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Tech N9ne will play East Crossroads music venue’s first show in September

Tech N9ne will christen the Truman, a new music venue in the East Crossroads, on Sept. 16.
Tech N9ne will christen the Truman, a new music venue in the East Crossroads, on Sept. 16. Special to The Star

Kansas City’s most successful music performer, rapper Tech N9ne, will christen the Truman, a new Crossroads music venue, on Sept. 16, a Saturday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

The Truman, just east of the intersection of Truman Road and Cherry Street, south of Interstate 670, will accommodate crowds of more than 1,300. It will be co-managed by JR Facility Management of Nashville and AEG Presents, which also manages the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland. AEG will book the venue’s live shows.

Other shows announced at the Truman: rapper Andy Mineo on Sept. 24; metal band Nothing More, Oct. 4; Lany, an alt-rock trio from Los Angeles, Oct. 24; New Orleans jazz artist Trombone Shorty, Oct. 28; electronic/DJ duo Yellow Claw on Halloween night; and shoegazers Slowdive, Nov. 3. All shows are all-ages, except Yellow Claw, which is 18 and older.

Tickets for the Truman will be available at the Midland box office, 1228 Main St., and at 877-435-9849.

When it opens, the Truman will join several other similarly sized venues in Kansas City and Lawrence vying for music fans, including the Midland, capacity 3,000; the Uptown Theater (about 2,100); the Madrid Theater (about 800); and in Lawrence, Liberty Hall (1,050) and the Granada (more than 1,500). It may also compete with its outdoor neighbor, Crossroads KC (more than 2,000). The venue will also be available for private events.

JR Facility is run by Chris Cobb and Josh Billue. The company runs several bars and venues in Nashville. The building at 601. E. Truman Road is part of the East Crossroads Urban Development Plan, which Kansas City developer Matt Abbott launched in 2015.

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain