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

IBC Winners in Studio on the Local Showcase! September 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm

My guests will be the Heather Newman Band and Mark Montgomery (solo winner), the recent winners of the KC Blues Challenge at Knuckleheads. We'll hear their music (some of it LIVE!) and discuss the musical careers. Tune in!

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Kansas City Irish Music
September 20, 2018 | 8:00 pm

We'll hear from many of our local Irish music artists both past and present. We'll close the program with a portion of Gerald Trimble's History of Irish Music in words and music, recorded at the Kansas City Irish Fest.

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Karen Baum on the Local Showcase! September 13, 2018 | 8:00 pm

Karen Baum will be live in studio playing guitar and singing for us. She is a longtime blues performer in Kansas City and surrounding areas. Karen is also the founder and driving force behind BluesLovers Calendar online. Join us!

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Crossroads Music Fest Preview September 6, 2018 | 8:00 pm

We feature artists from this year's CMF.

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Kansas City Irish Fest Preview August 30, 2018 | 8:00 pm

We feature live music from some of the local artists performing at this weekend's Kansas city Irish Fest.

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Kansas City Celebrates Jerry Garcia August 2, 2018 | 8:00 pm

Billy Melv, Tracer Heights and others perform the music of Jerry Garcia.

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Gerald Trimble and Jambaroque Live July 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm

Unique music with unique instruments. Gerald et al perform live in anticipation of their upcoming concert at the Rime Center.

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Kyle Sexton in Studio! July 5, 2018 | 8:00 pm

We'll have Kyle Sexton in studio LIVE to discuss forming his own band... AND maybe he'll play us a few tunes. This Thursday on the Local Showcase with Keith Washburn.

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Local Showcase Hosted by Kasey Rausch & I Love KC Music June 28, 2018 | 8:00 pm

Kasey Rausch (River Trade Radio) and Kimmy DeVries (I Love KC Music) team up to host The Local Showcase, honoring Pride Month with a playlist by HearQueer and live guest Kian Byrne with a nod to KC Soul.

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Stranded in the City! June 14, 2018 | 8:00 pm

The HOTTEST new band in Kansas City, Stranded in the City, will perform LIVE this week on the Local Showcase. Join us for two hours, 8-10pm this Thursday.

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Interview & Music of Millage Gilbert May 10, 2018 | 8:00 pm

Betty, Dennis and Keith will interview Millage Gilbert this week on the Thursday Night Local Showcase. The KC Blues Legend turns 80 this year! We'll talk about his career, the Grand Emporium, and play his music.

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