Thursday, January 27, 2022

Enid Music Hall Features Classic Blues, Lots of Fun

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Enid Music Hall is jumping with music and fun.

It’s Saturday night and as I pull into the new Enid Music Hall parking lot just before the railroad tracks, I can hear the rhythms wafting through the night air.
We are in the country, off the beaten path and it feels good. I am immediately greeted by the crowd lingering on benches and chairs relaxing and conversing outside on the large patio. I pay the cover and enter the new and improved music hall.
Proprietor, David Howard, has spent are great deal of money and effort over the past five years renovating this 1909 building located in “downtown Enid,” off of 1-55 North just north of Enid Lake. After taking the Enid exit, look for a sign on old Highway 51 for Enid, Miss.
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Some of the best blues music in the region.

At one time, the building served as commissary, post office, bank, barber and who knows what else. David shows me an old sign once displayed, “$10.00 Horse Collars.”  Now the building boasts a new roof, new wiring, new bathrooms, new AC and a new stage to name just a few improvements to this two level 5,000 square foot space.
Tonight I am here to check out Mark “Muleman” Massey and his band. I am surprised to find a gem of a music hall in my county. It’s clean, it’s cool, it’s inviting and the atmosphere is loose and comfortable. The “Muleman” is tearing it up, singing Chicago blues as couples undulate on the dance floor.  I am remembering the blues legend from Enid, L.B. Lawson that went on to record for SUN Studios in the 1950s. His Blues Trail marker is just outside. Music is back in Enid!
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John Allison had an amazing experience in Enid and had to write about it for HottyToddy.com.

You can buy beer here and brown bag your whiskey and there will be a cork charge for your wine bottle, they will supply the cooler to put it in. Plans are already underway for a new kitchen, so we will have food options to look forward to in the near future.
August Schedule:
Saturday Night, August 2: Night Tripper & The High Beams
Saturday Night August 9: Special Guest
Saturday Night August 16: Butch Mudbone & the Wolf Pack
Saturday Night August 23: Don Valentine & the Hollywood Allstars
For further information FOLLOW Enid Music Hall on Facebook.
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A lot of dancing going on in Enid.

Story and photos courtesy of John Allison. John is from Charleston, a former member of the HottyToddy.com staff and and the son of famous jazz musician, Mose Allison who briefly attended Ole Miss before graduating from LSU. John Allison is Promotions and Marketing Director for Foot Mind and Body in Charleston, Miss

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