Route 66 Association of Missouri Member Launches New Web Site For Events On Route 66

March 25, 2013
Events on Route 66

Events on Route 66

Events on Route 66 is a web site developed with the purpose of giving all events on Route 66 maximum exposure. The focus is to provide a venue that will reduce or eliminate scheduling conflicts that happen when Route 66 related events are planned in advance. The site will give event planners notice of when an event is already taking place on any given day. This will maximize the potential of attendees to all events. is also a great reference for tourists and visitors to use for planning a trip or finding an interesting event going on near them while they are on tour. The use of this site is free for anyone to use. Please feel free to sign up and add any events that you know of related to Route 66.

Magnuson Grand Hotel Dinner Theater

October 29, 2012

From Jim Armentrout:

“On November 11th the Magnuson Grand Hotel we are having an Interactive dinner Theater. Tickets are on sale now by calling the front desk at 217-324-2100 – $40.00 per ticket. We have a special offer for 20% off for the show which will bring the tickets down to $32.00 per person. What a great way to end the summer for a fun filled evening. If anyone with the Route 66 Association of Missouri would like to stay overnight we will offer the room for $69.50 for the guest. Have any questions feel free to give me a call at 217-324-2100.”

Route 66 Association of Missouri to Hold Meeting on November 17, 2012

October 24, 2012

The meeting will take place at the Stones Throw Dinner Theatre at 796 S. Stone Ln., Carthage, MO 68436. Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm with the general meeting following. The cost for lunch is $15.00 per person. To reserve lunch and for more information, please download this meeting registration form.

We will have a guest speaker to talk about the Stones Throw Dinner Theatre. Officers and board members, please attend the Board Meeting at 10:00 am.

The Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri is having a “Show & Tell” Party on Oct 19th

October 12, 2012

It may be something you— Drive, Ride, Eat, Drink, Wear, Write, Sing, Buy or Make.

Halloween is coming and there may be a few mysterious things going on ! What really is in Wilber’s Trunk? Will Joyce’s ghost make a visit? Maybe a new Neon Sign Lighting!

There will be a Bonfire of course! Starting around 5:30… BYOB and a lawn chair.

National Scenic Byway Foundation Webinar on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 16, 2012
National Scenic Byway Foundation

From the National Scenic Byway Foundation:

“Over the past few months, the National Scenic Byway Foundation has been working closely with the America’s Byways Resource Center to create a new website that will launch this month. As you may already know, the National Scenic Byway Foundation will be taking ownership or custodianship of many of the publications, tools and trainings developed by the Resource Center. The new website will feature those materials and continue to keep them available for byway volunteers, leaders and coordinators. The website will also contain new marketing tools and will provide links to additional resources for byways.

To introduce the new website and allow people to become familiar with it, the Foundation, along with the Resource Center, will be hosting a webinar for everyone in the byway community. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 1:00 PM Central Time. You can register for the webinar here.

All who register will be allowed to participate. Please join the National Scenic Byway Foundation as we introduce you to this new and valuable resource for the byway community.

Route 66 and The Rise of Pop Culture

May 23, 2012

Rocket Motel by Jay Fleming

Chappell House will be hosting the art exhibit ROUTE 66 AND THE RISE OF POP CULTURE on June 9th from Noon to 6pm. The exhibit will feature many Route 66 inspired paintings as well as photography by artist Jay Fleming. All are welcomed to the event which is free of charge and will feature jazz and refreshments. Chappel House is located near the corner of Dunn and Washington just yards from Old Route 66 at 4560 Washington Street, Florissant, Missouri.

Fleming will also be signing copies of a book of Route 66 inspired works. The exhibit runs through July 1, 2012.

Our Town, Your Town Celebration in Lebanon

May 15, 2012

The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Inaugural Our Town, Your Town Celebration on Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:00 – 10:00 pm at the Floyd W. Jones Memorial Airport.

  • FREE Contemporary Christian Concert with 33 MILES
  • Truelove Quartet of Lebanon
  • Antique Car & Truck Exhibit
  • Concessions Available
  • Games, Inflatable’s & More
  • Bring your lawn chair and plan to stay for a good time

Information on exhibiting your historic vehicle

Parade information

Edwardsville Route 66 Festival

May 4, 2012

From the Edwardsville Parks and Recreation department:

“Thursday June 7th, 2012 “Sock Hop” Kick Off Party at Crystal Gardens (1230 University Dr. Edwardsville, IL 62025)

Friday & Saturday, June 8th & 9th, 2012 at City Park (101 Buchanan St. Edwardsville, IL 62025)

It’s back!! Tell your friends, family and neighbors to meet you at Edwardsville City Park for good food, good drink and good times. The park will once again play host to this two-day festival highlighting Edwardsville’s place on the historic Mother Road.

