A well-known Kansas City venue, The Beaumont Club, is shutting its doors, numerous reports say. Though the venue owners have yet to release a statement, various news sites have reported the closure of the Beaumont Club: a Kansas City venue in Westport known for its local shows, rock and country concerts and various dance nights.
Reports began after some bands reported that they received letters announcing the cancellation of spring shows. Some shows such as the Take Action Tour have already been moved to neighboring venues such as the Granada in Lawrence, Kan.
Many have speculated that drops in attendance, rent costs and competition from other venues all contributed to the Beaumont Club’s closure. The Beaumont Club was one of the few medium-sized (500-800 capacity) indoor venues in Kansas City, but smaller venues such as the RecordBar and Riot Room, along with larger venues such as The Midland had been booking similar type of shows as the Beaumont Club in the previous months. Another speculation is that the safety of the Westport neighborhood could have been a factor.
We’ll post more information about this announcement and what it means for the currently scheduled shows as it becomes available.