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Show of the day: Chris Haghirian's Birthday Bash at recordBar

Show of the day: Chris Haghirian's Birthday Bash at recordBar

Tonight, several of the best artists in Kansas City and beyond will be at the recordBar to help celebrate the birthday of Ink Magazine's Chris Haghirian. Haghirian is one of the biggest proponents and supporters of the Kansas City music scene, co-establishing the Middle of the Map Fest, which has helped get national acts on the Kansas City stage. He's spearheaded a number of events to get regional and national exposure for Kansas City acts, including MidCoast Takeover at SXSW, MidCoast Cares: A Benefit for Joplin, the Ink Music Stage at the Plaza Art Fair, and Ink's Local Music Showcase at Kauffman Stadium. Most notably coming up, he and Ink have teamed up with the MLB host an All-Star FanFest for the MLB All-Star Game at Bartle Hall on July 8-9.

The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Oriole Post; this will also be the folk band's farewell show. Olassa from Lawrence will follow. This early show is $7.
The music continues at 9:00 for $10, or you can get a combo ticket for both shows for only $12. Acoustic performer Georgia Gordon, who hails from Edinburgh, will kick off the set. After that, emerging Kansas City group She's A Keeper (check out our album review here), followed by psychedelic Chicago musician Stephen Paul Smoker. Closing out the evening in true party fashion will be local favorites Hearts of Darkness. It'll be a fine way to celebrate a fine man. If you're a part of or a supporter of the Kansas City music scene, come out and watch some great artists, and pat the birthday boy on the back.

Here's the video for "Green City" from Stephen Paul Smoker:


"Vega" by Olassa:

And something off Hearts of Darkness's upcoming release:

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