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Florence Open Mic Night – Oct 16th 6pm

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing color. Before you know it the holidays will be
here and people will be gathering. Those gatherings can always use some live music. No better place to
work on those new songs – or dust off some oldies – than an open mic night. Come on out to the Willis
Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, October 16 th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is
immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Also, don’t forget, if you’ve broken a string or two, want upgrade to a more powerful amp & cabinet,
sheet music to that new song you want to learn, a seasonal guitar strap or anything thing else musically,
Willis has what you need.

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, October 16th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Gibson and Willis Together Again.

One of the most asked questions we get when someone wonders into our guitar departments over the last 10 to 15 years is:  Where are your Gibsons?  Do you have Epiphone?  Sadly for a long time, for a variety of reasons, that answer was no.  But no more.  Willis proudly announces that we now again carry Gibson and Epiphone.  Guitars are trickling in to our stores, and special orders are being taken.

Gibson guitar designs have survived 125 years of changing musical tastes and fashion to remain a uniquely iconic part of Americana and world culture. From acoustic guitars at the turn of the 20th century, hollowbody and archtop instruments from the golden age of Big Band and Jazz, to the Rock n’ Roll revolution of the 1950’s and beyond, Gibson guitars have remained arguably the most copied designs of ANY instrument manufacturer. Imitated but never equaled!

The Les Paul pictured below is a 60th Anniversary Custom Shop ’59 VOS (Vintage Old Stock).  Made to the specs of the fabled ’59 Les Paul that sells for seven figures on the vintage marked.  It’s one of the finest pieces I’ve seen ever come out of Gibson.  All the new models have been virtually perfect so far.  Gibson has put a new stringent emphasis on quality control down to replacing every light bulb and fixture in the factory to purchasing 8 Pleck machines.  Every single Gibson branded instrument is now run through this machine that perfectly dresses the frets and makes sure every fretboard is perfect.  It really shows.

Stop in or call and make an appointment with a Willis Music sales associate today to experience some Gibson magic. Whether you’re ready for your first Gibson/Epiphone upgrade, add to your collection, or order a unique Custom Shop piece, Willis Music is here to assist in your selection of a fine Gibson guitar-a lifetime investment in enjoyment and inspiration!

 

                 

Florence Open Mic Night September 18th

School is back in session and its sports season!!!

Time for marching bands, tailgating, bonfires & post-
game parties. Those bonfires and parties often having singing and strumming. Do you have a couple of
new songs you want to try out before that bonfire? Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night –
Wednesday, September 18 th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the
left as you walk through the door.

Now that school has started, the kids have started lessons. Heck, why don’t you start lessons too? Don’t
forget Willis has all your musical needs covered. Whether you need a repair, new sheet music, or you
want to start taking lessons, Willis has what you need!

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, September 18 th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night August 21

Summer is winding down. School is just around the corner. Kids are singing the blues and parents are
(some, not all) singing a happy tune! All genres are welcome to join us! Come on out to the Willis
Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, August 21 st from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is
immediately to the left as you walk through the door.
School is starting. So it’s band and lesson time. Don’t forget Willis has all your musical needs covered.
Whether it’s a new instrument, new sheet music, or if you want to start taking lessons, Willis has what
you need!
Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, August 21 st from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night July 17th

It’s the middle of summer and it’s HOT!

Well, why not come on out and lay down some hot licks at Willis
Music’s Open Mic Night. There always new songs to learn… maybe you’re “this” close to having that
new song worked out but you want to play it in front some folks who are doing the same thing! Come
on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, July 17 th from 6:00 -7:45 PM. It is in the
studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Don’t forget, if you need new strings, bongos or a tambourine to accompany the party, a beginner’s
steel drum for an island vibe, a new microphone or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you
need.

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, July 17 th from 6:00 pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night – June 19th

“Summertime, Summertime, Some, Some, Summertime”… whether it’s fun pop songs, relaxing
TropRock, country party music, or the staccato of surfer guitar, summer is celebrated in nearly every
way musically imaginable. Let’s make some summertime music together! Come on out to the Willis
Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, June 19th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is
immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Don’t forget, if you need new strings, bongos or a tambourine to accompany the party, a beginner’s
steel drum for an island vibe, a new microphone or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you
need.

