Middle of the Map Fest 2014

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

  Booking 5 Sonicbids bands

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Middle of the Map Fest aims to bring world class entertainment to Kansas City. Over the last 3 years we have hosted more then 250 emerging, local and national bands. Middle of the Map Fest will be held on April 3th-5th, 2014 in select venues across the midtown area of Kansas City with about 6,000 total in attendance. At least 5 slots have been reserved for a Sonicbids artist. They are primarily looking for artists in the following genres: Acoustic, Alternative, Americana, Avant-Garde, Electronic, Folk, Hip Hop/Rap, Pop, Punk, Rock, and Singer/Songwriter

The goal of this festival is to promote Kansas City art & culture and put it to the test against national and emerging culture. Ink Magazine and The Record Machine wish to further establish Kansas City as a musical and cultural hub and bring together a sense of community for local residents.

The Record Machine is a homegrown independent record company based in Kansas City and has just celebrated its first decade in business since 2003. They have been creating a community of emerging musical acts from places near and far. Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star remarked about The Record Machines output [They] have assembled a stable of diverse artists who are making music that deserves national attention.

The festival is also brought to you by Ink magazine and inkkc.com. Ink magazine is Kansas Citys premier lifestyle and entertainment publication and website. Owned by The Kansas City Star, it is one of Kansas Citys largest publications and is the only publication and website produced by and for people in their 20 and 30's. Ink magazine is supportive of local musicians and events to support the culture and industry. Ink publishes hundreds of local music reviews including many Record Machine artists - and profiles of local bands plus much more local music coverage.

Past performers include: Fun, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, Joy Formidable, Two Door Cinema Club, Deerhoof, Mates of States, Murder By Death, Neon Indian, Jeff The Brotherhood, Mission of Burma, Maps & Atlases, Daniel Johnston, Cursive, The Appleseed Cast, The Raveonettes, Small Black, Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos, and many more.

Application Criteria

  • Front person gender requirement: Male