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A uniquely Kansas City experience, the American Jazz Museum celebrates jazz and the history and culture from which the music emerged at the historic crossroads of 18th & Vine. In the American Jazz Museum, the Blue Room Jazz Club, and the Gem Theater, we set the stage for your unforgettable event.

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Gem Theater

Originally opened in 1912, the historic Gem Theater is the main performance venue of the 18th & Vine Historic District. Behind its fully restored facade and trademark neon marquee is an updated 500-seat theater as well as several distinctive meeting rooms and gathering areas.

Rental Rate: $2,000
Rental Duration: 8 hours
Deposit: $1,000
Capacity: 500

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Atrium

More than a room rental, your guests will have access to this soaring grand lobby, the permanent American Jazz Museum exhibition, the Changing Gallery exhibition space, Visitor Center 50-seat theater, and the Patio and Pavillion outside the rear of the building. ‚Äč

Rate: $2,500
Rental Duration: 8 hours
Deposit: $1,000
Capacity: 500 reception; 250 sit-down

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Blue Room Jazz Club

A combination exhibition area and working jazz club, The Blue Room is one of the most unique event spaces in Kansas City. A club atmosphere includes cafe tables and chairs, bar stools, and a permanent restaurant-quality bar. Small, well-lit stage with baby grand piano is perfect for live performance.

Rental Rate: $800
Rental Duration: 6 hours
Deposit: $400
Capacity: 150