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Eastgate Calendar for November

Eastgate Calendar for Upcoming Events

The Eastgate Stores Calendar for October

Eastgate March Calendar of Events

What’s going on in March at Eastgate? Check out the calendar below to find out. We have lots of sales going on as well as Music in the Schools Month! Did you know that all year long, Willis Music will donate 5% back to your school to help keep music in the school? 

Florence March Calendar of Events

Big deals happening in March at Florence. Taylor New Product showcase is March 9th. Get your hands on the newest Taylor guitars! Woodsongs Coffeehouse March 11 with Blue Eagle Band! And we have our Open Mic, always the 3rd Wednesday of the month and the Bluegrass Jam, 4th Friday of the month! Check out the calendar below for more great events and sales!

December NKY Band of the Month – Doghouse

Willis Music Florence is proud to have Doghouse as our NKY Band of the Month.

Like them on Facebook for a 10% discount on your purchase.

Doghouse started in 2000, when four Northern Kentucky friends (Chuck Davis, Paul Riesenberg, Tom Schulte and Dick Stewart) started jamming. It became a frequent occurrance and started talk about playing at parties. We needed a bass player and stole the bass player (Ric Thelen) from Mr. Grumpy, a band with deity status in Maysville, KY, which was destined for break-up. The band played a grade school reunion in Nov. 2000 under the name Beer Nuts, without Tom. This was followed with a performance at St. Tim’s in Union, KY with Tom.  

The band had it’s first real gig under the name Doghouse (short for Doghouse Dick and the Instigators) at Southern Lanes in Alexandria, KY on March 31st, 2001. The band played many parties that summer, and started playing some bars on a regular basis. In the summer of 2002, the band parted ways with Tom, to become a full-force four-piece.  

In May of 2006, Paul Riesenberg decided to leave the Northern KY area for sunny Clearwater Florida, and so departed the band. But Paul was nice enough to give us a little notice and to our great fortune, we found Chris Moriconi, who plays great drums and isn’t too bad of a guy either. On 5/25/2006, we had a farewell and hello gig, where Paul played for half the night and then Chris play the second half, with both playing at the same time for a few songs. 

In July of 2010, Chuck Davis decided the rigors of the road, touring with Doghouse was just too much. He left the band but again was nice enough to give us a little notice and we were lucky enough to find Tim Waters, who has some great vocals and plays guitar and keyboards rather well. 

We’re also glad to welcome back Jim ‘Bobby’ Oaks to the pack to take pictures, help with sound and lights, and all the other things that matter.

Dick Stewart – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Ric Thelen – Bass, Vocals
Chris Moriconi – Drums
Tim Waters – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jim ‘Roadie Bob’ Oaks – Photos, Sound, Lights
 Want to be the next Band of the Month? Email denis [email protected]

Florence November Band of the Month

Willis Music Florence is happy to announce Florence Community Band as our Band of the Month for November!

They are a local group of music majors, retired band directors, high school band students, and all-around music enthusiasts! The band plays music of all kinds with a wide range of difficulty for those seeking a challenge or for those just looking to jam with some friends.

There are no auditions! The band is open to anyone who has an instrument. They will find a part for you!

Rehearsals are every Monday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Florence Government Center on Ewing Boulevard. No practice on holidays.

The Florence Community Band performs for the general public and is sponsored by the City of Florence, Kentucky. If you want to join, just bring your instrument (and a friend?) to our next practice!

Check out more info here!

Like them on Facebook to receive a 10% discount!


Want to be our next band of the month? Email [email protected]


Eastgate October Events


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 [email protected] for details!

Florence Band of the Month – Day N Day Out

Willis Music Florence is proud to have the new up and coming band, Day N Day Out, as our June Band of the Month!

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Day N Day Out is from Grant County. They are all students at Grant County High School. We think it is amazing to see such talent in these young men. All four of them have a passion for music and it shows when they play. They have been playing Open Mics and Festivals around the area. Check them out at Rock The Ridge on July 2!

Band Members:

Wyatt Newman – Lead Vocals and Guitar

Kessler Fugate – Lead Guitar and Backup Vocals

Josh Caldwell – Bass and Backup Vocals

Caleb Caldwell – Drums

Check them out at Like their Facebook page, and recieve a 10% discount at Willis Music!

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Want to be our next Band of the Month? Email [email protected] or click here for more info!

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Eastgate May 2016 Calendar of Events

Derby Week Event where you can win 3xs your Music Money rewards, special deals on product throughout the store, and more!

Band of the Month – N. KY

May Northern Kentucky Band of the Month – Brandon Coleman Quartet


Having been called a “wonderful composer” and “sophisticated player” as well as “one of the most unique guitar voices to emerge over the last decade”, Brandon Coleman is the Midwest’s foremost jazz guitarist.

