Louisiana Area Historical Museum plans July 1 concert to commemorate Mo Mo craze 50 years ago

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Bill Whyte | Photo courtesy of Brent Engel

LOUISIANA, Mo. — The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will be the host of a concert by Montgomery County native and Nashville artist Bill Whyte at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the Elks Lodge, 120 N. Fifth. The show will commemorate the Mo Mo craze of July 1972.

A Bigfoot-like creature reportedly stalked Pike County 50 years ago, causing a national stir. Whyte is the musician behind the song “Mo Mo the Missouri Monster” and many other tunes.

Advanced tickets for people are 13 and older are available for $5 each and can be purchased at the museum, 304 Georgia, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 12 and younger are free.

Doors open at 6 p.m. July 1. A meal of pulled pork sandwiches and chips will be sold by the museum board. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Ticket sales will be limited on the day of the event, so early purchases are encouraged. Additional ticketing options may be announced, but purchases requiring mailing will include a $6 service fee.

The museum is selling Mo Mo T-shirts. Children’s sizes are $15 each. Adult sizes are $20. An adult 2X shirt is $25, and a 3X is $30. All of the shirts are printed locally by Doris Henderson, with proceeds helping to offset the cost of the concert.

Additional information is available on the museum’s Facebook site.

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