This week in Monett: At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, a benefit concert to help tornado victims in Joplin will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday featuring acoustic performer John Clapper. Admission will be $3.
Mocha Jo's is closed Saturday and Monday for Memorial Day.
This week in Springfield: A benefit concert featuring After Edmund to help tornado victims in Joplin will be held at 7 p.m. today, May 26, at Remington's 1655 W. Republic Road.
At the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, the NSRA Mid America Street Rod Nationals will be held Friday through Sunday.
The Springfield Brass Choir will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic.
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, opens its annual members show on Friday.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra members perform at noon on Wednesday in Founders Park, 330 E. Water. Local bands will perform on Wednesday in Park Central Square downtown.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing this week are the Seed and Solid Groove on Friday. On Saturday, Mountain Sprout, Deep Fried Squirrel and the Fall Down Drunks perform.
Lynryd Skynyrd and ZZ Top perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Lampe.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, on Friday, Primus, an avant-rock trio from northern California, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Grow a Film Festival, with new works judged and screened, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at past of the Atrosphere Festival. The children's theater company TPO performs "Icelandic Sheep" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore gives an hour-long presentation and signs books at 7 p.m. on May 31. Food Network star Guy Fieri presents his show as part of the 11th annual Art of Wine Festival at 7 p.m. on June 1.
Primus and the Dead Kenny G's perform at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are the Nace Brothers, Oreo Blue and the Dead Kenny G's on Friday; a Joplin tornado relief concert with seven local bands on Saturday; Rock Bottom Ramblers on Sunday; and the Dillinger Escape Plan on May 30.
The University of Arkansas Suzuki Music School Strings final concert will be given at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville.
|The Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival continues with a concert including an orchestral suite by J.S. Bach and the Octet for Strings by Mendelssohn June 2 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.|
Singer/songwriter Bill Staines performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville.
Laurel Owens presents a one-woman show "The Belle of Amherst" on Emily Dickinson at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Enthios Art Venue, 215 CR 301 Greenwood Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. Information is at 479-253-6830.
A medicine drum building workshop and demonstration will be held Sunday and May 30 at 872 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs.
The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend runs June 2 to 4. First day performers at Basin Springs Park include Jones van Jones, Buddy Shute, Isayah's All Stars and Little Joe McLerran, who also plays at 9 p.m. in the Basin Park Hotel Ballroom.
This week in Joplin: The Piccadilly Circus is scheduled to perform at Memorial Hall at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, 212 W. 8th St.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week ate Full Flava Kings on Friday; Joe Giles and the Homewreckers with classic rock and the Jetset Kings with dance music on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical "Cats" is presented May 31 to June 1 in the Chapman Music Hall. Nilaja Sun's one-woman comedy about a teacher, "No child..." is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Dante and the Hawks on Saturday.
The Piccadilly Circus performs May 31 and June 1 at the SpiritBank Events Center , 105th and Memorial.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Tulsa Roundup Dog Shows run Friday through May 30 in the QuikTrip Center.
"The Spirit of Michael" tribute to Michael Jackson light laser and dance show will be given at 7 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway.
Food Network star Guy Fieri brings his show on June 2 to the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.
Rocklahoma runs Friday through Sunday at 1421 W450 Road in Pryor. Friday bands include My Darkest Days, Sick Puppies, Skillet, Hinder and Whitesnake plus 14 more on three stages. Saturday bands include the Gracious Few, Rev Theory, Drowning Pool, Sebastian Bach and Staind plus 15 more. Bands on Sunday include Saving Abel, Seether, Papa Roach, Poison and Motley Crue plus 13 more.
Rodeos this week include the 4H FFA Booster Club Rodeo saturday and Sunday in Haskell, west of Muskogee; the Green Country Stampede Saturday and Sunday in Tahlequah; and the Senior Pro Rodeo on Sunday in Muskogee.
This week in Kansas City: The Crawfish and Shrimp Festival runs Friday and Saturday at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Blue Orleans and Lil Malcolm play Friday. Ernest James and Washboard Jo Crawfish play on Saturday.
