Veteran-Hosted Concert Series Announces 2022 Music Lineup | Entertainment

The performance lineup for the 2022 Music on the Lake concert series has been announced.

Hosted by Ozark veterans at the Kimberling City Mall, the concert series features 12 shows representing a variety of musical genres. Performances are scheduled alternately on Saturday evenings from May 7 until October 8.

The concert series has been taking place for several years and continues to be free and open to the public, according to Ozarks Veterans Vice President Dave McAllister.

“All you have to do is bring your lawn chair and whatever you want to drink and sit over there. It doesn’t cost you a dime,” McAllister said. great music that locals as well as out of town visitors want to hear.”

McAllister explained that the concerts are a fundraiser for the organization to help its veterans assistance program.

“Sponsors are the engine that makes it work. They pay for the show. They pay for the tapes and all of the profits we make go into our veterans assistance program,” McAllister said. “This program is designed so that if we come across a veteran who is struggling with a hydro bill or paying rent or needs firewood or whatever, we step in and give them a hand. It’s not an outstretched hand, it’s a raised hand, so they can get back on their feet. That’s the genesis of this whole program for us to raise funds to primarily fuel this program.

When they began working on a fundraising plan for their organization, Ozarks Veterans President George Pezold said they wanted to raise money in a way that others weren’t already doing.

“The Ozarks are well known for their local entertainment. You can go to pretty much any back porch in the Ozarks and you’re going to find a guitar picker or a banjo picker or something. Therefore, we discovered that there is a lot of homegrown talent here looking to get out there and get some exposure,” Pezold said. “It’s relatively affordable compared to the big names, and as far as I’m concerned, their music is just as good, if not better than some of the big names. Some of them have their own little suite and they will bring that suite to the musical show and they might bring 75 to 80 people with them.

For each of the concerts, Pezold shared that they get around 200-250 people who come to enjoy the free music. He added that they are bringing in some pretty popular local bands this year to play.

“Highway 13 is a very popular band here. Eddie Valen is another popular group. The Wynn Brothers and Lori Locke and her band are relatively popular in the area. She will play with us for the first time this year. Something unique is that we brought in a blues band from Joplin (Kirk Brown Blues Band). I have experiences with them in places other than our music show and they are very good. We’re going to have a group of all Monett veterans,” McAllister said. “The Table Rocker too. It’s a popular group in the area right now in the Branson area. They play Cheeky Monkey and different places around town. This will be their second year and they will have two dates. Highway 13 will have two dates. Eddie Valen will have two appointments.

The 2022 show schedule is as follows:

—May 7, 2022: Highway 13

—May 21, 2022: Lori Locke Band

— June 4, 2022: Fly By Night

—June 18, 2022: table scales

—July 2, 2022: Eddie Valen Band

—July 16, 2022: Wynn Brothers

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-August. February 13, 2022: Kirk Brown Blues Band

-August. 27, 2022: table scales

-Seven. 10, 2022: Eddie Valen Group

—Sept. 24, 2022: Highway 13

—October 8, 2022: CRC

While this year’s performance roaster is full, Pezold shared that they are already gearing up for next year and looking for additional talent.

“These guys are reserved. Even if they are only amateurs, they have a schedule that must be respected. We are always looking for new bands and looking for something new and fresh. said Pézold. “Instead of having a band that rehearses once, twice or three times, we would like it to be just once and spread the wealth around a bit. We seek to grow.

As they are always looking for new bands, Pezold added that they are also always looking for new sponsors.

“One of the things we do for our sponsors is we have a computerized lighted marquee and it scrolls through the names of the sponsors continuously during the show.” said Pézold. “About every six to seven minutes the name of the sponsor pops up. We also have a document that we print and distribute to the public that lists all of our sponsors.

In addition to concerts, Veterans of the Ozarks also hold a golf tournament in the fall. This year it takes place on September 17. Additional information about the golf tournament, as well as the golf tournament, can be found on the “Veterans of the Ozarks” Facebook page.

The Kimberling City Mall is located at 11863 MO-13 in Kimberling City. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or joining the music lineup next year can call Pezold at 417-872-8072 or McAllister at 417-230-1283.

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