Longtime area musician and concert production guy Mark Valentine bats for Matt Donnelly this week with an abbreviated list of don’t miss shows. Check it:
Here are some shows you might have overlooked:
KC Symphony at The Kauffman
The Symphony performs Gustav Mahler’s last complete work.
It’s interesting to hear what a great composer writes when he knows he will
die soon. And it’s a great venue. Expect a moving show.
January 24-26, 2014 – Helzberg Hall – Kauffman Center for the Performing
Tim Whitmer at The Green Lady
Tim Whitmer and the KC Happy Hour Express includes James Albright, Todd R.
Wilkinson and Raymond DeMarchi…plus the weekly tradition of Mayor Charles B Wheeler throwing out the first request
Fridays – Green Lady Lounge 1809 Grand from 5:30-8:30 PM
Valentine at Jazz Legends
Cajun Cuisine plus Mark Valentine, Jay EuDaly and Phil Brenner on Plenty Spicy Friday Night
Jazz Legends – 1859 Village W Pkwy #102 – The Legends Shops
Mama Ray at BBs Lawnside
Where do the old people go on Saturday afternoon? Mama Ray has been hosting this matinee jam for over 20 years. Hey, what do you want for no cover?
BB’s Lawnside – 1205 E 85th St – Kansas City, MO
Switch at Barleys
A Saturday Rock show in Johnson County with no cover and 99 taps of beer on the wall.
Barley’s Brewhaus Shawnee – 16649 Midland Dr – Shawnee, KS
Westport still lives on Sunday.
The Irieplaceables fuse jazz, ska, funk, latin, and blues
into a wall of sound delivered by the most powerful horn section in town.
The Riot Room – 4048 Broadway – Kansas City, MO, 8 p.m.
Patty Griffin at The Bottleneck
This Saturday you can see the Grammy winner in Lawrence. Small room. Big talent.
The Bottleneck – 737 New Hampshire – Lawrence, KS
Or you can always check Nightly Events http://KansasCityMusic.com