Cowtown Ballroom: Sweet Jesus coming to Tivoli May 22

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa, Brewer & Shipley, the Byrds, King motherfuckin’ Crimson — they all played at Kansas City’s Cowtown Ballroom during its heyday of 1971-74. Readers will remember that some local filmmakers, Joe Heyen and Tony Ladesich, have been at work on a documentary about the venue that rocked and rolled where the El Torreon now lies dormant. Cowtown Ballroom: Sweet Jesus is finished, and it’s coming to the Tivoli in Westport for a weeklong three-week-long run beginning on May 22. Get more info about the project at

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