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Music on Square
Posted Monday, April 25, at 11:44 AM
Music Marathon on the Square is produced by the Music on the Square Committee with cooperation from the Chamber of Commerce, City of Nevada, and the Vernon County Commissioners. Held each Thursday evening from 6-8 pm from May 5th through September 1 on the south side of the courthouse lawn in Nevada Missouri...

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Barnstormers in Pittsburg
Posted Thursday, March 24, at 7:32 PM

The Barnstormers have a gig this Saturday, March 26 at Banjos in Pittsburg (formely Lightning Creek and Twisters) they will be playing at 9:30 p.m. this should be a fun night for music fans of the area with plenty of dance floor area and seating.

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March Music Marches to Town.
Posted Sunday, March 6, at 10:51 PM

It is feeling like spring and it is time to turn up some live tunes. Tuesday March 8th - Matthew Harper at Bridges Café 6-8pm Saturday March 12 - Matthew Harper at DeLaney Winery 2-6pm Saturday March 12 - The Music Express Karaoke Party at Backroads Steakhouse 9pm-close (1am)...

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Rick Crooks is Back!
Posted Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 PM

Thirty years in the making one of the two Crooks Brothers is making his way back on the scene in the area. Rick Crooks former member of the Neon Moon, Crooks Brothers Band, and more has been performing live for over 30 years and is making his solo come back...

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Cirque Zuma Zuma Comes to Nevada
Posted Thursday, February 18, at 11:03 PM

Cirque Zuma Zuma was a finalist on America's Got Talent season six. They've sold out theaters in Australia and Europe and continue to train at their U.S.A. base in Las Vegas, Nevada, and tour all over the country. The troupe is comprised of acrobats from across 16 different African nations. Stunts include human pyramids, balancing, tumbling, contortions, percussion, limbo, dance, juggling, and many more!...

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February is Whey cool
Posted Wednesday, February 10, at 11:14 PM

So February is here and it has already began to be a GREAT month! This month there will be several Valentine's Day events with music as well as Whey Jennings is coming to town. Yes, Whey is related to the late great Waylon. There is a link to a news article about him at the bottom of this blog...

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Matt Snook in Ft. Scott
Posted Tuesday, February 2, at 3:45 AM

Country recording artist and The Voice Season 8 contestant kicks off the 2016 season LIVE at the Liberty Theatre on Saturday, 6th February! Matt Snook performs domestically and internationally for the United States armed forces men and women. Additionally, he was on Team Blake Shelton on Season 8 of the Voice. ...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 10
Posted Wednesday, January 27, at 11:09 PM

1 - Produce a better show It all starts with making better music live at the shows. When people come to see you make sure your sound is the best you can make it, make sure you are in tune, etc. It does not always cost huge amounts to have a good presentation. A lot of the presentation is just how you present it. Order, arrangement for the venue, volume, stage clothing, color scheme, lighting, mood of the room...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 9
Posted Wednesday, January 27, at 10:57 PM

2 - Make a better product For our area product really is non-existant, and that really makes me sad. I feel like for me personally that I actually produce a lot of products, yet they go un noticed because local music lacks products as a whole. My CDs would always sell better in Joplin than in Nevada each month. ...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 8
Posted Wednesday, January 27, at 10:38 PM

3- More publicity ALWAYS Ok so I know I have said this in almost all of the resolutions to some degree, which is exactly why it gets its very own. Publicity is super important for the music scene. On a local level the music scene and its participants have to get some sort of press and media attention in the form that can not be purchased. ...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 7
Posted Wednesday, January 27, at 10:11 PM

4 - Let's all better network Seriously we all need to communicate more between each other. What I mean is we should all know what each other is doing, and if we don't we are failing. If we don't know the majority does not know. We are the internal sales people for our big company. ...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 6
Posted Wednesday, January 27, at 9:56 PM

5 - Make sure to buy the album This is a resolution that goes across the board to all of us music fans. We need to remember that it is hard for Ozzy Osborne to sell music the same as it is hard for me, and you, the songwriters, and bands, to sell our tunes. Every one needs financial support to sustain, and as does our music scene...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 5
Posted Wednesday, January 27, at 8:48 PM

6 - Think about the audience I know we all have the audience in mind when we are getting ready, and performing for them, but we don't think about them enough. This year all the performers in the area need to think more about our audience in the area as a whole. We all represent the live music around here so a bad experience will affect all of our overall reputations, so lets all put it in our minds to make a better experience for our audience with ways to improve...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 4
Posted Wednesday, January 27, at 7:39 PM

7 - Don't give up too soon Now here is a resolution! I see this happening all of the time people are giving up too soon, really before they even start. In a very small market such as our own little Vernon County, we don't always get the same type of chances that you might find in the big city, but sometimes we get better more unique opportunities but they don't look like an opportunity right away. ...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 3
Posted Friday, January 22, at 4:18 PM

8 - Have more; go to more shows This is probably a thought that comes around each year to many of us that are involved on the scene. So let's start tonight and go to a show in the area. If you are a musician get another show set up this month or play a first one, or go for a weekly event...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 2
Posted Tuesday, January 19, at 7:58 PM

9 - More Venues Another resolution that we really already have around here that just needs some tapping into. The truth is that there are literally dozens of venues in Vernon County that are under utilized. These are the area bars, pubs, restaurants, the winery, a community center, theaters, halls, a race track, ball fields, parks, churches, cafeterias, a coffee shop, a video store, motels, hotels, a bistro, an art shop, music on the square, the schools, colleges, and literally so much more out there that really is only being used about 40% of the time or less.. ...

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Top Ten Music Scene Resolutions Pt. 1
Posted Tuesday, January 19, at 2:43 AM

I have been trying to write this blog for a while now, and just keep stumbling over how to put it down with words. Finally inspiration struck me tonight as I freeze my toes off with all of this cold, cold weather. I emailed and asked around the music scene to find out just what everyone was thinking and this is what came out of their un-filtered mouths...

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What is up? Karaoke winter?
Posted Friday, January 8, at 6:06 PM

Every winter things heat up for the area music scene. As of late people are going karaoke crazy around here. Live bands are less and less a regular occurrence, and canned music is becoming a thing. There are a lot of hopefuls and many retired musicians that are out and about making their impromptu performances on the karaoke stages in Vernon County. ...

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Bring in 2016 twice!
Posted Friday, January 1, at 5:27 PM

Tonight we bring in the NEW YEAR 2016 for a SECOND TIME? That is correct 2016 will get brought in a second time tonight! Come celebrate with the The Music Express for a real deal social party experience! This event is the REAL DEAL, will be a Karaoke Party Experience! A night of music, dancing, singing, wild friends, mellow friends, great drink prices, awesome atmosphere, KICKING SOUND!, great wait staff, and bar. DID WE MENTION DANCING, LIVE GUITARIST, and SO MUCH MORE!...

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New Years Eve is Here!
Posted Thursday, December 31, at 12:43 PM

Are you ready for the new year to roll in with a bang? I hope that your 2016 is the BEST year ever! I have blogged the last few posts about some things going on for New Years Eve, but wanted to spotlight what is going on at Backroads Steakhouse with their event in this particular blog. At the bottom of the page there is a link to the other blog I wrote with mention of other events going on for New Years Eve so check it out as well...

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