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A.J. Gaither OMB: One Bad Ass

A.J. Gaither OMB: One Bad Ass The Westport Roots Festival features some of the biggest names in honky tonk, Ameripolitan, hillbilly and folk music from around the country.  But “Westport” is part of our name too, and we are immensely proud to feature some of the most revered and prolific artists in the Kansas City…

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The Women of Westport Roots

The Women of Westport Roots   The Westport Roots Festival is the premiere gathering of live roots and Americana music in the Midwest every spring.  Roots, Ameripolitan, and honky tonk music bands and fans come from all over the country to participate in good times and good music.  With such a wide reach, it should…

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Moe Bandy

The Westport Saloon brings the best roots concerts to Kansas City every day, and the jewel in the crown returns in May with the 2017 iteration of the Westport Roots Festival.  There’s no better time to welcome back to Kansas City some honky tonk royalty:  Moe Bandy.  A mainstay on the country music charts from…

Dale Watson

The Westport Roots Festival is proud to feature Dale Watson, the original tattooed troubadour and godfather of Ameripolitan, the movement to keep country music in touch with its roots.  Dale has spent decades writing and performing the kind of country music he grew up listening to in Texas in the 60’s and 70’s – the…

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The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash will be performing at the Westport Roots Festival, the Ameripolitan Music Awards-nominated roots music extravaganza coming up this May in Kansas City, and we couldn’t be more excited.  The BSOJC were founded by Mark Stuart in San Diego in 1995, and they have been raising country Cain at music festivals and…

Jesse Dayton

The Westport Roots Festival is run, hosted, and worked by passionate fans of all styles of American roots music.  It’s a wide variety of music, and we all had to start somewhere.  For most of us, that start came from country music, often of the outlaw variety.  When we come across a modern musician playing…

Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band

Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band were pioneers in the neo- roots movement in the past 10 years with a cult like following. We’re bringing them back for one more show. Click here to read more about 2017’s only reunion for this very missed band!

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The Hooten Hallers

The Hooten Hallers – guitarist/singer John Randall, drummer Andy Rehm, and saxophonist Kellie Everett (yeah you read that right) are a blues rock wrecking crew, pumping out up-tempo jams locked in overdrive a la Scott H. Biram and James Leg.  This Columbia, Missouri trio has earned a lot of love and accolades all over the country…