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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.


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



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


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