In the coming months, your Joplin Expats team will be bringing you exclusive stories that take you behind the scenes with many of our most interesting Expats–as well as “Re-Pats” who have returned to their home town for good.
Find out who they are, where they are now, and what makes them tick. We already have a growing list of very interesting local and global entrepreneurs, community leaders and world travelers–all with their heart in the Joplin area. If you have any suggestions for featured Expats, email us at info (at) joplinexpats (dot) org.
Our first feature is coming at the end of January: Chicago-based Expat Tyler Huffman will discuss Big Bad Chubba’s upcoming benefit and Reunion show, as well as the constant chaos in his most interesting educational and entrepreneurial life that he and his wife have built.
Big Bad Chubba, (a 90’s Ska band formed in Joplin) will perform at the Blackthorn in Joplin on December 23.
“We arranged the night so there could be a lot of catching up with old friends.” said Huffman “I am really looking forward to people coming out to the show and making music with some great friends.”
The event will provide some talented Joplin natives an opportunity to share their love and support for their hometown. All proceeds will benefit those impacted by the May 22 tornado and the efforts to rebuild.
“This is important to me because music always leads me to the best things in my life.” said Huffman, “I know it will be a wonderful time.”
If you will be in the Joplin area over the Holidays, don’t miss this exciting show. Tickets can be purchased at the Blackthorn for $10.