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, June 19th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night May 15 6pm

The April showers have come and gone, it’s time for May flowers and party season! Cookouts,
graduations, weddings, heck any reason to gather together – and you have your guitar, ukulele, fiddle,
banjo… whatever! If you want some practice in a great venue with an audience who are there just for
the musical enjoyment and banter, come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, May
15 th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through
the door.
Don’t forget, if you need more picks, new sheet music, a brighter strap, a graduation present or anything
thing else musically, Willis has what you need.
Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, May 15 th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic April 17th 6pm

Spring has sprung! It’s patio season (although some days are more patio-friendly than others in April). If you want to work on some new tunes, maybe get a new idea on how to transition from a G chord to a C# minor chord, or just hang out and listen and play, come out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, April 17th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Also, don’t forget, if you’ve broken a string or two, want upgrade to a more powerful amp & cabinet, sheet music to that new song you want to learn, a brighter strap or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you need.

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on Wednesday, April 17th from 6pm to 7:45pm. Check in with Scott and let’s shred (or strum)!!!

Florence Open Mic March 20th 6pm

The days are getting longer (Ben Franklin’s clock adjustment not withstanding)… the grass is turning
green and the daffodils, crocuses, & other flowers are emerging from their winter slumber – or at least
they will if the snow every stays melted!.

Spring is about to sprung – or something… Hey, sometimes the best song writers make up their own
version of words for their songs (“pompetus of love” anyone?). If you have some songs you would like to
sing and play, come on out a couple nights before the Vernal Equinox and jam with us!!!

Make your way to Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, March 20th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the
studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Also, if you’re needing sheet music Willis has you covered! Willis has everything you need musically –
new and used instruments, instrument repair, sheet music, audio accessories, etc… – they have it!
Stop in, tune up, warm up your vocal cords, drumming hands, and picking fingers and we’ll make some
beautiful music on Wednesday, March 20th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Feb 20 6PM

It’s February, one day will be in the 60’s, the next day we will get 5 inches of snow – what the heck! But spring is just around the corner (the Groundhog’s Shadow not withstanding J) – Valentine’s Day, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, the Daytona race, all signs that the flowers will be popping up! In preparation for that reemergence and revival, let’s play some music! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, February 20th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Maybe you need new strings, a new strap, heck maybe some bongos or a cajon to lay down a beat – it’s all here at Willis Music!

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some beautiful (well, maybe to us J) music on Wednesday, February 20th from 6pm to 7:45 pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic 1/16 @ 6pm

The presents have been opened and the wrapping paper has been thrown away – hopefully no envelopes of money with it! Now, Old Man Winter is on his way. Why not come in from the cold and play some music! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, January 16th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Maybe you got a new instrument as a holiday gift or maybe some of that money is burning a hole in your pocket. Willis has what you need – new sheet music for that song you’re wanting to learn, maybe a new strap for that guitar, oops, someone forgot to include a stand or cord for your new mic – it’s all here!

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll work on getting rid of some of the SAD (seasonal affective disorder – aka wintertime blahs!) on Wednesday, January 16th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

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Florence Open Mic – DATE CHANGE – November 28th

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! DUE TO IMPENDING TURKEY GORGING, THE WILLIS MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WILL BE ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF NOVEMBER THIS YEAR!!!

Now where were we… oh yeah…

The holidays are approaching and with them are family get-togethers, seasonal parties, and groups of folks congregating… they are all coming up and your peeps will ask “What new songs have you learned?” It’s time to practice those live! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, November 28th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Also, don’t forget, the holidays are just around the corner – if you have a list to fill out or know someone who needs some new gear, sheet music or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you need.

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on Wednesday, November 28th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night – Sept 19 6pm

Monthly Open Mic Night

School is back in session and its sports season!!! Time for marching bands, tailgating, bonfires & post-
game parties. Those bonfires and parties often having singing and strumming. Do you have a couple of
new songs you want to try out before that bonfire? Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night –
Wednesday, September 19 th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the John Thompson Performance Hall which is immediately to the
left as you walk through the door.

