Upcoming Live Music at The Westport Saloon
This show is going to go from beautiful and relaxing to gritty and rowdy. Kansas City’s own Kelly Hunt kicks off the night at 8 with her appalachian banjo and beautiful voice. She’s one of our favorites around here for a reason. When she plays, people shut their mouths and listen. Pat Reedy and the Longtime Goner’s bring their foot stomping, Cajun version of Honky-Tonk to the party at 10 pm. Hailing from from all corners of the country, but rooted in New Orlean’s, Pat Reedy brings a delightful twist on honky-tonk classics as well as a very well written and delivered set of originals. Taking over the stage at midnight, we have regional heavy hitters, Mountain Sprout. These guys are pure Ozark hillbilly badasses. With Spout original music such as “Screw the Government” and “Dry Counties,” these guys bring a party everywhere they go. Be prepared to drink plenty of Four Roses Bourbon, Lagunitas Beer, and American Born Moonshine, as well as a strong possibility of a 4am Pancho’s munchies run.
We are kicking up our weekly bluegrass night a notch with our friends from across the state (STL) Clusterpluck. These festival favorites blend bluegrass and country with just the right amount of jam band vibe. We are honored to have them on the Saloon stage again, as well as sponsor Picking on the Huzzah in STL where they will be playing the Saloon Stage this September 9, 10, and 11.
Let’s look at this as two shows in one night.
Mr. Jim Winters has the country crooner voice down. His two hour set, starting at 8pm, is the perfect way to transform from your down and out, daily grind self, to your fun-loving weekend self. Performing classic country standards from Marty Robbins to Faron Young, you’ll be able to forget what a condescending ass-hat your boss is.
At 10, Little Class Recording artist, Randall Conrad Ollinger, another crowd favorite at this years Westport Roots Festival, brings his self described mix of country, blues, carny-rock and metal. We love this fella.
At Midnight , Granny Tweed gets loud. It’s surf rock. It’s country. It’s glammy. It’s rad. Get weird with us.
After our weekly Brody Buster and TJ Erhardt Monday show, We welcome Denver/soon-to-be Kansas City based Cowpunkers The Drunken Cuddle break strings and wreak havoc on our stage. It never fails. These cats leave the staff and fans “Drunken Cuddled” which is only a polite term for horribly hungover. Get on board with this Little Class Records artist!
Missing a Willy Tea Taylor show is simply not an option in our book. This guy is coming to Writers on the Rocks on August 30th along with Harmed Brother’s front man Ray Vietti. Bring a date. Put some tissues in your pocket though.
Lagunita’s Presents the Westport Saloon’s 3 year Anniversary
Prepare to have your faces melted. Westport Saloon’s own Grassfed kicks things off at 9 with rowdy, dance-along, clap-along, drink-along straight forward hillbilly bluegrass. 11pm, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, a regional roots music giant, bring horns and southern jazz horns to bluegrass for an amazing show. The much anticipated, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club takes stage at midnight, or a little after. I have been fortunate enough to see a lot of shows in my day. These guys put on a stage show that is easily in my top 5. We will be celebrating 3 years of Roots Music in Westport on this day and we couldn’t be more excited about this show!