Matt Pryor, Photo by Fally Afani
Here’s the big announcement we’ve all been waiting for. Middle of the Map Fest has just released their unbelievable list of performers slated to perform in just a couple of months. The Kansas City festival is now in it’s fourth year, and will once again take over several venues throughout Kansas City’s Westport area April 3rd – 5th.

Big Black Delta, Photo by Fally Afani
If you weren’t interested in the festival before, this could be the lineup that does the trick. Kate Nash, Of Montreal, and Gary Numan are some of the bigger names we’ll see taking the stage. If you’re a Get Up Kids fan, not only will you be treated to a rare performance by the popular Lawrence act, but you’ll also get the chance to see Reggie and the Full Effect.

We’ll see some I Heart Local Music favorites, including Big Black Delta (currently on tour with Gary Numan) and Peelander Z.

Here’s the full list of touring and local acts (bands in bold link to our previous coverage):

The Get Up Kids
of Montreal
Kate Nash
Gary Numan
Del the Funky Homosapien
J Roddy Walston and the Business
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Kishi Bashi, Fanfarlo
Har Mar Superstar
S Carey
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Small Black

Peelander Z, Photo by Mitch Jones
Wolf Eyes
Wayne Hancock
Crash Kings
Big Black Delta
Cowboy Indian Bear
The Noise FM
La Guerre 
Little Legend
Max Justus
Spirit is the Spirit 
Dots Not Feathers
The Great American Canyon Band
Hammerlord, Photo by Fally Afani
White Mule
The Weeks
Roman Remains
Caroline Smith
The Tontons
The Belle Game
Ski Lodge
Good Graeff
Beau Jennings & The Tigers
Maps For Travelers
The Sluts
CS Luxem
Psychic Heat
The Kickback
State Bird
Nathan Phillips
Ghetto Blaster
Mammoth Life, Photo by Fally Afani
Mammoth Life
Me Like Bees
Not A Planet
Actors & Actresses
Dead Girls
John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons
Sleepy Kitty
Steddy P
Rev Gusto
Shy Boys
Hearts of Darkness
Your Friend, Photo by Fally Afani
Your Friend
Middle Twin
Stik Figa
Rooms Without Windows
AJ Gaither
Bears & Company
The Bad Ideas
Anna Cole & the Other Lovers
Josh Berwanger Band
Heartfelt Anarchy
Maria The Mexican
Howard Iceberg & the Titanics
Mime Game
The Naughty Pines
Wells The Traveler
Jorge Arana Trio
The Hooten Hallers
Loose Park
Monta At Odds
Black On Black, Photo by Fally Afani
Black On Black
Twenty Thousand Strongman
Billy Beale and the Blues Preservationists
Is Paris Burning
LA Price
Ruddy Swain
Vi Tran Band
Katy Guillen & the Girls
The Clementines
Konza Swamp Band
The Phillistines
Loaded Goat
Scruffy and the Janitors, Photo by Fally Afani
Scruffy & the Janitors
Various Blonde
The Electric Lungs
Victor & Penny
Let’s Use Teamwork
The Ready Brothers
Gracie Schram and Those Poor Bastards

Tickets for the music festival this year are $55 per person for a three-day pass, and $100 per person for a pass that gets you into the music, forum (April 10th and 11th) and film (April 16th – 20th) events.

Psychic Heat, Photo by Fally Afani
I Heart Local Music is also happy to announce that we’ll be returning for another showcase at Middle of the Map Fest. The lineup for our stage, which takes place on Saturday, April 5th, at Record Bar, will play host to some of the hottest acts in Lawrence right now.

Here’s who you’ll see on the I Heart Local Music stage:

The Sluts
The Josh Berwanger Band
CS Luxem
Psychic Heat
Black on Black



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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