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Boswell Park was the place to be Saturday as Day 2 of the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks featured a kids' bike parade, a cruise-in with more than 100 classic vehicles, live music from the '60s and '70s by The Bucket Band and visitors from all over the…

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Downtown Lebanon was filled with classic cars, throngs of people and memorable music Friday night as the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival, presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks, opened with the first Route 66 Festival Downtown Cruise, hosted by the Lebanon Downtown Business District.

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More than 150 classic, antique and custom cars are expected to participate Saturday, June 19, in this year’s Route 66 Parade, one of the biggest events of the Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks.

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Here’s the schedule for the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks. We’ll update the schedule if changes occur. The festival is an official Missouri Bicentennial event with the theme of “200 Years of Missouri, 95 Years of Route 66.”

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Planning for the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks remains “on track,” festival chairman Jessica Rodden told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board Tuesday.

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The Blue Collar Kings, a classic-rock, blues and country band that performs frequently at the Lake of the Ozarks, will provide the entertainment on the Munger Moss Motel patio as the Lebanon Route 66 Festival celebrates the 75th anniversary of the internationally famous Route 66 landmark on …

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More volunteers are needed to help at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival, Bruce Owen, president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, said Tuesday at the group’s monthly board meeting.

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Planning for the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks continued Wednesday morning as 14 members of the festival planning committee met at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library to fine-tune the schedule for the event on Father’s Day weekend.

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The new Boswell Park amphitheater will be located about where the stage has been for the past four Lebanon Route 66 Festivals, Bruce Owen, president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, announced Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Lebanon Route 66 Festival Committee.

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This year’s Lebanon Route 66 Festival will feature three cruise-ins and three popular bands during a jam-packed two-day schedule June 18-19. The Route 66 Festival Committee met Wednesday for its monthly planning session.

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The 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival will join the statewide celebration of Missouri’s bicentennial with the festival theme of “200 Years of Missouri, 95 Years of Route 66,” the festival committee decided Wednesday.

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What goes better with the classic cars and nostalgia of a Route 66 Festival than the Top 40 hits of the 1960s and early ’70s? That's why the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society again has booked The Bucket Band from Kansas City to perform Saturday, June 19, at the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival.

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The tentative schedule for the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival includes a cruise-in and other activities on Friday night in downtown Lebanon and a celebration on Saturday night of the Lehman family’s 50th anniversary as owners of the internationally known Munger Moss Motel.

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Mark your calendar: The 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival again will be on Father’s Day weekend and again will be a two-day event, the festival committee decided at its first planning meeting Tuesday.

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Lebanon’s Route 66 Festival on June 20 should benefit from similar events having been canceled, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board agreed at its monthly meeting Tuesday.

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Rain at dawn may have reduced the number of classic cars in the parade, but the skies quickly cleared and the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival drew at least as many people Saturday as last year, Loretta Young, the festival’s general chairman, said as the event wrapped up.

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After four months of restoration by a dedicated crew of volunteers, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society dedicated the last surviving Camp Joy cabin Saturday in a ceremony at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Route 66-themed Boswell Park, the cabin’s new home.

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About 40 cars and trucks, plus several motorcyclists, took part in this morning's annual Lebanon Route 66 Festival parade from the Lebanon Industrial Park to Boswell Park, all on Route 66.

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The scene Friday night along East Route 66 in Lebanon could have been from 1957, before Interstate 44 replaced The Mother Road as the primary east-west route through Laclede County.

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The design for the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival T-shirts has been announced. This year's shirts are being sponsored by C&J's Classic & Muscle Cars, located on Route 66 west of Lebanon. The business is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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The schedule is nearly set, the band is booked, the stage and sound system are ordered, the T-shirts are being printed, the program is taking shape, and enough money has been raised to cover anticipated expenses.

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With the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival only two months away, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society’s Festival Committee is making progress toward ensuring that this year’s event will be a success.

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The theme for the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival will be “Celebrating Camp Joy” in honor of plans for the only surviving Camp Joy cabin to be moved to Boswell Park, site of the festival’s Saturday events.

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The Route 66 Band is gearing up to go to the Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon for Bob Lehman's Birthday Bash Oct. 13. We have a new PA board and a new bass player. Bob and Ramona have always supported us and we support them as well. Please come out and support the US 66 Band and the Route 66 Bil…