SOS Kick-off Concert: Pippa and the Strawmen

The FIRST 2014 Summer on the Square (SOS) Concert Jun 6, 2014 was a huge success. There were over 450 people in attendance. Kirksville Arts and the Downtown Merchants put on an ART WALK around The Square from 5-7 pm just before the Concert at 7.

The afternoon was beautiful, the weather couldn’t have been better.  The folks brought their chairs and water and had a wonderful time listening to the “New Timey” music. With an old-fashioned feel, the lyrics were written by Steve O’Dell and put to music by Pippa Letsky.

Here are pictures showing the First 2014 SOS Concert with Pippa and the Strawmen.


Pippa and the Strawmen singing their “New Timey” Tunes.


Here even the little children are having fun tossing a ball.


The lovers hold hands while they listen to the music.

SOS is an incredible opportunity here in Kirksville! Don’t miss out.

Come to the Square on Fridays at 7pm.


“The Strawmen” take a break, while Pippa sings a couple solos.

One funny, cute, catchy, foot-tapping little song they sang was “A Pig’s a Pig After All.” 

To listen to this song, CLICK HERE.

Go to to hear other tunes by Pippa and the Strawmen.


Those in attendance enjoyed getting out in the fresh air to hear free music. But donations of appreciation are welcomed when a KAA staff walks around with a jug for you to fill with money! Show YOUR appreciation for this fine tradition of music at Summer On the Square in Kirksville, MO.

Come join us, every Friday night in June, July and August.

To see the line-up of musicians for this year CLICK HERE.

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All Text and Images © Jana Russon

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