Thursday at 8:00 pm

Local Showcase

The Local Showcase features live or recorded performances of music, poetry, prose, etc. of local and regional artists. This showcase is hosted by a variety of KKFI programmers covering a broad spectrum of musical genres.

Upcoming episodes

Neal Shipe radio serenade of Scottish Lute music! July 27, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Neal Shipe returns to charm your ears with live performances of 400-year old Lute music .... and share the history and stories of its survival through the ages!

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Scottish Lute music with Neal Shipe, part II ! July 27, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Neal Shipe performs live (Soprano Lute; Classical Guitar) and shares with us his most recent research, through stories and music! The 17th Century never ounded so sweet!

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River Cow Orchestra October 26, 2017 | 8:00 pm

In what's become an annual tradition, Lady D welcomes River Cow Orchestra back to The Local Showcase.

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Recent episodes

Local Showcase: Fred Wickham & The Mad Kings Trio July 20, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Starting at 8:00 pm and hosted by Signal To Noise's Barry Lee, this week's show features two live performances by area artists. The first hour will featured Fred Wickham and members of the Hadacol Caravan and the second hour will feature The Mad Kings Trio from Lawrence, Kansas.

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Kelley Hunt on The Local Showcase with Diana Linn of The Tasty Brew June 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist, Kelley Hunt, joins Host Diana Linn at 8 pm for an in depth conversation exploring the artist's musical life and times on The Local Showcase. Kelley has been paired with Kansas City area native and now Nashville based Songwriter, Jeff Black to perform at KKFI's fundraising extravagance June 30th at The Folly Theater - Collaborations Live!

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Billy Ebeling LIVE in Studio! June 1, 2017 | 8:00 pm

From the White Guy (Keith Washburn): Billy is the best one man band anywhere! Yes, I first met Billy over 10 years ago and he's even better now... he plays over 10 instruments, often 2-3 at a time. Listen as we play some local music AND we'll have Billy in studio with us for at least a FULL hour (two hour show).

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Scott Hrabko and Lauren Krum on the Local Showcase! May 18, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Join Host Diana Linn of The Tasty Brew Music Radio Show for a musical conversation on the Local Showcase with Kansas City's own Scott Hrabko, bandleader of Scott Hrabko and The Rabbits and Lauren Krum, vocalist for Kansas City's The Grisly Hand, Fool's Gold Country Revue and others. The show will be live in the studio and streaming at and online with the TuneIn App.

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Scottish Lute music with Neal Shipe! May 4, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Neal Shipe tells the story of Scottish Lute music through the centuries with live performances and a listen to his latest recorded collaboration: It Is a Wonder To See!

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An Evening With The Music of the Beatles [Preview] April 20, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Signal To Noise host Barry Lee presents a one hour preview of Friday's Evening With The Music of the Beatles show at Knuckleheads Saloon. Guests include members of KKFI's Rubber Souls band and music from the show as well as some incredible rare Beatles covers. The second hour will be a live concert from former KKFI programmer Michael Taylor.

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Molly McLaughlin April 6, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Molly is a composer, song writer, and vocalist. Her most recent project, A Beautiful Dying, is an original musical ceremony exploring the inseverable dance of death and life through song, dance, and poetry. Based in Kansas City, MO, Molly performs regularly with the Black House New Music Collective and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble

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Tasty Brew Local Music Showcase with Heather Joan Newman and Tyler Giles January 26, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Diana Linn hosts this week's Local Music Showcase with in studio guests Heather Joan Newman and Tyler Giles.

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Magical Mystery Yule Celebration December 1, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Jambaroque returns to the local showcase in celebration of Beatles, Baroque, and Mystical British Folk.

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A Kansas City Thanksgiving November 24, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Stormin' Norman celebrates Thanksgiving with a mix of local artists.

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