Uptown Arts Bar
Uptown Arts Bar is a generative arts venue which is home to over 50 live, original performing arts events each month. UAB is most noted for their signature open mic sequence, with Monday Comedy, Tuesday Music, Wednesday Poetry and Thursday Karaoke starting at 9 pm and always free. Weekends are for showcases of local and national talent, specializing in comedy, poetry, electronic dance events and burlesque. In the upstairs bar space, Niche, resides the internationally acclaimed, hand-built Meta Hi-Fi sound system.
UAB is artist-driven venue, who’s singular purpose is to elevate and nurture the performing artists of KC and beyond. We never charge for the stage, always provide the technical staff, create and nourish a safer-space and never take a percentage of the artists’ ticket sales, merch or artworks. Additionally, UAB actively assists in brand and show development, tailored to the specific needs of each producer.
Over 100 free parking spots are located directly behind the venue in the east lot.