Our long awaited album has been released! Purchase it here as a digital download or a physical CD.

Family friendly, high energy entertainment with a focus on authenticity and live performance...

We are Keith Jones and the Makeshifts! A 1950's swingy rock and roll and rockabilly group with an emphasis on Bill Haley's style from Cincinnati, OH. We pride ourselves in quality live performances and our dedication to authenticity and trueness to the original sound.



 
Date Event Location
The Dock At Water The Dock At Water, Chillicothe, OH The Dock At Water, Chillicothe, OH
Mr. Robert's Mr. Robert's, Madison, WI 53704 Mr. Robert's, Madison, WI 53704
Two Brothers Roadhouse Two Brothers Roadhouse, Aurora, IL Two Brothers Roadhouse, Aurora, IL
The Outpost Armington, IL Armington, IL
Capital Senior Living Capital Senior Living, Mishawaka, IN Capital Senior Living, Mishawaka, IN
Hollywood Casino Dayton Raceway Hollywood Dayton Raceway, Dayton, OH 45414 Hollywood Dayton Raceway, Dayton, OH 45414
The Famous Neons Unplugged The Famous Neons Unplugged, Cincinnati, OH The Famous Neons Unplugged, Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Comic Expo  
The Boon County Library Concert Series The Boone County Library, Burlington, KY The Boone County Library, Burlington, KY
Second Friday Cincinnati Lindy Exchange Swing Dance Molly Malone's Covington, Covington, KY Molly Malone's Covington, Covington, KY
The Tin Roof The Tin Roof, Cincinnati, OH The Tin Roof, Cincinnati, OH
The Phone Booth Lounge The Phone Booth Lounge, Kettering, OH The Phone Booth Lounge, Kettering, OH
Hot Jazz Club Swing Dance Prohibition, Charleston, South Carolina Prohibition, Charleston, South Carolina
Clemson University Swing Dance TBA TBA
Gulfport Casino Ballroom Swing Dance by Swing Time The Gulfport Casino and Ballroom, Gulfport, Florida The Gulfport Casino and Ballroom, Gulfport, Florida
Get Hep Swing Dance Lakewood Masonic Temple , Cleveland, OG Lakewood Masonic Temple , Cleveland, OG
Keith Jones and the Makeshifts Miami Valley Gaming, Lebanon, OH Miami Valley Gaming, Lebanon, OH
Keith Jones and the Makeshifts Miami Valley Gaming, Lebanon, OH Miami Valley Gaming, Lebanon, OH

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Tampa and Panama CIty - Always Warmly Welcomed (Pun intended) 

We just got back from our third trip down to Florida, and while it was our shortest trip yet, we feel that it was the most rewarding. Each show was incredibly well-attended, and our fan-base in those areas just keeps exploding. We're not even going to question why Floridians are such big fans of us 50's rock and roll guys out of Ohio.

In Gulfport, FL, we played a big swing dance that's held on a weekly basis. The room was full again, and there were no complaints from us. Oh, and we had a little reminder of our last visit there, too...

                                                                                        Backstage at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom in Gulfport, FL


 The next stop was Panama City. We got to be on the news again, which was pretty fun. Greg from WMBB was pretty happy we were back, too. We heard that he had good things to say about our album, and Kelsey got this behind-the-scenes video of us playing. 

https://www.facebook.com/195203687279469/videos/629006353899198/


The Little Village yielded some pretty good pictures --

                                                     Intense!

                                          


                                                   Bass Stander


                                                   This one is normal-ish.


The next day, we were at The Place in Panama City, which was also packed out. We sold a ton of CD's. We were glad to do it! 

The short trip was worth it, even through the sleep deprivation. It's looking like we're going to be back in less than a year this time, too.
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