FAI News


September 29th, 2014

Folk Alliance presents the 2nd Annual Ukulele Slam this Saturday at The Folk Store

The largest local KC area ukulele gathering will take place this Saturday, October 4th from noon – 5:00pm at The Folk Store in the River Market neighborhood.  Entry is FREE and all ages are welcome.

The 2nd annual Ukulele Slam will feature performances from the Meatballs Ukulele Band, Ukulele Fight Club of Kansas City, Danny Fowler & the NUKEsters, Ukulele Fight Club of Columbia, Kansas City Ukesters and a very special feature performance from Victor & Penny.  The wonderful Linda Tilton will be teaching beginning ukulele lessons in the Folk Store while the concerts and open mic sessions take place in the courtyard across the street.

To maximize the joy of this event, come early and stay the entire time. The Folk Store will have specials on instruments and accessories and lots of cool stuff to see. The Folk Store is located at 509 Delaware Street, Kansas City, MO.

There will be spontaneous ukeing going on so BYOU. If you don't have a ukulele, there will be some extras to loan, or you can buy one at the Folk Store.

For questions, contact The Folk Store at 816-221-3655.


EVERY SUNDAY IN KCMO - Kansas City: “Here’s To The Roots” –  at 4:00pm at The Dubliner in the Power & Light District.  Kris and Havilah Bruders host and feature local artists, open mic time, and a free meal for all KC area musicians that attend.  Sponsored by FAI, Midwest Music Foundation, Kansas City Irish Center, and River Trade Radio 90.1FM. 

EVERY MONTH IN AUSTIN- Austin: Folk Alliance International Gaslight Troubadour Series hosted by William Harries Graham at Maria’s Tacos.  The August show on August 9th features the 15th year anniversary of Austin's ComboPlate Booking with Michael Fracasso, Nathan Hamilton & Beaver Nelson playing a very special in-the-round.  This series is sponsored by Pentgram, Blast, and the Austin School of Music. 

Upcoming FREE Workshops & Jam Sessions (11:00am-2:00pm)

Saturday, October 4: Ukulele Slam hosted by KC Ukesters and others

Saturday, October 11: Join us for Rural Grit at WaterFire

Saturday, November 1: Bluegrass Workshop and Jam Session hosted by Mark Franzke

Saturday, November 8: Steel Nerdz Steel Guitar Workshop & Jam @ CODA featuring Russ Weaver, Bobby DeMoss, and many other steel guitar players plus special guest vocalists Kasey Rausch and Jim Winters.

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Free Workshops @ The Folk Store (509 Delaware St, Kansas City MO 64105, 816-221-3655)

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509 Delaware St. #101
Kansas City, MO 64105
TEL: 816-221-FOLK (3655)
FAX: 816-221-3658

Upcoming Events
2nd Annual Folk Store Ukulele Jam
10/4/2014 – 10/5/2014
noon - 5:00pm
The Folk Store, Kansas City, MO

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Music Together Teacher Training
10/10/2014 – 10/12/2014
Lawrence Country Club, Lawrence, KS

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