Lot of changes have happened at the Ballroom. We are now focusing on private rentals. It’s a long story but one of the biggest reasons for our decision is how expensive it is for a small venue to offer live music. While we totally understand the need for musicians to be paid when their songs are played, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC et al are out of control and even employing “bully tactics” in their pursuit of small venues (and little of the money they collect actually goes to the applicable musicians). Multiple organizations each wanting a rather large slice of the financial pie was just more than we could manage. Articles on the internet clearly show that we are not an isolated incident.
We want to thank all of the bands that played on our stage and all of the fans who attended the shows.
Please consider us as your private rental venue for parties, off sites, meetings, etc. Please click on the Renting the Chisholm Trail Ballroom link for more information about our rates and services.