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

Outer Reaches Festival 2017 Preflight Check September 28, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Outer Reaches Festival 2017 Preflight Check with The Hearers and Mysterious Clouds in advance of the Outer Reaches Festival 2017 held 29 and 30 September 2017 at the RecordBar

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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

Kansas City Blues September 14, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Kansas City Blues

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Local Showcase Welcomes Barclay Martin, The AJ Young Band and Lost Cowgirl Records September 7, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Diana Linn, Host of the Tasty Brew Music Radio Show on Tuesday Mornings on KKFI, will be hosting the Local Showcase this week on September 7. Her guests will be Crossroads MusicFest musical artists Barclay Martin, the AJ Young Band and Don Simon from Lost Cowgirl Records.

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Irish Fest Preview August 31, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Some of the Local artists featured at the Kansas City Irish Fest perform live in the KKFI studio, including The Maguire Brothers, Jambaroque, and Eddie Edwards, Keith Van Winkle, and Turlach Boylan.

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Celebrating our DIY community with the upcoming KC Zine Con and some events of the past week!
August 24, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Organizers and volunteers from the upcoming third KC Zine Con join us to talk about this DIY effort in the first hour....then we go to live Recordings from the 38th Ethnic Enrichment Festival and the Millions for Prisoners March!

KC <3

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Unpacking Poetry: Featuring Uptown Arts Bar All Star Poets August 17, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Lawrence poets Topher Enneking and Garret C. Tufte and Kansas City poet Sharon Gibson will share their thoughts on poetry that was recorded at the Uptown Arts Bar. This talented team will analyze and comment of the featured poetry, deconstructing the techniques used and evaluating the emotional or intellectual impact of the featured works.

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The Jubilee Mystics & Charles Rice Goff August 10, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Live performances from The Lawrence band The Jubilee Mystics followed by an interview with experimental musician Charles Rice Goff.

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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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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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