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Cruise-In

PAPPI’S GARAGE SUPPORTS FAMILIES IN LEE COUNTY

Pappi’s Garage, located at 209 Commerce St., is hosting is final monthly cruise-in of 2018 on October 26 from 6 PM to 9 PM, and they’re going to help families in the area by supporting Marine Toys for Tots. The goal of this cruise-in is to raise awareness and contributions for Toys for Tots while also giving back to families in the area who may not be able to afford Christmas for their children.  Emily Davis, the marketing manager for Pappi’s Garage said many of us have grown up seeing Toys for Tots in action across Mississippi, and by supporting this great cause, we’re making sure that children in the area will have presents come Christmas Day. Classic cars and hot rods register for free, and there will be door prizes for registered cars, a 50 / 50 benefit raffle, Travis Kitchens playing everyone’s favorite oldies music, and B-B-Q and drinks served by Fire & Smoke B-B-Q. With this cruise-in being the last one of the year, Pappi’s wants everyone to come out, support a great cause, give back to struggling families in the area, and enjoy the classic cars and hot rods from all over the North Miss. area that will be present. Davis said it warms her heart to see people come out and support these charities every month. Pappi’s can see the difference it’s making in the community, and next year they plan to make the cruise-ins better than ever! For questions or concerns, call (662) 260-4949, email info@pappisgarage.com, or visit www.pappisgarage.com.

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Tour

The Oak Ridge Boys Announce 2018
Shine The Light On Christmas Tour

The legendary gospel and country quartet are also proud to announce being co-recipient of twelfth GMA Dove award for their collaboration with Little Roy & Lizzy's "Dinner On The Ground" which won Best Bluegrass / Country / Roots Song of the Year.

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, will once again celebrate the Christmas season with their timeless hits and holiday classics on their 2018 Shine The Light On Christmas Tour. This year's tour will take the legendary group to 32 cities in 18 states, and is set to kick-off on November 14th in Branson, Missouri.

Each year The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour plays to packed houses across America. Blending a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic, and fun holiday tunes—The Oak Ridge Boys’ set list will take their audiences on a hit-filled musical roller coaster ride of holiday cheer from their six best selling Christmas album catalog.

“The Shine The Light On Christmas Tour this year will be our 29th annual Christmas tour,” says Oaks’ Joe Bonsall. “We will sing hit songs for 40 minutes and after a short intermission our full production Christmas show takes over the stage with music celebrating every aspect of the holiday season, from Santa Claus to celebrating the birth of Jesus. Our production is all new and fresh this year and we are more excited than ever to be bringing this very special family event to your town!”

As part of a collaboration with Bluegrass duo, Little Roy & Lizzy, The Oak Ridge Boys were honored last night with their twelfth win at the 2018 Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. "We love Little Roy & Lizzy and are just so happy that they won the GMA's Dove Award for "Dinner On The Ground." says Bonsall. "YAY, Another Dove!! This one is for Best Country or Bluegrass Gospel Song."
 
The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are best known for their iconic and multi-platinum hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” and “American Made.” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards, multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their crossover brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. The Oak Ridge Boys became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light On Christmas Tour:
NOV 14 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 15 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 16 The Midland Theatre / Newark, Ohio
NOV 17 Vern Riffe Center for the Arts / Portsmouth, Ohio
NOV 18 The Maryland Theatre / Hagerstown, Md.
NOV 23 The Arena at Southeastern KY Agricultural and Expo Complex / Corbin, Ky.
NOV 24 Honeywell Center / Wabash, Ind.
NOV 25 Rialto Square Theater / Joliet, Ill.
NOV 26 Pablo Center at the Confluence / Eau Claire, Wis.
NOV 27 Bridge View Center / Ottumwa, Iowa
NOV 28 Topeka Performing Arts Center / Topeka, Kan.
NOV 29 United Wireless Arena at Boot Hill Casino & Resort / Dodge City, Kan.
NOV 30 Cheyenne Civic Center / Cheyenne, Wyo.
DEC 01 Alberta Bair Theater / Billings, Mont.
DEC 02 Clearwater River Casino & Lodge / Lewiston, Idaho
DEC 03 Morrison Center / Boise, Idaho
DEC 05 First Interstate Center for the Arts / Spokane, Wash.
DEC 06 Toyota Center / Kennewick, Wash.
DEC 07 Chinook Winds Casino Resort / Lincoln City, Ore.
DEC 08 Chinook Winds Casino Resort / Lincoln City, Ore.
DEC 09 Little Creek Casino Resort / Shelton, Wash.
DEC 10 Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort / Suquamish, Wash.
DEC 12 Jensen Grand Concert Hall / Pocatello, Idaho
DEC 13 Southern Utah State College America First Event Center / Cedar City, Utah
DEC 14 DeJoria Center / Kamas, Utah
DEC 15 Vilar Performing Arts Center / Beaver Creek, Colo.
DEC 16 Budweiser Events Center / Loveland, Colo.
DEC 17 Casper Events Center / Casper, Wyo.
DEC 18 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center / Rapid City, S.D.
DEC 19 Mary W. Sommervold Hall at Washington Pavilion / Sioux Falls, S.D.
DEC 20 Adler Theatre / Davenport, Iowa
DEC 21 Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DEC 22 Crouse Performance Hall / Lima, Ohio
DEC 23 Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville, Tenn.
For entire tour schedule, please click here.

