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Florence Open Mic Night Nov 20 6pm

The holidays are approaching and with them are family get-togethers, seasonal parties, and groups of
folks congregating… they are all coming up and your peeps will ask “What new songs have you learned?”
It’s time to practice those live! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday,
November 20 th from 6-7:45 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk
through the door.
Also, don’t forget, the holidays are just around the corner – if you have a list to fill out or know someone
who needs some new gear, sheet music or anything thing else musically, Willis has what you need.
Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on
Wednesday, November 20th from 6pm to 7:45pm. See you there!!!

Florence Open Mic Night September 18th

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

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

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

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

Florence Open Mic Night July 17th

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

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

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

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

Florence Open Mic Night – June 19th

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

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

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

Florence Open Mic Night May 15 6pm

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

Florence Open Mic April 17th 6pm

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

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

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

Florence Open Mic 1/16 @ 6pm

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

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

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

Florence Open Mic Night August 15 6pm

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

Florence Open Mic Night May 16th 6pm

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

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

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

Florence Open Mic Night – April 18th

Open Mic Night at Florence April 18th @ 6pm

 

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

Florence Open Mic Night – March 21 6pm

Florence Open Mic Night!!

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

November Calendar of Events in Lexington

Every November in Lexington, KY is full of color! The foilage on trees change to orange and red. Every now and then some white snow finds its’ way to the ground. You’ll also find UK blue throughout the city as the football season is in full steam, and basketball season beings!  It’s a beautiful time of the year to be in Lexington indeed!

Every day at Willis Music in November is full of color as well!  We just added new guitars and drums! We rearranged those sections so that you’ll see something you’ve never seen before on your next visit. New pianos just arrived! This month also brings about the single best day to purchase a Step-Up Band & Orchestra instrument. Plus the annual Willis Music Warehouse Sale!

The Lexington Experience is unique at Willis Music! Come try a new instrument! Visit with our experts on staff!

Click on the calendar below to see all the colors of our November calendar!

 

November Calendar for Florence

Step Up to Yamaha Triple Rebate Day – Nov 4

National Saxophone Day – Nov 6

Worship Musician Night – Nov 14

Open Mic Night – Nov 15

Larry Sparks Concert – Nov 16

Dianna Chittester Clinic – Nov 17

Bluegrass Jam – Nov 24

November Calendar for Eastgate Willis Music

Eastgate Calendar for November

West Chester November 2017 Events Calendar

November 1st – Rik Allen of Def Leppard’s Birthday -10% off Drumsticks, 50% off if we only have ½ a set.
November 4th – King Tut Day – 5% off if you mention and walk like an Egyptian
November 6th – Saxophone Day – 5% off of a saxophone and saxophone accessories if you mention.
November 9th – Open Mic/Jam – Come one, come all and jam for and with us! 5pm to 8pm.
November 10th – Greg Lake’s Birthday (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer/King Crimson) 5% off of synths or workstations for mentioning.
November 14th – Worship Musician Night – Join us for a great night of fellowship and jamming! There will be cookies!
November 17th, 18th, and 19th – Annual Warehouse Sale, 7380 Industrial Rd., Florence, Ky 41042
November 23rd – Thanksgiving – Store Closed
November 24th – Black Friday – Store open 9am to 8pm
November 25th – Store open 10am to 8pm
November 25th – Open/Mic Jam – come jam with us! 12pm to 4pm
November 26th – Store Open 12pm to 6pm
November 29th- Square Dance Day! – 5% off of your order if you do a little square dancing and mention this.
Now until December 31’s – University Pricing Piano Sale
Step up to Yamaha Dec 2nd.

 

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!!!

Eastgate Store Calendar for October

The Eastgate Store Calendar for October

Eastgate Calendar for Upcoming Events

The Eastgate Stores Calendar for October

Florence October 2017 Calendar of Events

October is the scariest month of all! Come check out our Creepy Composers October 23-31! Woodsongs Coffeehouse this month is Michelle Canning Band. Don’t miss Worship Musician Night the 2nd Tuesday of every month and Open Mic Night the 3rd Wednesday of every month!

West Chester October 2017 Events Calendar

 

October 2nd – Don McLean’s Birthday – 5% off American Made guitars for mentioning. 

October 7th – Bald and Free Day – Don’t cover it up with a hat, let your chrome dome shine and mention this for 5% off today!

October 10th – Worship Musician Night – Join us for a great night of fellowship and jamming! There will be cookies!

October 12th –  Open Jam/Mic – Come one come all, lets Play! 5 to 8pm

October 13th – Friday the 13th – 5% off Halloween Music.  Or 10% off if your name happens to be Jason and you’re wearing a hockey mask.

October 18th – Yamaha Montage Clinic – With Blake Angelos and Steve Hauer from Yamaha.  Come learn all about this amazing keyboard. 6 to 7:30 PM.

October 16th – John Mayer’s Birthday – 5% off PRS guitars for mentioning.

October 21st – Sweetest Day – Come buy your sweetie a new guitar, 5% off for mentioning.

October 23rd thru October 31st –  Creepy Composers Sale.

October 28th – Open Jam/Mic – 12 to 4pm, come out and play!

