Category Archives: Entertainment

The Friday Night Free Concert: Rick Hite

Ralph Carlson introduces the Friday Night Concert musicians May 2019.

This week’s Friday Night Concert will be presented by local musician Rick Hite who sings and plays guitar, and performs a variety of music including Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Oldies.

 

“Hite began singing in church at the age of 5 and has been playing guitar since age 9,” concert-series organizer Ralph Carlson said. “He has played The White Horse Saloon in Black Mountain, North Carolina, Jekyll Island, Georgia, the Mildred Store, VFW, the Eagles, Elks, Old  Settler’s Picnic, and various local venues. We’re pleased to welcome Rick Hite back to the park pavilion. Come out and join your friends for an enjoyable evening of music.”

 

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main streets. The shows, sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, are free and open to the public. Dave Oas and Jim Butler provide the sound each week. Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

 

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Common Ground Coffee Co., 12 E. Wall Street.

 

Friday Night Free Concert: Church of Christ, A Cappella

Ralph Carlson introduces the Friday Night Concert musicians May 2019.

This week’s Friday Night Concert will be presented by the Church of Christ (15th and Crawford streets). The music will feature a program of a cappella hymns and gospel songs.

 

“The singers represent multiple ages and they really shine with a passion for blending harmonies with their musical styling of the gospel,” concert-series organizer Ralph Carlson said. “Come out and join us; it’s a great opportunity to see friends and enjoy some beautiful encouraging music. We are happy to welcome this church family back to the park pavilion.”

 

The one-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main streets. The shows, sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, are free and open to the public. Dave Oas and Jim Butler provide the sound each week. Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors.

Friday Free Concert for August 5: Neosho River Boys

Ralph Carlson introduces the Friday Night Concert musicians May 2019.

This week’s Friday Night Concert will be presented by the Neosho River Boys, a traditional bluegrass band based out of Chanute, Kansas. Ron Oliphant plays banjo and fiddle, Dale Steinman keeps the rhythm on the upright bass, and Scott Sexton sings and plays guitar.

 

“The band performs much in the style of the earliest bluegrass performers. Their music is heartfelt and real,”  concert series organizer Ralph Carlson said. “Come out and join us for a special treat to see friends and hear some great pickin’ and grinnin’. These musicians are no stranger to the Fort Scott stage and are a delight to hear. We are pleased to welcome the Neosho River Boys to our downtown park pavilion.“

 

The one-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main streets. The shows, sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, are free and open to the public. Dave Oas and Jim Butler provide the sound each week. Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

In the event of inclement weather, the Neosho River Boys concert will be moved to the Fort Scott Community College Round Room.

 

Friday Night Free Concert: Stephan Moses

Ralph Carlson introduces the Friday Night Concert musicians May 2019.

Stephan Moses, from Nevada, MO, will be the guest performer at this week’s Friday Night Concert. Moses is a songwriter vocalist and musician who plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin. He will perform a variety of musical selections. Moses owns and enjoys playing a number of Gretsch guitars and is a collector of guitars and songs. He performs an eclectic setlist, but he really enjoys playing the blues and gospel.

 

“Moses has played in a worship band and also several bands including Cloudpoint, The Barons of Blues, and the Blind Pigs. He has performed for United Way functions and the Philanthropics Society in Story County, Iowa,” concert-series organizer Ralph Carlson said. “We are pleased to welcome Moses back and invite you to bring a friend and join us for an evening of great music.“

 

The one-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Loading Dock at Common Ground Coffee Co., 12 E. Wall Street. The shows, sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, are free and open to the public. Dave Oas and Jim Butler provide the sound each week.

Educational Youth Programming to Be Offered at Fair

The Welcome Sign at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds.

 

Byline: Tori White and Josie Plumlee

Fort Scott, KS – The Southwind Extension District will present two new and engaging youth educational programs at the 2022 Bourbon County Fair.

The first of these programs is “Next Level Photography. Youth will learn about the rule of thirds, different viewpoints, and candid photos. This is a free program for 5th through 8th grade students that will be offered by Southwind Intern Tori White at each of the county fairs in the Southwind Extension District. Pre-registration is required at https://bit.ly/3MwSMyK. Children are encouraged to bring their own camera if they have one. If your child does not have a camera, we will have cameras available for them to borrow. This program will be held on Thursday, July 21st at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds from 2 to 4 PM.

The second of these programs is “Junk Drawer Robotics.” Youth of all ages are invited to attend this come and go program which emphasizes different aspects of robotics while youth build their own robots and develop robotics knowledge and skill. Junk Drawer Robotics does not require any pre-registration and is an activity visitor of all ages can enjoy! Junk Drawer Robotics, offered by Southwind Intern Josie Plumlee, will be featured at the Bourbon County Fair on July 21st from 12 to 3 PM at the fairgrounds.

