I-44 & SR 43 S.
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: (417) 782-1212
Fax: (417) 782-3366
March 06, 2015 9:00 PM
Members Only is the nation's premier 80's tribute band, playing your favorite hair and pop classics from the decade that gave us the Rubik's Cube, Atari, and feathered bangs! Members Only has been playing regionally since the "Summer of 69" (no wait, 2008) with experienced musicians Brent Thornton on lead vocals, Sam Adkins on bass guitar, Will "The Prodigy" Clark on the keys, Seth Jaeger and Zach McClease playing guitar, and Justin Gabossi keeping the beat on the drums. With a high energy show and songs you know and love, Members Only is guaranteed to get you dancing and singing along all night!
March 14, 2015 9:00 PM
Texas-based singer/songwriter Bleu Edmondson is a thoroughbred country boy that sings of heartbreak at the bars, lying women, cheating men and finding religion - in a raspy, Southern-inflected voice. When performing live, Edmondson strums the guitar and croons his occasionally bitter, yet vulnerable lyrics while a backing band provides rollicking instrumentals that increase the energy of the show. With a devoted group of Texas fans, who call themselves 'The Southland Mob," Edmondson packs bars, venues, parking lots and anywhere else he can perform throughout the South.
March 14, 2015 8:00 PM
Much has been made about how such new country acts as Eric Church, The Band Perry and Luke Bryan have fused elements of pop music's past with the country core to create a new wave of sound. But Milsap set the standard for thinking outside of country's proverbial box.Milsap emulated James Taylor in his vocal approach to "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me," a #1 record in country and pop; hooked into the instructions he got playing piano on Elvis Presley sessions to build the sound of "Smoky Mountain Rain," another major crossover hit; and recorded an entire album of songs made famous by late Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Reeves.Milsap used pop, rock and R&B elements to test country's borders, and did so in a way that connected fiercely with the music-buying public. He compiled 40 #1 country hits. Milsap's sales accrued eight gold albums; his Greatest Hits made him one of the first acts in any genre to obtain double-platinum status after the RIAA introduced the multi-platinum honor in 1984.
March 21, 2015 9:00 PM
March 26, 2015 9:00 PM
Haystak is a Southern rap musician. Born Jason Winfree in Nashville, TN, to teenage parents and raised by his grandparents, Haystak grew up among impoverished surroundings.
March 27, 2015 9:00 PM
John D. and the boys began playing in earnest in 2005 in support of their debut album, One of a Kind. Although independently released, the record enjoyed widespread radio play domestically as well as in Europe and Australia. The record climbed to 17 on XM Radio's X-Country channel year end top 50 chart in 2006. The groundswell of support was avid and vocal, prompting John D. and the boys to return to the studio.
April 11, 2015 9:00 PM
Fast beats and intense performances are offset by this band's penchant for goofing off - they've crashed BET Awards, a Gay Pride parade, and a Justin Timberlake performance. Fortunately, this mischievous streak is channeled into the band's music.
