The Film

Raisin' Cain: The History of Cain's Ballroom will be a feature length documentary telling the rich and storied history of "Tulsa’s Timeless Honky-Tonk"—Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cain’s has a few other aliases including: The Home of Bob Wills, The Carnegie Hall Of Western Swing and The House That Bob Built.

Starting out as a dancehall called the Louvre in 1924 then to ballroom dancing lessons at Cain’s Academy of Dance in 1930 to becoming hugely popular in the mid-thirties when Bob Wills started broadcasting his legendary radio shows over KVOO. Moving on to the 70’s, it  becomes an incubator for The Tulsa Sound and The Sex Pistols performance in 1978 is still a thing of legend. 

Now, more successful than ever, Cain’s Ballroom annually ranks in top ticket sales world-wide for venues of its size. It is a favorite stage to many of today's biggest stars in the world including; Elvis Costello who refers to it as one of America’s finest musical addresses and Jack White who claims it to be his favorite venue.