Near 18th and Vine in the Historic Jazz District, this former union hall for African American musicians has hosted after-hours jam sessions since 1930. Famous veteran musicians gig with young hotshots. It's friendly…
This slick club, part of the American Jazz Museum, hosts local talent for free on Monday and Thursday. Touring acts perform weekends. Major shows are held at the adjoining Gem Theater.
Locals are passionate about major-league baseball's Royals (who won the World Series in 2015) and the NFL's ever-disappointing Chiefs. Both play at gleaming side-by-side stadiums east of the city near Independence.
Twin venues headline this striking complex. There's a varied schedule of theater, opera, ballet, music and more.
Part dive, part cutting-edge live-music venue, Westport's Riot Room always rocks – and has many good beers.