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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 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 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 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 – October 18th 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 18th 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 18th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Florence July 2017 Events

Blow it out your amp sale through July 17

Independence Day – Store Closing at 4pm

Worship Musician Night – July 11

NAMM Specials – July 13-15

Open Mic Night – July 19

Create Your Own Discount – July 20-23

Bluegrass Jam – July 21

Florence Open Mic Night April 19 6pm

Spring has sprung… April showers… seem to keep falling and falling… but hey! Great opportunity to work on your music! In fact, the Open Mic Night at Willis is a good place to show what you’ve been working on. So come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, April 19th 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 new strings, picks, straps for your guitar, reeds for your woodwind, heads and sticks for your drums…  Willis has everything you need!

Stop in, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some beautiful music on Wednesday, April 19th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Voted Best of NKY!

Willis Music is proud to be selected as a finalist for Best of NKY again this year… but we need your help! You can vote for us at the event on May 18th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Tickets are normally $30 but you can use the code: finalist15 for $15 tickets! We hope to see you all there to help us WIN! 

Florence April Calendar of Events

April is full of all kinds of recitals and performances! Calling all students and alum from SCPA: We have a weekend just for you and your school! YPCC? We have a day for you as well.

April 20-23 we have the Indoor Yard Sale which is always a great time!

Doyle Dykes will be here for a concert on May 5th and tickets are available now! Check out http://www.willismusic.com/events for details and tickets. 

Check out the calendar below for more awesome events

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!

Taylor New Product Showcase – March 9

Mark your calendar for March 9 at 7pm to be the first to see the the New Products from Taylor Guitars!

Are you a Taylor Guitar fan like us? You will not want to miss this event. We will have all the new Taylor Guitars from the 2017 NAMM show at Willis Music Florence for you to touch and play and take home for your own! Taylor just released a series that you have to play to believe it! We will also have a factory rep on hands to answer all your questions and let you know why Taylor does what they do!

Need more info? Call 859-525-6050 or email deniseb@willismusic.com

Details:

When – March 9, 2017

Time – 7pm

Where – 7567 Mall Rd, Florence, KY, 41042

Cost – FREE

The New Fender American Professional Series is Here!

 

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The new Fender American Professional Series is here! We’ve got them in stock at our Florence store and coming soon to our other locations.  WELCOME TO THE NEXT CHAPTER!

 

NEW PICKUPS

Simply put, pickups are the heart and soul of an electric instrument’s voice. The American Professional series features our newest pickup offering: V-Mod single-coil pickups. Updated versions of our classic designs, modified for modern performance, V-Mod pickups are packed with authentic Fender tone. V-Mod pickups, and the newly redesigned ShawBucker™ humbucking pickups are voiced specifically for each position, bringing out the nuances of your playing.

NEW MODELS We’re excited to add three new models to the American Professional Series: the Tele®Deluxe, Jazzmaster® and Jaguar® guitars. The left-of-center Jazzmaster and Jaguar models are particularly prized for their unique style, feel and flexible control schemes.

NEW COLORS Three new colors—Sonic Gray, Mystic Seafoam, Antique Olive—are joined by the revival of a true classic, our instantly recognizable Butterscotch Blonde (available only on Tele models).

AND MORE…

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Check out the videos below and stop in and check them out!

 

 

Florence January Calendar of Events

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!!!

October Events at Florence

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Open Mic Night – Florence

School is back in session and it’s 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 21 st from 6-8 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 21 st from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Florence Band of the Month – Stonehaus Trail

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Stonehaus Trail is a Cover band located in Northern Kentucky that plays at local bars, Private Parties and weddings! The name Stonehaus Trail came from a little place in Melbourne, KY that we had to pass when going to band practice out our drummer Tommy Brewer’s dad’s house. The name of the place is actually Stonehouse Trail but all five members of the band have German in their ancestry so we changed it to Stonehaus Trail. We incorporate fun upbeat music but it is not uncommon to hear rare jams like Cortez the killer (Neil Young), Little Sister (Elvis) and No Excuses (Alice in Chains) come out of our setlist.
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Band Members:

John Horan – lead vocals/guitar/Harmonica
Vince Bonhaus – rythem guitar/lead guitar/vocals/Harmonica
Dan Walsh – Lead guitar/ vocals
Tom Ryan – bass
Tommy Brewer – Drums/ vocals

Check them out HERE! 

Beyond the Titans – Florence Band of the Month August

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Willis Music Florence is proud to have

Beyond the Titans as our Band of the Month for August!

Beyond the Titans describes themselves as a metal band in Cincinnati, Ohio that incorporates elements of Jazz, Blues, and many other genres into the music. Members include: Talon Gregory-Guitar, Chris Johnson-Guitar, Sean Hensley-Drums, and Ben Jenkins-Bass.

Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondtheTitans/ Like their page and recieve a 10% discount on any 1 item!

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Want to be the next Band of the Month? Email deniseb@willismusic.com

Florence Calendar of Events for July

So much going on in July at Willis Music Florence!! Independence Day sale! Glenda Austin workshop! Open Mic and Bluegrass Jam! Much much more!! Check it out below.july 2016-page-0

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

need.

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!!!

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 www.facebook.com/dayndayoutband 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 deniseb@willismusic.com or click here for more info!

Florence Calendar of Events for June 2016

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Looking for something to do??? Willis Music Florence has you covered. We are here to help with Father’s Day gifts, or that special present for yourself. Sales on accessories, Teles, and much more! As always, we have our Blues Jam, Open Mic Night, and Bluegrass Jam!

