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Kansas City Folk Fest (the Music Fair)


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The Kansas City Folk Fest (a revamped version of FAI's Music Fair) is a one-day indoor folk festival open to delegates and the public alike from 10am to 5pm on Sunday February 21 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. Multiple stages, a gospel session with Ken Whiteley & Friends, a square dance with caller for all ages, an artisan marketplace, and an epic closing concert. Described as “close to home and far from ordinary” the event is not to be missed and marks the beginning of a warm February tradition. Tickets are $30 for adults with discounts for seniors, students, youth and children are free. BUY TICKETS: $30 

MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE: Grammy Award winner Alison Brown (The Song of the Banjo), legendary folksinger Eric Andersen, Australian folk-pop band The Soorleys, songsmith Peter Case, and a closing concert by Los Texmaniacs.

KANSAS CITY ARTISTS INCLUDE: Ayllu, Sara Morgan, Under The Big Oak Tree, and Ensemble Iberica.

REGIONAL ARTISTS INCLUDE: Underhill Rose (SERFA), Johnsmith (FARM), The Young Novelists (NERFA), Moors & McCumber (SWRFA), and Beth Wood (FAR-WEST).

ADDITIONAL ARTISTS INCLUDE: Robbie Fulks, The Jellyman's Daughter, Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar, Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton, Sarah Jane Scouten, Under The Big Oak Tree, and Matthew Byrne.

ARTISAN BOOTHS INCLUDE: AER / Musiquip, B.A.C. Musical Instruments - Kansas City, Bose, Bradford and Franzke Fine Instruments, Costco, Earth Wisdom Music & Clothing, Falk Guitars, Front Stoop Cigar Box Guitars, Gigi Moon Gems, Heritage Music Repair, HoneyBee Creative, Ink / The Star, Kansas City Guitar Society, Kansas Public Radio, KC Strings, KCPT, Kitschup Creations, KKFI, Lost & Found Design, Mara's Creations, Messner Family Farm, Mid Coast Modern, Mills Record Company, NEAT! artist studio, Nechville Banjos, Opal & Gold, Perilin Jewelry and Sweet Destructor, Precision Printers, Red Hare Leather, Shubb Capos, Springfield Music, Steve Mason - Ask A Luthier, Tammy Smith Design, Taylor Guitars, The Art Of Bryan Fyffe, The Bridge, The Folk Store, The Vintage Gretsch Experience, TreeHouse Custom Drums, Two Tone Press, Wild Wash Soap Co., and Wood + Salt. For a short description of each booth, please click here. 



All volunteer shifts have been filled. Thanks for the overwhelming interest in volunteering! Please reach out with questions to our Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Hatch at


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