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Local Venues

Knuckleheads Saloon is a music venue in Kansas City, Missouri. Located on the grounds historic East Bottoms outdoor venue known as "Electric Park" the facility is a complex of four stages - a large outdoor stage featuring a converted caboose to one side as a VIP seating area, an indoor stage, a 64-seat lounge known as the "Gospel Lounge", and a large warehouse space located across the street from the Saloon known as the "Knuckleheads Garage".  

BB’s Lawnside BBQ combines two great Kansas City traditions – Barbecue and Blues. For more than 20 years, B.B.’s has served slow-smoked meats (sausage, beef, chicken, pulled pork and ribs) from its 60+ year-old pit, Plus, B.B.’s menu includes signature Louisiana dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice and goulash. And, when you combine that with world-class blues entertainment, you get a unique Kansas City experience only found at B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ.

The corner of downtown Kansas City where the Phoenix now sits used to be known as part of the Burgeoning Garment District in 1888. The Phoenix was there from the beginning. On the first floor there was a speak-easy type saloon owned and operated by bartender Frank Valerius, and on the second floor was a somewhat shady hotel that was rumored to be a bordello, owned by Mrs. Linna Laws. 
After 25 years, one of the oldest live music nightclubs is still going strong! Enjoy live music six nights a week, tasty menu and awesome cocktails!

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