Missouri Press Releases


 

Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: July 29, 30 and August 27, 2016

Doubt Makes St. Louis Premiere at Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis, MO

Critics and audiences agree that Union Avenue Opera’s Twenty Second Festival Season opener The Mikado was a “sparkling production” with a “refreshing and humorous presentation” where “excellence pervades all aspects of the show.” Amidst the rave reviews, the cast of Puccini’s dramatic Tosca, is hard at work bringing the tragic tale to life. Tosca will be performed at Union Avenue Opera July 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at 8:00pm., at the Union Avenue ...

 

Illinois, Midlothian, Event Date: November 14 to 15, 2015

St. Christopher School to host 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Show, November 14 to 15, Midlothian, IL

St. Christopher School is hosting their 43rd Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Show on November 14th and 15th at St. Christopher School, 14611 S. Keeler, Midlothian, IL. Just in time for holiday shopping, this two day event features over 70 crafters and vendors. Crafters will be displaying various handcrafted items such as jewelry, ornaments, holiday villages, personalized name prints, novelty handbags, stained glass bottles, natural dog treats and outdoor ...

 


Missouri, St Louis, Event Date: November 21 to 22, 2015

Rotary Arts and Craft Fair Fall Show features over 450 craft artisans, November 21-22, St Louis, MO

On November 21-22 the Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary will host it's annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh, St Louis, MO 63126. Enjoy strolling through over 450 craft artisan booths which represent the very best of the region. This show is attended by 25,000 people. Free admission and parking. Concessions are available both days. This is a family friendly event. Rotary's Motto is: "Service above Self." 100% of the proceeds ...

 


Missouri, Lebanon, Event Date: November 21, 2015

Turn your Trash To Treasure, Lebanon, MO

The Trash To Treasure Swap Meet will be held on November 21st from 10am-3pm at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 East Elm Street in Lebanon, MO. Admission is free. This swap meet will feature antiques, collectibles, junk, flea market bargains and beautiful handcrafted and homemade gifts just in time for Christmas. Food will be available on location. If you would like be be a vendor, you can contact stacy@nationaltvrental.com or visit www.considermecrafty.com. The event supports local, home-based businesses ...

 


Missouri, Lebanon, Event Date: July 18 to 19, 2015

Fiber Artists flock to the Ozarks, Lebanon, MO

More than 100 people from seven states have already registered for fiber arts classes at the 6th Annual Fiber “U” being held on Saturday July 18th (8am-6pm) and Sunday July 19th (8am-3pm) at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm Street in Lebanon, MO. There are 41 fiber arts classes, taught by artists from the Midwest to choose from, including knitting, weaving, crocheting, dyeing, felting, spinning, rug making, needle tatting, fly tying and more. Visit www.mopaca.org/fiber-u ...

 


 

Missouri, East Prairie, Event Date: June 26 & 27, 2015

East Prairie Chamber of Commerce Presents the 41st Annual Sweet Corn Festival, East Prairie, MO

The East Prairie Chamber of Commerce has announced the 41st Annual Sweet Corn Festival on June 26 & 27, located on Main Street-Downtown East Prairie, MO. The fun starts with the Main Street Party on Friday June 26 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. This year's theme is "Meet me on Main Street" with live music. Performing will be Daniel Sexton and The Jerry Ford Combo. Join in the street dancing and enjoy a huge craft show. On Saturday June 27, the mass start of the Tour De Corn ...

 


 

Missouri, Hannibal, Event Date: June 19th through July 30th, 2015

Bluff City Theater presents Tony-awarding winning play The Heiress to open Summer Season, Hannibal, MO

Based on the Henry James novel Washington Square, Ruth and Augustus Goetz’ period drama The Heiress explores timeless themes of parental autocracy, personal independence and the nature of love. The Heiress opened in NYC in 1947 and ran for 410 performances before moving to London’s West End where it ran for 600 more. Twice revived on Broadway, the 1999 production won three Tony’s including best revival of a play. In this new professional production ...

 


 

Missouri, Lebanon, Event Date: June 6, 2015

Consider Me Crafty 2015 Craft Fair Supports Breast Cancer Awareness, Lebanon, MO, June 6th

Consider Me Crafty is hosting a craft fair on June 6th at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 East Elm Street, Lebanon, MO. The event supports breast cancer awareness. Join over 100 handcrafted vendors in raising money for this cause. There will be raffles and give-a-ways, music by Walenia, bounce house, and face painting. Admission is free. See why these crafters have worked so hard to make and help support breast cancer awareness on June 6th from 9am-4pm. The National Breast ...

 


 

Missouri, Ironton, Event Date: May 15 to 17, 2015

Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival Returns to Ironton, MO, May 15 to 17

This year’s Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival (www.MountainMusicFestival.net) will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15 to 17 on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, MO. This year’s festival will feature not only three days of bluegrass, country and gospel music, but also clogging. Musical guests scheduled to appear at this spring’s event include: That Dalton Gang, Eric Thompson, Book of Ruth, Ozark Spirit Cloggers, The Bankesters, and ...

