Group photo by Jill Langlais| jilllanglais.com

If you live in the Kansas City area, you are now free to groove about the cabin. The Groove Pilots feature a mix of rock, funk and blues covers. When we plan our song list, we like to think we put some fun in funky, and we try to be professional while not taking ourselves too seriously. We all have day jobs, although we do occasionally fantasize about being full-time musicians.

After a test flight in December 2008, Kansas City's Groove Pilots officially took off in January 2009. It didn't take long for the calendar to start filling quickly, and as you can see from our schedule, the band still plays approximately 50 dates per year. The Groove Pilots' regular lineup features the founding rhythm section of bassist Dave "Candyman" Swiercinsky and drummer Tim Kelly, who have been joined by multi-instrumentalist Dave "Boz" Bostwick and veteran guitarist/vocalist Terry Gann. They are often joined by standout lead vocalist Tim Newton.

THURSDAY, MAY 21
Fred P. Ott's

6 to 9 p.m.
1100 W. Santa Fe St.
Olathe, KS
913-390-5955
fredpotts.com

FRIDAY, MAY 29
Kobi's

8 p.m. to midnight
113 Oak St.
Bonner Springs, KS
(913) 422-5657
kobisbar.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Country Club Plaza

2 to 5 p.m.
KCMO

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
Kobi's

6 to 10 p.m.
113 Oak St.
Bonner Springs, KS
(913) 422-5657
kobisbar.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 12
Paul and Jack's

8 p.m. to midnight
1808 Clay St.
North Kansas City, MO
816-221-9866
paulandjacks.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 18
Fred P. Ott's

6 to 9 p.m.
1100 W. Santa Fe St.
Olathe, KS
913-390-5955
fredpotts.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 19
Captain Ron's
7 to 11 p.m.
Lake Road 5-50
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-374-5852
captainronsatthelake.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Private Event

7 to 11 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Joletta's

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
600 NW Paramore St
Topeka, KS
(785) 232-5511

FRIDAY, JULY 3
The Harbor

7 to 11 p.m.
Pomme De Terre Dam
Missouri
417-745-6865
Harbor website

SATURDAY, JULY 4
Captain Ron's

7 to 11 p.m.
Lake Road 5-50
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-374-5852
captainronsatthelake.com

2015 FULL SCHEDULE