Happy Fall Y’all, 3 great chances to see The Kicks Band-LIVE!

September 9, we will be performing at Cascone’s 6863 W 91st St, Overland Park, KS 7:30-9:00. Reservations are recommended because this event usually sells out.(913) 381-6837

September 27 – 7:30-9:00. First Christian Church Bonner Springs. 148 N Nettleton Ave, Bonner Springs, KS. This will be the 1st in our 3 concert series at the church, we have some great music in store for you. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly and free event.

October 21 – 7:30-9:00 Westport Coffee House 4010 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO. Wesport Coffee House is a great place to hear live music, we will be playing your favorite big band hits. Donations accepted at the door.

Keeping big band jazz alive since 1987, the music of your memories.

What is the Kicks Band?

Our story began in 1987, with a dream of keeping big band jazz music alive, and even though many of the faces have changed, the essence of the band remains the same.
Most Monday nights we can be found rehearsing, but sometimes you can catch us out and about on the town. We often have the pleasure of playing at Cascone’s Italian Restaurant. We also love playing for special events, such as company parties, birthday parties, weddings, and anniversary’s.
Experience the timeless American tradition of big band music from the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s. These songs mean different things to many people. For some it may have been the song that was playing when their sweetheart came home from the war, for others it may be a song their Mom and Dad would dance to in the kitchen. For the younger crowd, perhaps they have just been introduced to big band jazz. Whatever these songs mean to you, keep the music and the memories alive with The Kicks Band.
Our diverse musical catalog features arrangements of tunes that trace their roots back to the very beginnings of big band jazz. We also feature more modern arrangements by current artists such as Michael Buble and The Flying Nutrinos, as well as stylized arrangements of big band chart toppers, including Harry James, Glen Miller, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole the list of musical greats goes on and on. Big band swing jazz that is guaranteed to make you want to dance, sing along – and most of all, smile. Music is emotion; our goal is for you to leave our show hoarse from singing along to your favorite tunes, and completely exhausted from dancing…even if it’s just in your chair.
Preserving the tradition of America’s indigenous music… Jazz – Kansas City style.

Utah Watkins

The Kicks Band is saddened to learn of the passing of our former saxophonist Utah Watkins.  Utah held down the baritone sax chair for a few years and also occasionally filled in on tenor.  He also was a regular in the KC Metro Big Band and the Friday Morning Band.  The Kansas City band community will miss him, both musically and personally.

March 4th at Amigos!

Join us on March 4 at Amigos Grill and Cantina 4737 S. 47th St Kansas City, KS. Located just west of 635 at the corner of Shawnee Drive and 47th St.

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Get there early to make sure you get the best seat in the house. And bring your appetite for some delicious food and drink specials.

Happy New Year!!!

The Kicks Band is off to a roaring start for 2019. We’ve got a private event coming up in February, and a public appearance on the books for March 4th at Amigo’s.
Don’t forget if you’ve got an extra special event coming up, why not enhance that party even more by having a big band. Shoot us an email and we will be happy to get back to you with all of the information.

Let’s get Merry!

Tonight at 6PM we will round out the year of 2018 with a concert to kick off the Christmas season. First Christian Church 148 N. Nettleton in Bonner Springs KS will host the event. Thank you to everyone who has supported the band this year, and we look forward to many more chances to entertain you in the new year. Contact us now to set up your event for 2019.

Christmas Concert Dec 2 6:00PM

Christmas is the most magical time of the year. Memories of the past blend together with hopes for the future.Your favorite Christmas songs from the big band catalog will be on our play list for the night, and rumor has it that the big man in the red suit will be making a special appearance. Bring the entire family, both the young and young at heart will enjoy the happiest season of all.

First Christian Church 148 N Nettleton Ave, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

6:00PM December 2

November 12 Kicks Band at Cascone’s

Autumn is in the air and we’re celebrating the season at Cascone’s Monday November 12. The band starts at 7:30, so you’ll want to get there early to get your order in so you’ll have plenty of time work out those dancing shoes.

Call now for reservations (913) 381-6837

You won’t want to miss our tribute to America’s heroes, our veterans. Plus a little taste of what you can expect to hear at our Christmas concert Dec 2.