Born Joseph Foreman, Afroman is a Southern rapper best known for his hit stoner classic “Because I Got High.” Citing influences like Too $hort, Big Daddy Kane, and 2 Live Crew, he began his rap career in the eighth grade, when he started making homemade tapes of his own songs and passing them out to his classmates. He got his start as a performer at church, where he played drums and eventually moved on to playing guitar. For a while, he even worked as an airport baggage handler while trying to make an impression with his songs.

In 1999, while he was still living in East Palmdale, Los Angeles, Afroman released his first album, Sell Your Dope, and played parties, sidewalks, and contests. Not finding L.A. to his liking, he moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he teamed up with drummer Jody Stallone and keyboardist/bassist Daryl Havard. In the spring of 2000 he recorded his breakout LP, Because I Got High, with producer Tim Ramenofsky. He distributed it at shows with the help of T-Bones Records in Hattiesburg. As word spread about his live shows, demand for his music increased. At the time, online file-sharing service Napster had just kicked off the MP3 revolution, which turned out to be a boon for Afroman. A fan managed to acquire a copy of his album in digital form and posted the track “Because I Got High” to Napster. Howard Stern also boosted the popularity of the track by playing it on his radio show. “Because I Got High” went on to become a huge worldwide hit by the end of 2001. It was nominated for a Best Rap Grammy in 2002.

Afroman eventually attracted the attention of Universal Records, which signed him to a six-album deal. His first Universal album, The Good Times, was a compilation of his first two LPs and a few new tracks. “Because I Got High” was also included on the soundtrack to Kevin Smith’s film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. After parting ways with Universal, Afroman became an independent artist and self-released a string of follow-ups. When he returned, he did so in a big way, releasing a whopping four albums in 2004. He started with the double-disc Afroholic…The Even Better Times, released on April 20th. Free of Universal, he wrote, produced, and recorded Afroholic on his own, marketed it largely online, and toured with a live band. He followed with 4RO:20, the holiday album Jobe Bells, and his fifth studio album, The Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation Is Motivation, which featured rappers like Po Boy, Mr. Mixx, Strainj, and Blaq. Two more albums arrived in 2006: Drunk’n’High and his second holiday album, A Colt .45 Christmas.

Latin Night with DJ Christian Guerrero

La noche latina está de vuelta!

Here is where the party is…EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT, Latin Night! Latina Night with DJ Christian Guerrero come out and salsa dance and party with us.

18+ $10 cover | 21+ $5 cover

MOJO at Krave

The Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO) is a 16-piece ensemble dedicated to the rich tradition of the big band sound. MOJO performs a wide array of material, including arrangements from the Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Bob Florence and Quincy Jones bands, as well as newer charts, including a growing library of original tunes from current members of the Orchestra.

Based in Springfield, Mo., the band is made up of several university and public school music educators and some of the Springfield/Branson area’s finest musicians, with an impressive list of recording and performing credits.

The Schwag at Krave

1614 South Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 417-889-6500
AGES 18+
Showtime : 8 p.m.
Tickets : $10 in advance or $12 day of show


This show will be in back on the outdoor stage. Everything will move to the indoor stage if it rains. Either way we gonna party!

The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For four years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band). The Schwag has opened for many noteable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was on hiatus as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead.


TROY / Fishing For Saturday / Chris May: The Great Turn

Help us break into summer! Friday, June 7th with TROY and Fishing For Saturday at Krave Seafood & Oyster Bar for a full night of rock and roll!

Fishing For Saturday is opening up the night as they launch their first ever single release!

We are excited to get back on the stage at home for all our TROY family and friends, and have a special set planned with some new twists and turns! Closing out the evening will be performer Chris May.

The Great Turn symbolizes the changing of seasons & the onward march of time. To see a young band like Fishing for Saturday mature, blossom and release music is a great representation of focus and dedication over many moons. They are a micro of the macro that is Springfield Missouri, and it’s abnormal wealth of talent. They played one of their first shows with us, so it just feels fitting to come full circle and celebrate their single release.

Hit “going”and stay up to date on details as they roll in! Hope to see each and every one of your faces rockin’ with us for this epic night!

Friday, June 7th
Doors at 8pm
Presale tickets- $5 | DOS- $7