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What you need to know about Manor Fest 5

The music fest, hosted by Manor Records, is focused on embracing the music community in the Kansas City area, as well as in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Manor Fest 5’s lineup and tickets are officially out — it’s time to party.

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Manor Fest 5 is raring up for a jam packed summer festival, spanning two weekends + two cities.

The music fest, hosted by Manor Records, is focused on embracing the music community in the Kansas City area, as well as in Lawrence, Kansas. 2023 marks the fifth edition of Manor Fest featuring 50+ local bands.

When + where

When: The Lawrence weekend is Friday, May 19-Saturday, May 20. The Kansas City weekend follows from Thursday, May 25-Sunday, May 28.
Where: Find all participating venues here.
Tickets: A two-weekend festival pass is $50, with the KC weekend pass at $40 and the Lawrence weekend pass at $30. Buy yours here.

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What to expect

The festival will feature a wide range of genres — showcased across 17 stages. What started as a house show turned into a non-profit fundraiser event directly supporting local artists’ music on physical platforms through the Manor Records Fund.

“Having our fifth edition of Manor Fest is kind of mind blowing for me. I never thought that a house show festival from my basement would amount to a two-city music festival,” said Manor Records founder Shaun Crowley. “This is the first time we’ve been able to do the Manor Fest in back-to-back years, so it feels really good to have a team together that is familiar with how things go. It’s amazing to see such young talent in our local scene year after year.”

Ready to plan your Manor Fest 5 schedule? See the full lineup.

About Manor Records

Manor Records is a non-profit record label that helps local musicians physically put out music, pay for press coverage, and navigate booking shows. The label started in 2017 in the basement of a DIY venue, The Shawnee Manor. The label also hosts weekly events to help showcase local talent.

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