Past Musical Performers
Past City events have hosted a wide array of musical acts ranging from pop, country, blues, and rock. Performers have included international touring groups, local favorites, Kansas City regulars, and rising Nashville stars. See below for some of the previous musical guest Edwardsville has hosted.
Casi Joy is a powerhouse country singer/songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. Casi (pronounced "KAS-ee”) has been performing since the age of 5 and has had a wide range of success in several genres. This vibrant songbird has opened for Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann, LOCASH, Josh Thompson, Dustin Lynch, Chaka Khan, Arcade Fire, The Baha Men and more. She also regularly sings the National Anthem for the KC Royals (including ALCS Game 6 W/ Clay Walker), KC Chiefs, KU and Sporting KC. In February of 2017, Casi Joy auditioned for Season 12 of NBC's The Voice with LeAnn Rimes' "Blue." Her flawless yodel earned an almost instant four chair turn, leading Casi to choose Blake Shelton as her coach. After winning both her Battle Round and Knockout, Joy moved on to the Live Playoffs with her rendition of Chris Stapleton's "Parachute."
Casi performed at the 2016 Edwardsville Days event, before she auditioned for The Voice. You never know what star on the rise you might see in Edwardsville!
One Nite Only KC
One Nite Only KC is a popular Kansas City area act that is a frequent fixture in the local bar scene. One Nite Only KC is a Blues Brothers tribute group that put on a great show (including entrance) at the 2017 Edwardsville Days event. These guys are like a bad rash...you'll never know where they'll show up, and you can't get rid of them!
Brandon Miller Band
Music has always been a part of Brandon Miller’s life. From an early age, his dad would let him explore his record collection of Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Aerosmith and other classic rock legends. Miller spent countless days and nights trying to recreate the sounds of his musical heroes. After sculpting his sound for years, he formed the Brandon Miller Band, a powerful, guitar-driven blues-rock trio. Having released two, full-length albums and sharing the stage with artists like Jonny Lang, Foghat, Night Ranger and Eddie Money; Brandon Miller brings a fiery passion to the guitar that is unlike any other.
The Brandon Miller Band tore down the house at the 2017 Edwardsville Days concert.
Nashville recording artist Grace Maher is a rising star in modern country music. Grace grew up in Kansas singing in church with her family. She honed a voice of versatility that is both reminiscent of old school country and modern country rock. Grace made the move to Nashville in August of 2015 to pursue music full time. Since the move to Nashville Grace has had the opportunity to collaborated with members of Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Blake Shelton, Tanya Tucker, and Trick Pony's bands. Grace has been busy in the recording studio as well, doing sessions for other artists and singing her own songs showcasing her songwriting talent.
Grace was the headlining act for the Saturday Night Concert at the 2017 Edwardsville Days
Ryan Manuel & the getaway
Ryan Manuel and the Getaway is a hard hitting Red Dirt Country band based in Northeastern Kansas combining a style of traditional country, blues, and southern rock. Ryan Manuel and the Getaway has a distinct revival sound that connects with audiences and makes any venue come alive.
Since hitting the Kansas City music scene, Ryan has released a solo album "Kansas" and shared the stage with Red Dirt country greats such as Randy Rogers Band, Whiskey Myers, and Stoney LaRue.