Thursday, January 23, 2020

Enjoying Summer In The Winter at LOTO Lounge


During the summer, bars and venues all over the lake offer live music and dancing.  However, when the summer fades into fall, those places turn over the "Closed" signs like autumn leaves spinning to the ground.

But there are exceptions.  The summer fun doesn't stop at the LOTO Lounge, located at 5180 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach, where live music plays year round.

The bar, which is owned by renowned recording artist and performer Randall Zwarte, features bands of nearly every persuasion.  Every weekend, you can catch blues, country, classic rock, and even the occasional jazz ensemble.

In addition to the Friday and Saturday shows, local players can hang out and take the stage every Thursday for Jam Night.  The club also features a live broadcast on 104.9 FM one Tuesday each month, where a featured act can be found "Bangin' the Twang."

This Saturday, Jan. 25, the LOTO Lounge will be presenting "Buddy & the Lukewarm Cats." The group is led by local icon Buddy Brayfield, who gained fame as a member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.  The Daredevils used to hang out regularly around the top of the Billboard charts back in the 70's with such hits as "Walkin' Down The Road," "Country Girl," and "If You Wanna Get To Heaven." 

While Brayfield toured the US and Europe with OMD, he became a local legend back in the late 70's when he left the group to go to medical school.  He then spent the next 40 years as "Dr. Brayfield," treating patients around the Lake of the Ozarks.

He and his post-doc group will take the stage from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, featuring country, southern rock, and classic rock music, along with a few hits from the Ozark Mountain Daredevil catalog.

For more information, contact the LOTO Lounge at 573-693-1404.

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