Actually, I wish I were going to Kansas City, especially this weekend. Because KC is hosting their annual Kansas City Irish Festival in the Crown Plaza in KC. Ed Ward, Barry Stapleton and Jeff Ksiazek from the Ward Music Archives are there this weekend with the Archives Exhibit.
The KCIF'ers are good friends of Milwaukee Irish Fest; Danny Regan comes here nearly every year to replenish their stock of great ideas. He'll even admit it in his blog post when he talks about "The Mighty Craic" the KC equivalent of our Scattering. If I know the KC crew they'll make it a memorable event. I will admit his blog is a LOT better than mine, which is why you should bookmark it on you list of favorites.
So, if you're not doing anything this weekend and you're going to be near the airport, stop in and see about a ticket to Kansas City. I know you can stay at the Regans house - Danny says he's staying at the festival hotel. If you can't make it, be sure to stop by the website, they say they're going to have a live feed from a few of their stages this weekend. It's perfect if you can't make it there but still want to see The Screaming Orphans or The Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
It's sure to be a great weekend for the Irish in Kansas City
I wonder if Barry will bring back some KC Barbeque . . . . .