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!
Canaan Cox is the definition of an entertainer. Canaan’s music has the energy of pop, a bit of R&B flare, and a strong foundation in contemporary country lyrics. This unique blend of genres is best showcased in “Lie,” the aggressive, rocking debut single that dropped fall of 2017. “Lie" appeared only 8 months after Canaan Cox moved to Nashville, which allowed him to quit his serving job and make music full time.
In just three months, “Lie” raced up Music Row’s Top 50, making it the chart’s most added song in 2017. This momentum carried over into his self-tilted EP, which was featured on iTunes Country for six weeks in a row. With this attention, Canaan was soon featured on premier country outlets like Whiskey Riff, The Boot, and Sounds Like Nashville.
Canaan headlined the 2018 Edwardsville AutumnFest concert a few days before his first European Tour
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
This country duo sewed their wild oats in originally in northeast Kansas, both being from the Topeka area. They have since moved out to Nashville and are regular performers on the live music circuit, but make regular stops back home including appearances at Country Stampede. The pair released their first album, Young & Drunk in the summer of 2019.
Matfield Green was one of the featured performers at the 2018 AutumnFest.