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.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 10
COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA
6 to 9 p.m.
KCMO

SATURDAY, JULY 11
Timbercreek Bar & Grill

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Corner of Old Metcalf & Highway 68
Louisburg, KS
913-837-2600
timbercreeklouisburg.com

THURSDAY, JULY 16
Fred P. Ott's

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

FRIDAY, JULY 24
Hobo's

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

SATURDAY, JULY 25
Private Event

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
Kobi's

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

FRIDAY, JULY 31
Jake's Place

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 1
Private Event
8 p.m. to midnight

SATURDAY, AUG. 8
B&B Backyard

8 to 11 p.m.
2134 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS
785-215-6144
bbbackyard.com

SUNDAY, AUG. 9
Slow Ride Roadhouse

2 to 6 p.m.
1350 N 3rd Street
Lawrence, KS
785-749-2727
slowrideroadhouse.net

2015 FULL SCHEDULE