Our doors are open once again!

We’ve Missed You!

I don’t need to tell you that 2020 has been rocky at best so far.  I hope that you and yours are in good health, both physically and mentally.

Today, the Westport Saloon will reopen its doors at 6pm.  There will however, be some changes in the short term.  We will be keeping limited hours of 6pm-1am, 7 days a week through the month of June, possibly longer, until we are in a position to bring our wonderful staff back on board.  I can aconfidently speak for all of them that they miss you as well and cannot wait to get back to sharing music and beverages with you once we are back in full operation.

As far as our live music calendar, I have cancelled all performances through July 4th weekend and will be revisiting the calendar for July after seeing how this first week back in action looks.  As a music venue, our mission is to support the Kansas City music community.  This is a tough call to make, but the health and wellness of our musical friends and and our patrons absolutely takes priority in all of my decisions.  We are chomping at the bit to get Kansas City’s wonderful musicians, as well as all of our touring friends, back on stage and will make that move as soon as we are able to safely make that call.

With that, I have been hard at work searching for creative solutions as we navigate live music’s uncertain future.  I have kicked both satellite television and spotify to the curb and outfitted all of my television monitors and our stage projector with the ability to stream performances, both past and live, in our venue.  If you have a YouTube Channel or other video platform you would like to add to our list, or if you would be interested in a remote performance, pre-recorded or live, broadcast to the Saloon, please email us at booking@westportsaloon.com.  Nothing will replace the power of a live, in-person performance, but we hope to get as close as we can!

When live shows do return to our stage, I will be excited to unveil our new, multi-camera livestream broadcasts of every show at The Saloon!  I have updated both our video and audio quality for the fan’s livestream experience and post-produced, archived videos available on our YouTube channel.  I encourage you to go ahead and head over to subscribe now!

Lastly, be on the lookout for blogs, podcasts, and acoustic sessions as we move forward.  It is my goal to keep our local and regional music communities as connected as possible.  We have some big things in the works, but I’ll have to save that for a future post!

In the meantime, I hope to see you, if only for a short while bellied up to the bar at The Westport Saloon this month!  If you are still uncomfortable being out, we completely understand.  We now have a merchandise store available here and I have a stack of gift cards itching to go home with you for later use!  While it has been a difficult road the past few months, I am confident that we, both the Saloon and the many musicians that call our stage home, will bounce back stronger than ever with the continues support of our loyal patrons!

We’ve Missed You!