The Center will be the new home for Listyn KC, Kansas City's premier curated music experience.
Join us and listen to a curated selection of music that inspired or was relevant to the featured LP of the month. Hear some historical anecdotes about the artists and music, along with fun trivia and rare cuts.
Turn off your phones while we turn up the volume and play the featured album, on vinyl, from beginning to end through our legendary hi-fi system which is the foundation of "The Listyning Room" at the Center.
You won't believe how great music can sound until you...Listyn!
Hosting "Retro Cocktail Hour" Live
For 25 years Darrell Brogdon has hosted The Retro Cocktail Hour, now heard on 50 stations around the world, including
Kansas Public Radio in Lawrence.
On the RCH, the music is ALWAYS served "shaken, not stirred" -- a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, '50s mood music, private eye jazz and other incredibly strange music.
Darrell is excited to bring a live version of the show to the Center once we open.
Taking "The Fish Fry" Live
For 35 years, Chuck Haddix has been serving up the finest in blues, soul, rhythm & blues, jumpin' jazz and zydeco, at The Fish Fry, Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight on Kansas City’s Public Radio Station, KCUR, FM 89.3.
Haddix is the director of the Marr Sound Archives, a collection of over 400,000 historic sound recordings housed in the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Haddix teaches Kansas City jazz history at the Kansas City Art Institute.
His articles have appeared in Down Beat and Living Blues Magazine. Haddix is the coauthor of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop published by Oxford University Press and the author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker published by the University of Illinois Press.
Haddix is looking forward to spinning his spicy gumbo of Americana live at the Center.