Schwagstock 48 Lineup Guide

Schwagstock 48, a weekend campout concert experience, takes place July 26th and 27th 2019 at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features 9 bands on Mid-Missouri’s largest outdoor stage including The Schwag and Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, and Jaik Willis. The Dancing Bear Tribe performance artists will inspire festivalgoers through their performance art.

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THE SCHWAG

The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working song list of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For four years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band).

The Schwag- Jimmy Teabeau, Sean Allen Canan, Dan Moulder, & Dave Clark. Images by Jeremy Scott Photography.

The Schwag- Jimmy Tebeau, Sean Allen Canan, Dan Moulder, & Dave Clark. Images by Jeremy Scott Photography.

During last year’s Schwagstock 47 the band jammed their way through two high-energy set lists on Friday and Saturday nights. Both performances ended with encores that escalated the good vibes and left the crowd both wanting more and exhausted. As special guest Brody Buster’s harmonica dueled with Sean’s guitar and Jimmy’s bass everyone was on their feet reveling the uniqueness. Saturday night’s encore brought special guest Julian Davis’ mandolin to the mix. The Schwag does not disappoint. Don’t miss their sets during Schwagstock 48- or you might be kicking yourself.

AARON KAMM AND THE ONE DROPS

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With their high-energy performance and unique sound, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops are a must see.

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops by Crissy MIles Photography

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops by Crissy MIles Photography

JAIK WILLIS

Jaik Willis is a strumming & drumming One Man Band, a wild fire-breathing freakshow; playing an 11 piece drum set with his feet while playing guitars / bass / & harps; while sing and beatboxing simultaneously, live with no looping or electronics. Performing 300 shows a year with appearances at Bonnaroo, Summer Camp Music Fest, Dunegrass, Schwagstock, the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fests etc. Jaik Willis got a shout out in Rolling Stone magazine for his vocal contribution to the Bassnectar album “FreeStyle” that debuted at #1 on iTunes.

Jaik Willis via Facebook

Jaik Willis via Facebook

Jaik Willis via Facebook

Jaik Willis via Facebook

THE DRIFTAWAYS

The Driftaways are a 7-piece Reggae/Rock band from the St. Louis area. The unique mix of classic Jamaican styles such as Ska, Reggae, Roots, and Dub with a Blues-Rock twist give The Driftaways their one-of-a-kind sound. Amazing stage presence, soulful vocals, and a refreshingly creative sound are quickly making The Driftaways one of the hottest Reggae acts in the Midwest.

The Driftaways via Facebook

The Driftaways via Facebook

THE KAY BROTHERS

California, Missouri brothers form a band saluting the music traditional to their homeland: The Ozarks… where Old-Time Fiddle music received a quick flash fry of foot stompin’ Country Blues as it made its way across the Mississippi River. The songs are a collection of stories, often ancient in verse but timeless in meaning, and delivered with sunny reverence for this forgotten music bred to uplift from the tangle of struggles in a bygone era. It’s music that prefers to draw you out, rather than draw you in.

In 2018, The Kay Brothers released their Self-Titled Debut Album and a companion video for their song, “Find Your Love,” recorded in an abandoned auto garage somewhere in Callaway County. Joined by Molly Healey and Roger Netherton on fiddles as well as “Shakin’ Jake” Allen on percussion, the Kay Brothers boast sibling harmonies, upright bass, guitar, tenor banjo, fiddle, harmonica, cello, washboard, congas, shakers, and an array of foot percussion. The mission: to preserve the rural music of our forefathers and mothers that used to fill the wooden barns that once dotted countryside on Saturday night and the small family churches on Sunday morning. That party is still going on…. it’s in your blood.

The Kay Brothers via Facebook

The Kay Brothers via Facebook

DRIFTERS MILE

Born from the Ozark Mountains, Drifters Mile plays, sings, and writes folk music in a Country and Bluegrass Style. Drifters Mile got started in the winter of ’09, as the band “Deep Fried Squirrel” four guys in a trailer out in a field playing an odd mix of bluegrass, rock and funk. They grew into a full-on grassrock band. Then, through a few line-up changes, some moving around of other members, they slimmed down to a five-piece string band ready to start a new wave.

Drifters Mile by Ryan Fannin Photography

Drifters Mile by Ryan Fannin Photography

3 SON GREEN

3 Son Green is a funk rock band that combines complex compositions with spontaneous improvisation. 3 songwriters and 3 singers give 3 Son Green a diverse sound, with tight rhythms and lush vocal harmony.

