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!!!

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Florence Open Mic Night – October 19th 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 of some oldies – than an open mic night. Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, October 19 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 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 19th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Florence Band of the Month October – Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass

Willis Music Florence is happy to have Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass as our October band of the month!

Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass is a driving, five piece bluegrass band established in Cincinnati, OH during the 1960’s. Vernon’s years of playing both banjo and guitar with the greats of bluegrass have honed his skills as an entertainer and make him uniquely qualified to define the traditional bluegrass sound of the Appalachian Grass. He began his professional career at the age of 15 playing banjo with Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys. He has since played with Walt Hensley, Jimmy Martin, Jim McCall, James Monroe, Mac Wiseman, and Scott Stoneman. Vernon was also a founding member of the Bluegrass Pardners of Wheeling Jamboree fame and his banjo work with the Easterners is well remembered.

Through the years, Vernon has made several appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage. He appeared playing banjo with both Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys and with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. When the Appalachian Grass was invited to perform at the Opry with Vernon as band leader, singer and guitarist, Vernon became one of the few who have been on that stage as a banjoist, a singer, and a guitarist.

Vernon has recorded many projects with Appalachian Grass that feature both his unique banjo style and his vocals and guitar work. Vernon’s matchless rhythm guitar is the bedrock for wife Kitty’s two fiddle instrumental recordings. During the 1970s, Vernon was a staff musician at Jewel Recording Studio and has contributed banjo and/or rhythm guitar tracks to innumerable recording sessions for entertainers such as Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Skinner, Charlie Moore, Rusty York, Lonnie Mack, Sid Campbell, JD Jarvis, Hylo Brown, and Bobby Grove.

Over the years, Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass has played concerts, festivals, fairs, colleges, radio, television, and exclusive nightclubs across the United States and Canada. In 1998, Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass won the CAMMY award for Best Bluegrass Band in the Cincinnati – Tri-State Area. The band’s exploits even include the grand opening dedication of an historic cemetery!

As emcee, lead singer, and rhythm guitar player, Vernon McIntyre infuses the Appalachian Grass with the warmth and spontaneity of a small family gathering even when playing for thousands of fans. He combines bluegrass history and stories with showmanship and humor to deliver top notch entertainment. Vernon’s wife, Kitty McIntyre, brings to the group some of the best bluegrass fiddling that you can hear. Audiences always enjoy her energetic performances as well as her trick fiddling act. Known for the quality of their singing, the group’s vocals are a blend of smooth and intricate harmonies that are a delight to hear. Hard-driving banjo by Robert Campbell, mandolin by Wayne Haddix, and upright bass by Tammy Powers round out the Appalachian Grass sound.

With Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass on stage you’re sure to get old-fashioned entertainment at its best!

Check them out at Willis Music Florence on October 15 at 7pm!

Like their facebook page here to receive a 10% discount on one item at Willis Music. Already a fan, don’t worry, you still get the discount.

Want to be the next band of the month? Contact Denise at for details!

Florence Open Mic Night – June 15th @ 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 every

way musically imaginable. Let’s make some summertime music together! Come on out to the Willis

Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, June 15 th 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 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


Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on

Wednesday, June 15 th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

What’s Happening in Florence – April

Lots of events and sales going on at Willis Music Florence in April!! April 2 is our 117th anniversary, so we are celebrating! Woodsongs coffee house concert on the 14th and much more! Click below for the whole calendar.

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Come show off your chops- Open Mic Night

Pitchers and catchers have reported, Daytona is done, & March Madness is starting – spring is just

around the corner. Soon enough patios will come alive with live music – if you want to practice your

songs and chops on a stage with a great sound system, come out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night –

Wednesday, March 16th 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 need to replace your strings, want a new music book or two, need a loop-pedal, heck, even a

back-up instrument, remember – Willis has all of your musical instrument, music, & accessory needs


Come on out and we’ll get the music rolling on Wednesday, March 16th from 6pm to 8pm. Check in with

Scott and let the music play!!!

