Westport Roots Festival
WESTPORT ROOTS FESTIVAL
Uniting performers and lovers of Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, Ameripolitan, Blues, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Cowpunk and all of the sub-genres that fall under the ROOTS umbrella. We identify with, and celebrate our musical heritage while actively working to support the Neo-Traditionalists who live to evolve those old sounds we all know and love. We bring all of this great music to the heart of the hottest party district in Kansas City to keep our historic neighborhood alive. WRF 2016
Ladies and Gentlemen, lovers of roots music..
Here at Little Class Records and The Westport Saloon we brought you an incredibly diverse line up this year. To us the word ROOTS means where you came from. Not only your musical heritage, but YOUR musical experiences. We did our best this year to bring you not only a mix of your favorite Ameripolitan, Muddy Roots and Little Class artists, we also took a step back in time. But not that far back.
We have brought you an eclectic mix of your favorite national, regional and local throwback acts from the 80's to the early 00's that represented the evolving "roots" scene of the time. We call it Cowpunk, Psychobilly and Alt Country. Some acts you will only know if you were a hipster in KC in your younger days. Some, you will know from rocking the short lived glory days when our progressive roots music had a chance to be heard on popular media forms. Take a look. Find the acts that you know. Research the ones you don't.
Keep an eye on www.WestportRoots.com as we will be profiling all of them and giving you some history between now and the fest!