Westport Saloon

is creating Live Concerts, Podcasts, and Videos

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A Fratelli

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$5
per month
Your part of the supporting cast and we love you for it!  Your contribution will go to improving production and getting the bands paid through the disaster that is Covid 19!  In return, you'll get a steady stream of live concerts broadcast from the Saloon, as well as podcasts and blogs related to music and the working musicians who create it.   Thank you for supporting live music!
  • Livestreams
  • General Support

A Goonie

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$25
per month
You're our hero!  Thank you for supporting live music and The Westport Saloon!  Along with a slick members only shirt designed by the amazing Dane Talley, you'll get free access to any show that isn't sold out in advance or at capacity when you arrive!  Save your cash for tipping the band!

  • Free Access to Shows*
  • Livestreams
  • Slick Ass Exclusive Saloon T-Shirt
Exclusive T-shirt
Fulfilled by Patreon
Exclusive to Patrons. Shirt will arrive on Month 3.

A Treasure

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$75
per month
Hot damn money bags!  You really love us and we love you back.  In fact, we love you so much, we'll emblazon your name upon a barstool!  And yeah, all that other stuff too.
  • Livestreams
  • Free Access to Shows*
  • Your Name Emblazoned on a Barstool
  • Slick Ass Exclusive Saloon T-Shirt
Exclusive T-shirt
Fulfilled by Patreon
Exclusive to Patrons. Shirt will arrive on Month 3.

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About Westport Saloon

The Westport Saloon is a small, independent music venue located in Kansas City, Missouri. Since our opening in 2013, we have hosted thousands of local, regional, national, and even international acts on our stage and strive to act as an anchor to our live music community. Our second floor doubles as a practice space and green room as well as a band house where we lodge our touring musicians. Our mission is simple; To support a vibrant live music community by supporting local and touring artists.

With top quality production and first class hospitality for our customers and performers, we have earned a solid reputation and built a solid business over the years. However, in the mess that is Covid-19, faced with limited capacity, supply shortages, and a general wariness to attend the public gatherings that this industry is built upon, we recognize the need to adapt. We also recognize and appreciate the opportunity that lies in an industry shaking event such as this. While many have called it quits, we have thoughtfully planned and invested in a state of the art virtual music experience to work in tandem with our live experience.

Beginning October 26th, 2020, The Westport Saloon will resume live broadcasting of all performances from our stage with an all new, multi-camera broadcast setup, updated sound and lighting capabilities, and an engaging production focused on the virtual fan experience. In addition to our live performance broadcasts, we have converted a portion of our second floor band house into a podcasting and acoustic sessions studio with a steady stream of programs and music content in the works. Lastly, we carefully planned this equipment to be completely mobile, user friendly, and accessible to musicians.

With both accessibility for the fans and sustainability for the artists in mind, the Westport Saloon will offer all virtual content free of charge. By avoiding a paywall, we understand that we can connect more artists with more fans and encourage transactions directly to the bands through tips and merchandise sales in both live and subsequent viewings.

As we are sure you can imagine, a project like this has considerable costs. While we are fortunate to have our friends at Four Roses Bourbon offset a portion of our initial cost, and hope to have some new partnerships soon, we also have ongoing costs and a plan for growth. Whether you are a long-time fan of ours, or a first time caller, we sincerely hope that you enjoy our content, tip the bands, buy their merchandise, and if there is any left over, become a Patron so that we can continue to provide this service to both the fans and the artists.

It is our goal to unite the performers and fans once again in a hybrid manner comfortable to all involved. The live music industry has been forever changed. We strongly believe that it will be back, and stronger than ever just as soon as we, as a community, navigate the wreckage that is 2020.

As always, thank you for supporting live music.

Travis Fields
Owner, Soundguy, Janitor
The Westport Saloon
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