Everly Brothers Childhood Home Foundation in Shenandoah, Iowa will host the second annual Everly Heritage Day June 22, 2019.
"Their childhood home is symbolic, small in stature, a reminder of the family’s humble beginnings and ultimate achievement of the American dream. We continue to raise funds for the ideal video computer system inside the house to show the film and other internet, photographic, video, and audio archives. We also continue the upkeep, development and promotion of the house museum itself. This past year we have completed trim around windows and doors, replaced outside banners, received donations of costumes and furnishings and landscaped around the house," said foundation committee members Bill Hillman, Shelly Warner, Sherry and Sheryl Davis, and John Van Nostrand.
Zmed Brothers and the Bird Dogs Band perform the Everly Brothers Experience with music and history. The concert site is Shenandoah High School Gladys Wirsig Jones Auditorium, 1000 Mustang Drive. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at Shenandoah Chamber, 619 W. Sheridan Avenue, the Depot Restaurant, 101 Railroad Street or online at www.shenandoahiowa.net. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
The concert will also be broadcast live on KMA Radio, 960 AM. KMA staff will also give studio tours from 3-4 p.m. at 209 N. Elm Street. The world famous, Grammy winning Everly singing duo grew-up in and learned to sing and play guitar on live radio with their parents on Shenandoah’s nursery radio stations KMA and KFNF.
Shenandoah’s early radio history will be highlighted in a presentation by "The Radio Historian" John Schneider. John Schneider is a lifelong radio historian, and a Fellow in History of the California Historical Radio Society. He contributes regular articles on radio history to "Radio World" and "The Spectrum Monitor", and is the author of two Arcadia Publishing books, "Bay Area Radio" and "Seattle Radio". He now resides in Quincy, IL.
For more information on the event and concert tickets contract Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association email@example.com or call 712-246-3455.
The complete event schedule follows:
June 22 Saturday 8-11 a.m.
Earl May Seed & Nursery Co. Founders Day 100th Anniversary, Free Pancake Feed at Earl May Headquarters, 208 N. Elm St. Earl May was Everlys’ first employer on KMA radio.
11 a.m.– 1 p.m.
George Jay Drug Soda Fountain Social, an Everly Brothers’ favorite, 612 W. Sheridan Avenue.
Visit Everly Childhood Home (First 50 visitors will receive an Earl May 100th Anniversary vinyl tote bag filled with Shenandoah deals & info.) and Shenandoah Historical Museum, 800 W. Sheridan Avenue featuring:
Shenandoah Everly Brothers Popup Museum, pickup free brochures & Valley News event tabloid
Presentation of Everly House digital preservation by University of Iowa
For Sale- 1986 Homecoming Concert t-shirts, posters & photo books, Everly calendars w/memberships to Historical Museum & Shenandoah Everly Foundation.
1:30, 3:30, 4:30 p.m.
Debut screening of new documentary "Everly Brothers Music Beginnings in Shenandoah" Plus Everly Brothers Experience, Earl May, & KMA videos
Community discussion & memories of Everlys growing up in Shenandoah & 1986 Homecoming
Guided Tours of KMA Radio Studio, 209 N. Elm St.
Presentation by John Schneider, The Radio Historian www.theradiohistorian.org, history of Shenandoah’s KFNF & KMA Radio
Everly Brothers Experience Concert by Zmed Brothers & Bird Dogs Band, High School Auditorium, advance tickets $15, $20 door. Get tickets at Shenandoah Chamber, Depot Restaurant or online www.shenandoahiowa.net.
Music at the Depot Restaurant by the Minnahoonies