Mid-America Freedom Rally’s Three Day Music Lineup Shines

Mid-America Freedom Rally

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The 29th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, held at Buckhorn May 26th through 29th is a celebration of motorcycles, music, and Freedom. The rally features three nights of live musical entertainment. Here’s the scoop on this year’s lineup:

FRIDAY

Hott Mess is a rock n roll party cover band. Mark Steiner handles the microphone duties as vocalist, Mike Kelly is featured on bass, Capt. Thomas wields the lead guitar and Rich Armstrong keeps time on the drums. The band’s set list of cover tunes spans fifty years of rock and roll and includes party favorites such as “Walk This Way”, “Should I Stay or Should I Go”, “Flirting With Disaster”, and “Cat Scratch Fever.” When not playing gigs around Lake of the Ozarks you can catch the guys in Cuba, Lebanon, and Jefferson City. The band kicks off Mid-America Freedom Rally’s 2017 lineup Friday night.

Rock Road Rebels (Shane Newbrough/Vocals, Michael “Goz” Goslin/Bass, Ryan Conners/Lead Guitar, Brock Manly/Percussionist) have been described as “a compelling musical tsunami; an amalgamation of full throttle Southern Rock, gritty, earnest Blues and a down home swagger that’s immediate and appealing, all at once.” Favorites by this Southern Rock (with a little attitude) powerhouse include “Horsepower” and “Flirty Flirty”. We predict that the Mid-America Freedom Rally crowd will go wild Friday night when the guys crank out “Freedom In Our Eyes”- especially if word gets out that drummer Manly is an Army veteran. Manly enlisted after September 11, 2001 and served in Iraq.

Rock Road Rebels play the 29th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally Friday, May 26, 2017. Image courtesy of Rock Road Rebels.

Rock Road Rebels play the 29th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally Friday, May 26, 2017. Image courtesy of Rock Road Rebels.

SATURDAY

Phat Mike and the Bartenders kick off the 29th Annual MAFR’s Saturday night live music lineup. The band calls Lebanon, Missouri home and can usually be found gigging across mid Missouri- especially at Lake of the Ozarks. The band promises a “soulful helping of rock and blues with a few sides of r&b, funk, and some original music for dessert!”

MAFR Rally 2017

Gasoline Cult has been bringing their brand of Psychobilly to the Ozarks since 2010. The band is fronted by guitarists/vocalists Rev. Jimmy T. (James Clay) and Stonewall Jackson. The Reverend and Jackson also bring mandolin and banjo to the mix. Geoff Firebaugh plays electric bass and bull fiddle, Chad Graves plays dobro, and Jeremy Williams plays the drums. Gasoline Cult has “the soul bluegrass play with the high energy of a rock band.”

Mid-America Freedom Rally

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Lit is Mid-America Freedom Rally 2017’s headliner. Chances are, you have turned up their popular “My Own Worst Enemy” at camp during past rallies. During this year’s rally you and 1,500+ of your closest friends can belt it out live with the band. Lit will have you on your feet for the duration of their almost two hour set.

Lit headlines the Mid-America Freedom Rally in Buckhorn, May 27th, 2017. Image courtesy of Lit.

Lit headlines the Mid-America Freedom Rally in Buckhorn, May 27th, 2017. Image courtesy of Lit.

SUNDAY

Cuz I Said So are regulars at Hardtails Campground and Go Fast Betty’s near the Lake of the Ozarks. The band says that they are “four guys that love to party and rock all night long.” Their three hour set stuffed with party song covers will turn Sunday into Funday during the rally. Expect to hear covers of Grand Funk Railroad, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, and Green Day. Do not expect to hear “Freebird” unless the crowd is willing to pass a $200 tip to the stage. 😉

Mid-America Freedom Rally in Pulaski County, Missouri

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ChristiAna takes the stage at 10:00 p.m. to close out the 29th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally. MAFR celebrates motorcycles, music, and Freedom- and ChristiAna embodies all three of these elements. A motorcycle (2009 Harley Davidson Rocker) ridin’ combat veteran & patriot, she first sang in front of audience, outside of church, during a karaoke session at a forward operating base near Baghdad, Iraq. Since her impromptu debut she has won Operation Rising Star (2013), sang with Lee Brice during an ACM Salute to the Troops (2014), and performed at the White House (2014) singing to a crowd including the President of the United States- for which she received a standing ovation. ChristiAna is joined by Cody Wood (Bass), and Sam Norfleet (Keyboard).