Based out of Cincinnati, OH, Coleman regularly performs with his groups Brandon Coleman Quartet and Trio as well as the Cleveland/NYC-based Sam Blakeslee Quintet amongst countless other projects.

Drawing his inspiration from his musical idols–which range from Shorter and Coltrane all the way to Zappa, Messiaen and Murail–Coleman composes and performs very cinematic and personal music which always has a story to tell the listener.

He has performed at many notable venues and festivals, including–but not limited to­­­–The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Bop Stop, BluJazz+, Bar Next Door, Shrine, Merriman’s Playhouse, the first annual Loja Jazz Festival (2012) in Loja, Ecuador, the 2014 CBGB Festival in NYC, and the 2014 Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest.

2013 saw the release of his debut quartet album, Decisions. Met with great reviews and radio play, Decisions set the tone for the voice of the Brandon Coleman Quartet, an interactive and thematic quartet with roots firmly in the modern tradition of jazz music.

Brandon Coleman is also a teacher at our Florence location.

Members: Brandon Coleman – Guitar/Compositions, Keigo Hirakawa – Piano, Matt Wiles – Bass, Jeff Mellott – Drums, The Brandon Coleman Quartet Family: Diego Lyra – Piano, Luke McIntosh – Bass, Jose Oreta – Bass, Bruno Gafanhoto – Drums

Upcoming Shows:

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Want to be the next Band of the Month? Check out how HERE!


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.


April Band of the Month Northern Kentucky – IconX

Musicians and vocalists brought together by a passion of music brings IconX to be featured as the April Band of the Month for Willis Music!
IconX is an Northern Kentucky’s band. They play music that makes them unique to the covers you would hear played. Covers include Boz Scaggs- Lowdown, Taste Of Honey- Boogie Oogie Oogie, Pink Floyd-On The Turning Away, Tears For Fears- Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Carole King- I Feel The Earth Move and many more. They have captivated audiences and grown a great fan base over the past five years because of their sound, great stage performances and excellent variety of music.
Check them out online at:
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Want to be the next Band of the Month? Click Here

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!



March Calendar of Events

March is Music in our Schools month! Willis Music gives 5% of your purchase back to the school of your choice. Ask us how! Selfie Saturday, Tele Tuesday, a St Patricks Day Party!! Check out more events below


February Band of the Month – Jason Owens Band

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


Jason-Owens.jpgThe 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 [email protected] for details!



February Calendar of Events


Calendar of Events – February 2016


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!


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!


December Band of the Month – Eden Park Band


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


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.
Want to be our next band of the month? Email [email protected] to request info!

Want to Be Our Band of the Month?

What is band of the month?

Each month we will randomly pick who our BAND OF THE MONTH will be. We will promote your band for the entire month on our website, Facebook, & Twitter. Do you have merch? Bring it in, and we will proudly display it! Do you have a record of your music? We will play it in our store so that people hear your music! Your entire band and fans will get up to 15% off one entire purchase for that month if they “like” your band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media sites!


Simply fill out the BAND OF THE MONTH submission form and hand it to a Moeller/Willis Music Rep. We’ll draw the BAND OF THE MONTH the first of every month!

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!!

Tri County Willis Music MOVING!!!!!!!



That’s right folks!  We are moving to newly acquired Moeller Music store in West Chester!!
But- we have TONS of stuff that we would rather sell than truck over there!
Our last day in Tri County Mall is Jan. 6th, so stop in, and find a GREAT deal on that thing you have been wanting for a long time!

Special discounts throughout the store, print music, drums, keyboards, guitars, amps, straps, sticks, strings, new and used brass and woodwind instruments!

On a side note: I just want to thank everyone who has shopped with us!  Whether you have been with us for several years, or just recently found us in our corner of the mall, I do truly mean it when I say THANK YOU.  I hope I can continue serving and helping you in your musical efforts, and you should never hesitate to ask me for any help or assistance you might need.  It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and I hope we see each other soon!  -Kevin Schwallie, Manager Willis Music Tri County.


Incredible Savings This Weekend!!



Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22, Willis Music on Hurstbourne is giving you the chance to save like never before!

– Receive FANTASTIC DEALS on new, fully warrantied (including the Willis extended warranty) items!
– Receive 10% of purchases over $500 or more ON A GIFT CARD to be used with a future purchase!
– Receive DOUBLE entries 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!

You do not want to miss out on this event! Rain… shine… cold… hot… zombies…. NOTHING stops the deals!!

1850S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Louisville, KY. 40220

502.426.1818   [email protected]

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Its spring time and here at Willis Music we need to do some spring cleaning, SO for your enjoyment, we just marked down HUNDREDS of items in all departments. Thats right, no matter what instrument you play, we have some special deals to go with it. Yeehaw!!

Stop in today and see the specials before someone else snatches them all up.