Summer Music Series

The Art in the Loop Foundation, in partnership with the KC Streetcar and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is looking for talented, local musicians to perform at three sites this summer during the 2018 Art in the Loop Project:  KC Plays!


Art in the Loop brings music and artwork together in public spaces, including the KC Streetcar. The team is seeking local musicians who want to experience performing in a unique setting, engaging with their audience in a distinctive way.



Interested musicians and bands are encouraged to apply online here: Applications should include links to online music samples or videos. Applications without music samples will not be considered. Additionally, applicants are asked to submit an artist statement that indicates why they want to perform as part of KC Plays! as well as what instruments will be used during performances.  Applications are due Friday, March 16, 2018, by 5:00 p.m.


More information about the Art in the Loop Summer Music Series includes:

  • $300 stipend for one 2-hour performance with breaks. As these are paid musical performances, gratuity/tips should not be solicited.
  • This is a competitive selection process. Qualified applicants will be notified of their selection status prior to April 15.
  • Musicians must be local. Musicians can be individual or groups. Group size onboard a streetcar is limited to 4.
  • If performing in the park or at streetcar stop, musicians must be able to provide their own amplification system. A portable power source is a plus.
  • Musicians must be able to perform acoustic-style while on board the streetcar.
  • Planned performance times and dates are listed below but subject to change.
  • Check out last year’s performers at

The Art in the Loop Summer Music Series schedule is as follows:

  • West Terrace (Case) Park, 8th & Jefferson: May 16 – June 20, 2018. 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • KC Streetcar (on-board and at stops): July 11 – August 29, 2018. 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • KC Public Library, Central Branch: June 1; July 6 & August 3. 5:30pm – 7:30pm


For Art in the Loop inquiries, please contact Ann Holliday with the Downtown Council at 816.979.1072 (direct) or by email at More information about Art in the Loop: KC Plays! is online at


For KC Streetcar inquiries, contact Donna Mandelbaum with the KC Streetcar Authority at 816.627.2526 (office), 816.877.3219 (cell) or by email at The KC Streetcar is also on Twitter (@kcstreetcar), Facebook (@kcstreetcar) and Instagram.