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October 20, 2013

Car show, music accompany opening of entertainment venue

WEBBERS FALLS — Floyd Adams said he can remember when the building he bought was a grocery store.

“We used to pull up to the back and load up all of the dry goods,” Adams said.

Fast forward several years and Adams is celebrating the grand opening of Showtime@theFalls, a new music venue in Webbers Falls. Adams said he got a phone call from the city that got the ball rolling on the transition.

“They called and asked our band to come play at the Civic Center,” he said. “We played once a month, and that went over so well we decided to come back home. This is home for me. So we ended up buying this building and the building next door.”

Adams and his band, The Timekiller Band, officially opened Showtime@theFalls on Saturday afternoon with a Show and Shine Car Show, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a music show Saturday evening.

Gene Hendrix, a resident of Webbers Falls, said he also remembers the grocery store, but thinks the new venue is great for the town.

“It brings people in to be entertained,” Hendrix said. “Then they spend a little money while they’re here. I probably won’t be able to make the show tonight, but I came out to see the cars. I don’t have one to enter, but I drive one that’s almost old enough.”

The car show featured approximately 15 early-model vehicles, including a car troop out of Bella Vista, Ark.

The evening show was packed, with close to 250 in attendance.

Adams called it a “work in progress.”

“We’re working on it as we go along,” he said. “We may have to move some of the tables to get more chairs in here for people. The response we’ve gotten has been so special to us. It’s unbelievable for this little town, and it’s so nice to be on that stage and look out and see folks I grew up with. It’s a rewarding thing to come back home and be welcomed this well.”

Showtime@theFalls also doubles as an event center. Adams said it could be rented out for ceremonies and concerts. The 6,000 square feet building features barn decor, a dance floor and concessions.

Susan Dwyer, a retired Webbers Falls citizen, said she loves the community and the new venue.

“I think it’s a plus for the town,” Dwyer said. “The people are great, the dance floor is wonderful and the music is good. I believe everyone would enjoy it if they came and visited us. We’ve long been in need of good clean fun. If you like country and western music and like to dance, this is the place to be.”

Adams said the town has been buzzing with appreciation and anticipation for the Showtime@theFalls.

“We’ve gotten a lot of phone calls commending us for bringing this here,” Adams said. “We’re ready to pack this place out. I’m just now retiring, so I now have more time to dedicate to that.”

Reach Travis Sloat at (918) 684-2908 or tsloat@muskogeephoenix.com.

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