3 Son Green has shared the stage with bands such as Spafford, Pink Talking Fish, The Magic Beans, Ozric Tentacles, and Moon Hooch. 3SG performs at venues and festivals throughout the Midwest, including Crossroads KC, The Granada, The Madrid Theater, The Bottleneck, Power and Progress Festival, Spring Up Festival, Crossroads Music Fest, Wakarusa, and KC Psychfest.

3 Son Green is: Jamie Anderson (Guitar, Vocals), Ben Hutchinson (Keyboard, Vocals), Trey Green (Bass, Vocals), Joel Shipley (Drums)

3 Son Green via Facebook

3 Son Green via Facebook

BONGOJAK VS THE LOOP MACHINE

Live Loops created by BongoJak Vs The Loop Machine. BongoJak is not limited to just percussion he also plays a variety of instruments including Guitar, Keyboard, Didgeridoo, Harmonica, Synth, Electric Drums, and almost anything he can get his hands on. He uses these instruments with a “Loop Machine” (a foot pedal recording device) to create full songs. His new all original mixed genre album “Rage Issue #1” has something for everyone to enjoy! BongoJak also plays a wide variety of cover tunes you know and love like Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, The Who, Bob Dylan and many more with a nice twist to each song. He also has several special guests at his shows from Hula-Hoopers to Juggling and sometimes adds other musicians as well. BongoJak vs the Loop Machine is more than just music it’s a SHOW!

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.

BROTHER FRANCIS AND THE SOULTONES

Brother Francis and the Soultones is a band of friends who play music because it makes everyone happy. If it rocks, funks, or soothes the soul, the Soultones will be laying it down. Ryan Benthall, the Keyboardist/organist/vocals, is a graduate of UMSL’s music school and an accomplished player around town. Somewhere between Herbie Hancock and a mad romantic composer, Ryan adds a touch of class and ton of soul. Jacob Zengerling, Bassist/vocals, is a stylistic chameleon. A powerhouse when the moments right, or light as a feather if it brings it all together. Taylor Perkins, Drums, is a multi-instrumentalist with a knack for elevating those around him. His supportive, foundational playing easily moves in and out of different feels and textures. Brother Francis, Guitar/vocal, is an eccentric performer and talented songwriter. His songs come to life when the Soultones all begin to play. Fans have reported being immediately hypnotized by the pure joy radiating from the Soultones; creating an infectious experience that brings people to their feet.

Brother Francis and the Soultones via Facebook

Brother Francis and the Soultones via Facebook

Heading to Schwagstock 48? Check out Old Settlers Days while you are in Waynesville!

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Plan your festival weekend at www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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Buckhorn Bluegrass Festival Lineup Guide

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Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival, billed as “Not Your Grandpa’s Bluegrass,” takes place August 30, 31, and September 1, 2019 at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features 10 bands on 2 stages including Arkansauce and Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings.

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Arkansauce

Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four-piece string band from Fayetteville, who bends the rules and blurs the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. Although influenced by Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, the foursome possesses a hard-driving sound that is uniquely theirs.

The band’s roots go back to 2011 when founding members Ethan Bush, Zac Archuleta, and Stephen Jolly began writing together after becoming acquainted through mutual connections in the close-knit Fayetteville music scene. After a couple of years building a repertoire of original music and releasing their first album (Hambone) as a trio, they were joined by Tom Andersen on the upright bass and Adams Collins on the five-string banjo. The road-tested chops Andersen and Collins brought to the table helped to cultivate the mature, well-rounded sound needed to accommodate their sophomore release “All Day Long.” Their third album, “If I Were You,” was released April 2017.

An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin’ bass grooves. There’s an undeniably intimate connection between the band and their fans that’s contagious and leaves everyone in front of, and on the stage wanting more.

Arkansauce will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri. Photo by Phil Clarkin Photography (http://philclarkinphotography.com) via http://www.arkansaucemusic.com.

Arkansauce will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri. Photo by Phil Clarkin Photography (http://philclarkinphotography.com) via http://www.arkansaucemusic.com.

Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings

Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings is a Roots n Roll group from Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Opal Agafia, entered the music scene in January of 2015. Shortly after playing in local joints with various musicians, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, developed into a full roots band. Together the group puts on a high energy show while focusing on soulful lyrics and instrumental combos. Spring 2016 saw the release their first album, “One Down, Forever To Go.” In 2018, Opal Agafia release her sophomore album, “Share What You Own.”

While still a college student, Opal Agafia began a songwriting collaboration with her mother, DeAnna Smith. Their songs reflect their deep roots on the Ozark Highlands, as well as their concerns for the current conditions and future of the region. They know their history, but they do not long for it so much as they explore how it influences the present and will influence the future. Their approach is both fresh and familiar.

