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, SEPT. 18
Fred P. Ott's

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

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
Wild Bill's Bar & Grill

Time TBA
US Hwy 159 & Main
Rulo, NE
402-245-4097

SATURDAY, SEPT 20
Private Event

8 p.m.
Bonner Springs, KS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24
Kobi's

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
113 Oak St.
Bonner Springs, KS
(913) 422-5657
kobisbar.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27
Private Event

8 p.m. to midnight

SATURDAY, OCT. 4
Private Event

Winfield, KS
6 to 9 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 9
Bar Louie

Zona Rosa
7 to 10:30 p.m.
8600 NW Prairie View Rd
Kansas City, MO
816-326-6810

SATURDAY, OCT. 11
Jake's Place

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 16
Fred P. Ott's

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 17
Hobo's

8 p.m. to midnight
1036 N. Agnes Ave.
KCMO
(816) 241-4626

SATURDAY, OCT. 18
Private Halloween Party

8 to 11 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25
Joletta's

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