The festival kicked off in 2000 to celebrate the rich history of Kansas City's blues & jazz heritage. We take tremendous pride in presenting one of the most indigenous music events in the Kansas City area. Overwhelmingly, the festival is positive for the community, and delivers an historical and cultural impact. The festival's sole purpose is to present the artists with the greatest of honor.
A variety of vendor booths are an anticipated attraction each year. We specialize in a unique small-town fair atmosphere where the vendors are friendly and serve down-home, authentic dishes.
This is our goal, a true community festival, that reminds us of what Kansas City is all about—unassuming, honest, real.