13th Annual Blues Festival June 8th, 2024
Springfield Missouri


2016 -- That's a wrap

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 17:19

August 15, 2016

That’s a wrap,

It seems like Stomp The Blues #6 was just last weekend, maybe Paige, myself and all the others who work to make it possible are just now catching our breath.

Stomp The Blues # 6 was legendary: in music, the new venue, attendance and for the financial help we can now provide to our charity partners. We grew about 15% across the board. Women In Need of The Ozarks has received a donation of $4000, we are incrementally sharing with The Rare Breed, Harmony House and The Veteran’s Coming Home Center.

Stomp The Blues #6

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 18:07

Stomp The Blues #6 is fast approaching and it seems our event gets here faster every year and it makes me feel as if Christmas is coming. One of the most important issues I have not shared for the most part is how we distribute our proceeds and what we do on a year round basis.

Post Festival Blog

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 13:56

Stomp The Blues

Post Festival Blog

Stomp Supporters and Friends,

     The 5th Annual Stomp The Blues Out of Homelessness Festival was atremendous success and I thank everyone for their support. This year we choose two local charities to support directly by giving them a place at the event to sharetheir stories and need.

April 2015 blog

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 19:04

Hello Fellow Supporters of Stomp The Blues Out of Homelessness:

Results of a great Stomp #4

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 20:44

Friends of the Stomp:

Sorry for the delay in reporting the results of a great Stomp #4. Tremendous weather, outstanding new location, great crowd and one heck of a killer line-up.

Special thanks to our local hard working Blues bands: JD & The Mudhounds and Nathan Bryce & Loaded Dice, please get out and support our local musicians.

Blues Festival Lineups

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:48

Stomp the Blues Friends,
We have put together one of the best festival lineups in the Midwest this year. We are super excited to have the one and only Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Band along with a New Orleans Legend and Grammy Award winner Mr. Bryan Lee “The Braille Blues Daddy” & The Blues Power Band. But without a doubt the one drawing the most excitement is Mr. Jarekus Singleton, his steady rhythmic blues is mesmerizing and makes you get up on your feet and shake it.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:29

Many positive things are evolving in our community in regard to our understanding of class differentiation. Recently Dr. Ruby Payne (no relation) spoke to our community about understanding the way each of us understands our class language as

Conversation of perception and survival

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 15:44

    I was involved recently in a conversation of perception and survival. The conversation entailed something I see as an extra versus something needed to survive living out in the elements or on the streets.

Friends of The Stomp Please read

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 12:34


Queen City Sertoma Service to mankind award

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 16:24

Queen City Sertoma awards Service to mankind award for 2013 to Paige and Jim Payne. Service to Mankind is Sertoma's highest honor, given to Individuals outside of the Sertoma Community who exhibit the same high standards of community service and volunteer spirit as Sertomans aspire to.

  PDF Letter from Queen City Sertoma