December 12, 2017


This is the home base of the KC Rock History project. I’m Rick Hellman, a KC native and a journalist, and I am finally pursuing my idea to write a book detailing the rock history of the Kansas City area. Please contact me if you have important memories or memorabilia to share. I am particularly looking for material on Freedom Palace, the Orchid Room, One Block West and earlier rock bands and venues. Write me at

rick hellman

Rick Hellman