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Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibitions and films, visual arts exhibitions in the Art Gallery and Photography Gallery, the Blue Room Jazz Club, and the Gem Theater performing arts center. Public programming for all ages and youth education enliven the history and music at the center of the American Jazz Museum, entertaining and enriching jazz audiences while nurturing the next generation of jazz musicians. 




American Jazz Museum

1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The museum is easily accessible by car and bus. Street parking is readily available or visitors may choose lot parking on the Southwest corner of 18th & Vine.

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Museum Admission

Admission to American Jazz Museum

Adults $10
Seniors (65+) $9
Children (5-12) $6
4-and-under Free

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Combination Admission

Admission to both Museums at 18th & Vine

Adults $15
Seniors (65+) $13
Children (5-12) $8
4-and-under Free

Combination tickets available at the admissions desk.


Members enjoy free admission, discounts at the Swing Shop, and more!

Museum Hours

Sunday Noon - 6 pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm

Blue Room Hours

Monday 5 pm - 11 pm
Thursday 5 pm - 11 pm
Friday 5 pm - 1 am
Saturday 7 pm - 1 am

Gem Theater Hours

The Gem Theater opens 30 minutes prior to each performance.

The American Jazz Museum is closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Find Out More »