This song, “Kansas City”, was Trini Lopez’s follow-up release to “If I Had A Hamme”. It was released in 1963.
Kansas City’s history goes back to the 19th century, when French settlers moved up the Missouri River from St. Louis, to trap for furs and trade with the Native Americans.
The Kansas City metropolitan area straddles the border between Missouri and Kansas at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers,. It was a strategic point for commerce and security.
Kansas City, Missouri was founded in 1838 as “City of Kansas”. It’s growth soon overtook it’s rival Westport and became the predominant city west of St. Louis.
The area played a major role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails ran through the area. In 1854, when Kansas was opened to settlement, the Missouri-Kansas border became the first battlefield of the Civil War.
Kansas City, Missouri, was officially incorporated on March 28, 1853.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kansas City.
While this is by no means a complete listing of everything going on, perhaps you;ll find something here to go out and hear.
Get out there and support live music in our great city!
Thursday March 26
Tinsley Ellis @Knuckleheads Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
Johnny Boyd @Knuckleheads Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
Eric Sardinas @Knuckleheads Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
The Grand Marquis @ Jazz Louisiana Kitchen, 7 -10 pm
Spaghetti Western Thursday @ the Westport Saloon, movies from 6-8 pm with music following – Honky Tonk Song Swap with Dusty Rust & the Roamin’ Oklahomans & special guests
Friday March 27
Jeff Bergen’s Elvis Show @Knuckleheads Show at 8:00 PM
Atlantic Express w/ Hal Wakes @Knuckleheads Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
The Grisly Hand @ Davey’s Uptown with the Far West, 9:30 pm
Red Kate, Fiscal Spli, Wick & the Tricks, Witch Jail @ Vandals 8pm
Mike Saint-Jules Bobby Bohn, Brian Flinn, John Lecoque @ The Riot Room 8pm
Soul Preservers feat. Brian Danker @ The Ship 8pm
Saturday March 28
Open Jam with Billy Ebeling & Duane Goldston @Knuckleheads 1-5:30pm- No ticket Required
Ida McBeth @Knuckleheads Show at 8:30 PM
Crybaby Ranch 5th Anniversary Party @ the Westport Saloon 8 pm
Cole Porter Band, Golden Groves @ The Riot Room 7pm
Folkicide Mercury @ Mills Record Company 7pm
Acoustica Noir/Crybaby Ranch @ The Westport Saloon 8pm
Sunday March 29
Open Jam with Levee Town @Knuckleheads 1-6pm – No ticket Required
Acoustic Showcase @Knuckleheads Hosted by Amanda Fish w/Erin Eades & Mark Montgomery 2-5pm
Dead Skeletons @ Holy Cow Market & Music 3pm (market open 11a – 4p)
The Confessors @ B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ 6pm
Chicken and Pickin’! A Bluegrass Song swap @ The Westport Saloon 8pm