9th Annual Blues Festival
May 18th, 2019
Springfield MO


Blues Festival Lineups

Stomp the Blues Friends,
We have put together one of the best festival lineups in the Midwest this year. We are super excited to have the one and only Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Band along with a New Orleans Legend and Grammy Award winner Mr. Bryan Lee “The Braille Blues Daddy” & The Blues Power Band. But without a doubt the one drawing the most excitement is Mr. Jarekus Singleton, his steady rhythmic blues is mesmerizing and makes you get up on your feet and shake it.


Many positive things are evolving in our community in regard to our understanding of class differentiation. Recently Dr. Ruby Payne (no relation) spoke to our community about understanding the way each of us understands our class language as

Conversation of perception and survival

    I was involved recently in a conversation of perception and survival. The conversation entailed something I see as an extra versus something needed to survive living out in the elements or on the streets.

Queen City Sertoma Service to mankind award

Queen City Sertoma awards Service to mankind award for 2013 to Paige and Jim Payne. Service to Mankind is Sertoma's highest honor, given to Individuals outside of the Sertoma Community who exhibit the same high standards of community service and volunteer spirit as Sertomans aspire to.

  PDF Letter from Queen City Sertoma

Stomp performer to give free show to The Rare Breed

Stomp performer to give free show to The Rare Breed
Recording artist Cassie Taylor will be in town on March 7th to witness our mission to help who are homeless or poverty stricken. She will visit Bill’s Place and assist with lunch, then visit the Transitional Living Program operated by The Kitchen, Inc. and in the early evening perform for the teens at The Rare Breed drop in center.
Actions speak louder than words and we certainly appreciate the heart and soul of Cassie. Just maybe we are creating a synergy of positive, issue solving movement.


That Cassie Taylor and The Soul Cavalry New CD

Stomp Supporters,
We are excited to learn That Cassie Taylor and The Soul Cavalry
will have a brand new Cd titled, “Out Of My Mind”, released just days
before our festival. Not only will we have a release party but last year
Cassie wrote a beautiful song called, “Spare Some Love”, for the festival
and this song is on the new recording. Special people doing special
things—thank you Cassie.
Tickets are selling quickly this year so don’t wait and possibly miss out,
we will be limited to 1400.