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!

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For 25 years Darrell Brogdon has hosted The Retro Cocktail Hour, now heard on 50 stations around the world, including Wyoming Public Radio, Crooner Radio, the Syncopated Times Radio Network, Public Radio Guam, Radio New Zealand and 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.


Chuck Haddix is planning to bring a live version of the Fish Fry to the Center For Recorded Music. 

Look forward to his patented mix featuring the finest in Americana, blues, soul, rhythm and blues, jumpin’ jive and zydeco. 

Brought to you live and in person, on our amazing hi-fi system, it is the record parties you know and love but with something special thrown into the mix.

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