Outer Reaches Explores the World / Outer Reaches 2018
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The organizers of the Outer Reaches music festival present a new one-day event, Outer Reaches Explores the World, on Friday, April 20 at (1520 Grand Blvd) in Kansas City, Missouri.
Outer Reaches showcases the left-of-center, under-the-radar artists experimenting and pushing boundaries within their respective genres. Regional, national, and international touring acts comprise the annual fest, with previous appearances from Deerhoof, El Ten Eleven, and Magic Castles.
The show will celebrate the spirit of boundary-pushing music while emphasizing a broader geographic appeal, giving prominence to artists inspired by rhythms and traditional world instruments. The show will begin with a lecture/workshop on world percussion from Brandon Draper’s Drum Safari. Other performers will include Smoky Mountain banjo folk artist Teri Quinn; Harptasia, a multi-harp project featuring Calvin Arsenia; a solo set from Making Movies’ frontman Enrique Javier Chi; and Afrobeat, funk, jazz, and soul group SUNU. Live video projection will be provided by XO Blackwater; DJ Memo will be play dance-friendly vinyl from around the globe between sets.
Outer Reaches Explores the World is a partnership between the festival and Midwest Music Foundation and has been made possible through a grant from the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. Midwest Music Foundation (MMF), a nonprofit organization founded in 2008, provides health care assistance, education, and resources to the Kansas City music community, and receive proceeds from ticket sales for the April 20 event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show. The event is 18 and older, or all ages when accompanied by a parent. For more information, visit http://www.outerreachesfest.com or the Facebook Event Page.