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Upcoming Shows

The Phoenix ~

* Every 4th Friday of the Month *

9pm - 1am

302 W. 8th St

Kansas City, MO 64105

(816) 472-0001


The Point 

5:30p - 8:30p

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

917 W 44th St.

Kansas City, MO 64111


Andy Frasco & The MGDs @ Crossroads KC

w/ The Samples

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

417 E 18th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108


YaYa's Euro Bistro

7p - 10p

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

7021 W 135th St.

Overland Park, KS 66223


Coleman Hawkins Blues Fest

Coleman Hawkins Park / Felix Street Square - 8p

Friday, September 8th, 2017 

7th Felix St.

St Joseph, MO 64501


Crossroads Music Fest

The Black Dolphin

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 

1813 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64108



Friday, September 15th, 2017

926 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence, KS 66044


The Point 

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

917 W 44th St.

Kansas City, MO 64111


The Phoenix

Saturday Mix-Up Show

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

302 W 8th St.

Kansas City, MO 64105


Plaza Art Fair


Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Country Club Plaza

Kansas City, MO


Jazz - A Louisiana Kitchen

Friday, September 29th, 2017

823 W 39th St 

Kansas City, MO 64111


Westport Saloon

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

4112 Pennsylvania Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64111


Private Party

Chiefs Tailgate Party

Monday, October 2nd, 2017


Border Brewing Co.

First Fridays Crossroads Arts District

Friday, October 6th, 2017

406 E 18 St.

Kansas City, MO 64108



w/ Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

1016 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence, KS 66044


Jazz - A Louisiana Kitchen

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

823 W 39th St 

Kansas City, MO 64111


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Wake Up

The second full length album featuring 6 unique players extending on a veteran foundation of friendship. This is the first true album all members have created together but the second under as The MGDs. The MGDs have created a unique style tapping into genres such as Nola funk/blues, R&B, and a slice of reggae with horn drivin' melodies. All of this very present in this release titled "Wake Up".


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The MGDs

(self title debut)

This six-piece of Kansas City music veterans bring the steam with a piano driven blend of funkify to move and groove. With two opposite style vocals working together to create a unique style new to the music world, with the E.R. horns holdin it together.


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Albums Available @ These Kansas City Stores

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Left Me For Good

Live @ The Phoenix KCMO


About Us


The MGDs present a passionate blend of funk and blues powered by the soulful stylings of a music group driven to serve up an electrifying experience to the masses. The six piece lineup includes a mix of piano 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 MGDs have evolved into what is now a potent powerhouse group in the high-energy music category. Influences include a variety of classic and modern sounds from New Orleans and beyond.


In addition to a host of club shows, the MGDs like keep busy performing at festivals both at home and away. Boulevardia, Middle of the Map, Crossroads KC Music Fest, Coleman Hawkins Blues Fest and Home Grown on the River are just to name a few. Since 2014, the MGDs have appeared annually on the Outfield Experience stage at Kauffman stadium before Kansas City Royals games. The MGDs perform every 4th Friday at the Phoenix located in the heart of downtown Kansas City.  


The MGDs currently have 2 original full length albums under their belt and will be releasing a new 4 track EP scheduled for summer 2017. With a sizable repertoire of covers and originals at hand, the MGDs are available for short showcase sets or an all night long shindig.


Matt Davis – Drums / Percussion & Vocals

Greg Bush – Bass

Damon Parker – Keys & Vocals

Scott “Snoof” Middleton – Guitar               

Rudy Vasquez – Saxophones & Percussion

Teddy Krulewich – Trumpet