A show and a meal at Cain’s / Tulsa People

The restaurant in Cain’s Ballroom has gone through several stages. It’s been a place to grab snacks during a show, a spot for late-night drinks, and a favorite for the downtown lunch crowd to stop by for brisket sandwiches and potato salad. The latest iteration is one that has Tulsans excited. Adam Green, owner of the […]

‘Live From Cain’s’ inaugural season set to debut on KOSU

The inaugural seven-episode season of a new public radio music program will debut on KOSU this Sunday at 6 p.m. It will air throughout October and November. Live From Cain’s is taped at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma and features live performances by national and Oklahoma musicians. Co-hosted by Paul Thorn and Paul Benjaman, […]

The history behind Tulsa’s historic music venue / KJRH

The ‘home of Bob Wills’ is a Tulsa treasure. Built in 1924 as a garage for Tulsa businessman Tate Brady, the downtown building was transformed into a ballroom in 1930 and dubbed Cain’s Dance Academy. Around that time it became the spot for Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys to play for their popular radio […]

Gallery: Cain’s Ballroom through the years / Tulsa World

Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom was recommended by a Los Angeles Times writer as one of 12 places for the “best live music in America.” Cain’s Ballroom is No. 4 on the list. However, Cain’s has also been host to area high school proms; a standup comedy act by NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook; a presentation by author […]

10 fabulous U.S. music venues / CNN

In theory, why would anyone attend a concert? After all, the best performance of a musician, captured with the best technology on CD, is available for less than 20 bucks on Amazon. Or via the DVD recording of a concert, so the viewer can actually see the performers’ faces (for better or for worse). But […]

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