March 2016 Calendar of Events

Amazing events scheduled for this month! Larry Sparks, Sarina Jones, St Patricks Day party, Easter Sunday, and much more! Check out the calendar below for all the details!

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St. Joseph Drama Club gets a new mixer

Congrats to St. Joe’s Drama Club on the purchase of their new mixer. For years, Willis Music has sponsored the St. Joseph Drama Club and we want to congratulate them on the purchase of their new Yamaha TF5 mixer. Patrons that have been seeing the plays for years automatically noticed the difference in sound just from the mixer!

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Haven’t heard about Yamahas new TF series mixers? Here you go!

Yamaha has always made it a mission to stay in touch with the needs of sound engineers worldwide. The outcome is evident in the success of the recent CL and QL series digital mixing consoles, and the flagship RIVAGE PM10. The key to success has always been in supporting the user’s creativity. Creativity is most effective when unrestricted, and now Yamaha has created a new digital mixing console that gives the user’s intuition even freer rein. TouchFlow Operation™ introduced in the TF series consoles allows the user to respond to the music and artists on stage with unprecedented speed and freedom, taking live sound reinforcement to a new level of refinement. With the TouchFlow Operation interface optimized for touch panel control, experienced engineers as well as newcomers to the field will find it easier than ever to achieve the ideal mix. Recallable D-PRE™ preamplifiers support sound quality that will satisfy the most discerning professional ears, while advanced live recording features and seamless operation with high-performance I/O racks give these compact digital mixers capabilities that make them outstanding choices for a wide range of applications. Experience the intuitive control and creative freedom that a truly evolved digital console can provide.

Check out the line up here!


Mesa Boogie is on its way!!

Willis Music Florence is proud to announce that we are a Authorized Mesa Boogie dealer. The product has been ordered, and some will be here shortly! We will have pedals, tubes, and of course the amps! Been thinking about getting one of these amazing amps, stop in and we would love to help you out!


What is Mesa Boogie? Check it out here!

Worth More than A Penny

Do you feel that a Penny isn’t worth anything these days? 

Well at Willis Music, we want the penny to be worth lots more!! Come visit us at our Annual Penny Sale February 18-21! Need a new drum set? Buy any Gretsch, DDrun, Mapex Saturn, MyDentity or Armory kit and GET FOR A PENNY, in stock hand drum, snare drum or hardware! (Some restrictions do apply). How about a new guitar? Buy any American made guitar/ bass and get 6 re-strings from a pro guitar tech FOR A PENNY!

There is so many more deals, you have to stop in to see them all! And as always, we are bringing back our Penny A Page Sale Music!! Choose from selected titles of music!! It’s amazing!

See you there!

Open Mic Night – Feb 17

The Ground Hog didn’t see his shadow – someone needs to let Mother Nature know about that because

it’s cold outside. Well, instead of letting cabin fever get to you, come out to the Willis Music Open Mic

Night – Wednesday, February 17th from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the

left as you walk through the door.

Your new instrument you received for Christmas is getting broken in nicely. Now it’s time to venture out

in public and see with it sounds like through a quality sound system. Also, we’re ready to clap along,

sing-a-long, or just plain jam with you!

Also, if you need a new music stand, guitar strap, picks, strings, remember – Willis has all of your musical

instrument, music, & accessory needs covered.

Come on out and we’ll get the music rolling on Wednesday, February 17th from 6pm to 8pm. Check in

with Scott and let’s make do some jamming!!!

February Band of the Month – Jason Owens Band

Willis Music Florence Band of the month is the Jason Owens Band!


