RESOURCE LIST

 

OPEN MICS

WOMEN ON THE RISE LADIES MIC

Every 3rd Saturday @ 3 - 6 PM

  

Mike Kelly’s Westsider

Hosted by Women on the Rise, this monthly event begins with a featured performance at 3:00pm and ends with an open mic. All genres are welcome.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC

Every Wednesday @ 7 PM

  

The Piano Room

Hosted by Karen Baum, this weekly open mic includes all genres, originals or covers. Get up and do your thing or sit back and enjoy the music in one of the coziest neighborhood bars around.

HERE'S TO THE ROOTS

Every Sunday @ 5 - 8 PM

  

Ollie's Local

Hosted by Havilah Bruders this weekly open mic features Americana/roots/bluegrass music.

GUSTO OPEN MIC

Every Wednesday @ 12 - 2 PM

  

Gusto Coffee Bistro

This weekly open mic is hosted by Larry Garrett in this “original music only” setting.

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

Every Wednesday @ 8 - 11 PM (Sign up starts @ 7 PM)

  

Indie on Main

Hosted by Courtney May and Kyle Sexton.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

Every Friday @ 6:30 PM

  

Crow's Coffee Waldo

Bring your talent for the open mic. No cover charge.

For more information, go to www.crowscoffee.com.

TOP HAT OPEN MIC

Every 4th Saturday @ 6 - 9 PM

  

Top Hat Winery

Larry Garrett hosts this showcase of original acoustic songs from local songwriters. Top Hat Winery is an “original music only” venue.

For more information, go to http://www.tophatwinery.com

CARIBOU OPEN MIC

Every Friday @ 12 - 2 PM

  

Caribou Coffee

Kathy Forste and Larry Garrett host and perform at this weekly "open mic" style event. Bring your instrument; sign-up is not required to play. Originals only. Sponsored by KC Café Radio.

RURAL GRIT

Every Monday @ 6 - 9 PM

  

The Brick

Hosted by Susan Stanton, this weekly event includes a featured performance & an open mic focused on Americana, roots & bluegrass. 

MA'AM OPEN MIC NIGHT

Every 2nd Thursday @ 7 - 9:30 PM

  

Unplugged

Sponsored by Ma’am Magazine, this monthly event starts with a featured performance which is followed by an open mic for female musicians.

 

JAMS

WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE

Every 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM

  

North Kansas City


This song circle is hosted by the KC Music Girls at the Expressive Arts Studio, 500 Armour Rd, NKC, MO 64116. Take turns leading songs with charts projected on a big screen - all skill levels, genres and instruments welcome. Free education sessions often precede song circles. See details and RSVP at www.meetup.com/KC-Music-Girls/

TUESDAY SING ALONG JAM

Every 1st Tuesday @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM

  

Olathe Main Public Library

Led by Betse Elllis. Bring your instrument and jam, share a song or just listen. No registration necessary.  For more information, go here

BEGINNER FRIENDLY JAM

Every 3rd Tuesday @ 7 - 10 PM

  

9800 Harrison Circle, Kansas City, MO

Hosted by Martha Haehl. Experienced musicians are welcome, but keep the music simple enough for beginners. For more information, contact Martha at marthahaehl@gmail.com.

ACOUSTIC SWING-BLUES JAM

Every 4th Saturday @ 7:30 PM

  

9800 Harrison Circle, Kansas City, MO

Hosted by Martha Haehl, this jam for advanced players. Singers are also welcome. You are encouraged to bring charts with the chords in the key you want to do the tune or song. For more information, contact Martha at marthahaehl@gmail.com.

STEEL'S JAM

Every 4th Saturday @ 3 - 5 PM

  

Steel's Used Books

Hosted by John Atherton

For more information, go to http://steelsbooks.com/.  

WHISKEY JUST AFTER BREAKFAST ACOUSTIC JAM

Every 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Saturday @ 10 AM - 12 PM

  

Foundry Coffee Shop

If you have young kids, this one is set up nicely with an adjacent play room that you can see into and the only exit is into the jam area.

For more information, go to http://www.whiskeyjamkc.com.

ONGOING JAM

Every Tuesday @ 6 - 9 PM

  

St. Luke's Methodist Church

This jam is open to most acoustic styles. This jam provides a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere for those just starting out. There's always coffee and goodies. For more information, contact Carl at carlg@kc.rr.com

BLUEGRASS JAM

Every 2nd & 3rd Saturday @ 12 - 3 PM

  

Bradford & Company Fret Shop

The 2nd Saturday is a fast jam, and the 3rd Saturday is a slow jam.

For more information, go to http://www.bfstrings.com/index.html.

UKULELE FIGHT CLUB JAM

Every 1st & 3rd Sunday @ 3 PM

  

Chelly's Cafe

UKESTERS JAM

Every 2nd Monday @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM

  

St. Puis Church

The Ukesters welcome all playing skills and ages. The meetings always begin with a focus on beginner basics. For more information, contact David at dkfirman@gmail.com or http://www.kcuke.com.

 

SONGWRITER CIRCLES

CROSSROADS SONGWRITERS CIRCLE

Every 2nd Tuesday @ 7 - 10 PM

  

504 Gallery

Hosted by Jake Carmack, this songwriters circle features original songs only. For more information, call (913) 602-4205.

LAWRENCE SONGWRITERS CIRCLE

Every 1st Saturday @ 7 PM

  

Americana Music Academy

Hosted by Jim Krause, this monthly event highlights original songs.

For more information, go to www.americanamusicacademy.com.

TOP HAT WINERY SONGWRITERS CIRCLE

Every 4th Thursday @ 7 PM

  

Top Hat Winery

Hosted by David Lizor, this song circle features original songs from local songwriters. Come help us share original songs at a great new music venue. Top Hat Winery is an “original music only” venue.

For more information, go to www.tophatwinery.com

STEEL'S BOOKS SONG CIRCLE

Every 3rd Saturday @ 2 - 5 PM

  

Steel's Books

Hosted by David Lizor and David Hakan, this song circle features original acoustic songs from local songwriters at a new venue in Northtown.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

SATURDAY STORYTELLERS

Every 1st Saturday @ 5 - 7 PM

  

Ollie's Local

Hosted by Don Simon, this event features two singer/songwriters each month. No cover.

SONGSTER'S CLUB

Every 3rd Thursday @ 7 PM

  

The Buffalo Room

$7 in advance; $10 at the door

Hosted by Julie Bennett Hume, each monthly event features the stories and songs of a different group of singer/songwriters. 

 

RADIO

WOMEN SONG | KKFI 90.1 FM

Every Saturday @ 11 AM - 1 PM

  

http://www.kkfi.org/program/womansong/

Hosted by Linda Wilson, WomanSong is women-centered music telling stories of women’s lives, featuring national and local musicians.

KC CAFÉ RADIO

  

http://kccaferadio.com/

The goal of this online radio station is to create a bridge between performing artists and the people who are hungry for new and unique musical entertainment.  

WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE | RADIO & PODCAST

  

http://www.wosradio.com/

This online radio station plays music by female artists in all genres. The Women of Substance Music Podcast highlights new indie music added to WOSRadio.