The 2ND ANNUAL KANSAS CITY CIGAR BOX GUITAR FESTIVAL

Event Details

The 2ND ANNUAL KANSAS CITY CIGAR BOX GUITAR FESTIVAL

Time: August 26, 2012 from 2pm to 6pm
Location: BB's Lawnside Blues & BBQ
Street: 1205 E. 85th Street.
City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri
Phone: (816) 822-7424
Event Type: music, festival
Organized By: Kevin M. Kraft
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2013

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Event Description

The CAT is back and the guitars are the stars at this exciting event. Last years SMASH SUCCESS was an unexpected surprise and we're doing it again this year. Come hear some great blues, rock, folk, gospel and plenty of surprises from some of Kansas City's best cigar box guitar artists as well as some closet performers at OPEN MIKE opportunities throughout the afternoon.

 

Additionally, there will be raffle tickets sold for drawings throughout the event for cigar box guitars and cigar box guitar-related items. Proceeds will benefit the Kansas City BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS program, of which I am intimately involved in. If anyone has items to DONATE to the cause, please contact me here with your interest. Cigar Box Guitars, cigar box guitar accessories, cigar box guitar CDs and DVDs--I'll use it all!

 

PLEASE RSVP HERE SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THERE'S ENOUGH SPACE FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!

Everyone is welcome at this free, family-oriented celebration of the CIGAR BOX GUITAR, which has seen quite a revival among even professional musicians!

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Comment by Jeff McFadden on June 22, 2013 at 8:48am

Oh well crap... I looked at the month and day, and not the year.  :(  I don't see a repeat for 2013.  What a heartbreak.  I'll try to be brave... [sniff, sniff]

Comment by Jeff McFadden on June 22, 2013 at 8:22am

ALL RIGHT!!! I actually found this notice BEFORE THE EVENT!  And it's in my town, at a joint I've been thinking I need to go back to for whatever reason.  

I'm working on my first CBG right now, but should have at least one to donate by August even with a busy summer planned.  These ain't that hard to build!

Comment by colin mcgrath on August 22, 2012 at 12:23pm

I plan on being there too with the family.

Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on August 13, 2012 at 8:57am

Scheduled Musical Acts include:

KEVIN M. KRAFT.SHAE LEE.UNCLE JOHN.STOVEPIPE PERKINS.

COYOTE BILL.JASON VIVONE.PHARAOH TAROT 

PLACE: BB’S LAWNSIDE BLUES AND BB-Q. 1205 E. 85th STREET, KANSAS CITY MO  816-822-7427

TIME: 2PM – 6PM

LIVE PERFORMANCES

OPEN MIKE OPPORTUNITIES

CIGAR BOX GUITAR SELLERS

RAFFLE DRAWINGS FOR PRISES

(All ticket sale proceeds to benefit Blues in the Schools)

FAMILY FRIENDLY

FREE ADMISSION

FREE PARKING

CONTACT: Kevin M. Kraft (816) 217-9539 

Email: kevinmkraft@juno.com

For more info look up The 2ND ANNUAL Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival

by name at

WWW.CIGARBOXNATION.COM

Disclaimer: Festival details are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on August 13, 2012 at 8:53am

Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on August 8, 2012 at 8:13am

All right. If you haven't already, Suzanne, go ahead and RSVP, and I'll keep your attending number in mind. Can't wait to meet you.

Comment by Suzanne on August 6, 2012 at 6:49pm

Delvero & I will be there with our family- up to 6!! We will be donating... cannot wait! I was there  last year- this year even better!

Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on August 4, 2012 at 7:16am

Excellent, Linda! Thank you. Can't wait to see you again.

Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on August 3, 2012 at 8:35am

OK, it looks like we're gonna run a raffle similar to last year's for the Blues in the Schools program! If you have cigar box guitars, related accessories (pickups,) CDs, DVDs--anything to donate for the drawings, that'll be great! Last year we got a lot of fantastic contributions. Let's do it even bigger this year! Contact me her with what you have. I'll tell you how to get it to me, unless you're coming to the festival!

Comment by Uncle John on July 22, 2012 at 9:28am

Box shot of Spider Didey.   Nice playing diddley.  The chords sound best right over the fret markers.   Piezo.   Never played by Micheal Jackson or Jack Benny.

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