Open Mic Night – Florence – May 18th

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

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.

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 18 th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Band of the Month – N. KY

May Northern Kentucky Band of the Month – Brandon Coleman Quartet

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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:
5/6 – BOURBON ON MAIN – FRANKFORT, KY – 7:30PM – BILL MAY GROUP
5/7 – THE CHATTERBOX – INDIANAPOLIS, IN – 10PM – WADE BAKER QUARTET
5/14 – WASHINGTON PLATFORM – CINCINNATI, OH – 8PM – RUSTY BURGE QUARTET
5/15 – THE GREENWICH – CINCINNATI, OH – 7PM – BRANDON COLEMAN QUARTET
5/20 – RICHMOND, KY – MILES OF JAZZ ORCHESTRA
5/27 – BOURBON ON MAIN – FRANKFORT, KY – 7:30PM – MARLIN MCKAY GROUP
5/28 – CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL – DAYTON, OH – 8PM – RANDY VILLARS BAND

Like them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/brandoncolemanmusic/timeline for a discount!

 

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

 

Florence May Calendar of Events

Lots of great events happening at Willis Music Florence! It’s recital season! Derby Week event! Band of the Month and more!

Open Mic Night – April 20 @ Florence

Spring has sprung and we are having Open Mic Night – April 20 @ Florence! 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 20th 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 20th from 6pm to 8pm. Check in with Scott and let’s shred (or strum)!!!

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Sabian: A New Generation-Florence

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Sabian has been redefining cymbals and cymbal accessories for decades, and they haven’t skipped a beat yet (buh-dut-tss).  There is a reason why famous drummers like Terry Bozzio, JoJo Mayer, Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy play Sabian.  That reason you may ask? Quality.  More so, quality, consistency and passion.  The Sabian brand has moved mountains to get where they are today, based on those qualities and many more just like them.  Lucky for us though, they brought some new toys with them.

 

This year, Sabian has delivered a new line, simply titled, the XSR Series.  With this new series, players will get thinner, quicker crashes, tasty balanced rides for better stick definition and tone, and a variety of other beneficial gear as well.  With these cymbals, Sabian has included their pure Sabian B20 Bronze, utilizing the same “trickle-down technology” incorporated in their award winning Evolution and X-Plosion cymbals.  The best part about these cymbals though?  XSR delivers a better price point than most any other cymbal out there.  It’s almost a no brainer when you think about it.  High quality cymbals at a fraction of the cost? Sign me up!

 

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Luckily, here at Willis Music in Florence, we carry this impressive line.  All you drummers out there should come check them, and let me know how you like them in the process.  Drum on folks!

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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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!
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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:
Like them on Facebook for a discount:
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Want to be the next Band of the Month? Click Here

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

covered.

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!!!

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!

 

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:

http://www.jasonowensmusic.com/  https://www.facebook.com/JasonOwensMusic/

or https://twitter.com/jasonowensmusic

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 deniseb@willismusic.com 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! https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyMyle/

BAND OF THE MONTH

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!

 

January Events

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Black Friday Weekend

Willis Music Florence has some amazing deals for you on Black Friday and through the weekend! On Friday, we will have  Buona Vita Pizzas food truck in the parking lot starting at 9am!! You need to eat, and want to shop, so we wanted to make that possible for you! Meatballs and Music!! It will not get any better than that! black friday ml-page-0

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.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
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 taftsalehouse.com for details.
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Want to be our next band of the month? Email deniseb@willismusic.com to request info!
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Time to get your Sax on!

It’s time for Saxophone Day!

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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 insights.com 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!

~Denise

Piano Just Traded In

Have you ever wanted the sound of a grand piano in your home,
but you just don’t have the budget or the space?

Here is the answer – We just traded in a
52 Inch Millennium Edition Kohler & Campbell Studio Piano in Polished Ebony.

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 $3750

For more information call Joe @ 859-525-6050×5

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!

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!

 

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 !

 

 

Friday Happy Hour 4-7

TONIGHT!!

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

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

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Yamaha Triple Rebate Day – Friday!!

This Friday!!

Just a reminder that this Friday is triple rebate day on Yamaha band instruments. This is an exclusive event for Willis Music! Call today to schedule an appointment or stop by any time that day!!

See ya there.

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!

FREE LAYAWAY!!

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!

YAMAHA BAND TRIPLE REBATE DAY!!

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!

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.

Check out more info at: http://www.tech21nyc.com/products/sansamp/characterseries.html

Then stop by and check them out!

NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW STUFF!

NEW STUFF!

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: denises@willismusic.com

SALE! BIG SALE! HUGE SALE!

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!!

SPRING INTO SUMMER VIP EVENT GIVEAWAY TEASER

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!

LEXINGTON GRAND OPENING SALE!!

BUT WE AREN’T IN LEXINGTON?

Our Lexington store is having a grand opening tomorrow from 10-5, but if you aren’t getting to go to their party, come visit us!! TOMORROW ONLY (April 6) FROM 10-5, we will be doing special pricing on everything in the store AND we will give you double block on your Music Money card. Don’t have our Music Money loyalty card yet? Don’t worry, we will get you one and do the double block! How do we do it, you ask? Cause we love you being part of our Willis family and want to show the love… but don’t tell our boss, cause we didn’t run it by him! Hehehe.

Willis Music’s Young Artist Concert

Jonathan Reed Performed Bach’s Prelude & Fugue in D Major
For the Young Artists Concert on Wednesday March 13th 2013
This is a monthly series that occurs at Willis Music Florence
Every Second Wednesday at 7PM. See video below.