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Mural Fest 66 adds five murals to Miami in a few days

Mural Fest 66 adds five murals to Miami in a few days

Miami, Oklahoma, wanted to add some murals to brighten up the Route 66 town. Thanks to the inaugural Mural Fest 66 last month, it added five murals to the city during a weekend. Here’s a video of highlights from the…

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Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Lebanon, Missouri, will return next month after a seven-year break, including a concert and gathering at the historic Munger Moss Motel. The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department…

Rockabilly on the Route tickets giveaway

Rockabilly on the Route tickets giveaway

The fifth annual (and possibly last) Rockabilly on the Route¬†in Tucumcari, New Mexico, will take place June 1-4, and we have six pairs of tickets to give away to see the live-music performers during the festival. To enter the giveaway,…

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

The annual Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival from Joliet to Towanda was held over the weekend. While surfing around, I found this pair of videos, one 27 minutes and the other 35 minutes, from the Alban family, which…

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

A total of 810 entrants took part in the 30th annual Arizona Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. About the only thing that marred the event was 40 mph wind gusts during one of the days, reported the Kingman Daily…

The Mill in Lincoln reopens after 21-year hiatus

The Mill in Lincoln reopens after 21-year hiatus

The Mill restaurant of Lincoln, Illinois, on Saturday reopened as local history museum, capping a decade-long effort to restore the dilapidated Route 66 landmark after it closed in 1996. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was there to attend the ceremonial ribbon…

Governor will attend The Mill’s grand reopening

Governor will attend The Mill’s grand reopening

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Rep. Tim Butler will attend several Route 66 events in Lincoln, Illinois, on Saturday, including the grand reopening of The Mill as a local museum. According to a news release from the Illinois Route…

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Those who attended the Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest headquartered last weekend at Jim Ross’ house off old Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma, got a surprise — the wedding of two longtime roadies,officiated by a third longtime roadie. Ross and…

Joplin announces “Fiddlers on the Route” music festival

Joplin announces “Fiddlers on the Route” music festival

Joplin, Missouri, will host a two-day “Fiddlers on the Route” music festival — including the Nashville-based The Road Crew — on June 30 and July 1 in the city’s Landreth Park amphitheater. The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Connect2Culture…

City of Springfield to promote car cruising on Kearney Street

City of Springfield to promote car cruising on Kearney Street

In a historic reversal, the city council of Springfield, Missouri, earlier this week voted unanimously to promote car cruising along Kearney Street — a prominent Route 66 alignment — on certain Friday nights this summer. The city now will¬†encourage motorists…

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