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East Side of KC

Funky Town

8300 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64133
(350 highway & 63rd street)

Click here to GOTO the Funkytown Website


This is an ARCHIVE page from 1999.
In the future I hope to get you updated pictures, at the size and type of pictures I do now (700px max where in the old days it was 300 or so pixels max).
The developer for the Funky Town site gave me a call to let me know the time and days were different - see update below in red.
Better still, go to Funky Town's new website

In 1999, when I did this page, almost all connections were POTS (plain old telephone system) and much, much slower
so all the pictures were small and pages were designed to have no more than 30kb per page - text and photos.
Today KC Dance pictures are typically 50-80kb each with many such pictures per page. In other words
in 1999 the entire page including pictures were roughly half the size of a single picture for today's web. So I did a lot of small collages
Also, all my shots were on film, and were digitized using a film scanner. Now it is direct digital via DSLR cameras.

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Montage from a swing night with some contest photos Funky Town has mostly disco and classic rock music, usually called retro. 

Funky Town has one of the nicest medium-size dance floors in the area.

(Update Oct. 2013) :::
Open Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm to 1 am with $8 cover and full menu. Head on out there.

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For their OWN latest info

The staff goes out of its way to be accomdating.

These pictures are from the first night of a 10-week swing contest (Nov 6, 1998) until the final contest February 11, 1999.

Just inside the northeast corner of I-435 and Hwy 350 Blue Parkway - you can get here from I-435 by taking either the 350 highway exit or the 63rd st. exit.  Hours: open 11 am close 1:30 am, stage show about 9 pm Fri/Sat's. 

DJ for music, plan to have concerts in the future. Dress Code: no ball caps, no tank tops, no baggy clothes, no athletic gear, shirts must be tucked in. Lunch from 11 am to 2 pm, dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm - deli sandwiches to KC strip steaks. 

Bright cartoonish colors and large cartoon murals with a cartoon cityscape. The  main room has the dance area in the north half. Their is a bar to either side of the dance floor and a stage behind it. The front corners of the dance floor have slightly raised dance platforms. The south half has a bar, social tables with seating, some booths, a few games and a couple of pool tables.