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It’s Almost Here! 10th Annual Phoenix Fest!

Get Ready for our 10th Annual Lineup: OUTSIDE: noon-BMWs, 2pm- MGDs, 4pm- J Love Band, 630pm- CC Hardy & Remedy, 9pm- Stone Cutter’s Union. INSIDE: 1230pm- Jason Vivone & Billy Bats, 3pm- Wild Women of KC, 530pm- Tim Whitmer & KC Express, 8pm- DeMaur Band, 11pm- Taylor Smith Band

Misha Roberts

Diamonds are made by time and pressure. This trio will keep your heart racing and senses high with every beat of the drum and stroke of the keys. Misha is your Diamond in the rough.

Misha Roberts

Diamonds are made by time and pressure. This trio will keep your heart racing and senses high with every beat of the drum and stroke of the keys. Misha is your Diamond in the rough.


A 5-Piece Jazz Band who has made its mark in the Kansas City area, performing at outdoor festivals, corporate events, wedding receptions, and so much more. Featured artist and Founder of B.M.W., Saxophonist Kenny Glover, has set the standard for the distinct sound of Brothers Making Waves. B.M.W. has performed all over Europe and the U.S. with such artist as Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Jamey Aebersold and opened for such groups as Boney James, The Rippingtons, Ken Navarro, and many more greats.

McDowell & Company

Matthew McDowwell, Tim Braselton, Noah McNair and Taylor Babb bring you some of the best jazz pieces for a romantic night at The Phoenix. These guys bring date night back.

Laura Noble

The belle of the band is the beautiful Laura Noble, a talented vocalist hailing from the Dominican Republic. Her talents have taken Laura all over the world, opening for national recording artists like Jon B, Trina and Trick Daddy. Laura’s abilities have been recognized by the international community, winning the Harrah’s Lucky Break national singing competition not once, but twice! Laura has graced the cover of Caramba magazine, as well as appearing on the popular Dominican late night show, Dos Por Dos. Locally, you might have seen her front and center at Kaufmann Stadium, singing the national anthem at many Kansas City Royals games, or televised nationally singing the anthem for a pay-per-view UFC event. When enjoying her amazingly smooth and powerful stylings through covering artists like Etta James or Beyonce, audiences get lost in the moment. Laura has time and time again proven that she is a professional vocalist worthy of being added into the context of the artists she covers. Unique and versatile, you will be amazed that this girl is actually killing it right in front of you.

Michael Pagan

Described as a “brilliant, intense” performer of jazz piano by KC Confidential and a “dynamic artist and musical force in today’s jazz world” by Michael Pagán has performed for 40 years throughout the United States and in Europe with many jazz greats. He appears regularly in the jazz venues of Kansas City as a solo pianist, with his own trio, with bassist Steve Rigazzi in the duo Pagarazzi and as leader/pianist of the Michael Pagán Big Band. As a composer/arranger he has produced over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom; his recordings can be heard on the Cadence, Capri, Dutch Music Partners, Tapestry, and Artists Recording Collective labels. Michael Pagán is Chair of the Music Department at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he also directs Bravo!, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers.

Heather Newman

Over the last 10 years Heather Newman has been leaving her footprints in the blues scene of her hometown Omaha, NE before relocating to Kansas City. Confidence and presence paired with her vocal prowess, always left the crowd hanging on the edge of their seats wanting more. With that, Kansas City accepted her with open arms as she made her debut with the Nick Schnebelen Band. For the past two years she toured, wrote, and recorded with the NSB before breaking off to form her own soulful blues band. You can find Heather’s sultry vocals on Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies Funeral Guns, Kris Lager Band Heavy Soul and Boogie Trance, and most recently, Nick Schnebelen Band Live at Knucklehead’s Vol. 1.