Jason OwensThe Jason Owens Band offers a high energy show with a mixture of all the Nashville style guitar playing chops, similar to Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. The Jason Owens Band offers an upbeat sound resembling the energy of a Jason Aldean show. This band will keep the crowd rocking all night! There is nothing like this new and up-coming band. The Jason Owens Band performs songs that appeal to the most discriminating music lovers. The Jason Owens Band performs originals, oldies, all the new country hits as well as rock and pop songs. If you love country music and like to have a good time, you cant miss out with this group!
The band is fronted by Jason Owens, the lead vocalist and super picker who has been talked about by Brad Paisley and Justin Moore for his abilities. Jason’s voice is also diverse, he can hit the low notes of a Johnny Cash song as well as hit high notes from groups like the Eagles. Paul Kelley plays bass guitar and keeps the crowd groovin all night. Andrew Gray rocks the drums and keeps the crowd wanting more and more with his showmanship and stellar playing. The newest addition to the group is Justen Jette, who plays guitar and keyboards for the band. Terry Ranck hits the stage improvising on the saxophone. Justen and Paul also add some outstanding harmony vocals to the mix.
These musicians have played all over the country including The Ranch in Anaheim , California , The Kentucky Speedway Sprint Cup Race, The Yakov Smirnoff Theatre in Branson, Missouri, The Academy Of Country Music in Encino, California, The Viper Room in Hollywood, California, Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, TN, The Country Music Association in Nashville, TN… just to name a few! Their social media presence is gaining notoriety with a staggering 28,000 plus follow count on Twitter and 10,000 plus on Instagram. Katie Walters and Bud Stross from B105, Q102, and 97.3 The Wolf, some of Cincinnati’s premier radio stations, recently shot a promotional video for the band. You can find it on Youtube, search “Behind The Music With Jason Owens”. If you are looking for a high energy group that keeps your crowd going all night` this is the group for you!

Check out more info at:


Like his facebook page or twitter page and get a 10% discount on any one item. Show you are a fan to your salesperson!


Want to be the next band of the month? Contact Denise at for details!



Calendar of Events – February 2016

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Tons of great events going on at Willis Music Florence Superstore this month! Concerts, discounts and more!

Check out our band of the month, Jason Owens Band! Like them on Facebook or Twitter for a discount in the store!

January Band of the Month – KY Myle

Willis Music Florence is proud to announce that our January Band of the Month is Kentucky Myle!

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Kentucky Myle was born from the very soul of Eastern Kentucky and blends their sound with the influence of Country, Blues, Roots, and Rock. Lead by the sultry voice of Pam Kelly, the BMI affiliated singer/songwriter from Pike Co. Ky, who joined up with prominent Northern Ky guitarist/singer, Rick Kinman in 2007. Their vocal harmonies at a unique element that is reminiscent of the great country duets of the past. Kentucky Myle pours their love for what they do into every single show and devotes all of their energy into making each performance greater than the last.
The group as performed many clubs, festivals, and events throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. Through which they have developed a loyal fan base. Major performances include opening for Charlie Daniels in Lawrenceburg, IN and Tim McGraw at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH. Kentucky Myle performances have a personal style that cannot be paralleled! This is proven time after time by the return of fans and appearance of many new faces week after week. The road to success may take a lot of hard work and perseverance but Kentucky Myle has the dedication and talent to make it a great trip!

Pam Kelly – Lead Vocals, Mandolin
Rick Kinman – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Jason Coulter- Drummer
Dave Jackson- Bassist

Like them on Facebook and get a discount!


What is it?

The Willis Music Band of the Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music Florence, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 10% on products at Willis Music for the month that you are choosen. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity as well as potential new followers on social media. Cook Instrument Repair will offer your band free evaluations on your gear during the month. And The SoundWorkshop will give you 20% off your recording time as long as you book your session during the month that you are picked.

How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band of the Month will be. We will promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We will also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We will also play your recordings, if you provide us with them, in our store.

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 10% off one entire purchase that month if they “like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band, the offer is still good. They show that they followed you to our staff at the register!

What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be entered to be picked for the month!


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December Band of the Month – Eden Park Band

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Willis Music Florence is proud to announce that Eden Park Band is the December Band of the Month!

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Like any of their social media pages listed below, show your salesperson and receive a discount!! This months band is amazing and if you are able to go check them out, I highly recommend it. Their music is played on local stations including our partner, Class X Radio.

Eden Park Band performs Pop, Rock and R&B music from the 60′s-90′s and MORE!

Eden Park Band is a leader in LIVE music for corporate events, casino entertainment, fine dining establishments and music venues.

