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Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa

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Cain's Ballroom is a historic music venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was built in 1924 as a garage for W. Tate Brady's automobiles. Madison W. "Daddy" Cain purchased the building in 1930 and named it Cain's Dance Academy, where he charged ten cents for dance lessons. The academy was the site of The Texas Playboys' first regular radio broadcast, and they continued to play there regularly.

It fell into disuse until 1976 when Larry Schaeffer purchased the building, refurbished it, and reopened it with the name Cain's Ballroom. Cain's Dancing Academy was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 2003. It was listed under Criterion B and its NRIS number is 03000874.
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  • Came here for the Death Grips concert last year. The venue was excellent, the show was insane, and although the pit was super intense, everyone was still respectful and not overly violent haha. It...  more »
  • Easy to get to this very famous venue in Tulsa. I love the history and uniqueness of the place. Rodney, like always killed it. Tulsa should be very proud of this wonderful historic place. Would love.....  more »
  • One of my favorite places in the Tulsa area! you can see everything at this venue from country music, rock and roll, hip hop and any genre you can think of. There isn't a bad spot in the house. Line's to the bars are always short and speedy. Pricing is the best at a concert venue! Now that they have a restaurant attached makes it even better. Bathrooms can be a little sketchy, but they show a lot of history. Parking can be hard to come by since it is located in the heart of downtown. Typically they're paid areas around. It is handicap accessible.
  • This is a legendary concert venue in the heart of Tulsa. It's basically a giant general admission area with a good size stage at the front. You can also get tickets to the mezzanine if you wanna feel classy. There's a couple of bars here and a good outside space. There's also a lot to do around here too for when the show ends. Also it's a pretty small venue, probably 500 to 1000 people

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