Drawing from many genres, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings blend the best elements of soul, gospel, blues, jazz, country, swing, and traditional mountain music into a sound that captures the past and boldly looks forward to what is coming next. Their fan base is an interesting and eclectic blend of folks who seem to find something that speaks to all of them in their particular diversities. Opal Agafia & the Sweet Nothings’ sound is fearlessly haunted by those who came before them, and they seek to add their spirit to new generations of listeners who come after them.

Opal Agafia via https://opalagafia.com

Opal Agafia via https://opalagafia.com

Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs

Chucky Waggs is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/ songwriter based out of the hills of Eureka Springs, AR. Chucky Waggs plays a mix of guitar, banjo, harmonica, and kazoo, all while using his feet to stomp out the back beat on a thrown together drum kit. Drawing influences from early American roots music, as well as early punk and rock and roll, he’s often joined on stage by numerous accompanying musicians to add to the energy and dynamic of his original material, as well as some early American folk songs. The result ranges from intimate, often humorous, folk ballads, to all out rowdy stomp-alongs.

Chucky Waggs (Charles Adam Wagner) got his musical start playing in basement punk rock bands. Drawn in by the D.I.Y. approach to the performances, as well as the energy and simplicity behind the music, he eventually found an appreciation for early American blues, and jugband songs, as well as early country, folk and bluegrass for ,what he sees, as a similar energy and simple natured approach.

Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs by John Longmire via Facebook.

Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs by John Longmire via Facebook.

The Steamboat Bandits

The Steamboat Bandits are a high-octane bluegrass band from Kansas City. The group released their first album in 2015 and currently producing their next. They are now showcasing all their original material as well as many popular bluegrass standards and build their shows on improvisation to give each show its own unique character.
The Steamboat Bandits were formed at a local bluegrass festival in 2013, where campfire jams led to organization. The band consists of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and upright bass.

All the members share a love for music, and each add an integral part to the sound that makes The Steamboat Bandits. The band truly loves performing and is dedicated to spreading the joy of live music.

The Steamboat Bandits will be appearing at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri. Image via https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatBandits

The Steamboat Bandits will be appearing at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri. Image via https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatBandits

Grassfed

Grassfed is a quick-picking string band. Pivoting on the foundation of bluegrass, Grassfed entwines tradition with an eclectic array of influences. Forged by songwriters and driven by instrumental conversation, the band brings a punching sound all its own.

Grassfed is among top bluegrass up and comers– releasing their debut album January 2017 and touring nationally. With a nonstop mind set, and ever growing fanbase– Grassfed shows no signs of slowing down.

Grassfed will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri. Image via https://www.facebook.com/grassfedband

Grassfed will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri. Image via https://www.facebook.com/grassfedband

Just Strangers

Hailing from the Wichita Mountains of Southwest Oklahoma, Just Strangers writes songs about the highway and worn hearts, mornings bright and early and the late night derelicts, train songs, songs about whiskey and wild women, songs about abandon and holding, songs about small town folk and homespun heart driven city rambling, some 1970’s yellowed polaroid, having nothing and wanting it all, maybe a tavern or a truck stop, something about bus stations and bowling alleys and discovering a jukebox.

Just Strangers will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, MO. Image via https://www.facebook.com/JustStrangersMusic

Just Strangers will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, MO. Image via https://www.facebook.com/JustStrangersMusic

Adam Johnson Band & The Dirty Strings

Adam Johnson has been playing live music to audiences all over Texas for the last 10 years. At 25 years old, Johnson has already independently released two albums worth of original material, played on some of the state’s most legendary stages and with some it’s most revered players. But that’s only the beginning for him.

“The Adam Johnson Band” is currently in the works on a third album and what looks to be Johnson’s most prolific to date. Pulling from his deep blues and roots influences, fans will be taken on a journey to the smoky, dank clubs that the band has cuts it teeth on for years. At the same time, the “songwriter” influences that appeared on “Part-Time Romance” (Johnson’s sophomore release) are explored further than ever before. Revealing truly original compositions, lush with soulful textures, haunting harmonies and guitar that will transport the listener back in time… And forward into the future!

When not working on their labor of love, the Adam Johnson Band can be seen in its natural environment, in front of a crowd of happy music lovers 5 to 7 nights a week.

Adam Johnson Band & The Dirty Strings will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri.

Adam Johnson Band & The Dirty Strings will perform at Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival near Waynesville, Missouri.

While in Pulaski County, Missouri for Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival check out Crocker’s Railroad Days celebration Saturday, August 31st!

