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End of summer music fests sing sweet music into the sunset

Last weekend had some sweet sounds of music filling the Medicine Creek and Lake Lawtonka areas. You could call it a song to end the summer music season.

The 13th Annual Medicine Park Blues Ball made for a bash of some of the best in the blues. Good weather and great music went together to make it something special. Oklahoma City singer Miss Wonda Macon and her musicians in The Sunset & The Moon Band started off the afternoon set with a fierce representation of the best in the blues by the new addition to the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame.

Long-time stalwarts to the area music scene Blueprint blistered into the evening with their rockin’ blues blend that goes down smoothly. Check out the band shining during their 12th appearance at the annual festival: •Blueprint — “Too Much of a Good Thing” —

By evening, locally grown Eric “Dirty Red” McDaniel and his bandmates in The Soul Shakers owned the audience with their wicked fun combination of blues, sass and style. In his 10th year on the festival stage, McDaniel said, “There’s no place like home.” You could say there’s no show like one performed for the homies.

Further north, the Robinson’s Landing General Store hosted the Cashroh Kegger to celebrate the band’s second anniversary. There was music pulsing throughout the day, from Chuck Mantooth and company, and Tito Lindsey and Frank Ryan doing their thing. Cashroh singer Kerry Hartman did a yeoman’s job of knocking out two sets.

Ken Morrow returned to Medicine Park following his early set at the Kegger. He said it was a great one, in no small part due to his son Cooper’s lead guitar work on a few numbers. “This kid is on fire,” the proud papa praised.

Blues Ball emcee Rodney Whaley said he was having the time of his life while introducing top notch musicians making top notch music. Whaley has some interesting projects in the works since the recent end of Just Strangers.

Singer/songwriter Ray Bordelon has released his latest full-length CD, ”Heart Strings” filled with numbers about “the heart of desire, break ups, and the journey of true love.”

Leading off with “Without You” and “No Where to Go,” Bordelon builds into the theme and into “The Storm.” At over 6 minutes long, the bluesy “You Ain’t Fooling Me” touches the hurt and despair of love lost.

The tracks “Blind” and “Lost” offer eye opening analysis of a time and place of the heart. Check out Bordelon and musical mate Dave Smith: •Ray Bordelon & Dave Smith, “Blind” —

It’s the country inspired “True Love” that gets to the heart of this collection.

You can get the album through most online outlets.

If you want to catch Bordelon and Smith in action, they’ll be performing around 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan, for Katelynn’s Dance Benefit. There’ll be a ton of great musicians of all styles, raffles, food and all for a good cause.

The return of the Newcastle Casino’s Exit 107 Music Festival allows guests of all ages to attend the free event from 1 to 6 p.m., Sept. 29.

Rock band Deep Blue Something, best known for their 1995 hit, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” is this year’s main act. Local country music favorite Jason Young Band returns as well as Stars, a popular Oklahoma City cover band who takes the stage at 1:30 p.m.

Newcastle Casino is located at the junction of I-44 and Oklahoma 62 in Newcastle. Attendees wishing to enter the casino must be 18 or older. Visit the casino’s Facebook page at, or call 405-387-6013.

This Catalina Wine Mix Tape edition of this week’s Today’s Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist made for a mess of fun filled with great local music. There was a little bit of something for everybody: Thanh Le, “Body”; Chris Caldwell, “I Want To Be Your Man”; Ayvio, “Are We Done, Love?”; Cade Roth & A Black Sheep, “What’s Left of Me Now”; Jasmine Cox-Phelps, “Living Free (Ethiopia Song)”; Trent Logan, “I Got Some Drinkin’ To Do”; Bannister Chaava, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”; Gannon Fremin, “Fade Away”; and Eric “Dirty Red” McDaniel & The Soul Sucks, “Jang-A-Lang.”

Jokey went Gaga with this week’s joke set up:

“Poker face.’”

Jokey’s Corner — TBD will be featured for Comedy Night for the weekly Saturday night series to be held in the Summit Ballroom at the Apache Casino Hotel, 2315 E. Gore. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 and may be purchased at the casino cage or online

Turn your radio dial to Magic 95.3 FM Radio around 6:25 p.m. each Thursday (if not much earlier) or stream the half-hour show online: or; or on the Apple or Android apps or on the TuneIn app, or:

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#Sundaymonium — Remember that every Sunday night you can listen to a rebroadcast of the prior week’s show followed by this latest show: 6 p.m., Drum House LIVE!; 6:30 p.m., Catalina Wine Mix Tape.

Tune in after Sunday’s show at 7 p.m. for the Steve-O’s weekly show, B-Sides Besides.

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Live music

Apache Hotel & Casino, 2315 E. Gore, 9 p.m, Friday and Saturday: Signal 4; Thursday: Cecil Gray; Event Center: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4: Temptations; Oct. 25: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee; Nov. 22: Three Dog Night.

Wichita Sounds Band Dance, 911 NW Hilltop Drive. Each Friday, 7 — 10 pm. Traditional country, early rock-’n’-roll, and ballroom. Seven dollar entry includes soft drinks and potluck snacks. No smoking, No alcohol. Everyone welcome. 580-450-7063

BrookRidge Retirement Community, 7802 Quanah Parker Trailway. 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, free. 536-9700: Frank & Friends Musical Entertainers.

Cooperton Senior Citizens 2nd and 4th Saturday Dance, Cooperton School. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Kenneth Boyd, 580-530-9067: live band, free refreshments, family-friendly, smoke and alcohol free.

Chianti Wine Bar, 5370 Cache Road, 366-3057, 7-10 p.m., Friday: TBD; 7-10 p.m., Saturday: TBD.

Park Tavern, 198 E. Lake Drive, Medicine Park, live music and karaoke; Friday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Sunday Funday, 3 p.m.: TBD; second Thursday each month, 8-11 p.m.: Open mic night with Bob Avila and Jack Smiley.

Red Dirt Reloaded, 6425 Cache Road, 580-699-3478. Live music Friday 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Thursday, 9 p.m., Karaoke Dude.

Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan, live music begins at 9 p.m., alternative/metal/hardcore/punk. Live music Friday 9:30 p.m.: Scatterbone, The Normandys; Saturday, 7 p.m.: Katelyn’s Dance Benefit: Sunday, 8 p.m., Dead at the Head.

Guitar Bar, 1816 S. 11th, Monday: TBD; Tuesday: karaoke; Wednesday: acoustic open mic with Kris Brown; Thursday: acoustic with TBD; Friday, 9 p.m.: live music, TBD, 9 p.m.: karaoke with Tony Garrison; Sunday: 7 p.m.: open mic jam.

Bullpen, 11822 NW McClung Road, 592-5451, Friday, 10 p.m.: Richard Clift Jr.; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD.

Fubar Saloon, No. 4 W. Lee, 699-3550, Friday, 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: Deep In It.

Wall Street Bar, 23 N. 7th, Duncan, 580-255-7780, Friday, 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: Trenton Fletcher.

Robinson’s Landing Marina & BBQ, north side of Lake Lawtonka, 1 mile west of Ann’s Country Kitchen to Lawtonka Road and down the shore line, free and open to the public, Friday, 6 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 7 p.m.: TBD.

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