What's Good 2017


As 2017 comes to a close Kimmy at I Love KC Music has been reflecting on all that's good in the wonderful music community in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Many of you also completed the people's choice survey and the results have been tallied. Take a look at what we love and there is so much to love here in KC. So many people put out incredible music this year and this list only captures a small portion of all the awesome work that is here in KC.

I Love KC Music's Favorite Festivals

1. Middle of the Map 2. Westport Roots 3. Crossroads Music 4. Boulevardia 5. Outer Reaches

People's Choice Favorite Festivals 1. Middle of the Map 2. Boulevardia 3. Outer Reaches 4. Center of the City 5. Westport Roots Fest

I Love KC Music's Favorite Venues 1. Westport Saloon 2. recordBar 3. Black Dolphin 4. Rino 5. CrossroadsKC

People’s Choice Favorite Venues 1. recordBar 2. Knuckleheads 3. Crossroads KC 4. The Riot Room 5. The Brick 5. Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club

I Love KC Music's Favorite Radio Stations 1. KKFI 2. The Bridge

People’s Choice Favorite Radio Stations 1. KKFI 2. The Bridge

People I Love KC Music Recognizes for Their Positive Work in the KC Music Scene 1. Rhonda Lyne/Sondra Freeman 2. Kasey Rausch 3. Michelle Bacon 4. Anna Selle

People’s Choice Recognizes People for Their Positive Work in the KC Music Scene 1. Rhonda Lyne/Sondra Freeman 2. Kimmy DeVries 3. Michelle Bacon 4. Anna Selle

People I Love KC Music Recognizes for Their Positive Work in the KC Music Scene 1. Chris Harghirian 2. Enrique Chi 3. Steven Ervay 4. Travis Fields

People’s Choice Recognizes People for Their Positive Work in the KC Music Scene 1. Chris Harghirian 2. Steve Tulipana 3. Mark Manning 4. Enrique Chi

Organizations I Love KC Music Recognizes for Doing Positive Work in the KC Music Scene

1. Midwest Music Foundation

2. Sofar Sounds

3. Folk Alliance International

Organizations People’s Choice Recognizes for Doing Positive Work in the KC Music Scene 1. Midwest Music Foundation 2. Folk Alliance International 3. Band of Angels

I Love KC’s Music Top Ten EPs 1. Hembree - Had It All 2. Wick & the Tricks: Not Enough 3. Freight Train Rabbit Killer 4. The Country Duo - Live at Sun Studio 5. Olivia Fox - Olivia Fox 6. Emmaline Twist - Dissimulation 1 7. Lovergurl - The President is a Sex Offender 8. The Good Hearts - A Beginner's Guide to the Good Hearts 9. Instant Karma - Trying to Find My Mind 10. Momma's Boy - Liquid Courage

I Love KC Music Top 6 Singles 1. Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust - Love the Wander

2. Rachel Mallin - Biggest Fan 3. Jaenki - The Timing and the Spaces 4. Chase the Horseman - Ripcord 5. Sky Smeed - If You’re Taught You Learn to Be Mean 6. Victor & Penny - She Says, She Knows/ Wake Up Early 7inch

Full Length 1. Making Movies - I Am Another You 2. Katy Guillen and the Girls - Remember What You Knew Before 3. Calvin Arsenia - Catastrophe 4. Drew Black and Dirty Electric - Clamour 5. Ensemble Iberica/Matt Otto 6. Havilah & Triple Play - Come Rain or Shine 7. Shapiro Brothers - Shapiro Brothers 8. Foshee - Stranger Things 9. Sky Smeed - Lunker Bass 10. Mysterious Clouds - Panic on the Noon Meridian

People’s Choice Top EPs and LPs 1. Making Movies - I Am Another You 2. Hembree - Had It All 3. Wick & The Tricks - Not Enough 4. The Country Duo - Live at Sun Studio 4. American Slim - Irreplaceable 4. The Roseline - Blood

People's Coice Record Store Favorites 1. Mills Record Company 2. Records with Merritt 3. Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven


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