Cain's Ballroom

Tulsa's legendary music and dance house, Cain's Ballroom was built in 1924. Originally focused on ballroom dancing, Cain's is home to the world's largest spring-loaded dance floor. You can feel it moving under foot at the rowdiest of shows. Along with the great acoustics and lighting, the atmosphere is one of a kind. Dozens of authentic portraits of Western music legends adorn the walls of the venue. Known as "The House That Bob Built", Cain's was made famous by Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys. Fittingly, Wills' portrait is hung front and center, and the smaller side-stage club was named "Bob's", after the legendary Western Swing performer.

Country music may have given rise to it's popularity, but Cain's is home to much more than that. On any given night, you could see anything from Blues, Hip-Hop, Metal, Electronic. The list goes on. The only groups you might not see there are any popular enough to play the nearby B.O.K. Center (ie. Madonna, Britney Spears and other pop superstars). What you can expect at Cain's is the nations best package rock/metal tours, underground electronic acts, and Tulsa's very own beloved performers. In terms of American history in the arts, Cain's Ballroom is a can't miss.

Main styles: All Genres
Overall feel: Historic, Loud, Prestigious
Acoustics: Very good. Loud. Clear. Reverb.
Avg. crowd size: 1,500
Avg. age of crowd: All Ages
Stuff to do around there: Walking distance to Historic Brady District, bars, hotels, Downtown Tulsa
Jam Session? No
Avg. age of musicians: Any and all ages
Skill of musicians: Pro
Quality of networking: Very Good
Notable past acts: Elvis Presley, Sex Pistols, Pantera, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
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423 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 584-2306
Neighborhood: Brady District Downtown