Knuckleheads Saloon

2715 Rochester Ave Kansas City

VAMONDE Kansas City
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Knuckleheads Saloon

Welcome to a music joint where guests can wander from stage to stage. Knuckleheads Saloon offers five unique stages for music fans to choose from, with multiple performances on the same night. You can hear a wide range of genres, including blues, Americana, jazz, roots, country, rock, and gospel—pretty much everything but rap. Even Elvis shows up the last Friday of the month in an acclaimed Elvis tribute show.

Knuckleheads Stages

At Knuckleheads Saloon, explore five different stages: the Outdoor Stage, the Indoor Stage, Knuckleheads Garage, the Fender Stage, and the Gospel Lounge Stage.

See bands perform underneath Kansas skies at the Outdoor Stage. Open from April through October, the largest of the stages contains a courtyard theatre and a sizeable horseshoe upper deck that overlooks the dance floor and stage.

In the middle-sized, 220-seat Indoor Stage, photos of Knucklehead's alumni cover the walls. Around the corner, there's a T-shirt shop. Head outside, and the outdoor stage and courtyard are just a few steps away.

Knuckleheads Garage, across the street, is the largest indoor space with a funky industrial-style feel and a capacity of 800 to 1,000 guests. See and enjoy the performances from wherever you're standing.

Check out the Fender Stage located inside the Knuckleheads Garage building. Inside this intimate 50-person room, you can lounge around, grab a drink at the bar, and dance.

The Gospel Lounge

At the Gospel Lounge expect exclusive local, regional and national performances. Here, enjoy music ranging from bluegrass, country, rock and roll, and gospel of course!

Wednesday Night Church Service

The Gospel Lounge offers a free musical church service on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. At the lounge, pastors Carl and Sharon Butler present a "Good Music, Good Message" session with local and national guests. This cozy space holds about 60 people. Space is limited, so reserve a spot below.

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Check out the rock band, Larkin Poe, performing at the Knuckleheads Garage stage in the video below.

Did You Know?

In 1899, the amusement park, Electric Park was originally built on Knucklehead grounds. The park contained a large seated band-stand and the first outdoor stage in Kansas City!

Cover photo is courtesy of Knuckleheads Saloon.

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