Activities will include:

•A variety of food and drink for sale
•Live stage entertainment
•Children’s activity area
•Art vendors
•Historic displays
•10k run
•Classic car show and cruise
•Washers Tournament

If you are interested in being a part of the Route 66 Festival, please call the Parks Office at 618.692.7538 or email at

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ROUTE 66 … An adventure for the whole family

April 5, 2012

People come from around the world to experience the thrill of traveling the most famous of all highways, Route 66.

On June 8-9-10, the Route 66 Association of Illinois will provide to you an opportunity that others can only dream of.

The Illinois motor tour of Route 66 is a once a year opportunity to experience life in the slow lane. You can virtually step back in time. Visit people and places that the song. “Get Your Kicks on Route 66”, was written about. The cruise is available to any kind of vehicle of any year. The tour begins at the Missouri border on the Mississippi river and ends at the delightful town of Elwood, Illinois. That is just south of Joliet, Illinois. These towns are famous for Jake and Elwood, the “Blues Brothers”.

Friday June 8th is the start of this adventure. It begins in Edwardsville, Illinois. This town will welcome you and show you how to party, dance, sing and eat. After registration on Friday night we will get together for a short drive to the Luna Café for the second grand relighting of the old neon sign, which was just restored. Sunday June 10th the tour will end with a fantastic thank you party. Live foot stomping music, great food and more fun. Your final ride home will be very pleasant as you reminisce about all that you did, along with remembering all the people and places you visited.

You will long remember this weekend tour of Route 66. For information and registration… contact;

Jerry Law – 314-440-0040 or Email –
Marty Blitstein – 708-444-1312 or Email –
You can print out a application for the motor tour at

The historic Mother Road is expecting you!

Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

April 2, 2012

Pipes & Sticks on Route 66Five ‘rock stars’ of the bagpiping world are gearing up to hit the road this April as part of their much anticipated ‘Pipes & Sticks on Route 66’ tour. Scottish pipers Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell and Angus MacColl and drummer, Jim Kilpatrick, will join forces with American percussionist Mike Cole before setting off on the historic highway from Cole’s native Chicago April 7th. The group will then follow the ‘Mother Road’ through 8 different states before landing inCalifornia, with 6 concerts and numerous appearances scheduled along the way.

While each member of Pipes & Sticks has achieved considerable success in their solo careers, this will be the group’s first time playing together on U.S.soil. In the Celtic music community, the five are regarded as the best of the best in competitive piping and drumming, with over 150 major awards and titles between them.

Joining them for the ride is California filmmaker John McDonald, who will chronicle the crew’s journey in a new documentary. For McCallum and MacColl, it will be their second time working with McDonald, who followed their performance with The Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band in his award-winning 2009 film “On The Day.”

“When the guys approached me about filming the adventure, I didn’t have to think too hard about it,” McDonald says. “It seemed like the trip of a lifetime, with all the potential of being a really entertaining film.”

In addition to concerts in Chicago, Tulsa, Lubbock, Albuquerque, Flagstaff and Los Angeles, the Pipes & Sticks lads are planning a series of impromptu pub performances, cross-cultural jams with cowboys and Native Americans, and a musical tribute to World War II veterans.

For McCallum, who hatched up the idea with Liddell during a cross-country flight last year, touring Route 66 is more than just a pipe dream. “Route 66 has an iconic status for people in the UK, even for a guy brought up in a very small town in Scotland,” says the piper. “For me, it’s about seeing a part of the USA I’ve never been, and retracing the steps of the thousands of people who’ve traveled this road. To do it with some of my best friends in music, that just puts the icing on the cake.”

For full tour dates and tickets, visit

More information on the documentary at

Scheduled Appearances:

April 4            Honor Flight, Chicago, Welcome Back WWII Vets from                          Washington DC

April 5            Mo Dailey’s Pub, Chicago 8 p.m.

April 7            Concert, Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago 7:30 p.m.

April 8            Scottish Arms, St.Louis 8:30 p.m.

April 10         Oklahoma State University, Tulsa 7 p.m.

April 11          Tribute at Oklahoma City Memorial Park

April 12          Concert, Cactus Theatre, Lubbock 7:30 p.m.         

April 14          Concert, El Rey Theatre, Albuquerque 7:30 p.m.

April 16          Play with members of Navajo Nation, MonumentValley

April 17          Recital, American Legion Hall,Flagstaff  7:30 p.m.

April 18          Play in Seligman, Arizona, where the Route 66 revival began

April 20          Pub Crawl, starting at Lucky Baldwin’s, Pasadena 7:30 p.m.

April 21          Concert, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Pasadena 7 p.m.

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