 

Lee Greenwood

The nine day Halloween themed festival will also feature the festival's co-founder, Jim Halsey, as Grand Marshal of the Grand Parade on October 27.

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. - The Neewollah Festival will celebrate its 60th Anniversary from October 19-27, in downtown Independence, Kansas. The famous nine day Halloween themed festival will feature live theatrical productions, concerts, three different parades, 5K/10K fun runs, pageants, a carnival, a chili cook off, vendors, food and more.

Neewollah was revived into a multi-day celebration in 1958 by legendary music impresario and Independence, Kansas native, Jim Halsey, along with Jerry Webb, Bob Wohltman, and Don Dancer. The first Neewollah celebration actually dates all the way back to 1919 as an effort to provide positive activities for kids of all ages in place of the typical Halloween pranks that occurred in the community. In the beginning the events centered on parades of decorated cars and carriages during the morning, afternoon, and night on October 31.

In 1981 HBO produced a music special from Neewollah - also organized by Jim Halsey, Sherman Halsey, and directed by award winner Marty Calliner - starring Roy Clark, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Lee, Charlie Rich and Lacy J Dalton. Other stars that have headlined the festival over the years have been Don Williams, Mel Tillis, BJ Thomas, Roy Clark, Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire, Ray Price, and The Bellamy Brothers.

Today, Neewollah is the largest annual celebration in Kansas. The city of Independence will grow from a town of just under 10,000 inhabitants to 75,000 in the final days of the now 10-day celebration. Today's celebration now includes 3 parades, a Doo Dah Parade (adult Kiddie Parade), a Kiddies Parade and a Grand Parade. Other activities include a chili cook-off, a hometown musical, and a queen's pageant also adds to the festival activities. The main downtown is filled with a variety of food vendors, a large carnival and bandstand for nightly entertainment. The arts and craft show, the band competition, and the fun run provide activities for everyone.

The Neewollah Festival will conclude on Saturday, October 27 with the Grand Parade, featuring the festival's co-founder Jim Halsey as the Grand Marshal, followed by a concert that evening with iconic Country music star, Lee Greenwood, along with Americana performer Kyle Dillingham at Memorial Hall. This will mark Lee Greenwood's third appearance at the Neewollah Festival.

Grammy award winner Lee Greenwood has more than 30 albums to his credit, seven #1 songs, 25 charted singles, and a CMA Song of the Year award in 1985 for his most recognizable, and patriotic song, “God Bless the USA.” Other hits from him include “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “ Ring on her Finger Time on her Hands,” “She’s Lying,” “ I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going, Going Gone,” “You Got a Good Love Comin,” “Fools Gold,” and “ Mornin’ Ride.”

Also joining on the stage that evening will be Oklahoma’s official musical ambassador and fiddle extraordinaire, Kyle Dillingham and his band, Horseshoe Road. Dillingham is a classically trained fiddle player who first picked up a violin when he was just nine years old. Eight years later, he gave two featured performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Together, Dillingham and his band have represented America internationally in 37 countries. More recently, Dillingham was nominated by the National Endowment for the Arts to officially represent the United States in the NEA’s American Music Abroad program, and performed at the NEA's awards banquet in Washington D.C. on September 28. This rare opportunity was a huge honor as Kyle Dillingham also paid homage to famed clothing designer, Manuel Cuevas at the ceremony. Kyle, who often wears suits designed by Manuel on stage has formed a friendship and deep respect for Manuel since their first visit together. On stage, Dillingham performs a mix of his band’s original songs, along with classic covers and fiddlin’ favorites that are sure to have audiences on their feet.

For more information, and to buy advance online tickets for the Neewollah Festival, visit www.neewollah.com or the festival’s Facebook Event Page. Help lines for online ticket sales is 620-330-6834 or 620-330-0675, and will be open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm CT, Monday thru Friday.

About Neewollah Festival:
The Neewollah ("Halloween" spelled backwards) celebration began in 1919 as an effort to provide positive activities for kids of all ages in place of the typical Halloween pranks that occurred in the community of Independence, Kansas. In the beginning the events centered on parades, morning, afternoon, and night on October 31. The parades consisted mainly of decorated cars and carriages. Queens and princesses from area festivals rode in the parades, along with their own Queen Neelah who was selected based on votes bought at a penny each. The Great Depression and World War II interrupted the Neewollah celebration but in 1958 four businessmen revived and elaborated on the Neewollah theme bringing it back as a 3-day celebration featuring big-name music and recording stars.

 

 

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