Blue Room & The Gem Theater

Named after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the Blue Room simultaneously honors the past and showcases the present names in jazz.

With a multifaceted exhibit highlighting the countless musicians who crafted “Kansas City jazz,” a sound known all over the world, the Blue Room also provides a distinctive platform to present dynamic performances from the best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting.

Come down, bring your instrument and sit in at the weekly Blue Monday Jam–or just take in the sounds of one of Kansas City’s best jam sessions.

Live music is performed in the Blue Room on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Big bands typically perform the last Monday of each month, and our Latin Jazz/Salsa series gets shakin’ on the last Thursday of each month (except where otherwise noted on the calendar).

At the Blue Room, upcoming bands, seasoned veterans of the local jazz scene, national talent and internationally renowned jazz artists share the spotlight.

Contact Information

1616 E 18th Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-474-8463


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