The bands members collectively appear on over 1 million records world wide, and have shared the live stage with musical greats Kansas, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, The Temptations, Bootsy Collins, Blessid Union of Souls and more. Performing throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio area and beyond, Eden Park Band is quickly becoming one of the mid-west’s most sought after bands for live entertainment. The members of Eden Park Band know how crucial each performance is and are focused professionals on and off stage.

Eden Park Band endeavors to further establish themselves as one of the best corporate entertainment bands in the Mid West, USA and around the WORLD.

Tues Dec 01 – Grandview Tavern(Ft Mitchell, KY) 7pm “Trio”
Sat Dec 05 – Jack Binion’s Steakhouse Horseshoe Casino(Cincinnati) 8:30pm “Full Band”
Fri Dec 11 – View 162 inside Crowne Plaza Hotel (Dayton, OH) 9pm “Unplugged Performance”
Sat Dec 12 – Taqueria Mercado (8th & Walnut Cincinnati) 8pm “Full Band”
Fri Dec 18 – Silverton Cafe’ (Cincinnati) 8pm “Full Band”
Sat Dec 19 – Grandview Tavern (Ft Mitchell, KY) 8:30pm “Full Band”
Tue Dec 22 – Grandview Tavern (Ft Mitchell, KY) 7pm “Trio”
Sat Dec 26 – Jack Binion’s Steakhouse Horseshoe Casino (Cincinnati) 8:30pm
Thu Dec 31 – New Years Eve performance at Taft’s Ale House 15th & Race (Cincinnati) 9pm. By reservation ONLY. Price is $35 standing room and $90/table seat see for details.
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Want to be our next band of the month? Email to request info!
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December Calendar of Event

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Time to get your Sax on!

It’s time for Saxophone Day!


Willis Music is a Sax fan so this day is awesome for us! We love all types of music so anytime we get to celebrate, we will take advantage of it!

Was it is? Well check out what holiday says about it:

Date When Celebrated : Always November 6

Saxophone Day is today. The Saxophone is a classical woodwind instrument. It is an essential instrument in jazz bands, symphonic bands, marching bands and more. It’s only fitting that this great instrument has a day of recognition all to its own.

The Saxophone was invented around 1840. It was created by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musical instrument maker.  The sax is made of brass.

Adophe Sax invented 8 types of saxophones: Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Contrabass, and Subcontrabass. The first Saxophone ever created was the Bass Saxophone. A 9th type of Saxophone, the Soprillo Saxophone, was invented in 2004. It is the smallest Saxophone.

Some famous Saxophone Players (Alphabetical order):

  • John Coltrane
  • Stan Getz
  • Coleman Randolph Hawkins “Hawk”
  • James Moody
  • Charlie “The Bird” Parker
  • Lester Prez Young

Happy Saxophone Day!!!

Origin of Saxophone Day:

Adophe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born on this day in 1814. So, the reason for celebrating on this day is apparent.

We did not find any information on who created Saxophone Day, or when this special day was first celebrated.

There are numerous references to “Saxophone Day” for schools, bands, or special events. They are scattered across many different dates.

What’s up musicians?

Hey friends!!

Denise Burkhardt here. I just wanted to stop by and say hey to everyone. Some of you I may know but in case you don’t, I just wanted to let you know who I am. I am currently the manager at Willis Music Florence! I have been with Willis for 15 years. I started in the Florence Mall location and then went to Lexington where I became assistant manager. After being there for about 10 years, in 2011, I came and commanded the Florence location until May of 2014 where I went to manage the Eastgate location. As of October 1, I am now the manager at Florence! I love helping people enrich their lives through music and getting people great deals on gear!

I am excited for the future of Willis Music Florence and would love for all of you to stop by and say hey. Over the next few months, I hope to make some great changes in the store and get some great new products in the store. Willis Music is a family owned company and has been around since 1899. We love to support the community!

Hope to meet you or reconnect with you all soon!


Amazing Deals! Get them while they are hot!