April 11, 2015 8:00 PM
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. "The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling," says one industry report. "The outpouring of affection for this super-group has never been greater".The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn't until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the things You Do" turned the guys into stars.An avalanche of hits followed, many of which..."My Girl," for instance...attained immortality. "It's Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby;," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is only Skin Deep," "I Wish It Would Rain"...the hits kept coming.The classic lineup was Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. Beyond the fabulous singing, The temps became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptations Walk became a staple of American style. Flair, flash and class. Millions of fans saw their Temptations as cultural heroes.When the sixties and seventies turned political, The Temps got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music. Producer Norman Whitfield led the way. His Temptations hits, many featuring Dennis Edwards who had replaced David Ruffin, burned with intensity. "Runaway Child" "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", and "Psychedelic Shack" still smolder.Other stellar singers...Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson...joined, adding their luster to the groups' growing fame.No matter the change in personnel, The Temptations remained true to The Temptations tradition. They survived the whims of fashion, whether disco or techno, and stuck to their guns."Great singing," says Otis, "will always prevail."In the eighties, The Temps prevailed with smashes like the Otis Williams' penned "Treat Her Like A Lady."Then in the nineties, another Temptation explosion:It began with their appearance on Motown 25 in 1983; it continued with the NBC mini-series that chronicled the group's history, a ratings triumph over two nights in prime time. An Emmy Award followed.Then came a series of acclaimed records:For Lovers Only, a collection of love standards, termed an instant classic by critics, remains among the most cherished of all Temptations recordings.Phoenix Rising, went through the roof, a platinum-plus mega-hit featuring "Stay," the Narada Michael Walden produced song that topped the charts.Ear Resistible nailed a Grammy and a legion of new fans.Awesome, released in 2001 is The Temptations at their freshest, strongest, and most appealing.Reflections was released in 2005, nominated for a Grammy and brought to the world The Temptations versions of some of Motown's greatest songs.The current lineup consists of:Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, Bruce Williamson"The more we change," says veteran Ron Tyson, "the more we stay true to ourselves. We're about singing straight-up soul. It's a style that will live on forever.""The Temps have always been known for great lead singer's", says Williams. "Today we have three of the greatest leads in the proud history of the group."The soaring voice of Ron Tyson, perhaps the best high tenor in the business.Terry Weeks, who grew up in Alabama and spent eight years in the Air Force before his makeshift audition for Otis on a Hollywood street corner, who's smooth textures and tones, express an extraordinary full range of feelings.Newest member, Bruce Williamson started singing in a church choir at the ripe age of 5 years old and hasn't stop since. He has sung in everything from commercials to musical to the top showrooms in Las Vegas. Bruce was introduced to Otis by Ron Tyson."Our challenge," says Williams, "is to live in the present while respecting the past. Our past is filled with riches only a fool would discard. At the same time, we thrive on competition. As a Motowner, I grew up in the most competitive musical atmosphere imaginable. But we also understand that for a group with history, no matter how glorious that history might be, reinvention is the name of the game.""When I tell people we are God's group," says Otis, a remarkable modest man, "I don't mean it arrogantly. It's just that we have been tested time and again and keep coming back. We have suffered the death of so many legendary singers...Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin. Other's like Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson and Theo Peoples have left, and yet our unity is tighter, our sound brighter and our popularity greater. Someone has watched over this group. Someone has protected our integrity. Someone has said...just go on singing and it'll get better."And so THE TEMPTATIONS go on.......and on.....and on........
April 24, 2015 10:00 PM
THOMAS RHETTACM "New Artist of the Year" nominee Thomas Rhett's debut album ITGOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.) has spawned two consecutivePLATINUM certified No. one hits, including a three-week run with "It GoesLike This." Additionally, he showcased his swagger with his latest single,"Make Me Wanna," which topped Billboard's list of Best Country Songs of2014. The project also produced the PLATINUM-certified No. one smash"Get Me Some Of That," as well as two Top 15 hits, "Beer With Jesus" and"Something To Do With My Hands." His "high-energy all the way" (El PasoTimes) caught the attention of critics out on the road, where he is steppingup as direct support for Florida Georgia Line's ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015this year. The CMA "New Artist of the Year" nominee initially garneredattention as a gifted songwriter with credits including hits by FloridaGeorgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice. For tour dates and morevisit, thomasrhett.com.
April 26, 2015 8:00 PM
BLUE OCTOBER is the San Marcos, TX-‐based band known for it's shimmering melodies and heart string pulling lyrics, along with having one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men Justin Furstenfeld in music today. Songs like "Into The Ocean", "Hate Me", "Calling You", "Bleed Out" and "Fear" from albums such as 2009's Billboard Top 15 debut Approaching Normal, 2011's Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America, the Platinum-‐selling Foiled and most recently Billboards #13 debut Sway (Up/Down-‐Brando Records), have inspired audiences around the world. Blue October has charted seven top 40 singles over seven albums.