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Grand Marquis live from The Westport Saloon

December 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20

Join us in person or online as we welcome back Kansas City’s own Grand Marquis live from The Westport Saloon.

Friday, December 18th, 7pm-9pm

In person tickets are limited and being sold in advance as two person tables to allow for safe social distancing.  Please visit the ticket link to see available seats.  If you’re not attending live shows in person due to safety concerns, we have you covered!  Join us at showtime over at our Live Stream Link.  The virtual show is free to watch with tipping encouraged through the handy embedded links or directly via Paypal/Venmo.  We thank you as always for your continued support of live music in Kansas City!

About the Band:

About the band:
Grand Marquis is a big brass powerhouse, weaving old stories in with new tales for the 21st century. American roots styles blend down by the riverside of Kansas City blues and Memphis soul to form a second line party stretching to the Big Easy. A mighty chorus of horns wail over a groove-heavy rhythm section, while big, soulful vocals highlight well-crafted original songs.
Based out of Kansas City, over 22 years Grand Marquis has played more than 2,000 shows all across the US, and released 8 full length recordings. Also released vinyl recordings from Sun Studios in Memphis (“The Sun Session”) and a tribute to KC soul singer Tony Ashley (Can’t Put You Down). Other highlights include The Blues Foundation International Blues challenge finalists in both performance and self-produced recording categories, as well as multiple Kansas City publications’ “Best of” awards in both blues and jazz categories over several years.

Collective Influences:

Numerous Kansas City jazz and blues musicians of the ’20s-’50’s, traditional New Orleans jazz, Memphis area rhythm and blues/soul of the ’50’s-70’s, Tom Waits, Dr John, Allen Toussaint, vocalists like Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Tony Ashley, Syl Johnson.

Reviews:

“This band plays as if the joint was literally on fire.” Billtown Blues Association

“Completely infectious…it begs to be played loud, it begs to be danced to!” Boston Blues Review

“…moving the genre forward into the next century.” Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes

“Few bands have more fun or produce more joy in an audience while onstage.” Jason Harper, The Pitch

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Venue

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