50 years into show business, Lonnie McFadden opened his own Kansas City nightclub to call home


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After headlining on stages around the world, Lonnie McFadden opened his own nightclub in the midst of the pandemic. Now the trumpeter and tap dancer is “celebrating life” — and Kansas City jazz — at Lonnie’s Reno Club in the Ambassador Hotel.

“Every week, I can feel the energy,” McFadden explains. “And I don’t know if that’s something that’s going on all over. I hope it is. But I know here the electricity is palpable. I mean, the people are meeting us halfway and we meet them back. I mean, it’s a certain synergy that happens and I love it.”

And after years of performing on a different stage every night, McFadden says it’s nice to have a place to call his own.

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