ChristiAna Drill Sgt.

ChristiAna, a former drill sergeant, is a combat veteran and patriot. Courtesy of ChristiAna.

ChristiAna Performance

Courtesy of ChristiAna

Add the All-American Ride to your MAFR weekend!

For more things to see and do in Pulaski County during Mid-America Freedom Rally visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of April 24-April 30, 2017

Welcome to Pulaski County USA- Engineer Regimental Week!

April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair
What: Family-friendly living history event- experience life in pre 1840’s fur trade and mountain man encampment.
Where: Kickapoo Trace Club, 16490 Cracklin Drive, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders (Earl Ellegood)- 573.855.0984

April 29 KTM Fun Day

April 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

April 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

May 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 6- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse, Waynesville
May 6- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
May 13- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse, Waynesville
May 13- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
May 20- You Lead From The Front 5K/10K, Fort Leonard Wood
May 20- Vintage Market Day & Classic Car Cruise-In, Dixon
May 20- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 20- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 26 thru May 29- Mid America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
May 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of April 17-April 23, 2017

April 22- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

April 22- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
April 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 20- You Lead From The Front 5K/10K, Fort Leonard Wood
May 20- Vintage Market Day & Classic Car Cruise-In, Dixon
May 26 thru May 29- Mid America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of April 10-April 16, 2017

April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show
What: Two days of buying, selling, & trading. Car show on premises.
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28
When: Friday Noon-6 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Cost: $5 admission
Contact: The Barn (Bill)- 573.433.9370

April 14_15 Sportsman Gun Show

April 15- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

April 15- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
April 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 20- You Lead From The Front 5K/10K, Fort Leonard Wood
May 20- Vintage Market Day & Classic Car Cruise-In, Dixon
May 26 thru May 29- Mid America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of April 3-April 9, 2017

April 7 & 8- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”
What: Live theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

March 24_25_31 PFAA Presents

April 8- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

April 8- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show, Dixon
April 15- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 15- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
April 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

St. Robert Military Tribute to feature Freedom Rock

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT:
Robert Incontro
City of Saint Robert
573-451-2625
park@saintrobert.com
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Acclaimed Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen to Paint City of St. Robert Freedom Rock

Saint Robert, MO March 28, 2017 – The City of Saint Robert is pleased to announce that we have emplaced a large slab of Missouri limestone that will become a part of the Freedom Rock Tour. The Freedom Rock Tour is an effort by artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II to paint unique, patriotic murals on rocks around the country. Sorensen started by painting a large rock in his native Iowa and began traveling the state painting murals in different towns that reflected the town’s history and connection with the Armed Forces as a way to honor them. This has since grown into a national effort with rocks painted in three states with the ultimate goal of two in all fifty states. Bubba Sorensen has been painting rocks for approximately 18 years and is well versed on preparation and painting for longevity. Bubba is also known internationally for his artwork.

The City of St. Robert Freedom Rock is approximately nine feet by 10 feet at its widest point. The size was a challenge to move and set, our rock is set in 12 inches of concrete. The intent of this project is to honor Saint Robert’s and the surrounding communities’ veterans and service members with a unique tribute recognizing their sacrifice. Additionally it will serve to highlight this area’s connection with the Armed Forces and Fort Leonard Wood. We hope that it will draw interest to the area from both locals and citizens across the country that have begun traveling to see the murals painted by Sorensen known as The Freedom Rock Tour.

The rock is located on Saint Robert Boulevard adjacent to our current St. Robert Military Tribute display and M60 Tank. Now that the rock has been emplaced, Sorensen is set to arrive and begin painting in late August and finish by September 11th, 2017. An enclosure will be built over the rock to protect it from the elements and to preserve the mural. After completion of work, a formal unveiling ceremony will be held. The public is encouraged to come out and watch while work is underway.

Any questions or media requests can be directed to the City of Saint Robert, 573-451-2000 extension 1307, or park@saintrobert.com. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Saint-Robert-Missouri-146291922095875. Bubba Sorensen’s work can be viewed at TheFeedomRock.com.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of March 27-April 2, 2017

Welcome to the following Group:
March 27-29- Lifestyle Tours

March 31, April 1 & 2- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”
What: Live theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, Waynesville
When: Fri. & Sat. curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sun. curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

March 24_25_31 PFAA Presents

April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

April 1- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

April 7 & 8- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 8- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 8- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show, Dixon
April 15- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 15- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
April 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA