Trails West!

An Incredible Weekend of Music, Entertainment, and Visual Arts

August 19-21 in Civic Center Park in St. Joseph, Missouri


Trails West! ® is held in Civic Center Park, 1100 Frederick Avenue in the heart of the City. The gates open at 5 pm on Friday, 10:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday


Admission to the festival is with the purchase of a button good for all three days of the festival. $8.00 Advance Buttons are available July 1 through August 17 at various locations. (Check back in June for a complete list.) Buttons at the gate are $10.


Food vendors and concessions are available on the grounds. Guests are not allowed to bring coolers or beverages.

Friday, August 19: 

Here Come the Mummies an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000-year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their "Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave" is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa). Since their discovery Here Come the Mummies has opened for P-Funk, Al Green, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village 2012; been invited to play Summer Camp Music Fest 2015/16, Musikfest 2016, Summerfest, and Riverbend 2016; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America.  

Saturday, August 20

Farewell Angelina is an all-female country band who took Nashville, Tennessee by storm when they first established their presence, and now they are captivating the rest of the country with their dynamic sound. Band members Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Elizabeth Elkins and Lisa Torres began recording together in 2015, and they released their debut single and video, “Hillbilly 401K” earlier this year. 

Steve Moakler received rave reviews for his album “Wide Open” after releasing previous records “Watching Time Run,” which debuted at number 1 on the Singer/Songwriter chart and Top 50 Overall iTunes® chart, and “All the Faint Lights.” Moakler’s music has been recorded by country artists Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler, among others.

Country-rockers Sawyer Brown have been churning out hits over the past few decades. Their debut album, “Leona,” rose to the Top 20 charts, and their next hit, “Step That Step” climbed to number one, and the album claimed the number two slot. In the ‘90’s, they released hits “This Thing Called Wantin’ and Havin’ It All,” “Treat Her Right,” and “Drive Me Wild,” and in the early 2000’s released the pop hit “Can You Hear Me Now?” 

Sunday, August 21

John Waite first rose to fame as the lead singer of Bad English, and The Babys. Waite formed The Babys in England in the ‘70’s and grew in popularity across the U.S. and the U.K. for the hit “Isn’t It Time.” Later on, Waite created the group Bad English and became a huge success with hits like “When I See You Smile” and “Price of Love.” Waite is now enjoying a solo career, releasing famous albums “Temple Bar,” “No Brakes” and “Rough & Tumble.”

Hours of Operation
Fri 5pm - end of concert
Sat 10am - end of concert
Sun 12pm - end of concert

Park Policy and Rules

Pets and animals are not allowed in  the Festival

Due to obvious hazards, glass, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, and bicycles are prohibited

No large bags allowed in the festival. All bags are subject to search.

Please do not bring food or drink on to the grounds - food vendors on the grounds offer a wide variety of tasty options.  If you wish to bring your own food, a picnic area is available for your use on the grounds of  Pony Express Monument between Frederick and Francis

 Blankets and chairs must be removed each evening of the Festival.  Following each night's closing act, Festival staff removes all blankets, chairs, etc., from the park. These items are turned in to the lost & found located in the Merchandise Tent.

Just a tip- BRING YOUR BAG CHAIRS! Seating is limited, and there are so many different venues to see, you'll want the mobility that having your own chair will bring.

No Firearms allowed on festival grounds. A valid concealed carry permit does NOT authorize you to carry a concealed weapon onto the grounds

One last request - when packing for the Festival, drop in your own trash bag, and help us to leave the festival grounds in great shape! Please don't drop trash on the ground or in our neighbors' streets!

Seating at the festival is NOT reserved. Be aware that arriving early for the headline entertainment doesn't guarantee a front row seat.  Also note that most audience members prefer to stand during the concert.

All guests who purchase alcohol must wear a festival-supplied wrist

Cans or bottles may not be brought into the park.

City ordinances prohibit guests from leaving the park (or any liquor-by-the-drink establishment) with an open container of alcohol.