Cain's Ballroom

Venue Phone: (918) 584-2306
Address:
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103
Built in 1924 by Tulsa entrepreneur Tate Brady, The Cain’s Ballroom has gone from a garage, a dime-a-dance joint and a dancing academy until it became what is 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 designed in a “log cabin” or concentric square pattern. Lighting the dance floor is a four-foot neon star and a silver disco ball. The walls are decorated with oversized photographs of various musicians who played Cain’s, including Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Tex Ritter, Kay Starr and Tennessee Ernie Ford. Between the portraits are black fiddle-shaped fixtures illuminated by a single red bulb. Bob Wills was born into a family of fiddlers where he learned to play the fiddle and mandolin. As a young man, Wills performed at house dances, medicine shows and on the radio. On New Year’s Night 1935, he made his debut at Cain’s and the venue soon became known as “The Home of Bob Wills.” As The Home of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys from 1935 to 1942, the ballroom was especially significant for popularizing a new sound of western music called western swing, a form of country and western that combined jazz, hillbilly, boogie, blues, big band swing, rhumba, mariachi and jitterbug music. Weekly dances, a midnight radio show and a daily noon-hour program were played by Bob Wills during what are remembered as his “glory years.” Bob Wills is remembered as “The King of Western Swing.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for his significant contributions to American music from the 1930s through the 1960s. During his career, Wills wrote and recorded at least 470 songs, including “Take Me Back to Tulsa” and “San Antonio Rose,” and he influenced such artists as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Asleep at the Wheel.

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Event Name Next Event Time
They Might Be Giants 06/24/21 8:00pm
Tech N9ne's 06/25/21 7:00pm
The Cadillac Three 09/11/21 8:30pm
Umphrey's McGee 09/12/21 7:00pm
"Why Not??" Comedy Show
12th Annual Blues Challenge
14th Annual Leftover Turkey
18th Annual 80's PROM
2015 T.A.T.E Awards
2016 T.A.T.E. Awards
2019 Redbud Lip Sync Battle
21 Savage
3rd Annual Tulsa Music Awards
4th ANNUAL ROCK CHRISTMAS
6th Annual Rock 'N Folk 'N Chili Cook-Off
A Tribute To Leon
A$AP Ferg
A$AP MOB
Aaron Lewis
Aaron Watson
Alter Bridge
Alvin Crow & The Pleasant Valley Boys
American Aquarium
An Evening with Billy Corgan
Anderson East
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Animal Collective
Annual Cancer Sucks Concert With Aranda
Ashley McBryde w/Lainey Wilson
Asleep At The Wheel
Atmosphere
Atreyu
August Burns Red
Awolnation
B.B. King's Blues Band Featuring Tito Jackson
Bad Religion
Bad Suns
Badfish
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
Badflower
Band Of Horses
Battle Of The Bands
Battle of the Bands 2019
Beach House
Beats Antique
Ben Folds
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Ben Rector
Big Gigantic
Big Head Todd and the Monsters + Toad the Wet Sprocket
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters
Blackbear
Blackberry Smoke
Blues Challenge 2016
Blues Traveler
Bob Schneider
Bob Wills Birthday Celebration
Bob Wills' Texas Playboys
Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Boogie T Presents Boogie T.Rio
Borgeous
Borgore
BØRNS
Brandi Carlile
Brett Eldredge
Brian Culbertson
Brian Fallon
Bridgefest
Brockhampton
Brothers Osborne
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Buckethead
Burn Co Barbecue Brunch
Burn Co Brunch
Butch Walker
Byron Berline Band
CAM
CANCELED-The Growlers
Carly Rae Jepsen
Casey Donahew Band
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Charley Crockett w/Joshua Ray Walker
Charli XCX
Chase Atlantic – Phases Tour
Chase Bryant
Chase Rice
Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing
Cherub
Cherub - Baby Angels Tour
Chief Keef
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Chris Stapleton
Chuck Klosterman
CHVRCHES
Citizen Cope
City And Colour
Clary Runway
Clutch
Coal Chamber
Cody Canada & The Departed
Cody Jinks
Cody Johnson Band
Cold War Kids
Cole Swindell
Colt Ford
Colter Wall
Com Truise
Conor Oberst
Corey Smith
Corrosion of Conformity
Cross Rags And Young
Dabin
Dan + Shay
Datsik
David Cook
Dawes
Death Cab For Cutie
Death Grips
Deerhunter
Desiigner
Die Antwoord
Dirty Heads
Dirty Heads (rescheduled from May 9)
Disco Drome
Dorothy
Downlink & Dieselboy
Dr. Dog
Dr. Dog: Flamingo Hotel Tour
DREAMERS
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Drive-By Truckers
Dropkick Murphys
Dylan Scott
Eagles Of Death Metal
EDGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Angels & Airwaves + Phantogram
Eli Young Band
Elvis Costello
Eric Andre
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom Tour
Eric Paslay
Ernie Fields Jr. & His All-Star Band
Eugene Mirman
Excision
Explosions In The Sky
Falling In Reverse
Father John Misty
Filter
Fitz & The Tantrums
Flatland Cavalry w/Jason Eady
