Apply for the KC Streetcar Holiday Jam

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 23, 2022 by 11:59 p.m (CST).

Performances will take place once a week predominately during weekday evenings between November 25 – December 18, 2022.

Selected musicians will be notified by November 4, 2022.

The Kansas City Streetcar is looking for talented, local musicians to entertain riders during the holiday season. Do you want to perform in front of an audience in a uniquely different way? Do you want to engage with the riders on board the Kansas City Streetcar and at streetcar stops? With more than 10.7 million passenger trips in 6 years of service, you will reach many ears and hearts with your music.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to perform your music (both original and covers allowed) on board the KC Streetcar or at a streetcar stop. Inclusion of holiday music in sets is encouraged but not mandatory.

Performances are anticipated to take place once a week during weekday evenings but a schedule will not be finalized until mid-November.

The Application Period is Now Closed.

Rules of the Rail:

  • Performances will take place weekly between November 25 – December 18, 2022, mostly during the weekday evening hours and weekend afternoon/evening hours. Specific schedule will be available in mid-November.
  • Musicians to receive $300 payment for one, 90 minute performance. This time slot may include set-up and breaks.
  • There are no power outlets on board the streetcar.
  • Musicians must be able to perform acoustic-style while on board the streetcar or provide a small amplification system that is battery powered.
  • If performing at a streetcar stop, musicians must be able to provide their own amplification system. A portable power source is a plus.
  • Musicians are welcome to bring band merchandise and music to sell.
  • This is a competitive selection process. Qualified applicants will be notified of their selection status prior to Nov. 4.
  • Musicians must be local. Musicians can be individual or groups. Group size on board a streetcar is limited to 3.
  • Specific performance dates and times are still to be determined but performances will take place during the early evening hours (4-8pm) during the week with a possible weekend day as well.
  • The KC Streetcar Authority will provide onsite management and promotions for the day of event, this includes photography and videography the will be posted on all KC Streetcar social media channels. Musicians are encouraged to photograph, video and document their performance as well.
  • How does one perform music on a streetcar? Click here to watch:

Applications Due: Sunday, October 23, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. CST.