A new, jazzy Sunday fun day in Kansas City: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar kicks off JazzFest Sundays on May 17

Sundays at Jax put the spotlight on local, aspiring Jazz musicians and feature a special menu of New Orleans-inspired dishes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 8, 2015) –Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar kicks off JazzFest Sundays on Sunday, May 17 from 2 p.m. – close to celebrate the music that put Kansas City on the map, while also fostering up-and-coming local musicians. JazzFest Sundays will run every Sunday, opening two hours earlier at 2 p.m., and feature live music from local, aspiring Jazz musicians, a special creole menu and an extended happy hour.

Matthew Hopper will take the stage for the first JazzFest on Sunday, May 17, followed by Hermon Mehari on May 24 and May 31. Future JazzFest musicians will be announced at

In addition to the regular happy hour and dinner menus, Jax will offer a special JazzFest menu, inspired by creole cooking, 25 percent off all bottles of wine, and half-price King Crab. Sazerac and Hurricanes will be specially priced at $6 per drink. Sunday happy hour is also extended by two hours, now running from 2 - 6 p.m.

The JazzFest menu includes:

Sunday JazzFest Menu Specials

Fried Catfish Etouffee – $14

Rice and collards

Catfish Po’Boy – $15

Fried or blackened

NoLa Style Shrimp Boil – $18

Potatoes, collards, corn bread, Andouille, comeback sauce 

‘Dunked’ Snow Crab – $19 per pound

Drawn butter

Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo – $4

Andouille sausage, red & green peppers, long grain rice, preserved okra

Hush Puppies with Preserved Okra – $6

Fresh Shucked Oysters – $1.25 per oyster

CharBroiled Oysters – $1.50 per oyster

Grana padano butter, garlic breadcrumbs

Reservations and Information

Reservations can be made by calling Jax at (816) 437-7940. All major credit cards are accepted. For information and updates, guests can visit, “like” Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar on Facebook at and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @jaxkansascity.

Interested in groovin’? Aspiring Jazz musicians interested in performing at a future JazzFest Sunday should contact Ryan Zwisler at Jax Fish House at (816) 437-7940.

About Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
A Big Red F Restaurant Group restaurant, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar brings the coasts to the coastless, serving up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer. Sourcing dock-to-door, Executive Chef Sheila Lucero has built long-standing relationships with coastal fisherman to ship the highest quality seafood available daily, incorporating fresh ingredients into an innovative sea-to-table menu. Consistently voted to the “Best of” awards, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has five locations in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Glendale, and Kansas City, each boasting unique menus. For more information, please visit