The MGDs

Light Up the Lawn: The MGDs

August 25, 2023 | MOVED DUE TO WEATHER: Polsky Theatre

Past Event

A passionate blend of funk and blues, powered by soulful stylings.

Join the Midwest Trust Center for the 2023 Light Up the Lawn Concert Series, featuring some of the best live music Kansas City has to offer. No reservations required.

This event has been moved indoors due to the forecasted heat. Please join us in Polsky Theatre.

The MGDs feature a mix of keys and brass complemented by a poppin’ rhythm section that adds a unique flavor to the iconic Kansas City music culture.

In what started as a three-piece between longtime friends in 2008, the now seven-piece MGDs has evolved into a potent powerhouse group in the high-energy music category. Their influences include a variety of classic and modern sounds from New Orleans and beyond.

In addition to performing at a host of club shows, The MGDs keep busy with regional and local festivals, including Boulevardia, Middle of the Map and the Crossroads KC Music Fest, just to name a few.

The MGDs have four original albums under their belt. With a sizable repertoire of covers and originals at hand, The MGDs can perform short showcase sets or keep it rolling at an all-night-long shindig.