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Twang Daddies, Pretend Friend, The Matchsellers

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Twang Daddies, Pretend Friend, The Matchsellers

Twang Daddies, Pretend Friend, The Matchsellers

8pm: Twang Daddies

Twang Daddies are from Lawrence and Stilwell Kansas and play great American music featuring the “Big Four” of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.


10pm: Pretend Friend

Pretend Friend is a string band trio from Wichita, Kansas. Their driving, catchy grassroots songwriting alludes to the styles of Tom Petty and Paul Simon, while diving into an instrumental realm somewhere between Yonder Mountain String Band and the Grateful Dead. Pretend Friend features strong tenor leads, high-energy picking, three-part harmonies, and improv jams, and their front-of-the-beat sound has been described as “new high lonesome” and “if Robert Plant and the Stanley Brothers had a baby.”

Midnight: The Matchsellers

“The first song I listened to was the one about the Pigeon and the Dove and I said ‘you’re hired’” – Larry Groce, NPR’s Mountain Stage

“…hard-driving bluegrass with all the grit intact… The Matchsellers had our initially reluctant audience rolling with laughter” – Birthplace of Country Music, Virginia

“As far as bluegrass goes this is one of the freshest records you will hear all year. It’s an intergalactic hoedown you won’t regret listening to.” – VocalsOnTop

The Westport Saloon

Located in Kansas City’s historic Westport District, The Westport Saloon has become a midwest haven for the underground. Roots, Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Blues, Blues Rock, Folk, Rockabilly, and that Twang you live for.

Like the settlers of Westport, we work tirelessly to bring amazing names to our stage. Over the years we have hosted acts such as Wayne “the Train” Hancock, Dale Watson, Moe Brandy, JD 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, Carries Nation and the Speakeasy and so many more.

Like the settlers of Westport, we are also known for our whiskey. Overtime, and as tastes have changed, we have amassed quite the collection to keep your glass filled and you coming back. Saloons predate prohibition establishments, when drinks were uncomplicated, not pretentious and hearty.  It’s alright to be heavy on the bourbon and Scotch – we don’t judge.

Twang Daddies, Pretend Friend, The Matchsellers




March 6
8:00 pm - 2:00 am


Westport Saloon
4112 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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