Event Details


Time: August 17, 2014 from 3pm to 9pm
Location: Winslow's Kansas City-Style BBQ
Street: 20 E. 5th Street
City/Town: Kansas City, Missouri
Website or Map:
Phone: (816) 471-7427
Event Type: music, festival
Organized By: Kevin M. Kraft
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2014

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Event Description


The FOURTH ANNUAL KANSAS CITY CIGAR BOX GUITAR FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday, August 17th 2014 from 3pm – 9pm at Winslow’s Kansas City-Style BBQ located at 20 E. 5th Street, Kansas City, MO. Complete information about this FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT can be found by calling (816) 217-9539 or logging onto the festival’s page of founder, Kevin M. Kraft’s official website at and going to the festival page. Parking is free.

RSVP IS STRONGLY REQUESTED and can be done at the website.

Scheduled events include live performances by some of the city’s best cigar box guitar artists, OPEN MICROPHONE opportunities for the brave closet and amateur performer, a raffle will be held for fantastic prizes including cigar box guitars and cigar box guitar-related items from notable performers, the proceeds of which will benefit a worthy cause to be announced. Raffle tickets are $5 each and available at the time of the festival.

Additionally, performers will have CDs and other merchandise for sale along with art from BRADY SCOTT, creator of festival mascot TABBY BLUE THE CAT. Cigar box guitar venders will also have instruments available for purchase.

        See website for complete details: RSVP and send an email from there.

Comment Wall

Comment by Cause the Blue rat on May 10, 2014 at 8:10am
This is only three hours from home! Awesome!
Comment by Uncle John on May 12, 2014 at 9:40am

Hey, Kevin.  Thanks for doing this again.  A new venue.  I liked the old one, but feel excited about the new one.  Please count me in.

Comment by Wichita Sam on June 9, 2014 at 8:45am

Just put in my vacation request.  Will see you there!!!  Looking forward to another great event!

Comment by Uncle John on August 2, 2014 at 10:33am

Comment by Cause the Blue rat on August 3, 2014 at 12:05pm
15 minutes of open mic? Hope to get one song in.
Comment by Uncle John on August 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

I hope you do too, Rat.  Get up early and talk to Kevin and volunteer for it.   There are a whole lot of people on the schedule I want to hear.  Don't be late, the start off guy is fantastic and a real showman.

Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on August 7, 2014 at 9:02am

The 15 minutes time for OPEN MIKE is approximate, but should allow about three people to do one song each. We just lost another performer, so we have even more wiggle room as far as time goes.

Comment by Cause the Blue rat on August 7, 2014 at 10:46pm
Bummer you've lost a performer. I think it's amazing you have as many as you do. Looking forward to hearing them all.
Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on August 8, 2014 at 3:56am

Yup, makes two performers. Lost the caricature artist as well. What else can go wrong? LOL  I shouldn't ask that, should I?

But I'm going to meet the restaurant owner tomorrow afternoon, so that'll be cool.

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