Festivals and Variety

Rockfest KC – 2017 Lineup Announced

  Rockfest has been touted as the largest one-day festival in North America. 15 bands, on two stages, it’s sure to be a great time. With no other festival appearances on his calendar, Rockfest is the place to see Sammy Hagar. With a new location at the Speedway, the party will continue long after the festival is over. For tickets ...

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Louder Than Life Festival 2016 – Louisville, KY

The people!  The bands!  The food!   Louder Than Life descended on Louisville, KY the first weekend of October and had the city in a strangle hold for the entire weekend as thousands of people came out in full force to take in everything that the festival had to offer.   Coming into the weekend, the weather forecast was looking ...

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50,000+ Descend Upon Kansas City for Rockfest 2016

It’s that time of the year again in Kansas City. No, I am not talking about lovely springtime weather, I’m talking about 98.9 the Rock’s annual Rockfest. This year saw the 24th iteration of this beloved one-day festival. vterans of this one day extravaganza have come to expect any kind of weather conditions. Held outside in Penn Valley Park, home ...

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98.9 The Rock Announces Line-up for Rockfest 2016

It’s that time of year again. It’s still winter, but with sights on warmer weather, we know that summer is near, which means Rockfest is just around the corner. While many of the other festivals that are a part of World’s Loudest Month have announced their line-ups, we shouldn’t be too surprised with what Rockfest has to offer. While several ...

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Anthrax and Rob Zombie Headlines Kansas City’s Rockfest

The weather forecast for May, 30th was a high of sixty seven degrees, overcast, a ten percent chance of rain, and a hundred percent chance of rock. Once again, 98.9 The Rock’s Rockfest was in Kansas City for the 23rd year in a row. Liberty Memorial, and the surrounding park in central Kansas City hosted the largest one day rock ...

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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rocks Kansas City

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a holiday tradition for many around the country, and undoubtedly, throughout the rest of the world. The performance given in Kansas City on December 23rd demonstrated clearly why. Combining classical music with traditional storytelling, as well as arena rock and pyrotechnics, a performance by Trans-Siberian Orchestra is what Handel’s Messiah would become, if The Who and KISS were ...

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Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque

Ah, the Suicide Girls. The name conjures up different images for people…especially those who have spent the early hours of the morning looking deep into the recesses of the Internet. Celebrating over 13 years now, the Suicide Girls provides “alternative” pin-up models. When burlesque is thrown into the mix…well, anything can happen. Dancing to different music, the Suicide Girls showed themselves in ...

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Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem

Well, well now…what’s this. A non concert post? That’s right. In addition to photography, I’m an amateur magician, so when I saw that Ed Alonzo was in town, I knew I couldn’t miss out on the show. This isn’t completely removed from music either. Ed, in addition to being a fantastic performer, is also a magic consultant, and toured with ...

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Rockstar Uproar Festival 2014 – Kansas City

Summertime means concerts, and concert festivals especially; and as the season winds down, Rockstar pulled out all the stops to produce a fantastic festival, that was in Kansas City on Friday, September 5th. As is the case with most festivals, multiple bands were split across two stages; a nice addition here, was that no bands played on the main, festival, stage, ...

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Night of the Proms – Kansas City

What do you get when you cross Kenny Loggins, John Miles, Michael McDonald, Nile Rogers & Chic, John Miles, the Pointer Sisters, and soprano Natalie Choquette with classical music orchestra, Il Novecento? America’s first iteration of Night of the Proms. Having played in Europe for the past 30 years, Night of the Proms has gained an international reputation as a musical event of ...

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