About the Festival
About Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest
Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest annually curates and cultivates the unique arts and creative culture of the Midwest, bringing together a sense of community in local and national talent in an annual festival featuring music, forum and film. The Music Fest is curated by Nathan Reusch – The Record Machine and Chris Haghirian – Ink magazine.
About Ink magazine
Ink magazine and inkkc.com are Kansas City’s premier lifestyle and entertainment publication and website for young professionals. Owned by The Kansas City Star, Ink is one of KC’s largest weekly publications. It is Kansas City’s most comprehensive source for music information and coverage. Focusing on what’s new in the area’s musical landscape, Ink tells the stories behind the music with cover stories on emerging artists, regular band features and the area’s most expansive weekly guide to concerts and shows. Ink’s music mission goes beyond the magazine with a signature concert series and event partnerships.
About The Record Machine
The Record Machine is a homegrown, pioneering independent record label based in Kansas City, MO. We originally established the label to promote and release music from our hometown, but, as time went on, we began releasing records from all across the country. We aim to work with a diverse group of musicians who are hardworking, dedicated, and stand-out on their own accord. Our catalogue is an eclectic mix; we are proud that we don’t fit into any single genre and that there is a unifying, uplifting quality to our releases. We hope to nurture those musicians and connect them with a wider audience. Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star remarked about The Record Machine’s output “[They] have assembled a stable of diverse artists who are making music that deserves national attention.”