Horseshoe Bend Theater’s Music in the Mountain’s Show’s 289 Band

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The Hwy 289 Band is a multi-talented one woman three man group that was formed as Hwy 289 bandsmalla result of the very popular “Music in the Mountains Show” in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. The group came together as a result of the aforementioned show, which was formed seven years ago by Melodie Clemmons. The monthly show is performed the third Saturday of every month in the historic Horseshoe Bend Theatre in the heart of beautiful Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, a town that is considered the doorstep to the Ozarks.

 

The 289 Band was named for the Hwy leading in to Horseshoe Bend, and they enjoy their off-time riding their motorcycles with their spouses thru the beautiful Ozark foothills and beyond. The Band is a close knit unit of four very talented musicians, performing each month on the show as well as various engagements and special events across Northeast Arkansas, Missouri and even Texas.

THE BAND

Melodie Clemmons: Lead vocals, backup and keyboard. Melodie (who also serves as founder/director/emcee of the “Music in the Mountains Show”, and President of the Horseshoe Bend Theatre Board of Directors) has been performing in stage shows her entire lifetime, prefers classic country such as Patsy Cline, Reba, and Loretta Lynn. She also enjoys singing blues and R & B.

 

Dr. Ronald Yow: Drums, vocals, back-up. Dr. Yow is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified in Acupuncture. He has a private practice based in Ash Flat, Arkansas. Dr. Yow has played drums for a number of years in the North Central Arkansas area, and also serves as Vice-President of the Horseshoe Bend Theatre Board of Directors. Dr. Yow prefers traditional country, Eagles, and CCR.

 

Chuck McNeight: Bass Guitar. Chuck is a PGA Golf Pro, who is based out of the Pro Shop at the beautiful Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. Chuck has many duties where the Band is concerned, and has been known to sing a song or two when requested. Chuck prefers pop, oldies, and R & B.

 

Bob McCarty: Guitar. Bob is retired from the LA County Sheriffs Department and Air Evac. He spends much of his time on his farm in Viola, Arkansas, and resides in Horseshoe Bend. Bob enjoys country, 60’s Group Band music, oldies, and Beatles.

 

FOR BOOKINGS OR INFORMATION; Contact Melodie Clemmons (870) 373-3303 or email hsbtheatre@hotmail.com or find us on Facebook: MITM Hsb