Updated lineup info for 2018!
INK's Middle of the Map Fest – held annually in various venues and locations around Kansas City, Missouri – curates and cultivates the unique arts and creative culture of the Midwest, bringing together a sense of community in local and national talent in an annual festival featuring music, ideas and film. The Music Fest is curated by Nathan Reusch (The Record Machine) and Chris Haghirian (INK Magazine).
The #MOTMKC app is your personal guide to everything the fest has to offer.
– Keep up with breaking news and festival announcements.
– Purchase tickets directly through the app.
– Get information on every artist that will be appearing.
– Build your personal itinerary for the fest.
– Help us plan for future fests by rating every artist you catch.
– Create custom #MOTMKC photos to share with friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
For more info, visit MiddleOfTheMapFest.com.
** ABOUT INK MAGAZINE **
INK Magazine and inkkc.com are Kansas City's premier lifestyle and entertainment publication and website for young professionals. Owned by The Kansas City Star, INK is one of KC’s largest weekly publications. It is Kansas City's most comprehensive source for music information and coverage. Focusing on what’s new in the area's musical landscape, Ink tells the stories behind the music with cover stories on emerging artists, regular band features and the area's most expansive weekly guide to concerts and shows. INK's music mission goes beyond the magazine with a signature concert series and event partnerships.
** ABOUT THE RECORD MACHINE **
The Record Machine is a homegrown, pioneering independent record label based in Kansas City, MO. We originally established the label to promote and release music from our hometown, but, as time went on, we began releasing records from all across the country. We aim to work with a diverse group of musicians who are hardworking, dedicated, and stand-out on their own accord. Our catalogue is an eclectic mix; we are proud that we don’t fit into any single genre and that there is a unifying, uplifting quality to our releases. We hope to nurture those musicians and connect them with a wider audience. Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star remarked about The Record Machine’s output "[They] have assembled a stable of diverse artists who are making music that deserves national attention."
** ABOUT MAMMOTH PRODUCTIONS **
Mammoth is an event production company based out of Lawrence, KS that produces concerts in the Midwest. With over 20 years of involvement in concert booking, promotions and production, Mammoth's events range from full scale festival, amphitheater and arena shows to small club venues.
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