Located in Kansas City’s historic Westport Entertainment District, The Westport Saloon has become a midwest haven for underground Roots, Honky-Tonk, and Twang, with free live music six nights a week. Our home at Mabry Hall, Kansas City’s oldest building, built in 1843, is chock full of character and charm.
We work tirelessly to bring in amazing acts to our small stage and have hosted acts such as Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Dale Watson, Moe Bandy, J.D. Wilkes, Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band, The Goddamn Gallows, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies, Luke Bell, The Hooten Hallers, Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy and many more.
Customers are blown away with our attentive and friendly staff, extensive whiskey and tequila selections, and award winning comfort food from the E.M. Gourmet Kitchen.
Sunday nights are a local’s dream with AJ Gaither hosting Chicken n’ Pickin’, an acoustic song swap. Patrons enjoy home-style fried chicken dinners while some of Kansas City’s best pickers share standard and original Country and Bluegrass numbers on stage around a single condenser microphone.
Tuesday Nights patrons can enjoy some of the best singer songwriter’s in the midwest as our stage hosts Writers on the Rocks: a songwriters circle. You will be awed by the performances at this weekly affair. Writers has played host to songwriting heavyweights Willy Tea Taylor, Tom VandenAvond, Ray Vietti, Tyler Giles, Kelly Hunt, Brook Blanche, and many more.
Wednesdays its all about bluegrass as hometown heroes and cartoon characters Grassfed host our weekly Fishin’ n’ Pickin’ Bluegrass Jam. Customers enjoy some of the area’s best bluegrass pickers along with our wildly popular Catfish Dinner Special.
Thursday Night, The Kansas City Cowboy himself, Dusty Rust fills the room with the sweet sounds of steel guitars and telecasters with our weekly Honky Tonk Jam. You will want to wear your dancing boots for this high energy Honky Tonk Jam. Come early for free two-step lessons from Ms. Wendi Crimson from 8-9. For the fearless, we offer Nashville Hot Chicken as our special on this evening as well, but you have been warned, this meal will set your mouth on fire!
Fridays and Saturdays, we kick off Free Live Music at 8pm with 3-4 band bills playing up until the early morning hours. Being in Kansas City’s busiest and oldest entertainment district, along with an army of loyal, music loving regulars, we ensure a packed house and tons of fun!
The Westport Saloon is here to support the musicians and fans that make the world a better place. We hope to share some songs and some stories with you real soon!