2016 Westport Roots Festival

Posted by:  Little Class Records  | When:  | Where: The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

 Booking 25 Sonicbids bands

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Westport Roots is seeking 25 Sonicbids artists. Selected acts will be compensated up to $5,000.

The Opportunity

The 3rd Annual Westport Roots Festival (WRF) will play host to over 3,000 attendees and more than 35 bands. The mission of the festival is to nurture the culture and subcultures found within Americana and Hillbilly music. WRF desires to cultivate the organic neo-traditional music being created while preserving musical traditions.

This year's event is taking place at the Westport Saloon on Pennsylvania Street in the heart of downtown Westport, Missouri. This intimate venue is located in "The Original Kansas City," features the best in American roots music and has over 100 whiskeys to choose from. Other venues include The Riot Room, The Firefly Lounge and Buzzard Beach.

Sponsors Include:

Past Artists Include:
Billy Joe Shaver, Joe Buck Yourself, Viva Le Vox, Outlaw Jim & The Whiskey Benders, The Whistle Pigs, Cadillac Flambe, Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy

The Band

  • Open to Americana, folk, blues, rockabilly, bluegrass and country music
  • Original music

The Gig


  • Multiple stages
  • Sound check prior to set
  • Set legnths are 45 minutes
  • Backline provided; includes drums and bass rig
  • Professional lights and sound provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Compensation is negotiated at the time of booking
  • Artists may sell merch on site
  • Food, drinks and hospitality tent provided on grounds


  • Compensation Amount: $100.00 - $5,000.00
  • Percentage of Merchandise Sales: 100%