Save the date for our Annual Warehouse Sale!  Nov 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Step up to Yamaha Dec 2nd.

Florence Open Mic Night – Sept 20 @ 6pm

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 20th 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 20th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Lexington September Calendar of Events

This September our Lexington location is busy with many fun-filled events! Click on the calendar below to see a larger version.

  • HamiltunesLEX begins in September! We are hosting this sing-a-long event licensed by the creators of Hamilton: The Musical!  Come to our recital hall on the First Friday & Third Tuesdays each month for your chance to sing & rap along with the most popular musical in the world! We will be featuring the Yamaha Clavinova, DBR Speakers, and TF Mixing Consoles for all HamiltunesLEX sing-a-long events!
  • It’s a busy month for pianists, piano teachers, and piano enthusiasts at our Lexington location! In fact, we’ve moved all our digital pianos right by the front door to celebrate!!  On September 5 we are hosing a Piano Workshop titled “Teaching with Technology” which will be presented by Lori Frazier of Yamaha. In addition to 2 piano student recitals this month, we will also host back-to-back performances by Jamie Cullum at our Disklavier In-Concert performances on September 22 & 23.  Finally, we are celebrating National Piano Month with a sale event September 14-17 on all new & used acoustic pianos, Clavinovas, Yamaha hybrid pianos, stage pianos, synthesizers, and keyboards!

Eastgate September Calendar

Florence September Calendar of Events

Open Mic Night August 16 – Florence

Summer is winding down. School is just around the corner. Kids are singing the blues and parents are (some, not all ☺) singing a happy tune! All genres are welcome to join us! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, August 16th from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

School is starting. So it’s band and lesson time. Don’t forget Willis has all your musical needs covered. Whether it’s a new instrument, new sheet music, or you want to start taking lessons, Willis has what you need!

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

Check out these pictures from last months Open Mic.

Lexington August 2017 Calendar of Events

It’s Back to School month at Willis Music in Lexington, KY!! August is one of our favorite months of the year – just click on the calendar below to see why!

We are extending our hours beginning August 14, by opening at 10am Monday-Friday for a few weeks. If you are looking to rent a band or orchestra instrument, we are ready and at your service!

Here are some of the events happening over the next month:

August 5: Aaron Jones (piano) Conert at 11am 
August 5: Willis Music Studio Recital at 3pm
August 8: Monthly Worship Musician Night w/ a special time for networking & a jam session from 6:30-8pm
August 11: Live-Streaming of the Drum Corps International Semifinals 
August 12: Guitar & Drumset Blowout Sale: Save $$$ on all guitars & drumsets, including at extra 10% on items already on sale at the lowest prices in Lexington!
August 25: Yamaha Disklavier TV Experience at 6pm featuring Chadwick Johnson

and…..

September 1: We host the premiere of Hamiltunes LEX, a sing-a-long celebration of the Hamilton musical featuring the Yamaha Clavinovas, and our pro-quality sound system of products.

 

West Chester August 2017 Events Calendar

August 4th – U. S. Coast Guard Day – 10% off current and former members.

August 8th – Worship Musicians Night

August 10th – Open Mic/Jam! Come one come all!  5 to 8 pm.

August 13th – Left Hander’s Day – 5% off left handed guitars

August 18th – Bad Poetry Day – 5% off if you recite us a bad poem.

August 26th – Open Mic/Jam 12pm to 4pm

August 27th – Just Because Day – 5% off just because you mentioned this.

Florence Open Mic Night – July 19 @ 6pm

It’s the middle of summer and it’s HOT! Well, why not come on out and lay down some hot licks at Willis Music’s Open Mic Night. There always new songs to learn, maybe you’re “this” close to having that new song worked out but you want to play it in front some folks who are doing the same thing! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, July 19th 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, July 19th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Lexington July Calendar of Events

July is an exciting month at the Lexington, KY location of Willis Music!  For YOU we will have multiple sale events! These will be two of the best opportunities of 2017 for you to save money!

July 1-16 we are having a huge amplifier blowout sale! As many as 12 new guitar amplifiers from Blackstar, Fender, and Peavey – for a limited time will have a lower price than what you will find in any other store or even online!

July 20-23 is our annual Create Your Own Discount sale! You can save up to 20% on an item during this 4 day event!

Other events include:

  • Our 2nd ever Church Musician Day. This monthly event (second Tuesdays) provides not only good deals, but an opportunity for networking and a jam session! Mark your calendars for July 11!
  • Twice during July we will host our regular Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance. You will want to come check out one of these dates: July 8 will be Shades of Sinatra & July 28 will be a performance by John Prouix.
  • July 22 will be our second (of three) Drum Corps International (DCI) live streaming events for the summer.
  • July 29 we will host both an Ukulele Workshop & Songwriting Workshop with David McLean.

West Chester July Calendar of Events

July 1st – International Joke Day – 5% off if you come in and tell us a joke.

July 2nd – I Forgot Day – What? Huh? Squirell!!!

July 4th – Independence Day – Store open from 11am to 4 pm.

July 6th – Bill Haley’s Birthday – Rock around the clock and take 5% off of Hollow Body guitars.

