Mass Street Music is excited to be a part of this year’s Folk Alliance Conference & dynamic new Music Fair in Kansas City, Missouri, February 18-22! Held at the Sheraton and Westin at Crown Center, the conference is a remarkable folk-infused (and all its international, Americana, old time, blues etc variations!) gathering, akin to SXSW – a music conference that brings musicians, industry folks, agents and music fans from around the world together in one spot. This year, FAI has expanded to include the new public Music Fair, making the experience affordable for many more – and it’s going to be outstanding!
In addition to public concerts (six stages, including a Lawrence one on Friday), open jams, a bluegrass version of the Who’s Tommy and more, the Music Camp is also now on the public side. If you’ve ever dreamed of learning from Bela Fleck, Andy McKee, Bill Kirchen or other legends, you can! Our Lawrence buddies at Americana Music Academy are also running a great Kid’s Camp which will include instruction from guest artists. There’s also a music related Film Festival, an Art Gallery, music contests and jam sessions led by special guests. In addition, there’s a public Expo Hall at the Sheraton (tickets are only $5 for the public) where you’ll find Mass Street Music. Similar to Winfield, our staff will be there with an array of great instruments and accessories plus info about our store and upcoming events. But save time for the evening too, as we have a very special event planned for Friday night, Feb. 20 at the Music Fair.
Mass Street Music has partnered with Lawrence’s Silly Goose Records, MudStomp Records and the Farmer’s Turnpike 92.9 KMXN Radio to bring a taste of Lawrence’s great music scene to the FAI Music Fair on Friday, February 20 at 7pm. You’ll find us cheering on Lawrence musicians including Ashes to Immortality, MAW, 40 Watt Dreams, Tyler Gregory, Nicholas St. James, Brody Buster, Carswell & Hope and more at our Lawrence KS Live stage at the Fair’s Van Horn room. Tickets are $25 and include all of the other music stages at the fair that night, including a killer bluegrass version of the Who’s Tommy. The full Music Fair concert line up is amazing. Learn more about the Folk Alliance in this great KCUR story or visit them at FolkAlliance.org. Details for the full Music Fair events are here. We’ll be there and hope to see you there too! Learn more about our special Lawrence stage here or join the Music Fair’s Facebook page for up-to-date news on all the events.
Purchase Tickets for the Public Music Fair: $5 Expo Hall only, $25 for day pass OR night pass, $50 for a day & night pass, $125 for a pass to all days and nights of the public Music Fair.
Private Folk Alliance Conference info is at FolkAlliance.org/conference.