The sun finally emerged on the final day of Middle of the Map Fest. Kansas City festival-goers basked in sunshine all day, and enjoyed a colorful affair at night thanks to the vibrant antics of Kate Nash, Peelander-Z, and Of Montreal. Hip hop also had a large presence at the festival on Saturday, with lively performances by Heartfelt Anarchy, Stik Figa, and Shabazz Palaces.

Here are some photos of the festivities as they came to a close, including the I Heart Local Music Day Party featuring Bruiser Queen, Psychic Heat, CS Luxem, The Josh Berwanger Band, and The Sluts (who actually got an encore demand out of the audience).

Photos by Fally Afani and Josh Efron.



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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