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 2019 Poster
Outer Reaches 2019 Poster

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.

Outer Reaches 2018 Lineup Announced!

Outer Reaches announces pre-Halloween Music Festival Lineup

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The organizers of Outer Reaches, an annual live music festival in its seventh year, have announced official dates and the first round of artists for their upcoming two-night event. The weekend before Halloween, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018, the festival Outer Reaches will haunt the crowds at recordBar (1520 Grand Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

The music of Outer Reaches 2018 will be showcased over two days on two stages at recordBar. The lineup includes touring acts Cave (Chicago, IL), Sound of Ceres (Brooklyn, NY), J Fernandez (Chicago, IL), Death Bells (Sydney, Australia), Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (Fort Wayne, IN), Black Givre (Montréal, Québec), and Kee Avil (Montréal, Québec). Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas bands featured at the festival this year include Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Mysterious Clouds, Abandoned Bells, Jorge Arana Trio, Lesser Pleasures, JC & the Nuns, The Guillotine Choir, New Obsessions, and Lava Dreams. Both days will have accompanying live video projection provided by XO Blackwater. Additional artists, schedule times, and additional information will be announced at a later date.

 
Outer Reaches is a music festival based in Kansas City that showcases the ‘out there’, left-of-center, under-the-radar artists experimenting within and 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 experimental music around the globe. There has always a strong tie to music that would fit into the realm of psychedelic music, but the festival has since opened up to more genres with a goal of promoting all music that is adventurous and mind expanding. The festival began in 2012 at FOKL Center, a community art space in downtown Kansas City, Kansas and was organized by Dedric Moore of local psych / experimental bands Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds. Adding Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook and recordBar owner Steve Tulipana to the Outer Reaches crew, the trio have sought to grow and change the festival each and every year. This will be the first year that the festival falls the weekend before Halloween.

 

Outer Reaches 2018 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. Outer Reaches is happy to be an official Expanded Field Partner of Open Spaces KC, a contemporary art experience with visual creations and performances by local, national and international artists transforming the city for 9 weeks. Sponsors for this year’s fest include KKFI 90.1 FM, Records with Merritt, 7th Heaven, KTBG 90.9FM The Bridge, Bullseye Records, Boulevard Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, XO Blackwater, Josey Records, It’s a Beautiful Day, Seen Merch, Haymaker Records, Kosmic City, and Print Time.

 

For more information on the festival, visit www.outerreachesfest.com. Each day of the festival is 18+. Friday has a ticket price of $15 (Day of Show), $12 (Advance) while Saturday has a ticket price of $20 (Day of Show), $15 (Advance). Advanced Two-Day tickets can be purchased for $25. All ticket options are available from the recordBar website. Please review the facebook events for Friday and Saturday.

Outer Reaches 2018 Flyer
Outer Reaches 2018 Flyer



Outer Reaches 2017 – Night 2

The music festival Outer Reaches presents its sixth annual live music festival. Outer Reaches, (formerly KC Psych Fest), emphasizes musical acts experimenting and pushing boundaries within a variety of musical genres. The fest aims to showcase the ‘out there,’ left-of-center, under-the-radar musical acts performing captivating live music.

On Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017, the festival Outer Reaches will take over recordBar (1520 Grand Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri. The show is 18+ and there are ten musical acts performing over two days. More acts to be added later.


Friday, September 29th
Deerhoof (San Francisco, CA)
Lily and Horn Horse (New York City, NY)
Matchess (Chicago, IL)
Various Blonde (Kansas City, MO)
Mysterious Clouds (Kansas City, KS)


Saturday, September 30th

El Ten Eleven (Los Angeles, CA)
Dead Rider (Chicago, IL)
The Hearers (Kansas City, MO)
Sego (Los Angeles, CA)
Pageant Boys (Kansas City, KS)

Each night will feature accompanying live video projection



Tickets

Tickets are $20 each day, with $15 advanced single-day tickets available from the recordBar website and physical location.

