Friday, October 14, 2011

Cain's Ballroom Featured as One of Ten Great Places to See a Concert

Cain's Ballroom Featured as One of Ten Great Places to See a Concert

Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom was featured in a Yahoo! News slideshow of "Ten Great Places to See a Concert." The slideshow honoring the establishment features ten notable venues across the country that are "guaranteed to deliver a stellar concert experience."

Built in 1924, Cain's Ballroom has gone from a garage, a dime-a-dance joint to a dancing academy until it became known by artists and patrons alike as one of the top performance venues in the world today. The highlight of the ballroom is a historic maple, spring-loaded dance floor.

Western swing icon Bob Wills made his debut at Cain's in 1935 and the venue soon became known as "The Home of Bob Wills." With Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys calling Cain's home from 1935 to 1942, the ballroom was especially significant for popularizing the western swing genre.

After being refurbished in 1976, Cain's has continued to boast a long history of performances from talented musicians of all genres. The ballroom plays host to nationally touring acts, as well as Oklahoma-based musicians.

Other venues featured in the slideshow included The Gorge in George, Washington; the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood; Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado; the Fillmore in San Francisco; The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles; Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia; the Bowery Ballroom in New York City; The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee; and the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

For more information about the legendary Cain's Ballroom or to purchase tickets for an upcoming concert at the venue, please visit

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