Rainmakers at Tiblow Days festival in Bonner Springs KS

Saturday, August 24, the Rainmakers will play a festival in Bonner Springs, Kansas. This is a chance to see us in a family-friendly atmosphere, one that probably slips under the radar for most Kansas City-area music announcements. Come on out! Details can be found on the event’s Facebook page. We play at 9:30, with two other bands preceding us. 

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The Final Gig – The Night Before

This is shaping up to be quite a fun event! On Friday, July 26, at 6 pm there will be a literary discussion between Bob and two of Norway’s leading authors, Levi Henrikson and Lars Mytting, as they discuss how Bob’s lyrics have influenced their writing.

At 8:00, Finn Bjelke will host one of his extremely popular (and hilarious) music trivia contests, called Popquiz.

And finally, at 10 pm, the band will play an acoustic set. Read all about it at The Final Gig website. And be sure to buy a ticket— you don’t want to miss this one!

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The Final Gig in Norway

This July 27, the Rainmakers will play our final band gig in Norway at the beautiful Langfjæren Arena near Mosvik, Nord-Trondelag. Details, including tickets and accommodations, can be found at TheFinalGig.com. Click on “English” in the navigation menu to see the site in English.

We are looking forward to seeing our friends in Norway one more time, and a concert in this natural amphitheater in a beautiful fjord is the perfect cap to a long and wonderful love affair between the band and this amazing country. Here are a few pics from our show in 2014, by Sven-Erik Knoff at FotoKnoff. We hope to see you there!



The Rainmakers at Inderøyfestival

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Norwegian Wood festival canceled

Sadly, the Norwegian Wood music festival, where the Rainmakers were to perform on June 16, has been canceled. Not only were we looking forward to performing at the festival, it had been running for a couple decades and was a high point every year for Norwegian music fans. We hope the festival returns in 2019, and of course we’d like to be part of it!

Here’s the official statement about the cancellation on the Norwegian Wood website. The statement is in Norwegian. There is an automatically-translated version here, on their Facebook page.

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Rainmakers at Norwegian Wood 2018!


We are really excited to get to play the prestigious Norwegian Wood music festival in Oslo this coming June 16! The headliner that evening is Jo Nesbø’s band Di Derre. The night before features Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Swedish rocker Thåström. The festival takes place in beautiful Frogner Park in the heart of Oslo, and has been running since 1992. Come on out and see us!

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New Year’s weekend dates added

We’ve just gotten confirmation on our gigs for the New Year’s weekend. On Saturday, December 30, we will play the New Year’s Eve Eve party at Knucklehead’s with Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds. On Sunday, New Year’s Eve, we will play a private party in Liberty, like last year. More info to come.

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Eclipse Has Begun

From our Bandcamp site: Eclipse Has Begun, from the 1996 album Skin. You did know we have a Bandcamp site for the last four albums, didn’t you?

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A Little Help From Our Friends

Here’s the encore from our gig last Saturday, June 3, at the Rock House Music Festival. We were joined by our friends The Nace Brothers, and it was totally fun. The festival was a great time!

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Upcoming gigs

Norway Tour Spring 2017

22 March Skien | acoustic set at Sitt Ned Kunst

24 March Notodden | Bellman Pub

25 March Oslo | Krøsset

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2 June Kansas City MO | Knuckleheads | w/the Nace Brothers

3 June Reeds Spring, MO | Rock House Music Fest

9 June Gardner, KS | Festival on the Trails

18 August Overland Park, KS | Nerman Museum at Johnson County Junior College

8 September Springfield, MO | Lindberg’s

9 September Bogard, MO | R Barn

10 September Wichita, KS | Barleycorn’s

24-25 November Kansas City MO | recordBar

Please check our Shows page for more information as the dates come closer.

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“Swinging Shed” from Thanksgiving weekend 2016

Our friend Eddie Christiansen was in town from Oslo over Thanksgiving. He shot and edited some video from the first night of our weekend early shows at the recordBar. Thanks, Eddie!

Don’t forget: we’ll be at Knucklehead’s this Friday night, December 30. Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds open.

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