Now that school has started, the kids have started lessons. Heck, why don’t you start lessons too? Don’t
forget Willis has all your musical needs covered. Whether you need a repair, new sheet music, or you
want to start taking lessons, Willis has what you need!

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, September 19 th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night August 15 6pm

Summer is winding down. School is just around the corner. Kids are singing the blues and parents are
(some, not all ) singing a happy tune! All genres are welcome to join us! Come on out to the Willis
Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, August 15 th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is
immediately to the left as you walk through the door.
School is starting. So it’s band and lesson time. Don’t forget Willis has all your musical needs covered.
Whether it’s a new instrument, new sheet music, or if you want to start taking lessons, Willis has what
you need!
Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, August 15 th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

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Florence Open Mic Night June 20 6pm

“Summertime, Summertime, Some, Some, Summertime”… whether it’s fun pop songs, relaxing
TropRock, country party music, or the staccato of surfer guitar, summer is celebrated in nearly everyway musically imaginable. Let’s make some summertime music together! Come on out to the WillisMusic Open Mic Night – Wednesday, June 20 th from 6-8 PM. It is in thestudio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.
Don’t forget, if you need new strings, bongos or a tambourine to accompany the party, a beginner’s steel drum for an island vibe, a new microphone or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you need.
Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on Wednesday, June 20 th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

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Florence Open Mic Night May 16th 6pm

The April showers have come and gone, it’s time for Mayflowers and party season! Cookouts, graduations, weddings, heck any reason to gather together – and you have your guitar, ukulele, fiddle, banjo… whatever! If you want some practice in a great venue with an audience who are there just for the musical enjoyment and banter, come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, May 16th from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Don’t forget, if you need more picks, new sheet music, a brighter strap, a graduation present or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you need.

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on Wednesday, May 16th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night – April 18th

Open Mic Night at Florence April 18th @ 6pm

 

Spring has sprung! It’s patio season (although some days are more patio-friendly than others in April ).
If you want to work on some new tunes, maybe get a new idea on how to transition from a G chord to a
C#minor chord, or just hang out and listen and play, come out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night –
Wednesday, April 18 th from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you
walk through the door.
Also, don’t forget, if you’ve broken a string or two, want upgrade to a more powerful amp & cabinet,
sheet music to that new song you want to learn, a brighter strap or anything thing else musically, Willis
has what you need.
Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, April 18 th from 6pm to 8pm. Check in with Scott and let’s shred (or strum)!!!

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Florence Open Mic Night – March 21 6pm

Florence Open Mic Night!!

The days are getting longer (the Ben Franklin’s clock adjustment not withstanding)… the grass is turning
green and the daffodils, crocuses, & other flowers are emerging from their winter slumber. Spring is
about to sprung – or something… Hey, sometimes the best song writers make up their own version of
words for their songs (“pompetus of love” anyone?). If you have some songs you would like to sing and
play, come on out the night before the Vernal Equinox and jam with us!!!
Make your way to Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, March 21st from 6-8 PM. It is in the
studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.
Also, if you’re needing sheet music Willis has you covered! Willis has everything you need musically –
new and used instruments, instrument repair, sheet music, audio accessories, etc… – they have it!
Stop in, tune up, warm up your vocal cords, drumming hands, and picking fingers and we’ll make some
beautiful music on Wednesday, March 21st from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night – Feb 21st

It’s February, one day will be in the 50’s, the next day we will get 5 inches of snow – what the heck! But spring is just around the corner (the Groundhog’s Shadow not withstanding ☺) – Valentine’s Day, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, the Daytona race, all signs that the flowers will be popping up! In preparation for that reemergence and revival, let’s play some music! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, February 21st from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Maybe you need new strings, a new strap, heck maybe some bongos or a cajon to lay down a beat – it’s all here at Willis Music!

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some beautiful (well, maybe to us ☺) music on Wednesday, February 21st from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!