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Well, we are missing you.  The cold days of winter are broken and we'll be back on the road to catch up soon.  Drop us a note anytime!  We'll be glad to hear from you.  Thanks for sharing Soca Jukebox with your friends and family.  We'll get together soon and "feel alright".

Soca Jukebox Annual Meeting 2017

Minutes were read, old business, new business, voted on officers, food, libation and glad-handing at our annual meeting of the minds (and sticks).  The band gets together annually in a top-secret location to strategize, learn some new tunes and tell tall tales within the Soca J. organization.  Big THANKS to Jay for providing every hospitality.  It’s always an amazing day and we have a lot to look forward to in 2017.

Video is the "Wave" of the future.

The good people at Creative Productions Group have been working hard on our newest promotional videos.  We are super excited about them and some are even ready to share.

Promo -

Demo -

We hope you’ll love ‘em and please let us know what you think!

SocaJukebox.Com is brand new!

New Website - To go along with our new videos, we even got a new and updated website.  Our little piece of internet real-estate is stunning (and beach front!).  Please peruse the site, try it out, test it for it’s usefulness, share it with your friends and send us your feedback. is open for business.  Complete with up-to-date (yet ever-evolving) calendar for 2017!

15 Years of Soca Jukebox

2017 is our “quinciañera” - That’s 15 in Soca Years.  Did you know that Soca Jukebox formed in the summer of 2002?  Our first show was just right up the street from my house in the backyard (on the tennis/basketball court of our friendly, neighborhood brain surgeon.  I know you’ll want to be putting this one on your calendar… Soca J was born, Aug. 10, 2002 weighing in at 1456 lbs (most of that is drums and steel!)  Send us a congrats on Facebook, drop us an email or perhaps a meaningful anniversary card.  As some of us like to say, “This is the longest relationship I’ve ever had!”.


Who wants a new Soca record?  

New album for Summer ’17 - Our newest live tracks just went to mixing this week.  Lots of classic favorites and new hits for this record.  Can’t wait to share it.  We are looking for great titles for this album and entertaining all suggestions.  Want to submit a great Soca Jukebox album title for consideration?  If we pick yours, you’ll get free records, tons of swag, showtime props and hugs all around.  Send your suggestions to jason@jasonriley.comwith Soca J in the subject.

Getting to know Soca Jukebox!


JayPan is the confirmed and pre-qualified Hype Man for Soca J.

Beyond that, he’s a multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist specializing in Lead Pan, timbales, “more cowbell”, woodblocks and sundry percussion.

He was Soca’s MVP in the 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015 and is a shoe-in this season. Jay is a considerate professional, consummate performer, dedicated family man and a true friend.

“I’m (JayPan) the man, with the plan to do what he can, to jam you understand:) Life just can’t get much better for this rasta rocker that enjoys spending his days in the hallowed halls of the middle school environment and my evenings performing on the worlds best designed cereal bowl…steel drum that is. I dream of one day sitting on a beach with my steel drum full of Fruit Loops. Music has never been so yummy!!!”

Upcoming Shows!

4/28 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NE
4/29 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NE
6/16 - Benedictine College Alumni Association, Atchison KS
6/17 - Lowenstein Benefit, Cameron MO
6/24 - Community Event, Minden NE
6/30 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NE
7/1 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NE
7/4 - Independence Day Celebration, Hastings NE
7/7 - Sounds of Summer, St. Joseph MO
7/22 - Captain Rons, Lake of the Ozarks MO
7/27 - Buffalo County Fair, Kearney NE
8/5 - Jeep n Jammin’ for Brett, St. Joseph MO
8/5 - Private Party, St. Joseph MO
8/11 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NE
8/12 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NE
8/19 - Center Line Volley Ball Benefit, Blue Springs MO
9/9 - Private Party - Gewin, Blue Skies, Agency
9/16 - State Theater, Mound City MO
12/1 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NE
12/2 - Cunningham’s Journal, Kearney NESupporter/FAN of the Month!

Laurie Trotter at Tri-Star Ventures/Hardee’s!

Laurie and Tom gave us a great testimonial this month.  We love working with them because their company is truly a family.  They get everyone involved and show their appreciation with a great vacation for them that includes a live concert from Soca Jukebox!

“These guys are brilliant….plus, they are amazing musicians!  We’ve had them play at our company luau the last several years, and they are always the biggest draw!   They ARE the party!!  Everyone – from the youngest kid to the oldest - loves singing and dancing to their music.  Very family friendly, very professional, and very talented!


Tom & Laurie Trotter (TriStar Ventures – Hardee’s)

 New Clients, New Venues

Thanks to our newest clients.  Welcome to the family.

Minden Chamber of Commerce

Blue Skies Health Care

Hastings Parks and Rec

Parenting Children with Special Needs

Harrah’s Casino

Buffalo County Fair

Vince and Melissa Koch

Jeep and Jammin for Brett

State Theater Arts Council

Las Cabos


Available dates for ’17

Soca Jukebox only plays a limited number of dates per year and a portion of those go to charity.  We only have 10 available dates left to book for this season.  These are first come, first serve.  If you know that Soca J is a great fit for your venue, corporate event, festival or special family occasion, it’s never to early to book.  Thank you for choosing LIVE music for your special events!

Thank you for reading the monthly newsletter from Soca and staying up with us.  Our mailing list is only for our best clients, friends, family and super "die-hard" Soca J fanatics.  You are literally part of the family. 

Never hesitate to share with a friend, bring a friend, make a friend... BE a friend.  Opa!  

Jason & Soca J

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