9 TBA

All 5 nights for the low price of $30.

Looking to bring the whole family? Or a large group of people? You can buy a family package for a discount price of $100. This will allow the whole family or up to five people.

these venues are the real places musicians perform in regularly and each one sounds amazing with great ambiance for the concert. This allows the students to see how kc music works and thrives. Please note: the student enrolled will get a free ticket for them The KCBassfest is attended by all music fans and not just students studying the bass. All places will let all ages into performance but anyone not 21 will be asked to leave after concert. To get warmed up please go to the you can go to kcbassfest Facebook and watch some of our amazing concerts in the past years.

If you are trying to get more info about the concerts please call (816) 305 7559 and not the venues contacts for a more direct answer. The list of performers for each night is tentative but, we reserve the right to move some around depending on the artists schedules.

Electric Bass Nite June 25th recordBar 1520 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108

Claus Alexander Freudenstein

Johnny Hamil

Jason Beers

Christian Chesanek

Shaun Munday

James Ward

Record Bar has long been a supporter of the kcbassfest. It brings in major touring rock acts as well as some of the largest kcmusic scene shows. The stage is hallowed ground for sure.

Night 2 Wed June 26th All souls Unitarian Church 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Jessica Valls 

Lloyd Goldstein 

Kyle Motl

Kate Jones

Jazz nite June 27th Thursday The ship 1221 Union Ave, Kansas City, MO 64101

Lynn Seaton

Bob Bowman

Craig Akin

Sam Copeland

This stage is now in the big room and a great listening room. The ship maybe has the coolest history as it used to be a night club in the early heyday of KC. Check out the duet of Ron Carter and christian McBride from the Movie Kansas City. The new location is called the West Bottoms which has been the place Artists and Musicians have been thriving in for many decades. Founder Johnny first practiced his loud music down in this area in 88. It’s where the musicians met each other in too cold or too hot warehouses.

Don’t miss June 28th Friday Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral 415 West 13th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Maxwell Winningham

Andres Martin

This church has the perfect sound for bass and the atmosphere is just perfect as well. It is one of KC’s oldest churches and classical groups perform here on a regular basis. Please enjoy the video below as this Francois Rabbath concert was packed and had many ticket holders that came in from around the world to watch the concert. But, of course all of us that have had the treat to hear Francois in concert know why people would want to travel across the world.

This guy traveled all the way from Japan to see Francois concert. When he bought this poster I think we all were a bit teary eyed. We at kcbassfest thank all of those who make this event special.

Big Bass blow out Saturday June 29th Shawnee Mission North High School Auditorium 7401 Johnson Drive, Overland Park, KS 66202

Large Bass Orchestra:

Ensemble blow out. All of the enrolled and faculty perform and amazing concert at the end of the workshop. This concert is always special because the youngest students inspire the oldest faculty members. This is the concert that defines the Bass Family.

More basses on stage than anyone thought possible. Park in the far west parking lot.

The small enesmble will present Jazz, Classical, Rock, Weird and Wacky and Potentially Dangerous music.

Here is Francois Rabbath playing at the Grace and Holy Trinity. What an amazing concert.

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