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Today in KC’s Music History: Cowtown Ballroom’s Final Show

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The Cowtown Ballroom was on the second floor of El Torreon Ballroom, at 31st Street and Gillham Plaza.

One of Kansas City’s most important venues closed its doors forever after a final show on Sept. 16, 1974.

Although it never made any money during its existence, the Cowtown Ballroom left an indelible legacy, locally and nationally. Located at 31st Street and Gillham Plaza on the second floor of El Torreon Ballroom (itself a legendary venue during the 1930s), Cowtown was a key stop for touring bands as they built their careers.

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