Excelsior Springs is home of some of the best Blues and BBQ north of the river. Wabash BBQ located at 646 S Kansas Av across the street from The Elms Hotel., was voted Best Ribs in Kansas City. Free outdoor concerts all summer long featuring some of the top Blues Bands from KC , St Louis and Chicago. Excelsior is also the home of "BBQ on the River" , this year being held Aug 16-17. Teams come from all around to compete in this KCBC Sanctioned event! Smoke fills our little valley and planes fill the air! Fun activities for all ages!