July 11th – Worship Musicians Night

July 13th – Open Mic/Jam! Come one come all!  5 to 8 pm.

July 13th – Embrace Your Geekness Day – Channel your inner Erkel and get those pocket protectors out, show us yours for 5% off.

July 13th through 15th – National Association of Musical Merchants (NAMM) Show in Nashville.  Our buyers and some of our crew will be there checking out all the new products.  Watch Facebook for live updates and pics!

July 19th – Stick Out Your Tongue Day1 – 5% off if you do!

July 20th -23rd — Create Your Own Discount! For more info, please visit: willismusic.com/discount2017

July 26th – Roger Taylor from Queen’s Birthday – 5% off for singing Bohemian Rhapsody      

July 29th – Open Mic/Jam 12pm to 4pm

July 31st – Uncommon Musical Instrument Day – Dust off that hurdy gurdy or any weird instrument and bring it in to show us and get 5% off.

Lexington June Calendar of Events

Willis Music was just named by NAMM as a 2017 Top 100 Dealer! This honor is exciting and we want to celebrate with you this summer!

Check out the calendar below to look at the events taking place at our Lexington, KY location this month.

Don’t miss our Amplifier & Guitar Sale Event, happening now until June 16!

This month we have 2 Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performances at our store on June 9 & 23.

Plus, we begin a monthly CHURCH MUSICIANS DAY which will take place on the second Tuesday of every month.

To wrap up the month we will host a Live Streaming Event of the Drum Corps International (DCI) competition that evening from Muncie, Indiana. Come enjoy drum corps with a massive pro-quality surround sound system.

YAY FOR SUMMER!

Florence Open Mic Night – May 17th

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 17th 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 17th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

Lexington May 2017 Calendar of Events

May is one of our favorite months of the year! Recitals galore and our annual SHRED FEST event where we have AMAZING DEALS planned on guitars and amplifiers!

This year May will be sprinked in with a Yamaha Clavinova Event featuring Yamaha professional, Lori Frazier. Plus add 3 Yamaha Disklavier Night’s during the month.

Finally, we add 2 Ukulele Workshops by David McLean. If you do not have an uke, come purchase one at the workshop at 2pm on May 21. Then stay for he 2nd workshop immediately to follow for a crash course on ukulele techniques and songs.

Click on the calendar to see it closer up.

West Chester May 2017 Events Calendar

May 1st – Tim McGraw’s Birthday – 5% off Acoustic Guitars

May 4th – Star Wars Day – 10% off for anyone dressed as a character.

May 8th – Joe Bonamossa’s Birthday – 5% off electric guitars.

May 13th – Stevie Wonder’s Birthday – 5% off keyboards

May 14th – Dance Like a Chicken Day –  5% off for doing the chicken dance while here.

May 22nd –  Talk Like Yoda Day – 5% off you will get for talking like Yoda during your transaction.

May 23rd – Annual VIP Event – More details to come

May 24th – Bob Dylan’s Birthday – 10% off harmonicas.

May 26th – Miles Davis’ Birthday – 5% off trumpets.

May 27th –  Monthly Open Jam!!!

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! 

Lexington April Calendar of Events

April is going to be a month full of GREAT DEALS at Willis Music Lexington! Click on the calendar below to see all the events this month. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Guitarists: All month long we celebrate International Guitar Month with special savings on all Fender Telecasters on Tuesdays, and Fender Stratocasters on Saturdays. Take home a Tele or Strat over $375 and save money this month!
  • Band and Orchestra Instrumentalists: Current rental customers will receive special savings on a new Step-Up instrument this month!  Also, thanks to Yamaha we have the perfect graduation gift opportunity for the favorite wind player in your life! Get a $100 mail-in rebate April 1-June 30 on a purchase of a several Yamaha instruments, including Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, and Trombone.
  • All Musicians: You will want to come visit our store April 20-23 for our Indoor Yard Sale where tables of items that MUST GO will be on sale! This includes sheet music, accessories, and instruments! RAIN OR SHINE!!!!
  • Finally we are excited for our Spring Recital season to kick-off with several recitals during the month.

 

West Chester April 2017 Calendar

April is International Guitar Month – Adopt a Homeless Guitar Here!

April 6th – Merle Haggard’s Birthday – 5% Fender Teles

April 12th – Tiny Tim’s Birthday – 5% off any Ukulele

April 16th – Easter – Store Closed

April 20th-23rd – Indoor Yard Sale – Maybe even outdoors if weather permits

April 29th – Open Jam – 12 to 4 – Come Jam with Us!

 

Friday May 5th, Doyle Dykes in concert at our Florence store.  Get your tickets at willismusic.com/events

Eastgate April Calendar of Events

April is a busy month here at Eastgate. We are celebrating Yamaha Allegro instruments all month! Our Indoor Yard Sale is the 20-23 and that is always a blast!

See you soon!

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 Open Mic Night – March 15th

“Et tu, Brute?”…              

nah, don’t “beware the Ides of March,” let’s jam on March 15th! In fact, it’s 2 days before St. Patrick’s Day – we can all play “Sweet Molly Malone” and other standards, along with any other music that you would like to perform.

