Welcomes You

Established in 1986, the Kansas City Guitar Society was created to foster appreciation and encourage artistry of the guitar in
the greater Kansas City area. The Society is a fully incorporated, 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization devoted to
supporting the art of the guitar. The Society’s primary revenue source is membership contributions. Additional revenue
comes from ticket sales, merchandise sales and proceeds from fundraising events. All contributions are tax-deductible.


  • To promote, foster and encourage an understanding and appreciation of the classic guitar and other closely related

  • To support and encourage high standards in instruction and performance.

  • To support and encourage the creation, writing, recording and preservation of music for the classic guitar.

  • To sponsor and cosponsor activities in connection with these general purposes.

We could use your help.
Join the Kansas City Guitar Society.
Board of Directors:

President: Douglas Niedt
Secretary/Treasurer: Leslie Smith
Membership Chair: Leslie Smith
Additional Board Members:  Bob Goodwin, Daniel Krieg, John Lehoczky, Calvin
David Smart, Tim Taylor
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The Kansas City Guitar Society is supported entirely by its members, ticket sales, and contributions. The Society is
run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

If you have enjoyed coming to our concerts and would like to help support our efforts, you can
make a donation. Or,
become a member! You don’t have to play the guitar to join. We just appreciate having you at our events.
Memberships are available for as little as $25. To join
, go to our Join the KCGS page. For more information or if you
have questions,
email us. You may also call our membership chairman Leslie Smith at 913-782-3868.

Help keep guitar music thriving in Kansas City. Thank you and I hope to see you at our events this season.

Douglas Niedt, President
Kansas City Guitar Society