Gladstone's annual Bluesfest provides one of the major one-two punches that Kansas City is known for, Blues and BarBQ. This event, held every June in this bedroom community of Gladstone, is about 15 miles north of the Metro Area. It hosts some of the hottest Blues groups and musicians in the entire city. Surveys have shown that guests from as far away as Canada have enjoyed a cold beer under a starlit night, sitting in their lawn chair and chilling out to the mellow sounds that drift out of Oak Grove Park. It really doesn't get any better than this yearly 2-day event. We've been there for many years helping...we know!