MidCoast Takeover


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The Midwest Music Foundation proudly presents the sixth annual MidCoast Takeover, March 18th – 21st, 2015 at Shangri-La  (1016 E. 6th Street,  Austin, TX 78702).  This event features four days of music, mayhem, and general debauchery — the definitive Midwestern musical throwdown showcasing bands from Kansas City, Lawrence KS, the Midwest, and beyond on a national stage.

The bands listed below are guaranteed a slot at Midcoast Takeover on the main, outdoor stage. We also have some sponsored day parties for Midcoast Takeover and those acts will be selected by our sponsors and announced soon.

(the) medicine theory Hembree The Architects
Admiral of the Red Kangaroo Knife Fight The Bad Ideas
Approach Katy Guillen & The Girls The Big Iron
Be/Non Maria the Mexican The Blackbird Revue
Bottle Breakers Me Like Bees The Clementines
Brody Buster Band My Brothers & Sisters The Hardship Letters
Carswell & Hope Not a Planet The Noise FM
Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds Outsides The Philistines
Claire & the Crowded Stage Pedaljets The Thunderclaps
David George & A Crooked Mile Reid the Martian The Yawpers
David Hasselhoff On Acid Rev Gusto Various Blonde
Dolls on Fire Scruffy & The Janitors Vi Tran Band
Federation of Horsepower Shy Boys White Girl

Back by popular demand, we will also have an acoustic, indoor stage for Midcoast Takeover. Below are the artists selected for the acoustic stage. Due to size and venue owner’s request, this stage will be limited to acoustic performers. No drums or loud amplification.

Adriana Nikole Kristen Ford Scott Schumann
Barak Hill Maria the Mexican Small Houses
Betse Ellis Mat Shoare Spencer Brown
Brad Cunningham Melaena Cadiz Teri Quinn
Brent Jamison (AKA BRUTUS) Mikal Shapiro The Grahams
Brian Frame Mike Maimone (Mutts) The March Divide
Chad Brothers Mike Schwebke & Friends The Matchsellers
Chris Luxem Nicholas St. James Tony Memmel
Claire Adams Nicole Springer Tony Williams
DAKOTA PARK Ozark Mountain Maybelles Tyler Gregory
Foxlin Rae Fitzgerald Tyne Darling
Gary Cloud Vi Tran
John Benda Wild Eye
Kangaroo Knife Fight Zach Hodson
Kasey Rausch Zale Bledsoe
Kennedy Richards Zorya

The 2014 MidCoast Takeover couldn’t have gone over any better. Over the four days of the showcase, we had close to 60 different artists featured on the main stage and 40+ performers on the inside acoustic stage. All four day-parties were well attended and every night after 6PM Shangri-La was a packed house. We received so many great compliments from those who attended and the music from the midwest showcased well in Austin, TX. do512.com had us listed as one of the Top Things to Do for Wednesday and Saturday. KVUE had us listed as one of the best free shows in Austin. We also got some nice reviews from USA Today, The Kansas City Star, and Deli Magazine. Check out the Video, Photos, and Press pages for highlights from this year’s Takeover. 


To host this showcase, a series of fundraiser concerts will be held in the Kansas City area. We would love for you to attend, they’re a lot of fun. More details to come…