February 24, 2018

The places

The KC Rock History Project is documenting the places where local rock history was made — the clubs and concert halls. Some of the names — like Cowtown Ballroom and the Grand Emporium — are still well known. Others, less so. What memories do you have of Coya’s Castle, the Soc Hop, the Downliner and others? Share them here.

Stan Plesser's Vanguard was at 43rd and Main.

I am avidly seeking photos of the places mentioned above and more, particularly including one short-lived yet influential rock venue — Freedom Palace on Main Street. Likewise, the storied and yet poorly documented Orchid Room on 12th Street and Vine.

If you have photos, posters, handbills, etc., you are willing to share, please write to rick@kcrockhistory.com

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