So come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, March 15th from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

Also, if you’re needing sheet music to bone up on your Irish Folk classics, Willis has you covered! Willis has everything you need musically – new and used instruments, instrument repair, sheet music, audio accessories, etc… – they have it!

Stop in, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some beautiful music on Wednesday, March 15th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

 

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!

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

Willis Music KMEA Preview

This week Willis Music will be in the Exhibit Hall at the 2017 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Conference in Louisville, KY. Stop by our booth between 9am-5pm on Thurs. & Fri. to say hello and Experience Yamaha! Be sure to ask us about our KMEA PRICING on all items we will have on display.

The Willis Music staff planning to be present include, Chris Teesdale (manager of our Lexington location), Matthew Powell (Keyboard Specialist for our Lexington location), Chase Clark (School Service Representative for Central KY), and Michelle VanSickle (School Service Representative for Northern KY). In addition to other members of our Willis Music team, we welcome representatives from the Yamaha Corporation Keyboard & Pro Music divisions who will join us in our exhibit.

Below is a brief preview of what we will have on display for demonstration:

As the ONLY Yamaha Acoustic Piano dealer in Kentucky we are excited to feature
the Yamaha B2 Acoustic Upright Piano with Silent technology.
This piano is perfect for practice rooms, small performance venues, and even at home.

 

The CLP-585 Yamaha Clavinova is one instrument in the KMEA Exhibit Hall you will want to hear!
Experience the unparalleled sound quality of a CFX Grand & Bosendorfer.
“Quite simply, the finest CLP Clavinova ever made.”

 

Woodwind, Brass, and String musicians will find numerous Professional and Intermediate instruments on display at our KMEA booth and available for demonstration!
This includes Yamaha flutes, clarinets, oboe, saxophones,
trumpets, french horns, and trombones!
Plus, we will have Eastman violins, and Yamaha Silent Electric Violins!

Too many instruments to include photographs – so come check this out for yourself at our booth!
Looking for a specific item or want to know more?  TEXT US AT 859-474-2664.

 

 

The Yamaha TF Rack Digital Mixer is one of the newest and coolest products in the music industry for 2017
and we will have it for you to play with and learn about at KMEA!

This is perfect for any marching band program looking to amplify instruments and voices.
Plus, it works great in a theater or any portable environment!

 

Be sure to check out the affordable and dynamic Yamaha DBR Loudspeaker Series we will have in our booth at KMEA –
as well as Chauvet Lighting.
We offer free installation for any school environment needing pro audio or lighting!

 

Guitar has quickly become a large part of music classrooms in Kentucky!
In 2016 we helped fill up a classroom of guitars at Coventry Oak Elementary (Lexington),
George Rogers Clark High (Winchester), and East Jessamine High (Nicholasville).
Come strum a few chords with us this week at our KMEA booth
featuring some popular classroom guitars by Yamaha.
We also have their Transacoustic Guitar on hand for those of you who want to experience something really special on a guitar!

We plan to bring a few Kala Ukuleles with us too! Another great tool for music educators!

   

In 2016 Yamaha released the Montage synthesizer! It will blow your socks off!
Imagine the MOTIF and DX models combined – and it’s user friendly!
For KMEA we will have the Montage and a CP4 Stage Piano on display.

 

Percussionists, we’ve made sure to bring some fun items for you at KMEA as well.
A sweet sounding custom made Holloman snare drum, along with two BRAND NEW
concert snare drum sticks by Promark! We love these!

Featuring the Concert One and Concert Two drumsticks. Come give them a try!

 

And finally…. the Yamaha DTX Multi 12 pad! Used extensively in the Hamilton musical, as well as through out the marching band and indoor percussion activities.

Lexington February 2017 Calendar of Events

Don’t let the winter weather slow you down this month! We are excited to come to work each day in February to serve YOU in all your musical needs. Come enjoy “The Yamaha Experience” at our Lexington location!

Did you know there is an app out there for certain digital pianos, for electronic drumkits, and for guitar amplifiers? Explore the amazing possibilities these apps create at our Yamaha App Corner in Lexington!

February always brings out one of our biggest sale events of the year!  Don’t miss the annual Willis Music Penny Sale, February 23-26! There will be over twenty deals when purchasing one item, you get another item for only a penny!  Could you ever imagine getting an guitar clip-on tuner for only $0.01?  What about purchasing an ukulele for $0.01?!   Even better, how about a Powerwerks speaker for $0.01!!  You will find those deals and much more during our Penny Sale event.

 

Two events you’ll want to add to your personal calendars in February include the GUITAR WORKSHOP with Alan Robinson, on Saturday, February 11 at 4 p.m. This workshop is going to be great for any level of musicianship! In fact, we promise you that its not even necessary that you play guitar in order to attend this free workshop. Learn how to solo over different chord progressions, and gain a few tricks in how to create your own melodies!

Our monthly Disklavier concert on the 4th Friday takes place on February 24 at 6 p.m. Attend a live piano concert, in an intimate setting, with tons of technology making it all happen! It’s a beautiful evening you’ll be happy to experience!