On Friday, Metal Fest plays at the Voodoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, Widespread Panic plays at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. Bruno Mars and Janelle MonŠe perform at the Independence Events Center. Adlers Appetite performs at the Voodoo Lounge.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Symphony offers a free concert at Union Station at 7:30 p.m. comedians Michael Blackson, Rob Stapleton and Bobby-J perform at the Beaumont Club.
On May 30, Guy Fieri brings his food road show to the Midland Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
On May 31, Buckethead and Electric England play at the Beaumont Club.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of the rock opera "Tommy" runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 3614 Main, with more performances June 2 to 5.
A stage version of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" runs through June 19 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.
A revue of the music of Cole Porter runs through May 29 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: A pow wow will be held Friday through Sunday at 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road.
The play "Peter Pan" will be given Friday through Sunday at Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri campus.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Josh Groban performs at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
On Saturday, Civil War re-enactors retell the battle of San Carlos, beginning at 10 a.m. on the Gateway Arch grounds.
The 12th annual Rib America Festival run through May 30 at Soldier's Memorial Plaza downtown. Bands on Friday include Puddle of Mudd, AC/DC and Brown Bottle Fever. Saturday bands include Kansas, Loverboy, Montrose, Mark Farner, Pat Travers, Derek St. Holmes and Healing Sixes. Sunday bands include Collective Soul, Candlebox, Sever Mary Three, Shooting with Annie and the Last Good year. On Monday, bands are .38 Special, Molly hatchet, the Fabulous Motown Revue and Well Hungarians.
The St. Louis Greek Fest runs Friday through May 30 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, off Interstate 270 at Manchester.
Opera Theatre of St. Louis continues at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Washington University campus in Webster Groves. Performances include Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment at 8 p.m. on Saturday and June 1; and Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at 8 p.m. on June 2.
The St. Louis African Arts Festival runs Saturday through May 30 in the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.
On May 30, the 39th annual Gypsy Caravan flea market runs May 30 on the University of Missouri campus.
On June 1, Gumbohead plays at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
"Jersey Boys" continues through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The Shakespeare Festival opens with "The Taming of the Shrew" and runs to June 19 in Forest Park, northeast of the Art Museum.
Samm-Art Williams' new play The Montford Point Marine" runs through June 26 at the Grandel Theatre, across from Powell Hall on Grand.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are five local bands on Friday; Jimmy Eat World and Civil Twilight on Saturday; Primus and the Dead Kenny G's on Sunday; Chiddy Band, Dev and Ninjasonik on May 31; Black Label Society, Rev Theory, Hourcast and Anchored on June 1.
2011 Scott Joplin Festival June 1-5 in Sedalia
By MURRAY BISHOFF
The 2011 Scott Joplin Festival, the biggest ragtime festival in the nation, will be held June 1 through June 5 in Sedalia. The event draws some of the greatest pianists in the world playing ragtime today to both indoor and outdoor venues.
Daytime activities will again be held in downtown Sedalia. The main performance venue, the Stark Pavilion, named for publisher John Stark who promoted Joplin through the heyday of ragtime, will be located a Fifth and Ohio streets on the south side of the Pettis County Courthouse. Other daytime venues for concerts on June 2 to June 4 will include the Maple Leaf Pavilion, where the original Maple Leaf Club for which the "Maple Leaf Rag" is named, and the historic Katy Depot.
The kickoff concert and evening concerts on June 1, 2 and 3 will be held on the campus of State College Community College. The Saturday evening "music hall" concert will be held for the first time at the new Heckart Performing Arts Center at the new Smith Cotton High School. Afternoon concerts will be held at the First United Methodist Church at Fourth and Osage. Outdoor concerts will be free.
Among the performers attending this year will be Rhythmia, a string band new this year; the reorganized Etcetera String Band; Scott Kirby, scheduled last year who had to cancel; and Canadian pianist Mimi Blais, who only played the final day last year. Fan favorites Jeff Barnhart, Sue Keller, Adam Swanson, Brian Holland, Paul Asaro, Donald Ryan and many more are scheduled to play.
Ticket information is available by contacting the Scott Joplin Foundation office at 866-218-6258 or visiting the webpage at www.scottjoplin.org.