Outer Reaches 2019 Announced!

Outer Reaches Announces Eighth Annual Boundary-Pushing Music Festival

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The organizers of Outer Reaches, an annual live music festival in its eighth year, have announced the official date for the 2019 event. Saturday October 19 at recordBar (1520 Grand Blvd) in Kansas City, Missouri will mark the date and location for the dual-stage festivities of Outer Reaches 2019.

Outer Reaches is a music festival based in Kansas City that showcases ‘out there’, left-of-center artists pushing boundaries in their respective genre. Regional acts as well as national and international touring acts are a part of the festival’s spirit, celebrating the variety of freethinking music around the globe.

The music of Outer Reaches 2019 will be showcased over two stages at recordBar.  The eighth annual lineup features two touring acts including space rock band Lumerians (Oakland, CA) and pop duo Thunder Jackson (Oklahoma / Wales). Kansas City bands featured at the festival this year include cosmic jazz legends BCR (Black Crack Revue), synthesizer-based psychedelic rock band Monta at Odds, space rock band Be/Non, experimental hip hop duo FACEFACE, and experimental music / performance artist Unicorns in the Snow.  Accompanying live video projections will be provided by XO Blackwater.

Outer Reaches 2019 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 from the event.  Sponsors for this year’s fest include Records with Merritt, 7th Heaven, It’s a Beautiful Day, recordBar, Seen Merch, XO Blackwater, Haymaker Records, Kosmic City, Crush Media, Boulevard Brewing Co., and Print Time.

For more information on the festival, visit http://www.outerreachesfest.com.  The show is 18+ (Under 18 with a guardian) and has a ticket price of $15.  Advanced ticket options are available at the recordBar location and through Eventbrite ticketing.  Please review the Facebook event for updates on Outer Reaches 2019.


Outer Reaches Photos 2018


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2018 was another great year for Outer Reaches. See Photos of Day 1 and Day 2 of Outer Reaches 2018. A big thanks to I Love KC Music for the photography and edits.