The Crossroads Music Fest, crammed with dozens of bands in eight venues, is Saturday, September 6

The Crossroads Music Fest is quite a local success story, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of the maniacally busy Bill Sundahl. Since 2005, Sundahl has been organizer, promoter, marketer, and general do-everythinger for the festival, which will dominate the Crossroads Saturday, September 6. And wow, are there a lot of great bands. (Hello, Bacon Shoe! Where you been?) 

The festival features not only a boatload of the area’s best music but also a legal “bootcamp” for musicians, hosted by Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, from noon to 5 p.m. at Czar. The bootcamp aims to help musicians with a variety of issues, including copyright, licensing and band agreements. Registration for the $10 bootcamp (which seems to be something worth every penny) is open here.   

Tickets for the whole festival are on sale now for $15, or $20 on the day of the fest. Advance tickets are available for purchase at Vinyl Renaissance, Grinders and the Bottleneck in Lawrence, or online here


KKFI 90.1 STAGE at Crossroads KC at Grinders
6:30-7:30 p.m. Loose Park
8-9 p.m. Not a Planet
9:30-10:30 p.m. My Brothers & Sisters
11 p.m.-midnight Me Like Bees

Vinyl Renaissance Stage at the Brick
6-7 p.m. Rural Grit
7:20-8:20 p.m. Starhaven Rounders
8:40-9:40 p.m. Dead Voices
10-11 p.m. AY MusiK
11:45 p.m.-12:45 a.m. Mark Lowery & Drums
1-2 a.m. Bacon Shoe

The Record Machine Showcase at the KCPT Stage at Czar
6-7 p.m. Ghastly Menace
8-9 p.m. La Guerre
10-11 p.m. Chambers
Midnight-1 a.m. The Noise FM
1-2 a.m. Max Justus

DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems Stage at Tank Room 
6-6:45 p.m. Scott Hrabko & the Rabbits
7:15-8 p.m. Old Sound
8:30-9:30 p.m. Maria the Mexican
10-11 p.m. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Philistines

Broadway Roasting Company Stage at the Mercy Seat 
7-8 p.m. Onward Crispin Glover
9-10 p.m. Hipshot Killer
11 p.m.-midnight Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds

Full details, a schedule, maps and more all here.

Categories: Music