Friday Ticket:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508162
Saturday Ticket:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508181



Outer Reaches Sponsors:

Outer Reaches
recordBar
Records with Merritt
Josey Records Kansas City
7th Heaven
It’s a Beautiful Day
Haymaker Records
The Record Machine
Sound 81 Productions
Seen Merch
Midwest Music Foundation
XO Blackwater


For more information on the festival, visit www.outerreachesfest.com. Also review the Facebook Event Page.

Outer Reaches 2017 – Night 1 @recordBar

The music festival Outer Reaches presents its sixth annual live music festival. Outer Reaches, (formerly KC Psych Fest), emphasizes musical acts experimenting and pushing boundaries within a variety of musical genres. The fest aims to showcase the ‘out there,’ left-of-center, under-the-radar musical acts performing captivating live music.

On Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017, the festival Outer Reaches will take over recordBar (1520 Grand Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri. The show is 18+ and there are ten musical acts performing over two days. More acts to be added later.


Friday, September 29th
Deerhoof (San Francisco, CA)
Lily and Horn Horse (New York City, NY)
Matchess (Chicago, IL)
Various Blonde (Kansas City, MO)
Mysterious Clouds (Kansas City, KS)


Saturday, September 30th

El Ten Eleven (Los Angeles, CA)
Dead Rider (Chicago, IL)
The Hearers (Kansas City, MO)
Sego (Los Angeles, CA)
Pageant Boys (Kansas City, KS)

Each night will feature accompanying live video projection



Tickets

Tickets are $20 each day, with $15 advanced single-day tickets available from the recordBar website and physical location.

Friday Ticket:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508162
Saturday Ticket:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508181



Outer Reaches Sponsors:

Outer Reaches
recordBar
Records with Merritt
Josey Records Kansas City
7th Heaven
It’s a Beautiful Day
Haymaker Records
The Record Machine
Sound 81 Productions
Seen Merch
Midwest Music Foundation
XO Blackwater


For more information on the festival, visit www.outerreachesfest.com. Also review the Facebook Event Page.

Outer Reaches 2017 Lineup Announced!

Outer Reaches Announces Fall Music Festival Lineup

 
 

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The organizers of Outer Reaches, an annual live music festival in its sixth year, have announced official dates and lineups for their upcoming two-night event. On Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017, the festival Outer Reaches will overtake recordBar (1520 Grand Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.

 
Outer Reaches is a music festival based in Kansas City that showcases the ‘out there’, left-of-center, under-the-radar artists experimenting within and 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 experimental music around the globe. There has always a strong tie to music that would fit into the realm of psychedelic music, but the festival has since opened up to more genres with a goal of promoting all music that is adventurous and mind expanding. The festival began in 2012 at FOKL Center, a community art space in downtown Kansas City, Kansas and was organized by Dedric Moore of local psych / experimental bands Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds. Adding Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook and recordBar owner Steve Tulipana to the Outer Reaches crew, the trio have sought to grow and change the festival each and every year.

 
The music of Outer Reaches 2017 will be showcased over two days at recordBar in late September. Friday, September 29th will feature touring acts Deerhoof (San Francisco, CA), Lily and Horn Horse (New York City, NY), and Matchess (Chicago, IL). Kansas City acts Various Blonde and Mysterious Clouds also join the bill Friday. Saturday, September 30th features touring acts El Ten Eleven (Los Angeles, CA), Dead Rider (Chicago, IL), and Sego (Los Angeles, CA).
Kansas City is represented on Saturday with Pageant Boys and a special reunion show of The Hearers. The show schedules will be released at a later date with the possibility of one or more additional acts on the bill. Both days will have accompanying live video projection and local DJ’s playing music between sets.

 
For more information on the festival, visit http://www.outerreachesfest.com. Also review the Facebook Event Page.

 
Tickets are $20 each day, with $15 advanced single-day tickets available from the recordBar website and physical location.

Friday Ticket:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508162
Saturday Ticket:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508181


Outer Reaches 2017 Flier (Rect)
Outer Reaches 2017 Flier (Rect)

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