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Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
All is well with Tim Wells
Posted Saturday, August 1, at 12:30 PM
Another great Thursday night 'Music Marathon on the Square' is just around the corner, and this week features Tim Wells. Tim plays a solo set singing and strumming his guitar. This will be a fun, relaxed, and casual evening. Thursday August 6, 6-8 p.m. on the courthouse lawn in Nevada, Missouri...

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Music and Shopping Downtown
Posted Thursday, July 30, at 5:02 PM

This week and weekend is amazing for music and shopping in downtown Nevada, Missouri. The over the top "Music on the Square' event being held tonight. The sidewalk sale for the next three days. There will also be performances this weekend at the Art Shop and the Delaney Winery by area performers...

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Twice the Music; Two Weeks Strong
Posted Tuesday, July 21, at 6:43 PM

This Thursday, July 23, 2015, the art, music, and lit community in Nevada is calling you to the Square, and calling you twice! This particular week there will be two productions going on at the same time in our exceptional downtown art district. 'High School Musical' and 'Through the Red' at 'Music Marathon on the Square'...

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"Sober as a Judge" live tonight!
Posted Saturday, July 11, at 8:04 PM

The band "Sober as a Judge" will be performing at 8 P.M. tonight at the Sharky's Pub and Grub beer garden as part of the Bike Race in Downtown Nevada, Missouri. The event is FREE to attend, and is on the Square. A race will also be held tomorrow morning around the high school. More than 200 cyclists participated...

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Bushwhacker Days Video Updates!
Posted Friday, June 12, at 7:10 PM

We are making some Video updates about Bushwhacker Days tonight. Follow the link to our Facebook page to view them. Also feel free to give us a like while you are there. https://www.facebook.com/NevadaDailyMail/videos

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Get Downtown!
Posted Thursday, June 4, at 1:07 PM

Thursday night on the square is becoming a staple event in downtown Nevada, MO each week through the Spring and Summer seasons. This week will feature Matthew Harper from 6-8pm sponsored by Delaney Vineyard and Winery. Matthew sings his own original music in the styles of Folk, Country and Gospel. Bring your lawn chair and take it all in! The sound this week is provided by the Music Express, and the new local channel 6 will be taping for a later broadcast of the event...

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Music Marathon on the Square
Posted Monday, May 4, at 7:16 PM

Music Marathon on the Square begins on Thursday May 21, 2015. Come join us on the courthouse lawn for lots of fun each week in downtown Nevada, Missouri.

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Here Goes FREE
Posted Monday, April 27, at 7:06 PM

Within the next 24 hours 4 of my songs will come available for FREE on soundcloud. The bundle will include Nevada Missouri Part 2. There are already several songs available there so if you have time please drop by and give them a listen. #Musicscenenevadamo https://soundcloud.com/dangerousdougharper...

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Coming Soon, Music Marathon on the Square
Posted Friday, April 24, at 7:29 PM

Music Marathon on the Square in Nevada, Missouri begins Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6pm.

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Friday and Saturday Music at Backroads Steakhouse
Posted Friday, April 17, at 5:39 PM

The weekend is here.... 8pm Friday and Saturday night FREE CONCERTS at Backroads Steakhouse in Nevada, MO also Jam on Saturday from 3-7pm! https://www.facebook.com/theDougHarper/videos/vb.504419061/10153837119124062/?type=2&theater

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Origin of the Down n' Out Band
Posted Tuesday, April 14, at 3:32 PM

Down n' Out, yet another semi-success story from a Nevada, Missouri band. 'DnO' as they are often referred to, had a long haul performing heavily in the region playing at many notable venues, and festivals. The band had a very dedicated following that would travel miles through rain or snow to see them make their mark. ...

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Nevada, Missouri is next best for food, wine, and song
Posted Wednesday, March 18, at 6:49 PM

Most folks from Missouri have heard of Nevada, and probably know where it is at. They may have even dropped by for a gas stop when traveling. Some have journeyed into the town and might have even had a bite to eat at the long running greasy spoon cafe there named 'White Grill'. Though the average passer-by's did not really experience the amazing ordeal that is going on in Nevada, Missouri...

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Just around the corner
Posted Friday, March 13, at 7:59 PM

Live music shows are upon us here in our local/region music scene, so here are some details.... Friday March 20, 2015 -- Dangerous Doug Harper @ Vipa's Thai Palace -- Nevada, MO 7pm FREE Friday March 27, 2015 -- David Byerly, Matthew Harper, and Dangerous Doug Harper @ Common Ground Coffeehouse -- Ft. Scott, Kansas 7pm FREE...

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Thank you Fort Scott
Posted Monday, March 2, at 1:11 PM

It was an absolutely amazing weekend at the Common Ground Coffeehouse in Ft. Scott. We had a good turn out including some famous writers Nancy Malcom, and Doris Quackenbush. David Byerly played so amazing on the mandolin and the resonator guitar. I felt like I played a pretty good set of my original tunes: 'Living Out Your Dreams', 'Summer Trains', 'Fire Truck', 'Rain Song', 'Number Eleven', and 'Rock Iowa...

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Common Ground, Art Share, and all that is New
Posted Thursday, February 26, at 6:48 PM

Coming up Dave Byerly and Myself, Dangerous Doug Harper, will be playing shows at the Common Ground Coffeehouse in Fort Scott, Kansas on Friday night, February 27, 2015. We will both be doing solo sets, I will be opening up, and Dave closing the show. It should be a fun time. I hope to see you all there...

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'Mood Ring Circus'
Posted Tuesday, February 17, at 5:33 PM

I said that there would be reviews coming soon to this very blog, and so I must live up to my promise, but... The song I will be reviewing is not available for anyone to hear just yet. I was lucky enough to get to listen to the nearly finished mix. Because well... I'm just that cool...

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'Stir' up some, 'Random', 'Crazy', love
Posted Monday, February 9, at 6:03 PM

Well we have been talking a lot lately about what has happened, but now it is time to talk about what is coming up.... On Friday night, February 13, 2015 ~ there will be an Anti-Valentines show with the Random Strangers at the Frisco Tap Room in Springfield Missouri. ...

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Local becomes successful in acting and modeling industry
Posted Thursday, February 5, at 7:09 PM

Shawn Jones, Nevada Missouri, took a big chance when he moved to L.A. after having some success modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch. In 2003 he landed an agent in Kansas City, whom worked for a national agency with offices in all of the major cities. Shawn developed his art and began getting work early in his career with various types of modeling working for Abercrombie and Fitch, Under Armor, and Sportsman just to name a few...

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Meet the President
Posted Wednesday, February 4, at 5:34 PM

Last weekend the local Lions club hosted a mid-winter social with several events including: a presentation about eye care featuring local eye professional Doctor Jeremy Fast, awards, dinner, a benefit auction, a large donation of more than 600 pairs of eye-glasses were presented by Doctor Ron Schowengerdt, and an appearance by the former President of the United states of America George W. Bush. Well almost.....

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Operator, please connect me to 1985
Posted Monday, February 2, at 6:36 PM

One of the all time longest running bands here in Vernon County was the Leavell Brothers. The brothers, Wayne (Lead Vocals), Ed (Bass Guitar), and David (Rhythm Guitar) were the core group and many other musicians from around here have performed with them from time to time...

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