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Arizona Route 66 Fun Run Tour Photos On-Line

Fun Run 2013 - 163

Picture taken at the Jailhouse Hotel in Ely Nevada. Look like criminals to me!

Photos from this years Arizona Route 66 Fun Run Tour are now in the Photo Gallery.

Oklahoma Newsletter - May

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Historic Seligman Sundries - May

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DayTripper - Motor Tour 2013 Edition

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International Festival Update

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        Joplin International Route 66

                FESTIVAL UPDATE

The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau (JCVB) announced today that 60s/70s rock and roll mainstay THE GRASS ROOTS will headline the Route 66 International Festival this August in Downtown Joplin.  The-3 day International Festival will be a celebration of the heritage of historical Route 66.  In addition to the concert will be cultural performances, car show, Route 66 quilt exhibit, crafts and food vendors.  Authors, artists and collectors of everything Route 66 will gather to share their passion for the history and preservation of the famed highway.

 

Since their formation in 1966 The Grass Roots have gone on to chart 29 singles; 13 of which went gold followed by 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album.  In the entire history of Rock n’ Roll, only 9 bands (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots.  For almost 50 years they have continued to be one of the most recognized groups on “Classic Rock” stations.  During that time, the Grass Roots have averaged over 100 live performances each year.  “Let’s Live for Today”, “Midnight Confessions”, “Sooner or Later”, “Temptation Eyes”, “Two Divided by One” and “Heaven Knows” are some of the bands Top 10 hits.


The Route 66 International Festival will be held August 1-3, 2013.  Concerts are planned for two of the evenings.  On Friday August 2nd, in Downtown Galena, Kansas (4 miles west of Joplin) THE ROAD CREW and THE DETECTIVES will perform.  On Saturday August 3rd, in Downtown Joplin there will be performances on two stages.  On the South Stage, presented by Monster Energy Drink will be CITY LIMITS and JESSE MCENTIRE.  On the Main Stage, presented by Downstream Casino Resort will be WALRUS, THE ROAD CREW and THE GRASS ROOTS.

 

The actual performance times are still being worked.  For up to date performance information stay connected with the official web site of the International Festival: www.route66internationalfestival.com.

 

Related information:

Route 66 Alliance: http://www.route66alliance.org/

 

Route 66 International Festival:

http://route66internationalfestival.com/ and facebook.com/Route66JoplinMO

 

Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau:

http://www.visitjoplinmo.com/ and facebook.com/JoplinCVB

 

2013 Route 66 International Festival entertainment lineup:

 Friday, August 2nd, Downtown Galena

            The Detectives and The Road Crew

 

 Saturday, August 3rd, Downtown Joplin

            The Grass Roots, presented by Downstream Casino

            The Road Crew, Jesse McEntire, Walrus and City Limits