 

Check out our February calendar of events:

Eastgate February Calendar of Events

Florence February Calendar of Events

Ronan Tynan Concert – Internationally Acclaimed Irish Tenor

Spend the afternoon with the internationally acclaimed Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan

On February 12, 2017 at 2:00pm, Assumption Church and Academy will be hosting Ronan at Receptions Conference Center. Willis Music Florence is proud to be a sponsor! For more information, call Linda Gray at 859-485-3800 ext 0 or 631-813-8597

 

From ronantynan.net:

Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. He attributes his success to his faith and the knowledge that the Man Above guides him through every door he opens. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Following his mother’s advice to always follow your dreams, Tynan decided to launch a solo career, and has achieved the fame and adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his dreams.

Tynan’s singing offered the gentlest consolation at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in the summer of 2004, when an international TV audience of more than 35 million heard him sing “Amazing Grace” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” at the personal invitation of Nancy Reagan. Ronan is also famous for his performances of “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium during the seventh-inning stretch, which he says have been nothing short of unforgettable. In 2006 he started an affiliation with the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and has performed “God Bless America” at many of their games.

Ronan’s ability to simultaneously console and inspire is well-documented. In the wake of 9/11, the men and women of the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department and their families have been able to count on Ronan Tynan’s abiding concern and beautiful voice. Ronan has performed at benefits and memorial services for New York’s Finest and Bravest, and his singing softened the sorrow of many in the wake of the tragedy.

Of course, there have been plenty of joyous moments in Ronan’s career as well. In the spring of 2004, the Belmont Stakes got off to a rollicking start when Tynan—a passionate horseman himself—christened the race with a ringing rendition of “New York, New York.” This is of particular interest marking the first time ever in Belmont’s 30-year history that a singer was invited to perform live as they traditionally play the version recorded by Frank Sinatra. Tynan has performed for countless dignitaries worldwide including the wedding of New York’s former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to Judith Nathan on the grounds of Gracie Mansion. His voice also brightened the 80th birthday celebration of former President George H.W. Bush in the summer of 2004 in Houston.

In the spring of 2005, Ronan released his self-titled debut album, which began a new era in his career. “I think it shows a greater versatility than any other album I’ve done,” Tynan has said. “I wanted to sing a greater variety of music and spread my wings a bit, make a move out of the classic ‘Irish tenor’ vein.” The album contains the heartfelt “Passing Through,” which honors Ronan’s mother, whose vibrant spirit has been taken away by the long night of Alzheimer’s disease. Ronan debuted #2 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart, just behind Josh Groban, and was the 8th best-selling classical crossover album of 2005. It also reached #2 on the World Album Chart and peaked at #9 on the Contemporary Christian Chart. His career has also been well-documented with appearances on Primetime Live, Good Morning America, the Hour of Power, 700 Club, Fox & Friends and many other high-profile television shows.

Ronan sang at the White House Governors’ Ball at the invitation of President and Mrs. Bush in February, 2007, and in 2008 returned to the White House to sing at the St. Patrick’s Day Reception attended by members of the U.S. and Irish governments. He performed during the Concert of Hope prior to the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium in April, 2008. He is currently in the recording stages of two upcoming CD releases, one an all-Irish CD, and a second collection of songs performed at his concerts and requested by fans throughout the world. In 2007 due to popular demand, he released a DVD of his motivational speech: Hitting the High Notes, Living Life to the Fullest.

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Though Ronan enjoyed singing as a boy, he did not seriously consider formal voice study until he was 33, when he was well into his residency as a physician. His quick success is a typical development in a life of extraordinary achievement. Born with lower limb disability that threatened to sideline him throughout his childhood, Tynan was still “as wild as a March hare” when he was a growing boy, riding horses and racing motorcycles. When he was twenty, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused serious complications. Just weeks after the operation, he was climbing up the steps of his college dorm, and within a year, he was winning gold medals in the Paralympics as a multitalented athlete. Between 1981 and 1984, Tynan amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records of which he still holds nine.

The determination instilled in Ronan by his parents, a diminutive couple with gigantic ambitions for their son, soon propelled him to conquer a whole new field. Tynan became the first disabled person ever admitted to the National College of Physical Education. He later became a full-fledged medical doctor, specializing in orthopedic sports injuries, with a degree from prestigious Trinity College.

Ronan won both the John McCormack Cup for Tenor Voice and the BBC talent show Go For It less than one year after beginning the study of voice. The following year, he won the International Operatic Singing

Competition in Maumarde, France. He made his operatic debut as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, and cut his teeth on the concert repertoire in performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’sElijah, Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. In 1998, Tynan joined Anthony Kearns and John McDermott (later Finbar Wright) as The Irish Tenors, an instant worldwide sensation. His autobiography Halfway Home was published in February of 2002.

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Ronan is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the U.S., presenting nearly 50 speeches annually for major international corporations and organizations.

The big Irishman has a special relationship with American audiences now. “America is powerful and intense, and it begs you to take it on,” Tynan marvels. “If you do that and do it right, it will give you absolutely everything you want. The thing I love about America is that there are so many people who want you to do well. They will you to do well. They encourage you, and they rejoice in your success. That’s a great virtue. I think Americans are fantastic people, amazing,” he says. And while Tynan claims that America has given him so much more than he’ll ever be able to give back, those who have attended his concerts, basking in the stirring beauty of his music and rolling with laughter at his self-effacing humor, may well just have to disagree.

