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Kansas City rallies around local music


Pitch Showcase - by MAD13

Recently residents of Kansas City made their way to Pennsylvania Ave for the yearly installment of the Pitch Showcase. Sponsorship by large corporations like Verizon and VitaminWater, allowed for concert goers to pay a mere $5 for an entire night of music. The showcase took over stages in 6 venues along the streets of Westport district. And that $5 purchased you a wristband allowing access to all venues for all shows. The great thing about the night was the variety. If you walked into one venue and didn't like the Metal sound you were hearing, you could easily walk down the street and listen to some Indie Pop or around the corner was a Jazz artist.

In total, the list covered 28 local acts and the genres ranged from: Singer-Songwriter, Jazz: Solo Artist, Reggae, Pop, Indie Pop, Country/Bluegrass, DJ/Dance, Rock, Folk and many many others.

The purpose for all this music was to give the public a chance to see some of the acts nominated for the Awards. Voting has been open for weeks,  but they thought they'd give the bands one last shot at impressing everyone for the opportunity to reel in a final vote or two. In actuality, it was really KC's chance of showing people that they can put on a smaller version music festival and at a much cheaper price.