"She made me laugh, she made me cry, then she made me laugh until I cried. It was a perfect performance."
Cindy, Lower Brandywine Festival
Your masterful performance has awakened the mind of at least one literary student to the power of storytelling as an undeniably accessible form of human art.
"Weitkamp is a master at building bridges from story to song to story. Transitions from one to the other are so seamless that it feels like a long, enjoyable ride, not a bumpy trip with stops along the way."
L. Goodman- Author, Playwright, Storyteller
"I’ve been at this singer/songwriter business a very long time and have seen a boatload of wannabes with guitar cases full of mediocrity. To hear someone with Kim’s talent for the craft is so rare that I can count them on my toes."
Michael Reno Harrell – Singer/Songwriter
"Kim Weitkamp's performances are full of little surprises. When she begins, you'll laugh at her. Then, you'll laugh at her characters. Then you'll turn around and care about her characters and root for them. And then she'll sing, and you'll say, 'where did that come from?' That milk and honey voice."
Andy Offutt Irwin, Storyteller & Entertainer
"Kim Weitkamp is a brilliant and very funny lady. A masterful student of human nature and a fine person who can tell stories that land perfectly on the ears of her listeners no matter where they are in life."
Don 'Buck' Creacy- Owner World of Storytelling Radio
"She caught us in mid-stride. Renee and I were semi-struggling up a hill at the National Storytelling Festival and walked by Kim Weitkamp‘s tent. In a wet-eyed story about her mother, she was picking the guitar “clean as country water” and singing in mirror-smooth resonance with pitches hung on a laser beam. Breath support in a velvet death grip. We sat on the grass by the street, then, afterwards, immediatelty bought her CD."
Attendees at the National Storytelling Festival
Lean in and listen...
Meet Kim's Aunt Louise.
You Are My Sunshine from the album; The Lap
Whippoorwill from the album; Penny Candy Love
Kim travels full time performing at festivals and theaters around the continent. She is repeatedly booked back and is a favorite with audiences and event/festival directors. Her material is geared towards adults, but safe for kids!
Below is a small sampling of Kim's past performances.
The National Storytelling Festival, TN: 2018 featured teller, 2016 Emcee, 2015 featured teller 2013 Midnight Cabaret and Emcee, 2012 Emcee and Story Slam Host, 2011 Ghost Stories and Emcee, 2011 New Voice and Ghost Stories, 2009 Exchange Stage
Timpanogos Festival: UT: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014,2016, 2018
Red Clay Festival: 2018
Paris Festival: KY 2018, 2019
Teton Storytelling Festival: 2018, 2019
Culpeper Tells Festival: 2014,2015, 2016,2019KKan
Moonshell Festival, NE: 2019
Ojai Festival, CA: 2017,2019
Paris Kentucky Storyteling Festival: 2018, 2019
Chesapeake Storytlleing Festival, MD: 2016, 2017, 2018
Kansas Storyteling Festival: 2013,2015, 2018
Cave Run Storytelling Festival: 2016, 2017, 2019
ISC Teller In Residence, TN: 2010,2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Buffalo Commons Festival, NE : 2017
Storytelling Festival of the Carolinas, NC: 2009, 2011, 2014
(Artist Residency: 2010 and 2011 2015 Community Story Project)S
St. Louis Storytelling Festival, MO: 2016
Selma AL: Tall Tale Telling 2015
Mariposa Festiva, CA: 2014, 2016, 2017
LaCrosse Storytelling Festival, WI: 2015
Cache Valley Storytelling Festival, UT: 2015, 2016, 2017
Dowagiac Fine Arts Festival, MI: 2014
Four Corners Festival, NM: 2009. 2011, 2013, 2017
Trinity UM Storytelling Festival. AL: 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018
Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival, DE: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 (festival closed)
Pikes Piddlers Festival: 2016
Kearney Storytelling Festival, NE: 2014, 2017
Lititz Story Fest, PA: 2013, 2014
Sounds of the Mountains, VA: 2010, 2012, 2017
Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016
Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, PA: 2012, 2017
Weber University Storytelling Festival, UT: 2011, 2017
Sample of Theaters:
Snow Theater, Idaho
Kimball Theater VA
JewelBox Theater, Seattle
The Lyric Theater, VA
Alberta Rose Theater, Portland
The Palladium Theater, Florida
The Punta Gorda Event Center, Florida
Wahalla Civic Center, SC
Totah Theater, NM
Foulds Theater, FL
Raleigh Playhouse & Theater, WV