Florence Open Mic Night – Jan 18

The presents have been opened and the wrapping paper has been thrown away – hopefully no envelopes of money with it! Now, Old Man Winter has us in his frosty embrace. Why not come in from the cold and play some music! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, January 18th from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

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

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll work on getting rid of some of the SAD (seasonal affective disorder – aka wintertime blahs!) on Wednesday, January 18th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

 

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The New Ortega Horsekick Pro

New at Willis and Moeller Music is the New Ortega Horsekick Pro!  This is a great accessory for just about any musician.  Solo acoustic player?  Add hands free kick drum, tambourine, cajon, cowbell, or casaba to your song.  Great for percussionist also.  Bassist can also benefit as you’ll see in the video below.  Stop by and check one out today!

DIGITAL STOMP BOX with multiple built-in digital samples of percussion sounds that can be played on its own, as a percussive instrument, or blended with your stringed instrument signal through the output.

Lexington January Calendar of Events

Click on the calendar photo for a closer look at our events planned at the Lexington location this month:

 

January Events (Lexington Location Only!)

  • January 2-10 we will be showcasing the best products of 2016. Not only will we feature the best selling products from our store, but we also will display the winning product lines of the MMR Dealers Choice Awards for 2016!
  • January 19-22 while our buyers at at NAMM in California we will have a Clearance Sale Event!  You can call it our “OUT WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW” Sale! There will be some amazing deals on brand new product all four days.
  • January 27 is our monthly “4th Friday Concert” featuring a Yamaha Disklavier! It’s an elegant experience, so bring a date and enjoy live music unlike anything you’ve seen before. Starts at 6pm in our Recital Hall.
  • January 29 we will be celebrating at the 3rd Annual Lexington Music Awards (taking place at the Lyric Theatre) where we are nominated for the third consecutive year for Best Music Store in Lexington!
  • All month long we have a Yamaha Piano sale event where you get get 12 months same as cash by purchasing a new piano using Allegro Finance on approved credit!

West Chester December Calendar

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Eastgate December Calendar of Events

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Florence December Calendar of Events

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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.

Members
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 eb@willismusic.com
 

November Calendar of Events for Lexington

November is going to be another exciting month at Willis Music in Lexington, KY.  For the entire month we have a sale going on for all our new Yamaha pianos and Clavinovas on the sales floor! We are Kentucky’s only authorized dealer for Yamaha acoustic pianos, and we promise you will be satisfied with the quality of product at Willis Music Lexington. Our goal with every customer is to help you find the perfect product for you! Come stop by our store on West Tiverton Way this month to take advantage of the Piano Floor Model Sale, our Drum Sale Event, and other one day sale events.

Don’t miss our 12 Gifts of Christmas promotions that kickoff on Black Friday!

 

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Cincinnati November Band of the Month

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Brocephus is a modern country cover band based out of Cincinnati Ohio. They focus on the current hits from today while mixing in a touch of the classics. Brocephus provides a high energy performance and pride themselves on treating every event as if it were a sold out arena. The band is comprised of veteran musicians from around the area who have joined together from some of the most well known acts around. Brocephus is performing around the midwest from festivals and fairs to private events and weddings.

Members

Chris Wilson – Vocals. Chris brings his vocal talents from Memphis where he was one of the premier Elvis impersonators. His showmanship and command of not only his voice but the stage and crowd is an asset to Brocephus.

Chip Stewart – Vocals/Bass. Chip is not only the mastermind behind Brocephus but he is the work horse as well. He comes from several highly successful cover bands (My sister sarah, Marsha Brady, The Monday’s) from the Cincinnati area. His vocal and bass ability is only matched by his drive for success and his knowledge of production and stage management. Chip helps round out the harmony and adds excitement to the live show.

Billy Carri – Vocals/Guitar. Billy has literally done it all. From being signed to a label in the 90’s, touring the country as a singer/songwriter to being a member of the Armed Forces Entertainment Network playing over seas for the troops to running his own recording studio and producing local bands. He brings his vocal ability and guitar work along with his amazing stage presence to Brocephus allowing for spot on harmony and a visual spectacle.

Sunil Munger – Guitar. Sunil is a graduate of The Atlanta Institute of Music where he studied guitar. He is one of the Premier guitar instructors in the Cincinnati area and brings a vast knowledge of theory and structure to Brocephus. He also comes from the highly successful My Sister Sarah and Lounge Lizards cover bands. Having Sunil allows Brocephus to have a guitar flare thru songs that is 2nd to none.

Eric Mayleben – Drums. Eric is the foundation on which all things Brocephus is built. Eric brings his vast experience from a touring rock musician who has been signed, shot videos appearing on Mtv to being a drum instructor here in the area. His showmanship and timing never clash, in fact they’re in perfect sync with each other providing a solid groove for the band and a fun show for the crowd.

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

Brocephus keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

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 deniseb@willismusic.com

 

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!!!