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FURTHER READING: Buckhorn Bluegrass Festival Guide to Waynesville’s Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance

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Buckhorn Bluegrass Festival Guide to Waynesville’s Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance

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Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival, billed as “Not Your Grandpa’s Bluegrass,” takes place August 30, 31, and September 1, 2019 at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features 10 bands on 2 stages including Arkansauce, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs, The Steamboat Bandits, Grassfed, Just Strangers, Adam Johnson Band & The Dirty Strings, Dave Gesualdo, Texas Turtles, and Page Van Horn. The music isn’t the only star of the show though- Shrine Club Park is a top-notch venue and Waynesville’s food scene and attractions deserve to be explored. Fall in love with Waynesville during Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival!

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ROUBIDOUX SPRING- Reward yourself with a dip in the spring! Waynesville’s public spring has been cooling off travelers, visitors, and locals since the earliest days of westward expansion. Legend states that if you dip your toes in the spring, or even dive in, that someday you will return to Waynesville. Mayor Luge Hardman encourages you to test this theory! Located just off Historic Route 66 at Laughlin Park. (Please do not dive off the wall/fence.)

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FLOAT- A trip into the heart of the Ozarks would not be complete without a canoe or kayak trip on the Gasconade or Big Piney rivers. Don’t wish to haul your kayaks to the bluegrass festival? Any of Pulaski County’s outfitters will gear you up for your float trip adventure!

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TRAIL OF TEARS MEMORIAL- During the forced removal of the Cherokee from their homelands in Georgia to what is now Oklahoma two detachments stopped and camped at Roubidoux Spring in what is now Laughlin Park. The National Park Service, Trail of Tears Association, and City of Waynesville have partnered together to place interpretive signage between the spring and the river ford. The signage depicts the tragic tale- and is a somber reminder of a disturbing era of our past.

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FOR THE YOUNGSTERS & YOUNG AT HEART- Kiddos and families will love the Splash Park and Little Heroes All-Accessible Playground at Waynesville City Park. Waynesville City Park is nestled on the banks of the Roubidoux River and provides river access.

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ANTIQUES & BOUTIQUES- In need of retail therapy or wanting to pick up souvenirs? Don’t miss Lost in the Woods Antiques and Talbot House Antiques, Collectables & Gifts in downtown Waynesville. Talbot House is also home to paranormal investigations for the public the first Saturday monthly and every Saturday in September & October. Just Because (on the Square) and Eclectic Originals (downtown Waynesville) both offer the perfect gift and souvenirs sure to please everyone.

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MUSEUMS ON THE SQUARE- Waynesville’s public square is home to two National Register of Historic Places landmarks that operate as museums. The Old Stagecoach Stop, on the east side of the square began as a stagecoach stop in the late 1850’s. Throughout its life it has served as a tavern, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel. The 1903 Courthouse Museum was designed by Henry H. Hohenschild who served as Missouri State Architect. The brick building housed Pulaski County’s governmental operations into the 1990’s. The upstairs courtroom, mostly in original condition, is a stunning display of skilled craftsmanship and early 20th century design and function. Both museums will be open Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated.

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ROUTE 66 COMMUNITY ART GALLERY- Located in a period Route 66 building that first housed Weber’s Appliance, Route 66 Community Art Gallery celebrates all things Route 66. The gallery features paintings, photography, drawings, and sculpture work of local and international artists. The gallery is also a favorite place to pick up Route 66 books and memorabilia.

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FROG ROCK- Also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker this quirky rock sculpture has been delighting Route 66 travelers since 1996. An Instagram-worthy selfie with Frog Rock is becoming a Route 66 rite of passage. (Please do not climb on W.H. Croaker.)

WAYNESVILLE WALKING TOUR- Waynesville’s FREE self-guided walking tour brochure will acquaint you with the town’s landmarks, notable locations, and sites of significance. Message your mailing address to email@pulaskicountyusa.com to order yours before Buckhorn Bluegrass Festival or pick one up at the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd.) in Saint Robert.

ROUTE 66- Waynesville is the birthplace of the byway! Missouri was the first state to enact legislation designating the former Mother Road as a historic district. The bill was signed by Governor Ashcroft in Waynesville July 10, 1990. Today the legendary highway is a bucket list road trip for adventurers around the globe. Pulaski County Tourism Bureau offers a FREE turn-by-turn guide of Pulaski’s 33 miles, including Waynesville. Message your mailing address to email@pulaskicountyusa.com to order yours before the bluegrass festival or pick one up at the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd.) in Saint Robert. While exploring the road don’t miss Devils Elbow, the “ghost” section, and Gascozark Café.

