FEST: Middle of the Map 2018 (Kansas City)

Posted by:  The Record Machine  | When:  –  | Where: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

 Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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Legendary Middle of the Map Fest returns again this year to Kansas City! This incredible festival hosts more than a 100 bands, over 10,000 attendees and is looking for 3 Sonicbids artists to join them. Selected acts will be compensated a minimum of $100.

The Opportunity

Middle of the Map Fest aims to bring world-class entertainment to Kansas City. Over the last 8 years, they have hosted more than 500 emerging, local and national bands. It takes places at a handful of venues across the Crossroads area of Kansas City with about 10,000 total in attendance.

The festival is put on by The Record Machine and Ink Magazine/inkkc.com. The Record Machine, established in 2003, is a homegrown independent record company based in Kansas City. Ink Magazine is Kansas City's premier lifestyle and entertainment publication and website. Owned by The Kansas City Star, Ink Magazine is supportive of local musicians and events.

The Band

  • Primarily booking acoustic, alternative, Americana, avant-garde, electronic, folk, hip-hop/rap, pop, punk, rock, singer/songwriter
  • Bands are responsible for own travel/accommodations

The Gig


  • Sets are 30-45 minutes
  • Shows are at both indoor and outdoor venues
  • Drum kit provided (but no hardware)
  • Professional sound and engineer provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Artists compensated at least $100, more if traveling long distances
  • Artists keep 100% of merchandise sales
  • Food/drink provided


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking