Barney Allis Lobby of Hotel Muehlebach
Wednesday, November 6
4 - 6:30 p.m.
Ticket included with full convention registration
Awards and prizes for best costumes!*
The 1920s was a decade often viewed as a time of roaring fun, prosperity, and good feeling. Consumerism was up, jazz was hot, and pop culture was all-consuming, but prohibition had swept across the country.
Knock twice to enter our evening speakeasy in the utterly majestic Barney Allis Lobby of the Muehlebach Hotel (dubbed “White House West” during Harry S. Truman's presidency). You'll instantly be transported back in time with the sounds of jazz, sights of swing dancers, and the tastes of classic cocktails and KC food samplings.
After the Opening Celebration, enjoy your open evening wandering Downtown Kansas City, selected as one of America's Best downtowns by Forbes magazine for its rich culture in arts, numerous fountains, upscale shopping, and various local cuisine. Or get the ultimate Kansas City barbecue experience as we travel through KC sampling beer and barbecue from world famous restaurants and hidden gems on a Cultural Excursion. (Separate registration fee required.)
#DYK: Dozens of jazz greats honed their chops in Kansas City before migrating to New York.
*The safety of our attendees is MCCA's top priority. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume, but we do not permit prop weapons or items that would make other guests feel uncomfortable or detract from the experience.
**As a security measure, attendees are required to wear their name badge.