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Big Dudes Music Sessions August 23rd 2020

Mark Valentine and Big Dudes Music City presents…

Big Dudes Music Sessions Aug. 23rd 2020 starting at 1pm


1:00 pm –  Alan White
From the out and out silly to the profoundly emotionally engaging and stylistically from jazzy rock to country folk.

2:00 pm – Tom Hall
One of the most respected singer/songwriters in the Midwest, Tom’s self-titled debut album on Enneagram Records showcases his remarkable voice and eclectic songwriting ability. Slice-of-life lyrics and extraordinary bluesy vocals set Tom apart from his peers and expose him as a master of musical styles.

“With the heart of a hobo and the gritty, aching crooning of a seasoned, veteran professional, he sounds like a combination of Springsteen, Johnny Rivers and Ray Charles.”


3:00 pm  – Stan Kessler Trio
Original music from Kansas City’s Stan Kessler.
Musician of the Year, Plastic Sax Blog
Best Horn Player, Pitch Weekly Music Poll
Best Trumpeter, JAM Magazine Jazz Poll
Best Jazz Band/Leader: Sons of Brasil, New Times Music Poll
Free to join us.
Free to share the LiveStream
Donations/Tickets welcome:


4:00 pm – Not a Planet
Compelling rock and roll music with balls-out fervor, diversely influenced by catchy 60’s pop, east coast indie rock and the foot-stompin’ blues of the north.

Allen & Heath SQ Digital Mixer Clinic at Big Dudes Music City

Allen & Heath SQ Digital Mixer Clinic

Allen & Heath SQ Digital Mixer Clinic

Allen & Heath will be here on May 18th going over everything you can think of in-regards to the latest SQ Digital Mixers & Recording.
There will be Giveaways, Q & A and Hands-On Walk through with all the latest from Allen & Heath.

SQ Series Closer look:
-Built on their latest generation 96kHz FPGA XCVI core, SQ sets a new standard for compact digital mixers
-Delivers class-leading high resolution audio and ultra-low <0.7ms latency.
-Expandable up to 48 Microphones
-Dante, SQ Link, SQ Waves
-Remote Audio – Mix Pad App
-And much much more.

This will be very educational and free so hurry and RSVP your seats by clicking “Going” with limited seating.

Drum Maintenance Workshop


Drum workshop at Big Dudes

 During this excellent Drum Tuning and Maintenance Workshop you’ll be taught by Dan Nonweiler, a veteran drummer, who will demonstrate the challenges of tuning and maintaining your drum kit. Re-train your ear and learn how to produce the best possible sound from your equipment. In addition, you’ll learn to select, replace, and properly tune drumheads as well as selecting sticks. Get ready to explore how to maintain your whole drum kit to achieve the best tone and much, much more.

Swing by at 3 pm Saturday May 4th and learn from the Pro’s.

Pro Audio Clinic “Pick the right Microphone”

Pro Audio Clinic "Pick the right Microphone"

Pro Audio Clinic “Pick the right Microphone”

When you’re shopping for new microphones, you’ll encounter a range of different types of microphones spanning a vast range of prices. The sheer volume of specifications and features associated with the hundreds of available models can be confusing, leaving you with little basis for comparison aside from a microphone’s price.

Understanding how the different types of microphones function and what they’re intended for will help equip you to improve your live performances and enhance your recordings. This Clinic will help you find the right mic to match your budget and needs as well cover the most important characteristics of the many different microphone types and models so be prepared to leave here with a lot of education for your future performances.

Hosted by Kyle Petitjean

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