We just marked down 100s of instruments to some Amazing Pricing! Every department got some items marked down, so now is the time to buy!!!  Stop in today!

Seagull Merlin now in stock

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Come check out this New Strumstick Dulcimer!

Made in LaPatrie Quebec, Canada and inspired by the dulcimer, the Seagull Merlin is a very portable & compact 4-string diatonic acoustic instrument that is simply fun to play and very hard to put down!

The Merlin was designed to introduce & stimulate people of all ages (some of whom may not necessarily be players) to the joy of creating & playing music.
Small in stature. Big in fun!

Click here to Pickup in store! Or use coupon code 359 for Free Delivery to your home!

Anyone out there love discounts??

We know you do…

We have recently marked down over a 100 different sheet music titles down 20%!!!

In case you didnt know it, we have the LARGEST selection of sheet music in the Tri-State area, we are the most educated sales staff for all your print music needs, and (the best part) we are pretty awesome!

Stop in today for your expert sales staff and huge savings!!

Uke Club Tonight !

Uke Club Tonight !

The Ukes Are Ready To Bloom

Where? Willis Music Florence

When ? Wednesday April 23rd 2014 at 7 PM

See You Tonight…


Congrats to our VIP+1 $100 Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to John Adamick who was the winner of the $100 gift card from our VIP+1 event last weekend!

john adamickThis event was by invite only and if you want to be invited to the next one, please stop by! We had refreshments, special pricing on everything in the store, and did a drawing for a $100 gift card! Thank you for everyone who came and a BIG thanks for supporting a locally owned music store!


New Shipment of G&L Guitars

Just got a new flock of G&L guitars in stock. Just in time for VIP weekend. Great guitars for the $$$. Stop in to check them out – (our favorite is the ASAT Bluesboy).

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Check out more info here!

PA and Lighting Rental NOW available

Speaker Blown? Need more Lights for the show?

We now have your answer. Willis Music Florence is now your connection for Short Term PA and Lighting rental. We will rent by the day, weekend, week, or month. Great rates!! We rent only the best equipment for your needs. Stop by today for a quote!


Take 6′s Khristian Dentley Live in Concert 3/27

Khristian Dentley from Take 6 will be LIVE in Concert at Willis Music Florence!!

He is going to do a Charity Concert and Songbook Signing! Willis Music will be giving out Gift Cards! All proceeds will benefit Little Kids Rock!

About Take 6:

The most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more) celebrates their 25th Anniversary!

Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!’, is the quintessential a cappela group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent a capella group in the world.

Ukulele Club This Wednesday 7 PM Willis Music Florence

Let’s Celebrate Spring !

Bring your uke and join our club.

When? Wednesday March 26th  2014 7 PM

Where? Willis Music Florence 7567 Mall Road Florence Ky 41042

Who? All Ukulele Fanatics and Their Friends

Hope To See You Here !



No Brainer Day

No Brainer Day – now this day is for me!

By definition, a “No brainer” is dong something that is simple, easy, obvious, and/or totally logical. Therefore, today is the day for you to do all those “no brainer” tasks and activities. If a project requires thinking, study, or analysis of any kind, then its not the chore to do today.

Some people think that Christmas should be every day of the year. They even sing that theme in popular holiday songs. But, we think that No Brainer Day should be every day of the year.

We think you’ll quickly get the hang of the concept of the day. And, were certain you will excel at No Brainer Day!

To go along with it, we have a No Brainer Deal to go with it. Come in anytime today and receive 10% off anything in the store. Must mention this post for the deal!! Seriously, its No Brainer.

Stan Ginn’s Drum Tuning And Maintenance Workshop

Hey all you drummers! The question we are asked more often than any other concerning drums is: “How do I tune them?”  Well, on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30, all of your questions will be answered!  Stan Ginn, one of the area’s best and busiest percussionists, will be here to demonstrate proper drum tuning, maintenance, and other tips and techniques to make sure that you are getting all you can from your instruments.

Stan is an incredibly gifted performer, educator, and authority on all things percussion, from drum set, to congas, cajons, and most things you strike.

