Since Joplin is a small town that has such a wide variety of things to do, we found ourselves Saturday night with the difficult choice deciding how to pass a pleasant summer evening.
Besides the usual fun things to do there was also the Dogs in Downtown Festival in Landreth Park. This was a three day event that raised money for the Humane Society and offered a wide range of activities.
Akso “Joplin’s Own” Summer Collegiate Baseball Club, the Joplin Outlaws, hosted a home game.
But the thing that we chose to do Saturday night was attend the Joplin House Concert to hear Mark Bilyeu play acoustic guitar and serenade us with some folksy songs. For ten dollars, the evening started at six with free range burgers hot off the grill and provided by Tangled Tree Farms.
Mark Bilyeu, formerly of Big Smith, entertained us in the backyard of the home of Reed and Lee Ann Dunn. In this intimate surrounding we got to hear the great sound of Mark’s guitar and voice. Mark played a variety of gospel, rock and country music giving a bit of history before he would start a song.
What a great way to pass another pleasant evening in Joplin.
The Joplin House Concert will have the next performance in September. Thanks to Reed and Lee Ann for being great hosts.
Joplin is a town with such a wide variety of things to do. If you would like to move here I would be very happy to help you. Give me a call to find out about buying a home in or around Joplin.