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The Salty Dogs – The Possum Picnic – September 24, 2016

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 Preparing for the Possum Parade

As we prepare for the Possum Parade, the Mount Ida High School Band pays respect to The Possum Potentate<br />(Click on this image to view more photos as we prepared for the Possum Picnic)

As we prepare for the Possum Parade, the Mount Ida High School Band pays respect to The Possum Potentate
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The Possum Parade

2016 Possum Queen Barbara Sprague!<br />(Click on this image to view more photos of the Possum Parade)

2016 Possum Queen Barbara Sprague!
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Retiring the Possum Queen

Queens Forever!!! Thank you ALL!!!<br />(Click on this image to view more photos from the Possum Queen Ceremony)

Queens Forever!!! Thank you ALL!!!
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Robertson Tradition

Robertson Tradition performs on the Front Porch Stage<br />(Click on this image to view more photos from Robertson Tradition)

Robertson Tradition performs on the Front Porch Stage
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The Salty Dogs

We were again very pleased to welcome the Salty Dogs to the Front Porch Stage<br />(Click on this image to view more photos from The Salty Dogs)

We were again very pleased to welcome the Salty Dogs to the Front Porch Stage
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The Prairie Grove Band – July 2, 2016

July got off to a great start with a fine Prairie Grove concert. We had a good crowd, and the weather was cooperating, with a nice breeze across the lawn.

We kicked off our evening with the playing of the National Anthem, and the band stayed in the patriotic mode, with Jerry Lambert doing a great job on “America”!

Always a good turnout for Mount Ida's own Prairie Grove Band<br />(Click on this image to view more photos from July 2, 2016)

Always a good turnout for Mount Ida’s own Prairie Grove Band
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This week’s Prairie Grove show featured some special guests and some news from the band. This week, the band make up was Mark Willborg on vocals and leader of the band, Jerry Lambert on keyboards and vocals, Tommy Johnston on bass and vocals, Terry Kenzie on drums and vocals, Jake Powell on acoustic and vocals, and Joe Carmack on the electric guitar and vocals. The incredible Earnie Johnston on lead and rhythm guitar was a guest performer and played the entire show. Melissa Lewis was featured on a couple of tunes, and we got a peek of the future with Jeb Willborg doing a solo. There is music in his future for sure. Doyle Rowland took the evening off to recover from heat stress and was staying in the cool. This Saturday’s show was Jason (Jake) Powells “Farewell Party” as he takes leave from The Prairie Grove Band to join his nephew Hayden as the drummer for The Caddo Cowboys.

Prairie Grove will be back on the porch on September 3rd and we encourage you to come hang out with us!

Playlist from the show:

The first set; America, Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagles Fly, In Color, Unchain My Heart, Cowboy In Me, I’ve Got Mexico, Golden Ring (Melissa and Mark duet), Hesitation Blues, Garden Party, Loved Them Everyone, I’d Lie to You for Your Love, Coca Cola Cowboy, Fool Hearted Memory (Jeb Willborg solo), Killin’ Time, On the Road Again, and I Don’t Even Know Her Name.

The second set; Good Woman Blues, When I’m Far Away From You, Abilene, Coal Miner’s Daughter (Melissa Lewis), Circle, She’s Got the Rhythm, Woke Up In Love, Always Wanting you, Boogie Grass Band, My Farewell Party, and Old Time Rock and Roll.

Our thanks to the Prairie Grove Band and all their guest performers. You never really know what they’ll show up with but it’s always good!

Big thanks to the volunteers in the Back Porch Kitchen and the Possum Store!

Huge thanks to our visitors who came to us from all over Arkansas and to those folks from Oregon, California, Louisiana, Texas and Virginia! And, many thanks everyone for coming out to enjoy and support live music in Mt Ida!

Come Hang Around With Us!