Fleet Foxes
Flogging Molly
Flux Pavillion
Fortune Feimster
Frank Foster
Fred Armisen
Gaelic Storm
Ganja White Night
Gary Clark Jr
Getter Presents Visceral
Ghostland Observatory
Giving Spirits
Glass Animals
Glen Hansard
Gogol Bordello
GOV'T MULE
Grace Potter
Granger Smith
Greensky Bluegrass
Griz
Grouplove
Gwar
Hair Force
Hangover Ball 2018
Hangover Ball 2019
HANSON STREAMING CONCERT SERIES: Live And Electric Revisited
Hard Working Americans
Hayes Carll
Here Come The Mummies
Highly Suspect
Hippie Sabotage - The Beautiful Beyond
Hippo Campus
Hollywood Undead
Hopsin
Hot Club Of Cowtown
Iration
Iron & Wine
Jamey Johnson
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
JD McPherson
JD Simo
Jeezy
Jenny Lewis - On The Line Tour 2019
Jim James - Uniform Distortion
Jimmy Eat World
JJ Grey & Mofro
Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan
John England & The Western Swingers
John Fullbright
John Moreland
Jon Bellion
Jon Pardi
Jon Wolfe & Randall King
Jonathan Davis
Jonny Lang
Josh Abbott Band
Josh Garrels
Judah & The Lion
Juicy J
Junior Brown
K.Flay
Kacey Musgraves
Kane Brown
Keller Williams
Kevin Fowler
Kevin Gates
Keys N Krates
Koe Wetzel
Koe Wetzel - Night 1
Koe Wetzel - Night 2
Kris Kristofferson
Kurt Vile And The Violators
Kyle Kinane
Lake Street Dive
Lany
Lauv
Lecrae
Leon Bridges
Leon Russell Birthday Celebration
Less Than Jake
Lettuce
Lil Tjay
Live From Cain's
Local Natives
Lord Huron
Lucero
Mac Miller
Maddie & Tae
Madeon
Marshmello
Martin Sexton
Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives
Mat Kearney: Just Kids Tour
Matisyahu
Mayday Parade
Memphis May Fire
Metric
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Midland
Miike Snow
Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan Band
Minus The Bear
Missio
Misterwives
Mix
Modest Mouse
Motion City Soundtrack
Mt Eden
Mutemath
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Nahko And Medicine For The People - Take Your Power Back Tour
Neko Case
NF
NGHTMRE
Nico & Vinz
Nothing More
Of Montreal
Official Wakarusa Pre-Party Tour - 2015
Old 97's
Old Diminion
On A Night Like This
One More Time
Orange Peel
Other Lives
Papadosio
Paper Diamond
Parachute
Parker McCollum
Parker McCollum w/Grant Gilbert
Parker Millsap
Parkway Drive
Pat Green
Paul Thorn
Phantogram
Phoenix
Pop Evil
Post Malone
POSTPONED-Starset
Punch Brothers
Purity Ring
Racers For Autism
Rae Sremmurd
Ragland
Railroad Earth
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Randy Rogers Band
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Read Southall Band
Reckless Kelly
Red Bull Mini Drome
Red Dirt Christmas
Reel Big Fish
Reverend Horton Heat
Riley Green
Rittz
Riverfield Rocks
Riverfield Rocks 2019
RL Grime
Rob Bell
Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy
Robert Earl Keen
Robert Earl Keen Live
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
Robin Trower
Rock N' Folk N' Chili Cook-Off
Rodney Crowell: "The TEXAS Tour"
Ron Funches
Royal Blood
Run The Jewels
Russell Dickerson & Carly Pearce
Saint Motel
San Holo
Save Jimmy
Savoy
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Seether
Senior Star Round Up
Shakey Graves
Shane Smith & The Saints
Shinyribs
Shovels & Rope
Shovels & Rope / Frank Turner
Silverstein
Silversun Pickups
Skillet
Slander
Sleep
SNAILS - World of Slime Tour
Snarky Puppy
Snow The Product
Somo
SoMo: The Phases Tour
Split Lip Rayfield
SPOON
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Stars Go Dim
Stephen King
Steve Vai
Stoney LaRue
STS9
Sturgill Simpson
Sylvan Esso
Taddy Porter
Taria
Tegan And Sara
Texas Hippie Coalition
That 90s Party
The 16th Annual 80's Prom
The 17th Annual 80's Prom
The 2015 Best of Tulsa Party
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Dead South
The Decemberists
The Del McCoury Band
The Expendables
The Floozies
The Floozies Halloween
The Floozies: Nightmare on Funk Street
The Front Bottoms
The Head And The Heart
The Lacs
The Leftover Last Waltz III
The Magpie Salute
The Melvins
The Moth Mainstage
The Mountain Goats
The Mowgli's
The Naked And Famous
The Neighbourhood
The Nixons
The Outsiders
THE RACONTEURS
The Revivalists
The Round Up Boys
The Schwag
The Sklar Brothers
The Steel Woods
The Strumbellas
The Struts
The Sword
The Tallest Man On Earth
The Texas Playboys
The Time Jumpers
The Turkey Mountain Troubadours
The Turnpike Troubadours
The War On Drugs
The Wombats
The Wonder Years
The Wood Brothers
Todd Snider
Tory Lanez
Trampled by Turtles
Trey Anastasio Band
Trivium
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Tulsa Playboys
Turner & Boggs Suicide Awareness
Two Door Cinema Club
Ty Segall
Tyler Childers
Tyler Farr
Tyler The Creator
Uncle Lucius
Underoath
Veterans Day Dance
Violent Femmes
Wade Bowen
Waka Flocka Flame
Wale
Walk The Line
Walk The Moon
Wanda Jackson
wellRED comedy tour
Whiskey Myers
WHITECHAPEL - “This Is Exile” 10th Anniversary Tour
William Clark Green
William Singe
Yeasayer
Yellow Claw
Yellowcard
Yonder Mountain String Band
Young Dolph & Key Glock
Young The Giant
Young Thug
Zakk Sabbath w/Don Jamieson
Zeds Dead
Zomboy
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