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Address: 1616 E 18th St, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
Phone Number: 816 474 2929
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Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 1:00 am

This jazz bar opened in 1997.

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The highliight of our trip to KC!

Decided spur of the moment to try to Blue Room after driving in and checking onto our hotel. We had two 14 yr olds with us and debated about how it would be for them at 9:00 on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Decided spur of the moment to try to Blue Room after driving in and checking onto our hotel. We had two 14 yr olds with us and debated about how it would be for them at 9:00 on a Thursday night. We had nothing to worry about as there was such a great mix of people there. After finding out... More 

2 Thank Pickleandtwins
Kansas City, MO
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the finest jazz venue anywhere. Where else can you here great music, be entertained by students who drop in to jam and really experience the vibe that comes from the synergy created by musicians and an audience that is there to appreciate them. The audience is always a mix of old/young/black/white dressed to the nines or just in... More 

2 Thank Mrbob3338
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

MY FAVORITE. I would have loved to stay here all day. Putting headphones on and listening to this wonderful music was awesome. Walked into the nightclub (which was closed) and it just sent chills. Small but cozy. So so much history here. I would love to come back to Kansas just to visit this jazz room again.

1 Thank Diane C
Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Located in the heart of the historic Jazz District in KC, I really wanted to love this place. Because of the poor customer service, I can only give it an average rating. I really enjoyed the performance by the Latin Jazz All Stars. The Blue Room is an intimate venue where, depending on your seat, you can get up close... More 

1 Thank KCBBQnJazz
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Checked out a jam session and it was a great scene. Everyone there was super cool, the atmosphere was a great setting for live jazz music. Would love to return on my next trip.

1 Thank jaydott
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The Blue Room is a KC institution! It is attached to the American Jazz Museum. Kansas City has a history of jazz. Many great jazz musicians are from KC and many more have shared their history with the city. Subsequently many great acts have made their way through the city and and played at the blue room. The bar is... More 

2 Thank GarfieldGill
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This room @ The American Jazz Museum is a sweet venue that shouldn't be missed. Ida Mcbeth headlined this night.

2 Thank wddj
Taylorsville, Utah
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is actually part of the Kansas city Jazz museum. At night the Blue room becomes a KC Jazz club. I have been here 3 times and bands are always top notch. Drink prices are fair and the entertainment venue is excellent.

4 Thank Kent B
Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Blue Room's schedule can be found on line via the American Jazz Museum. For as little as $10 you can enjoy a fabulous evening of great jazz. On Fridays there's a happy hour called Indigo Hour between 5-7:30 with drink specials and the cover for the entertainment is free. The Blue Room does not serve food. Washrooms are available.... More 

3 Thank AdventureLass
Kansas City
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Located in the 18th & Vine Jazz District, this is the perfect place for a girls night out. We dropped in for Divas Night Out and were not disappointed. From the moment of arrival we felt welcome. A dapper gentleman guided us to an intimate corner table. Four amazing Divas performed in succession, keeping the place hopping with Jazzy Flutienastiness,... More 

3 Thank TSontheGo

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