Show Me the Music: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial

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 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.

Kansas City PBS:

August 12 at 7 p.m.
August 26 at 6 p.m.
August 27 at 9 a.m.
August 29 at 2 p.m.

Warrensburg, Sedalia, Jefferson City and Columbia – KMOS-HD:

August 12 at 7 p.m.
August 19 at Noon

KMOS Emerge 6.3:

August 23 at 1 p.m.
August 26 at 1 a.m.
August 28 at 9 p.m.

Springfield – Ozarks Public Television:

August 13 at 8 p.m.
August 14 at 4 p.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

Concert Program

Educational Programs

“Show Me the Music” will also include a statewide educational component, with education materials on Missouri music and musicians made available to all K-12 schools in the state. Students will learn how Missouri musicians have contributed significantly to many genres of American music. Many people are familiar with the “King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin, rock and roll giant Chuck Berry, pop singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow and hip-hop star Nelly, but many are not as familiar with the Missouri roots of names such as blues vocalist Victoria Spivey, jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, country music talent scout and producer Ralph Peer, blues and rock pianist Johnnie Johnson, and operatic baritone Robert McFerrin, Sr.

Educational Resources

Missouri Bicentennial Events

Missouri is celebrating the bicentennial all year long! Visit the links below to learn more.

Regional Concert Events

Full List of Bicentennial Events