If you have questions, contact our Iola Extension Office at 620-365-2242.

Friday Night Free Concert: DJ Brown and Bourbon County Revival

Ralph Carlson introduces the Friday Night Concert musicians May 2019.

DJ Brown and The Bourbon County Revival will be the featured entertainment at this week’s Friday Night Concert. The local four-piece band plays classic rock, country, and Red Dirt.  Band members are Danny Brown on acoustic guitar and vocals, Robert Uhler on drums, Jerry Bahr on banjo, electric, acoustic and bass guitars, and vocals, and Randy Brasuell on mandolin, fiddle, bass and electric guitars, and vocals.

 

“These talented guys have been playing together for quite some time and are a crowd favorite,” concert-series organizer Ralph Carlson said. “We’re pleased to welcome them back to perform in our downtown pavilion. Bring a friend and join us for a great show.“

 

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main streets. The shows, sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, are free and open to the public. Dave Oas and Jim Butler provide the sound each week. Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Loading Dock at Common Ground Coffee Co., 12 E. Wall Street.

Chamber Golf Classic This Friday

Reminder:
The 28th Annual Chamber Golf Classic
is THIS Friday!
We have a couple of spots still open for teams and are still
accepting sponsors, and raffle items!
Click here to contact us if interested, we would appreciate your support!
Online registration included below.
4-Person Scramble
Registration 9am | Tee-off 10am
Woodland Hills Golf Course, Fort Scott
Friday, July 15th, 2022
Click hereto register online!
Click here for the printed registration form!
 Feel free to give us a call or drop by the Chamber to register a team or sponsorship!
620-223-3566
It will be a great day of business promotion, networking, & fun!
Hope to see you there.
Thank you to our Chamber Champions for all of your support!

D. J. Brown/Bourbon County Review at Free Friday Concert

Ralph Carlson introduces the Friday Night Concert musicians May 2019.

DJ Brown and The Bourbon County Revival will be the featured entertainment at this week’s Friday Night Concert. The local four-piece band plays classic rock, country, and Red Dirt.  Band members are Danny Brown on acoustic guitar and vocals, Robert Uhler on drums, Jerry Bahr on banjo, electric, acoustic and bass guitars, and vocals, and Randy Brasuell on mandolin, fiddle, bass and electric guitars, and vocals.

 

“These talented guys have been playing together for quite some time and are a crowd favorite,” concert-series organizer Ralph Carlson said. “We’re pleased to welcome them back to perform in our downtown pavilion. Bring a friend and join us for a great show.“

 

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main streets. The shows, sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, are free and open to the public. Dave Oas and Jim Butler provide the sound each week. Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

 

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Loading Dock at Common Ground Coffee Co., 12 E. Wall Street.

Bourbon County Dems Summer Social is July 17

Bourbon County Democrats will hold their Summer Social on Sunday, July 17th, from 2 – 4 p.m., in the Buck Run Community Center’s Little Gym.
Provided will be cool refreshments, music by the Hemphills, drawings, and a silent auction.
Guest speakers will be Jeanna Repass, who is running for Kansas Secretary of State, and Reverend Mark Holland, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

Join them for an entertaining and informative afternoon. Anyone in the community is invited to join, as this is a social event.

Submitted by Carol MacArthur
Chair, Bourbon Co. Democrats
620 215 1505
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Reading suggestion: They Want to Kill Americans by Malcolm Nance
History of White Supremacy and current state of it.
“Serving Bourbon County’s Registered Democrats”

Live Rock, R&B, and Pop Music Tonight at the Liberty Theater

The Gordon Parks Museum Announces a Fundraiser Event Featuring a Music Performance by
CHARLIE REDD & LUNA VOO DOO BAND
The Liberty Theatre
TONIGHT at 8pm | Doors Open at 7pm
It is not too late to purchase tickets and reserve seats!
The Gordon Parks Museum is excited to announce a fundraiser Event: Featuring a music performance by Charlie Redd & Luna Voo Doo Band. This very popular and entertaining band will be providing the very best fun party dance music in Rock, R&B, Pop, etc.
Charlie Redd & Luna Voo Doo perform regularly at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK. The performance will be held at the Liberty Theater on Friday, July 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performance starts at 8 p.m. Cash bar will be available. Tickets are $25 each or $30 at the door.
Tickets are on sale now at The Gordon Parks Website and the Gordon Parks Museum located at 2108 S. Horton St. on the FSCC Campus.
Thank you to all of our Chamber Champions for your support!