So, load up your snares, congas, hand drums, and whatever, and join us on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 for the answers to all your questions!!!

Call John Coffey at 859-525-6050 ext 5 if you have any other questions.  Hope to see you there!

Steinway Piano Rental Available Through Willis Music

Have a concert, wedding, or special event that needs a piano ?

Willis Music has Steinway Pianos that are available to rent for just the occasion.

Contact Joe Yoakum at Willis Music Florence 859-525-6050×5 or

Check out or webpage


Final Happy Hour – Tonight 4-7pm

Tonight, join us for our final Friday Happy Hour for the year and also visit with the Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Association for our monthly Bluegrass Jam! Happy hour starts at 4 and goes to 7. Bluegrass Jam starts at 6pm. See you there!

Happy Hour Time!

Who loves Happy Hour?

Here at Willis, we love Happy Hour, so we want to share it with you. Every Friday in December from 4-7, we will have special Happy Hour deals just for you. Every week will have something different!! Stop by the store today and ask for the Happy Hour sheet for Dec 27!!

Tonight Happy Hour

Join us tonight 4-7!!

Join us for our 3rd Happy Hour! The other 2 have been a blast and people are saving tons! See ya at 4!

Happy Hour??

Who loves Happy Hour?

Here at Willis, we love Happy Hour, so we want to share it with you. Every Friday in December from 4-7, we will have special Happy Hour deals just for you. Every week will have something different!! Stop by the store today and ask for the Happy Hour sheet for Dec 20!!

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Join us tonight for our 2nd Happy Hour. 4pm-7pm! Great deals!! See you there!

Happy Hour

Who loves Happy Hour?

Here at Willis, we love Happy Hour, so we want to share it with you. Every Friday in December from 4-7, we will have special Happy Hour deals just for you. Every week will have something different!! Stop by the store today and ask for the Happy Hour sheet for Dec 13!!

Friday Happy Hour 4-7

Remember today is our first Friday Happy Hour!! Lots of great deals. Stop by the store between 4 and 7. See ya then!


Holiday Friday Happy Hours!!

Who loves Happy Hour?

Here at Willis, we love Happy Hour, so we want to share it with you. Every Friday in December from 4-7, we will have special Happy Hour deals just for you. Every week will have something different!! Stop by the store today and ask for the Happy Hour sheet for Dec 6!!


Holiday Hours

Here are our holiday hours for 2013:

Nov 28 – Closed for Thanksgiving

Nov 29 – 9am – 10pm (Yamaha Triple Rebate Day)

Nov 30 -10am – 9pm

Dec 1 – 12pm – 6pm

Dec 2 to 7 – 10am – 9pm

Dec 8 – 12pm – 6pm

Dec 9 to 14 – 10am – 9pm

Dec 15 – 12pm – 6pm

Dec 16 to 19 – 10am – 9pm

Dec 20 & 21 – 9am – 10pm

Dec 22 – 11am – 7pm

Dec 23 – 9am – 10pm

Dec 24 – 9am – 5pm

Dec 25 – Closed for Christmas

Dec 26 – 10am – 9pm

Dec 31 – 11am – 5pm

Jan 1 – 11am -5pm

Surprise – New Products!!!

That right – SURPRISE!!

We got a surprise for right before Christmas – NEW PRODUCTS. This usually happens in March and August, but here at Willis, we have gone Crazy!! There is so much to list individually, but here is a highlight:

We are now the G&L guitar and bass dealer!!!

We are now stocking BBE rack mount and pedal units!!!

And we have a ton of new small goods for you.

Stop in today!


Let us Hide your Presents!!

Here at Willis Music we believe you should be treated like family, so we never charge extra fees or percentages for our layaways! We are here to help you hide your present.

All you have to do is come in, pick it out, pay $10 towards it and voila, its taken care of. Now you dont have to worry about the kids, or your spouse searching through the house to find their present!!

Stop in and ask any sales specialist for more details!


In case you didn’t know it, Willis Music is now your Yamaha Band Headquarters!

