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Each year the Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival is proud to present our annual Bike Show. This year’s show is sponsored by the fine folks at Outpost Motorsports.

  • The show is free to attend, but if you want to enter your bike into the show the registration fee is $10.
  • Bike Show is from 5 – 8 pm (bikes are allowed to stay on display until the end of the festival)
  • Bike Registration is from 4 – 4:45pm at Outpost Motorsports.
  • Winners will be announced at 9 pm from the Main Stage
  • Call 417-293-4184 for more information.

All Bikers are welcome & encouraged to come tour the Ozarks! Mega Motorsports will have tour guides on hand to meet at the Howell County Courthouse in Historic Downtown West Plains. The bike tour will consist of a local tour through West Plains, and then venture out to our most beautiful scenic routes to historic mills in the area. The tour will conclude back at the West Plains Civic  Center grounds at approximately 1:30pm – just in time to grab some lunch from one of our amazing food vendors and then enjoy the Blues Bash concert kickoff!

  • Bike Tour is free to attend
  • Bike Tour is from 10:30am – 1:30pm
  • Start at the Howell County Courthouse in historic downtown West Plains.
  • Call 417-293-4184 for more information.

The annual Blues Bash Car Show is always a hit with the crowd. And this year’s show promises to be tons of fun with “Rockabilly” photos from 3 – 4 pm (come dressed in your favorite American hot rod era style!).

  • The show is free to attend, but if you want to enter your cool car into the show the registration fee is $15.
  • Car Show is from 2 – 5 pm
  • Car Registration is from 1-1:45 pm
  • Winners will be announced at 5:30 pm from the Main Stage
  • Call 417-293-4184 for more information.

Nothing goes better with Blues than Barbecue! Each year at the Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival we hold an amateur BBQ Cookoff Competition  that is out of this world! Come on down and enjoy the greatest barbecue in the region!

  • There are only TEN Application slots available – so hurry up and register today!
  • Registration deadline is April 21
  • Call 417-293-4184 for more information.

Mega Motorsports is our Premium Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival. Their sponsorship of the event has been crucial for the success of the festival and we couldn’t be more pleased. A big THANK YOU to Mega Motor Sports!

Once again, we are pleased to announce KY3 as one of our annual Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival sponsors. KY3 is a terrific supporter of blues in the Ozarks and we are so happy to have them on board again this year!

We are happy to announce one of our newest sponsors this year, Savor Grill. We are fortunate to have such terrific BBQ places in West Plains who support the Blues. Don’t forget to visit Savor’s new location in the old Ryan’s restaurant.

It just seems like beer is a natural fit to go along with Blues, BBQ and Bikes. And we are, once again, thankful for Budweiser’s sponsorship of our event this year.

We are so proud and thankful to have Outpost Motorsports as one of our event sponsors. And this year the fine folks at Outpost Motorsports are helping us out with our annual Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival Bike Show.

Blues and BBQ are a natural combination – and we are proud to have Almost Famous BBQ as one of our event sponsors this year.

Of course none of the Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival would be possible without the support of the City of West Plains. We are especially thankful for the support of the city officials, and we look forward to many years of blues bash festivals in the future!

Another terrific BBQ sponsor for this year’s Blues Bash Festival is Bootleggers BBQ. Thank you for your support!

Lastly, we are extremely grateful to West Plains Downtown Revitalization, Inc. for their massive support in realizing our dream of an annual Blues Bash Festival event for the city of West Plains. This team has been the foundation for building the support to make the Blues Bash Festival a reality this year, and for the future. THANK YOU!

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One of this year’s featured artists is a terrific blues band called The Smokers. The Smokers are a regional touring band from central Illinois and part of the Indie Blues Movement. The band made their debut after winning the central Illinois “Road to Memphis” contest in 2014. You are in for a special treat – so come on down and enjoy an amazing blues concert!

We are pleased to welcome back The Norman Jackson Band from Springfield, MO. Norman has been active in the blues scene in our region for decades.  He and his amazing blues band earned 3rd place in the 2016 International Blues Challenge.  Yep, Norman and his band were at the center of all that and they bring their awesomeness to the Blues Bash Festival this year.

2015 International Blues Challenge semi-finalists, Sister Lucille Band, is a high energy Blues and Roots band from southwest Missouri. You will not want to miss their soulful, energetic performance at this year’s event!

Built for the blues, Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice feature original music, from the upbeat swing of “Mama Ain’t Happy” to the slow, sultry “Blues Is All I Know,” mixed with an extensive library of inventive covers and blues standards. They deliver their sound with the full-on passion of the blues.

2014 KC Blues Society Challenge winners, The Coyote Bill Boogie Band, will be showing off their talent and skills at this year’s Blues Bash Festival – and we couldn’t be more excited!

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Where To Stay In West Plains

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

1301 Preacher Roe Blvd, West Plains, MO 65775

417-257-3000 or 888-HOLIDAY

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/west-plains/sgfwp/hoteldetail

Ozark Hills Inn

1605 Imperial Drive, West Plains, MO 65775

417-257-3757

http://ozarkhillsinn.com/

 

Ridgecrest

2015 Porter Wagoner Blvd, West Plains, MO 65775

417-256-3757

https://www.facebook.com/theridgecrestinn/

  • Mention the “Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival” to get the special room rates
  • $45 for a King size
  • $55 for a Double

West Plains Motel

 

505 Porter Wagoner Blvd, West Plains, MO 65775

417-256-4105

http://www.westplainsmotel.net/

Bands & Booking Info

Nathan Ogden

Nathan Ogden

Band & Booking Information

nathancogden@gmail.com // 417-293-6079

Vendors, Sponsors & Event Info + BBQ Cook-Off

Judy Ogden

Judy Ogden

Vendor, Event, BBQ Cook-Off & Sponsor Information

Judy.Hansmann.Ogden@gmail.com  //  417-293-4184

Media, Graphic & Website Info

Richard Ingalls

Richard Ingalls

Media, Graphic & Website Information

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