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.

2014 FULL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Fred P. Ott's

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Kobi's

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 19
Jake's Place

9 p.m. to midnight
12001 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS
(913) 962-JAKE
jakesplacebarandgrill.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
D'Barb & Grill

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
11129 N Oak Trfy
KCMO
(816) 734-4877

SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Joletta's

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

FRIDAY, MAY 9
Slow Ride Roadhouse

8 p.m. to midnight
1350 N 3rd Street
Lawrence, KS
785-749-2727
slowrideroadhouse.net

SATURDAY, MAY 10
Jeremiah Bullfrogs
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
4115 SW Huntoon St.
Topeka, KS
785-273-0606
bullfrogslive.com

THURSDAY, MAY 15
Fred P. Ott's

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

FRIDAY, MAY 16
Kobi's

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

SATURDAY, MAY 24
BB’s Grill and Bar

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
22362 S. Harrison
Spring Hill, KS
913-592-2335
bbsgrillandbar.com

SUNDAY, MAY 25
Private Event