Ink magazine, Kansas City’s lifestyle and entertainment publication, and The Record Machine, a locally owned record label, are coming together to host the first annual Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest on April 8 and 9. The festival features more than 30 bands and provides an exceptional lineup of local, national, international and emerging talent from around the globe, including Daniel Johnston, Cursive, The Raveonettes and Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s. The festival will take place in Kansas City’s Westport neighborhood at four different venues over two days. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass or $25 for a two-day pass, available at middleofthemapfest.com.
Westport provides a central location for festival attendees to be able to see the maximum amount of entertainment. The festival will feature a variety of genres from rock, pop, indie, hip hop, electronic, shoegaze, psych, punk, and more. International indie pop group, Two Door Cinema Club, will headline Friday night at The Beaumont Club. The same night, the Riot Room will feature sets from hometown heroes The Appleseed Cast and a re-united The Casket Lottery.