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

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

The Shape of Words featuring Jameson Bayles, Anna Ciummo, James Benger, Ronda Miller, & Annette Billings July 14, 2016 | 8:00 pm

The Shape of Words featuring Jameson Bayles, Anna Ciummo, James Benger, Ronda Miller, & Annette Billings.

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Streetlevel Uprising July 7, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Lawrence's Streetlevel Uprising brings their positive vibrations and conscious reggae to the Local Showcase.

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A First Hand Account of Life with Lyme Disease June 23, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Learn more about Lyme in an interview with Kansas City area native, Jeremy McClain who has dealt with Lyme for over 20 years! The biologist and musician has suffered from a range of symptoms that were misdiagnosed with a range of health problems before he learned the root of his illness.

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Urban Grown Sounds June 23, 2016 | 8:00 pm

The great Urban Grown Tour happens June 25th and 26th in the Kansas City area. To pay tribute to our local growers and their farms, we will be playing songs suggested by the people who produce our precious produce! Learn more about the event by tuning in.

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Alex Hicks June 16, 2016 | 8:00 pm

New DJ, Alex Hicks shares his take on the Local music scene.

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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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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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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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