The State of Missouri will celebrate its 200th birthday on August 10, 2021 and The Sheldon is celebrating with this all-star concert!

Tune in to Nine PBS on August 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. for the broadcast premiere of Show Me the Music: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial. Musicians from throughout Missouri, and representing a range of genres, will be featured on the concert event, to be broadcast on all four PBS stations throughout Missouri.

Nine PBS Encore presentations:

Tuesday, August 10 at 10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11 at 2 a.m.
Saturday, August 14 at 2 a.m.

The program will include:

Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage

Jazz pianist Peter Martin with an ensemble of top jazz musicians from St. Louis and Kansas City

Blues and R&B vocalist Anita Jackson

Missouri fiddler Howard Marshall & Friends

Ragtime pianist Royce Martin

The ZouM faculty ensemble from the University of Missouri performing Waterways, a newly commissioned classical work by composer Stefan Freund

Missouri musicians have played significant roles in the creation and development of many genres of music – including fiddle music, blues, ragtime, jazz, country, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, hip hop and classical music.  Diverse musicians, either from Missouri or who made Missouri their home, have contributed in important ways to American music and continue to innovate in their chosen genres.

Learn more about Show Me the Music’s Educational Programs for schools!

Click here for more details on all Missouri Bicentennial events!

Joplin, Missouri
Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
American Wild Ensemble
Pro Musica @ Wildcat Glades

Columbia, Missouri
Friday, August 6 at 7 p.m. – free concert (register via the Missouri at 200 website)
Little Dylan Blues Band, Kay Brother and the Burney Sisters, and the Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra
Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus

Columbia, Missouri
Friday, August 6 at 1 p.m. – Missouri Fiddle Music – free concert
Missouri fiddlers
Peace Park on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus

Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, August 6 at 7 p.m.
American Wild Ensemble
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

Columbia, Missouri
Saturday, August 7 at 1 p.m. – Missouri Fiddle Music – free concert
Missouri fiddlers
Peace Park on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus

Columbia, Missouri
Saturday, August 7 at 1 p.m. – Dance
At 1 p.m. – Carmen Dence and Groupo Atlantico
At 2 p.m. – Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs
Missouri Theatre

Gray Summit, Missouri
Saturday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
American Wild Ensemble
Shaw Nature Reserve (Missouri Botanical Garden)

Columbia, Missouri
Sunday, August 8 at 1 p.m.
American Wild Ensemble
Peace Park on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus

St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, August 12
Virtual concert
Missouri History Museum

Jefferson City, Missouri
Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m.
Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra
Missouri Capitol Rotunda

Click here to learn more about the musicians on this all-star celebration!

SPONSORSHIP

Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee
JPL Development LLC
Sinquefield Charitable Foundation
St. Louis Cardinals
Budds Center for American Music at the University of Missouri-Columbia
With public support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency