savannah conley @ starlight theatre

savannah conley @ starlight theatre

August 16th was a gorgeous evening at Starlight Theatre. The rain had died off, the temperature cooled down slightly, and Savannah Conley took the stage as the last of a few drops of rain came down. She impressed with the simplicity of her arrangements, the range of her voice. We grabbed a few photos, and can’t wait to see her again!

Keep up with Savannah Conley here.

judah & the lion @ outside lands 2019

judah & the lion @ outside lands 2019

Outside Lands 2019 was one for the books. We were floored by the range in music selection, incredible designs and collaborations with the festival, the updated Grasslands area, and, of course, some of our favorite performers back on stage to enjoy. Not only did Judah & The Lion perform in Kansas City on Saturday night, but they booked it to San Francisco on Sunday to play on the main stage to a giant crowd mid-day. THAT’S dedication. We love them, infinity, every time.

Keep up with Judah & The Lion here.

paul simon + wyclef jean @ outside lands 2019

paul simon + wyclef jean @ outside lands 2019

On our way to enjoy the final headliner of Outside Lands 2019, we happened upon a rather large crowd in the middle of the polo field, by the merchant tables. For a moment, I thought the crowd had reached that far back, an hour or so before the performance, and I almost gave up on getting any closer. But then we realized it was a completely different crowd, and Wyclef Jean was singing on the Heineken stage. As the sounds of “Maria Maria” entered our ears, we danced our way over for a peek. Then, of course, we got as close as we could for the indelible Paul Simon. What a way to round out the festivities.

**photos by Andrew Hallen + Meredith Schneider

ben folds @ starlight theatre

ben folds @ starlight theatre

On Friday night, Ben Folds made a spectacular appearance at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO. Our city has an affinity for this man, palpable when he sang a song about making Jason Sudeikis his “piano bitch” back in the day when he used to play The Bottleneck in Lawrence. He and his band entertained until the very last second of the sound ordinance, and what a beautiful start to the weekend it was.

Keep up with Ben Folds here.

the war and treaty @ hinterland music festival

the war and treaty @ hinterland music festival

If you haven’t gotten yourself out to a show with The War and Treaty, then you have no idea what you’re missing out on. The roots/Americana duo – comprised of¬†Michael Trotter Jr & Tanya Blount-Trotter – played an afternoon set at Hinterland Music Festival recently, and we got some highlights. Check it out below, and head out to a show soon!

Keep up with The War and Treaty here.