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

Jeff Harshbarger June 2, 2016 | 8:00 pm

A prolific composer and bandleader in his own right, Jeff has recorded and performed across the globe with such varied artists as Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Bobby Watson, Darol Anger, Allison Miller, Curtis Fuller, Forever Tango, Eugene Chadborne, Milt Abel, Tango Lorca, Jimmy Carl Black, Krystle Warren, Snuff Jazz, Brad Cox, Nathan Granner, Ghosty, The People's Liberation Big Band of the Greater Kansas City Area and Forrest Whitlow.

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Joy Zimmerman Returns June 9, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Rick Chael welcomes Joy Zimmerman back to the Local Showcase.

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River Cow Orchestra October 27, 2016 | 8:00 pm

River Cow Orchestra never plays the same thing twice. They create in the moment. Lady D welcomes them back to the KKFI studio.

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Recent episodes

Ron Roberts May 19, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Host Barry Lee welcomes Kansas City jazz legend, Ron Roberts.

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Eddie Delahunt’s Rebellion April 7, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Kansas City's Irish Troubadour, Eddie Delahunt celebrates the release of his new CD, Rebellion.

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Orphanns and Psychedelic Garage March 31, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Arjay hosts with the first hour dedicated to the band Orphann. Their 1977 album "Up For Adoption" was remastered and released on CD in 2015. Guitarist Hugh Ruddick will be my in studio guest. The second hour will feature Tom Sorrells and Mark Prellberg playing rare and unreleased psychedelic and garage music from KC's storied past.

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KC POET TREE March 24, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Hosted by Purpose, Nightlife Jones, Slam Ulit, and KC POET TREE, the first showing of the new slam team will perform as well as some friends of Slam ULIT. Also the Dynamic forces of KC POET TREE. You get the first listen before they go to the semi-finals for Louder Than A Bomb!

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Kansas City Irish March 17, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Some great selections from Kansas City's Irish music scene. Eddie Delahunt, Flannigan's Right Hook, The Elders, THe Kelihans and more.

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Best of Poetry Slams March 10, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Nique Poetry is Kansas and Missouri's Premier Spoken Word platform, whose mission is to actively recruit the most powerful and expressive voices in the scene, and bring them together to showcase the "Best of Poetry Slams". On March 10th, seven of the most recognizable names in the Greater Kansas City Area will perform an exclusive, Spoken Word showcase for 90.1 KKFI, with special "poet-core" musical group The Turing Test!

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Fraoch March 3, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Jeff Smith, Paula Ryan, Eric Ryan, Mark Fricke, Alex Henry comprise Celtic band, Fraoch. They play live in the KKFI studio.

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Local Showcase February 11, 2016 | 8:00 pm

KC Storytellers;Gary Kuntz, Jim "Two Crows" Wallen, Joyce Slater,Mary Schmidt, & Priscilla Howe share love stories just in time for Valentine's Day. Tune in to hear the many sides of love by this talented group.

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Flannigan’s Right Hook at 10 February 4, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Kansas City's Eighth Best Irish Band hits the Local Showcase to celebrate their Tenth Anniversary!

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Groove 101 January 28, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Lady D welcomes Funk band, Groove 101 to the Local Showcase

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