September Calendar of Events – Lexington

School is back in session and we are in full throttle at Willis Music in Lexington, KY! Be sure to come experience the thrills of September. It will be a fun month!

  • Our weekday hours are extended through September 16 to better serve you. We open at 10am Monday through Friday during the first half of the month.
  • Earn Double Music Money during Labor Day Weekend! Click here to learn more about how this works! Music Money is free money just for you! It’s also our 4 year anniversary of being at West Tiverton Way!
  • During the middle of the month we are honoring all military and first responders with special deals throughout an entire week! Please bring your ID, and browse through our entire store wide inventory to save money this month! Be sure to check out the new Fender Paramount Acoustic Guitars coming in this month.
  • Lexington Live, our open mic experience, continues on the 3rd Saturday or each month this fall!
  • Our monthly Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance takes place on the 4th Friday of each month. This month we will feature the Tierney Sutton Band. Click here to learn more!

 

September 2016

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! 

Open Mic Night – August 17 – Florence

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Summer is winding down. School is just around the corner. Kids are singing the blues and parents (some, not all) singing a happy tune! All genres are welcome to join us! Come on out to the Willis Music Open Mic Night – Wednesday, August 17 th from 6-8 PM. It is in the studio/stage area which is immediately to the left as you walk through the door.

School is starting. So it’s band and lesson time. Don’t forget Willis has all your musical needs covered.

Whether it’s a new instrument, new sheet music, or you want to start taking lessons, Willis has what you need!

Come on out, tune up, warm up your vocal cords and picking fingers and we’ll make some music on Wednesday, August 17 th from 6pm to 8pm. See you there!!!

August Cincinnati Band of the Month – The Cincinnati Frequency Band

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The Cincinnati Frequency Band brings fresh funky grooves to your favorite R&B, soul, funk, Motown, and modern pop. Proud to be YOUR band, we are the Cincinnati Frequency Band.

 

Eli Windau – keys, vocals, rap, melodica

Don Gauck- guitar

Kevin McClellan – bass

Teddy Wilburn- drums

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

The Cincinnati Frequency Band keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

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To become the band of the month, click 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

Best of Northern Kentucky – Florence

Are you looking for the best place in Northern Kentucky? Look no further!

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Willis Music Florence was just named the TOP place to take Music Instruction by the folks at NKY Magazine! We want to thank everyone who voted for us. We have worked for years to partner with the best teachers in the area and to make sure every student is getting the most meaningful music experience. Music is so much fun and we love that we share that every day!

Denise, Cody, and Colleen had a great time at the Best of NKY event, so check out these awesome pictures.

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Check out all of our amazing teachers HERE!

 

Lexington July Event Calendar

Willis Music was recently named by NAMM as a Top 100 Dealer for 2016! We are honored to be recognized in this way, and so this month we want to celebrate with you our customers!

During July at our Lexington location we have 5 straight weekends of events:

  • July 1-4: Our 4th of July Sale event this year will feature products made right here in the USA! Get 10% OFF the current price of all American made products! This includes Fender guitars, some of which we recently marked down for the summer. That’s an additional savings we are excited to give to you.
  • July 7-10: It’s a summer blowout (the good kind!) on guitars, amplifiers, and pro audio equipment. Don’t miss out on first dibs for the best deals of the summer!
  • July 15: The Yamaha Experience is the event of the year at Willis Music! You will want to be present whether you are a Music Educator or Music Enthusiast.  Click here to learn more!
  • July 21-24: We move our clearance items to the front of the store, so it’s less work for the gear to go home with you! We need to make room for new product, and we want to help you find the perfect purchase!
  • July 28-31: Our annual MAKE YOUR OWN DEAL event is the final opportunity of the summer to find a HUGE DEAL on new or used gear! Everything in the store is on sale. The more items you buy, the better the deals!

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The Yamaha Experience comes to Willis Music

We are excited for our biggest one-day event of the year!! It’s a great day for Music Educators and Music Enthusiasts alike! Come to Willis Music in Lexington, KY on July 15 for a day of musical fireworks!
A team of experts from the Yamaha Corporation will join our knowledgeable Willis Music sales team and school service representatives to share with you a variety of Yamaha musical instruments made to enrich your lives!
 There will also be door prizes from Yamaha & Willis Music given out during the event, in addition to catered food and beverages to keep you energized on this fantastic day!


Visit our Lexington location at 130 West Tiverton Way from Noon-5pm on Friday, July 15 to experience demonstrations on the following Yamaha instruments which are also available for purchase at a special one day discount:
– Brass, Woodwind, & Orchestra instruments
– Marching Percussion  (Snares, Tenors, and Basses are in-store that day! Come try them out!)
– Concert Percussion   (Snares, Keyboard instruments, and more will be on hand!)clav2
– Disklavier & Silent Pianos
– Clavinovas
– Acoustic & Hybrid Pianos
– Montage Synthesizer (new!) and other workstations
– Portable Keyboards and Digital Pianos
– Acoustic Guitars
– DTX and Acoustic Drumsets
– Pro Audio Speakers & Mixing Consoles

 

Some of the Yamaha Corporation team present will be:

– Michael Brumit: Keyboard Division
– Phil Clendeninn: Senior Product Specialist
– Steve Hauer: Pro Music Division
– Scott Slocum: Band & Orchestra Division
– Troy Wallwage: Percussion Marketing Manager
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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

Eastgate July Calendar of Events

What to do in this heat? Check out our events at Willis Music Eastgate! We will help cool you down with a rockin’ good time!july 2016 EG-page-0

Celebrate Local Music on Make Music Day

Celebrate Local Music in Lexington, KY for Make Music Day, this coming Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Visit Willis Music Lexington where we will have local musicians performing from Noon to 8 p.m. Plus we have invited other local musicians to come and sell their merchandise (cd’s, gear, etc.). It’s going to be a great day to support local music and build new relationships within the Lexington music community.

