There’s no better place to discover your next favorite band than Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest. This year, 139 acts — from senior scenesters like the members of the Divine Fits to hometown heroes like Making Movies — will perform across Kansas City venues. Odds are you’re not going to cross a street without hearing something you love. To celebrate the third annual Ink’s Middle of the Map Music Fest, which kicks off Thursday, we’ve compiled a list of 25 acts worth discovering this year.
Click through the photo gallery and go to middleofthemapfest.com to build your own schedule. Soon you’ll be saying you “knew them when…”