That’s right, just in time for the best time of year… the Step Up to Yamaha event. From now until the end of the year, Yamaha has a mail in rebate for you, but for 1 special day we get to do DOUBLE rebates from Yamaha AND Willis wants to make it TRIPLE! Thats right, a TRIPLE REBATE!! November 29, 2013 is the BEST time to buy your Yamaha Band instrument. Stop in today and throw it in layaway, get it out that day and still receive the TRIPLE rebate!! This is the sale you have been waiting for!

Uke Club Tonight !

Aloha !

Come Join The Kanikapila Uke Club Tonight 7PM at Willis Music Florence

We meet every 2nd Monday of the Month at 7PM

See Ya There !

Annual Indoor Yard Sale – Deal Seekers!!

Love Yard Saleing but Hate Going Outside?

Thursday Sept 19 – Sunday Sept 22 is our Annual Indoor Yard Sale!

~ Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied plus Willis extended warrantied, items

~ Receive 10% of your purchase over $500 or more in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!

~ Receive DOUBLE blocks on Willis Music Money cards!

~ Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!

~ Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!

~ Receive 50% off vintage sheet music titles!

See a sample of instrument deals online at

See ya there! It will be a blast!

Tech 21 in the House!

That’s right…we have Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series pedals in stock. If you dont know about these awesome pedals, you need to come talk to us.

Tired of lugging that heavy amp around – Tech 21 is for you!

The Character Series pedals take their mojo from the most respected amp tones on both sides of the Atlantic. These pedals don’t just have a single character, they have the whole cast, plot and curtain call.

The Level and Drive controls work like a traditional, well-equipped amp. Low, Mid and High, however, are active, providing a wider array of tonal possibilities. Then there’s the Character knob, which is something quite unique. This continuously-variable control moves seamlessly between different model voicings, covering vintage, high-gain and face-melting lead tones. The Character and Mid controls, and the speaker emulations, are all engineered to personify the specific amplifier traits and speakers associated with each amplifier type. Put simply, we’ve crammed the entire lineage of each amp style into a funky little box.

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That’s right, we have gotten a shipment of a bunch of NEW stuff never seen before here at Willis Music! Something for everyone – our expanded band selection will help any bandy get back to school jammin, Chauvet lighting – it will light up your world, Red Witch pedals – the Seven Sisters pedals will rock for 300 hours after 1 charge!

There is so much more that we can’t even list it all, but stop by and you wont be disappointed!! See you soon, hurry, come on… you are still reading and  you should be in the car!

Air Guitar Contest!

Who wants to win a FREE guitar?

The 6th annual Air Guitar contest is right around the corner on Aug 24 at 11am! First prize winner will receive a BC Rich guitar (it is on display at the store, so you can come dream about it). Other prizes will be awarded! This is really happening, you dont want to miss it, its gonna be a blast!

Call Denise @ 859-525-6050 to sign up or email:


Thats right – EVERYTHING is on sale!!!!

We just realized that we have special sales all the time for individual departments, like the Band sale going on right now, but you may not play a band instrument. SO, for you, whatever you play, whatever you want to start playing, or if you are looking for the perfect gift, its on SALE!!! Hurry because we can only do this until July 31st, so stop in today and talk to Denise, Jim, Joe, or John!!


So its about 14 hours away from kickoff of the big event, so we will go ahead a tell you the giveaways! You must be present to win! TOMORROW, JUNE 22 starting at 10! Always subject to change and we aren’t going to list them all, but I will tell you that we have something to giveaway every half hour starting at 11! 12pm we have a Fender Mic/ Cable pack, 12:30 – $25 Willis Gift Card, 1:30 – 2 Hours of Recording at the Soundworkshop, 2:30 – Sabian cymbal AND 3 InstrumentLife Vault Cards, 3:30 Kala 15S Uke, 4 – $50 Willis Gift Card, 5 – Peavey Nanovypyr, 5:30 – Presonus Studio 1 Producer, 6:30 – Vox Stomplab 2G and 7 – Gretsch Taylor Hawkins Snare Drum! Again, these are not all of them. Stop by the store tomorrow to see the complete list!