Make your plans now to explore, discover, & experience Pulaski County USA! Order your FREE visitors guide at email@pulaskicountyusa.com

Make your plans now to explore, discover, & experience Pulaski County USA! Order your FREE visitors guide at email@pulaskicountyusa.com

PULASKI COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU & VISITORS CENTER- Make the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Boulevard) in Saint Robert your first stop! The air-conditioned center is jam packed with information and brochures on things to do, restaurants, lodging, & attractions throughout Pulaski County. The center will be open during Buckhorn Bluegrass Festival- Friday (8-5), Saturday (9-3), and Sunday (9-3).

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (July 16-July 22, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (July 16-July 22, 2018)

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Welcome to Pulaski County USA: Schwagstock 47

July 20 & 21- Schwagstock 47
What: Family-friendly weekend campout concert experience.
Where: Pulaski County Shrine Club Park, 26920 Shrines Road, Waynesville
When: Gates open at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: Friday & Saturday Advance $40, One Day Pass for Saturday available at gate
Contact: The Schwag (Justess)- justess@theschwag.com
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July 21- 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: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

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July 21- 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: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

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Looking Ahead:

July 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
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July 28- “An Evening with Grant,” Waynesville

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July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

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August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

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August 31PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

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September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 16- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

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September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert

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September 8- Shrimpfestival, Dixon

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September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

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September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville

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October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

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October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

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October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1, 7,8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

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December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

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

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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Events for the week of May 22-May 28, 2017

May 26 thru May 29- Mid America Freedom Rally
What: Four day celebration of motorcycles, music, and Freedom.
Where: Pulaski County Ft. Wood Shrine Club campground, 26920 Shrines Road, Waynesville
When: Gates open Friday at Noon
Cost: $30 MRO members, $40 Non-MRO members. Day rates available
Contact: http://midamericafreedomrally.com/
*Must be 18 years of age or older for admittance.

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May 27- 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

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May 27- 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

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Looking Ahead:

June 1 thru 4- Pulaski County Pride, various locations
June 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 9, 10, & 11- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 10- Volkslauf 10K Mud Race, Fort Leonard Wood
June 10- Flag Day Parade, Richland
June 14 thru 17- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 16, 17, & 18- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 17 & 18- Extremicon, Saint Robert
June 23 & 24- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts” , Waynesville
June 24 & 25- Cave Street Cruisers Car Show, Waynesville
June 24- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 27 thru July 1- Tri County Fair, Richland

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

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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!”

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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.”

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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 June 20-June 26, 2016

June 21, 23, 24, & 25- Pick Your Own Blueberries
What: Don’t let a stranger pick your family’s blueberries!
Where: 13018 Highway D, Dixon
When: Tues, Thurs., Fri. 8:00 a.m. until Noon, Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $2.85 per pound, call ahead for pre-picked pricing info
Contact: Meyer Tree & Berry Farm– 573.759.7998

June 21 thru 25- Tri-County Fair
What: County Fair
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: Call for schedule.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Tri-County Fair (Karen Pemberton)- 417.594.1968

June 24 thru 26- 3rd Annual Pulaski County Pride
What: Pulaski County GLBTQ Pride month celebration
Where: Various locations in Saint Robert & Waynesville
When: Various dates/times
Cost: Various costs
Contact: Pulaski County Pride (Charlie Joe Dill or Daniel Kallman)- 573.201.7455

June 24-26 Pulaski County pride

June 24 & 25- PFAA Presents “Gifted”
What: Pulaski Fine Arts Association theater production
Where: Theater On The Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: 7:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (April York)- 573.337.1184

June 25 & 26- 29th Annual Cave State Cruisers Car Show
What: 25 classes of classic beauties to admire, discuss, & photograph!
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: Saturday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Cave State Cruisers (Don Doan)- 573.830.4717

June 25 & 26 Cave State Cruisers

June 25- 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

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June 25- 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

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June 25- Shrine Summer Fest 2016
What: Live music festival featuring Cole Porter Band, Jared Hicks, and Dirt Road Junkies
Where: Pulaski County Ft. Wood Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 advance, $20 gate, $30 VIP
Contact: Pulaski County Ft. Wood Shrine Club– 573.774.5454

June 25 Shrine Summer Fest

Looking Ahead:

July 2- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 4- These Colors Don’t Run 5K, Fort Leonard Wood
July 4- Independence Day Celebration, Fort Leonard Wood
July 30 & 31- Old Settlers Day & Civil War Reenactments, Waynesville
August 5- I-44 Shoot Out Truck & Tractor Pull, Richland

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