Also, come join in a jam session at either 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.

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Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world that began in 1982 in France and now takes place in more than 120 countries.

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Noon- Lissy Taylor
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  • 2 p.m.- Point 7
  • 3 p.m.- Kabello Chirwa
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  • 5 p.m.- Whitney Acke & Ray Adams
  • 6 p.m.- Taylor Hughes
  • 7 p.m.- Noble Giants

**Live performances are free to attend, and will take place in the John Thompson Recital Hall at Willis Music located at 130 West Tiverton Way in Lexington, KY.**

ACTIVITIES & DEALS FOR MAKE MUSIC DAY

  • Store Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Jam Sessions at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  • Instrument Petting Zoo for children
  • Extra 10% OFF storewide instruments & gear already on sale. A total savings of 20-40%!
  • 30% OFF Straps, Drumheads, and Clearance Music

Clarinet & Saxophone Workshop June 4 2016

Willis Music is excited to collaborate with D’Addario to present a Clarinet & Saxophone Workshop on Saturday, June 4, 2017 from 11am-3pm. This workshop will feature Reserve Method Clinician, Krista Weiss, and will take place at our Lexington, KY location (130 West Tiverton Way). This is a great opportunity for educators and students alike.

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Krista’s clinics focus on tone production, air support, and reed care. She also enjoys showing the value of focused, efficient practice techniques and encourages an open discussion of all things clarinet between herself and the students she encounters.

Krista Weiss is a freelance clarinetist and teacher in Indiana and Ohio. Through her work with D’Addario, Ms. Weiss has traveled to dozens of schools across the Midwest to give clinics on clarinet fundamentals and equipment. She also currently serves as principal clarinet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and second clarinet of the Richmond Indiana Symphony. An active freelancers, Ms. Weiss has recently performed with the Cincinnati SYmphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, indianapolis Opera, South Bend Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Ms. Weiss also enjoys a career as a studio musician and has performed in dozens of recordings for Hal Leonard Corporation.

This is a great way to gain motivation for the summer. We hope all woodwind players will make plans to attend.

 

June Calendar of Events in Lexington

Summer has arrived in Lexington, KY. At our Willis Music location on West Tiverton Way, June is jam packed with great workshops, recitals, and sale events!

Here are some of the highlights from the June Calendar of Events (Click on the calendar for a larger version!):

  • Our Summer Clearance Event begins on guitars, amplifiers, percussion, and pro audio equipment. This lasts all month long.
  • D’Addario presents a Clarinet & Saxophone clinic, featuring Krista Weiss, on Saturday, June 4.
  • June 10-19 will be a unique Father’s Day Sale Event you won’t want to miss!
  • Our Open Mic experience Lexington Live takes place on the third Saturday of each month!
  • Make Music Day is June 21. It will be a fun day to visit Willis Music, and we will be featuring and publizing local bands all day long.
  • Piano Teachers will want to be present for our summer Piano Workshop featuring Carolyn Miller on June 28.

 

June 2016 Calendar
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SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for July 15 and join us for Lexington’s Yamaha Experience Event here at Willis Music!  7 Yamaha representatives will be presenting the best of their products in our store all afternoon. Marching & Concert Percussion, Pianos, Clavinova, Keyboards & Arrangers including the new Montage, Band & Orhestra instruments, guitars, and drums will all be featured!

 

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!

West Chester June Events Calendar

Eastgate Calendar of Events for June

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Need something to do?? Willis Music Eastgate has you covered! Check out what is happening June 2016.

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!!!

Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for May

Lexington’s All the Little Pieces, is the Willis Music Lexington Band of the Month for May 2016!

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You can find music by All the Little Pieces online for your listening pleasure. We promise you’ll be glad you did! The dynamite vocals provide a fresh alternative sound and the instrumentalists have a deeply rooted mix of rock, blue, and country.

All the Little Pieces is performing Wednesday, May 18, at the Kentucky Rain event taking place at the Manchester Music Hall in Lexington. They along with many other local musicians, will be honoring the music of Prince that day! You can also find them at Willie’s Locally Known in Lexington on May 4 & 11 starting at 8pm.

Keep reading below to learn how All the Little Pieces can save you money this month at Willis Music. Also, you can find out more about All the Little Pieces at these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allthelittlepiecesband

All the Little Pieces Website: http://www.allthelittlepiecesband.com

Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:

What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, 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 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.

How does it work?

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

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of 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 can show this 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 registered for the monthly drawing!

So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!