Locals and More Come Out to Play – Open Mic Night at The Paddlewheel

There are many places that have entertainment on the weekends; however, The Paddlewheel has something for you all week. In this post, we want to focus on one event that has become quite popular over the last year. Every Wednesday locals and visitors alike have been coming down to Main Street Marina to get their jam on for Open Mic Night. This night is meant to be an outlet of creativity for area singers, songwriters, musicians, and performers. People of all ages and talent levels are welcome to participate! Open mic runs from 7 to 11 p.m. The event is hosted by Sam Clanton and Todd Plympton.

Whether you sing and play or you just come to watch and listen it’s going to be a great time!

Get to Know the Hosts

Sam and Todd host Open Mic Night at The PaddlewheelSam Clanton is a singer-songwriter who plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica in several bands in the Ozarks, including Whiskey Brothers, Jam McClanton, Salmon Alley and The Scapegoats. He is passionate about music and loves bluegrass, jazz and indie rock in particular. Sam is also a radio announcer and news writer for MY100.1, 106.3 KRZK and 102.9 The Z.

Todd Plympton plays upright and electric bass, and is known to pick a banjo on occasion. With a background steeped in the blues, Todd has performed with many notable artists over the years, including touring and recording with Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, and even backing up blues legend Buddy Guy. He plays in several area bands, including Ripple Effect, and  Eire & Brimstone.

These guys love to play, and you’ll enjoy getting to know them.

What to Expect

Open Mic Night at The PaddlewheelPA gear and microphones and cables will be provided. Be prepared to sing three to four songs. The hosts will let you know where you fall in the order. If you want back up there are always great musicians around for you to network with. This is an awesome opportunity to get to know great folks.

Original music is supported and highly encouraged! Play what you want, but please keep in mind the Paddlewheel maintains a family-friendly atmosphere, with minors welcomed, until 9 p.m.

Spoken word artists and visual artists will not be excluded! Let us know if you want to tell a story, read a poem, share a few jokes or even perform a magic trick. We’re open to it!

For more information, contact Sam at 417.239.6128 or smlclanton@gmail.com. Contact Todd at 417.593.9180.

This is always a great time! We look forward to seeing you there!