Kansas City Riot Room Closure Plays Out In Westport

Final note for the late, late night . . . We remember a Westport institution that everyone liked much better when it was The Hurricane.

Still, it's important to note the hipster angst, pandemic worry and local music scene jealousy. 

And so we present a cacophony of local news follow-up . . . 

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

The Riot Room closes its doors after 13 years

The Riot Room in Westport is officially closed. With no bands touring and no audience buying tickets, the live music venue was forced to shut its doors after taking large financial losses during the pandemic.

The Riot Room Closes

After 13 years of live music in Kansas City's Westport area, The Riot Room is closing its doors. Read a tribute from Eight One Sixty host Chris Haghirian.

The Riot Room shutters after 13 years in Westport

Another blow has been struck in the heart of Westport, with rumors of The Riot Room's abrupt shutdown surfacing on Reddit and Facebook threads Oct. 1 and gathering steam throughout the weekend. By Monday, Riot Room owner Tim Gutschenritter confirmed the news with KCUR.

The Riot Room goes quiet, closing doors after 13 years of live music

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local music venue that was a Kansas City staple for more than a decade shut its doors over the weekend. The owners of The Riot Room say after the COVID pandemic hit, it was a challenge to get back on track.

After efforts fail to ease pandemic-related 'financial burden,' the Riot Room in Westport closes

The farewells started to crop up on social media over the weekend, lamenting the end of the Riot Room near the corner of Westport Rd. and Broadway. On Monday, owner Tim Gutschenritterconfirmed that the venue had closed its doors on Friday. "Yes," he said. "The Riot Room is closed."

And the beat goes on . . .