MidCoast Takeover


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The Midwest Music Foundation proudly presented the fifth annual MidCoast Takeover, March 12th – 15th, 2014 at Shangri-La  (1016 E. 6th Street,  Austin, TX 78702).  This event featured four days of music, mayhem, and general debauchery — the definitive Midwestern musical throw down showcasing bands from Kansas City, Lawrence, the Midwest, and beyond on a national stage.

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 got 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.


2014 MidCoast Takeover Main Stage

Check out the artists that played the 2014 Midcoast Takeover Main Stage.


2014 MidCoast Takeover Acoustic Stage

Check out the artists that played the 2014 Midcoast Takeover Acoustic Stage.


Free Audio Sampler

Download the free 2014 MidCoast Takeover Sampler, featuring 50+ tracks from artists headlining this year’s main stage. While you’re at it, download previous year’s samplers and the Midwestern Audio compilation series.



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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. This year’s fundraisers will be held at The recordBar, Czar, The Riot Room, and The Brick. We will also be hosting a free acoustic show at Bandwagon Merch on February 7th as a thank you for all of the votes in the Boulevard KC Pils campaign.