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07-09-2014, 11:53 PM
The Leaky Roof Meadery in Buffalo will host its grand opening from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12.

The event will feature food, mead and a variety of music.

July 12 also marks the meadery’s first Bond Burning Festival, which the meadery plans to make an annual event.

The musical lineup includes the following: Scott Shipley and The Model Prisoners, Dale Reno, Curtis Birch, Butch Robins, John Pennell and Robert Bowlin, Brewer & Shipley (“One Toke Over the Line”), and Lyal Strickland and The Moonlight Farmers. On the second stage are Stormy Weather (a Celtic string band from the Ozarks), Hillbilly Cousins (Randy Buckner and Brian Ison), Marcus Chatman (Speakeasy) and Brandon Moore (Shotgun Brothers), and Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu (formerly of Big Smith).

Several local vendors will present food and treats as well.

Gates open at 1 p.m. Saturday, and the cost of admission is $15 at the gate. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the meadery; Kaleidoscope, 1430 E. Sunshine St. in Springfield; Stick It in Your Ear, 300 E. Walnut St. in Springfield; or Eddies Headies, 414 South Ave. in Springfield.

People of all ages are welcome to attend.

Continuing the railroad themes of the meadery, the Bond Burning Festival name comes from Dallas County’s railroad history. Although a railroad never ran through the county, in the 1870s the county partnered with the Laclede and Fort Scott Railroad to run a line from Fort Scott, Kan., to Lebanon. Dallas County issued railroad bonds to shareholders, but the railroad went bankrupt. The county refused to repay its bonds for a railroad that never was built, but the Supreme Court ultimately ordered the county to repay them.

The Leaky Roof Meadery is west of U.S. 65 at 1306 S. Azalea St. in Buffalo.

For more information about the grand opening and Bond Burning Festival, contact the meadery by telephone at (417) 345-1233 or email public relations manager Jhett Collins at jhett@leakyroofmeadery.com or head mead maker Todd Rock at todd@leakyroofmeadery.com.
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StuckTiger11
07-10-2014, 02:28 AM
I'm so excited to meet you guys! I've recently exposed my girlfriend to mead, and she's just as excited as I am. We'll be there!

fatbloke
07-10-2014, 04:18 AM
Bugger! Another one that's just a little too far........ :rolleyes:

Good luck etc, to the owners for the day, and the business though.....