 


 

Missouri, Hannibal, Event Date: March 28th, 2015

Bluff City Theater presents The Big Band Concert of 1945 featuring the St. Louis Big Band with Joe Scalzitti

To cap off their WWII-themed winter season Bluff City Theater (www.bluffcitytheater.com) presents The St. Louis Big Band in a specially-themed concert for one night only on Saturday March 28th, 7:30 p.m. at Hannibal High School. Relive some of the greatest moments in musical history just as you would have 70 years ago at the end of World War II. You'll hear all the greatest hits of the era performed just the way they were originally written to be played. And for those who like to dance ...

 


 

Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: December 14, 2014

1 Duo & 1 Band Head to Memphis to Compete in the Blues Foundation's 31st International Blues Challenge

The Saint Louis Blues Society will host the 2014 Winner’s Showcase at BB’s Jazz Blues & Soup on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (700 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO). The event highlights the winners of the Saint Louis “Road to Memphis” blues challenge where two acts were chosen to represent Saint Louis at the Blues Foundations’ 31st Annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis Tennessee, January 20 to 24, 2015. The Solo/Duo act, Tom Hall & Alice Spencer, easily ramble through a landscape painted with original material, blues ...

 


 

Missouri, St Louis, Event Date: November 22-23, 2014

Fall Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair with over 450 Craft Artisans, November 22-23, St Louis, MO

On November 22-23, the Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary will host its 33rd annual Arts and Crafts Fair at 5000 Lindbergh Blvd., St Louis, MO. Enjoy strolling through more than 450 craft artisan booths which represent the very best in the region. This wonderful show is attended by 25,000 people. Free admission and free parking. Concessions are available both days. This is a family friendly event. The Rotary's motto is "Service above Self." 100% of the proceeds benefit local and  ...

 


 

Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: October 19, 2014

St. Louis Blues Society's "Road to Memphis" Challenge

The Saint Louis Blues Society will host the 2014 band competition to select one blues band and one solo/duo act to represent St. Louis at the 31st International Blues Challenge IBC presented by the Blues Foundation and held in Memphis Tennessee, January 20 to 24, 2015. The St louis Blues Challenge final judging will be held at the Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, 105 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO, on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm ...

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: September 20, 2014

Virtuoso Guitarist Douglas Niedt in Concert, Kansas City, MO, September 20th

Virtuoso Guitarist Douglas Niedt will perform in concert in Kansas City, MO on September 20, 2014. The concert is at 7:30 pm in White Recital Hall, on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO. The concert is free. Douglas Niedt's listeners around the world know him best for his love of fresh and diverse repertoire performed with incredible energy, technical perfection, and emotional depth. In his concert, Niedt will play his one-of-a-kind arrangements of South American folk dances and music by George Gershwin ...

 


 

Missouri, Pilot Knob, Event Date: September 27th & 28th, 2014

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pilot Knob Sesquicentennial Events, Pilot Knob, MO, September 27th & 28th

September 27th & 28th Visit the Arcadia Valley September 27th and 28th  where you will step back in time to September of 1864 when the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pilot Knob is re-enacted at the Historic Fort Davidson State Park, September 27th & 28th in Pilot Knob, MO. Today, the Arcadia Valley in Iron County is a peaceful setting in one of Missouri’s most scenic areas. But in 1864, the valley was the scene of one of the largest and most hard-fought Civil War battles waged on the state’s soil. Confederate ...

 


 

Missouri, Eureka, Event Date: August 22 and 23

TOCO Family Festival and Camp Out, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Eureka, MO, August 22 to 23

For the 13th consecutive year, the TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings) Family Festival offers music and camping, food and beverage vendors, plus a multitude of child and family focused entertainment including a campsite decorating contest, costume exhibitions, parades, collective arts project, face painting, performances and workshops by St. Louis Music and Science Teachers and St. Louis Hoop Club, playground ...

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: August 29 and 30, 2014

Rag Swing Bop! Premieres on Charlie Parker's Birthday, August 29th at Kansas City’s Historic Gem Theater

Paul Mesner Puppets celebrates Kansas City jazz in its newest production Rag Swing Bop! (previously Ragtime to Bebop: The KC Jazz Story) August 29 and 30. Set on the birth date of the central character, iconic saxophonist Charlie Parker, the premiere will be at the Gem Theater in the historic jazz district of Kansas City, 1616 East 18th Street. The musical play starts out with Missourian Scott Joplin’s "12th Street Rag" and will consist of many classic jazz recordings including "Night ...

 


 

 

Missouri, Springfield, Event Date: August 11 to August 16, 2014

What's So Special About a Button?

What if one button made in the 18th century is worth thousands of dollars? What if another one was worn by dignitaries attending the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States in 1789? Or, what if it is only a simple white mother-of-pearl button, but it was worn on your great grandmother’s wedding dress over 150 years ago? “Get Your Button Kicks on Route 66” is the theme of the 2014 National Button Society’s National Convention and Show in Springfield, Missouri from August 11 through August 16 at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention ...

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: August 3, 2014

Kansas City's 4th Annual Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, August 3rd

Founded in 2011, Strawberry Swing has become a Kansas City tradition. Full of creatives who are experts at their craft, this one-day indie craft fair is the Midwest’s celebration of the handmade movement. Taking place in the barn and on the grounds of the historic Alexander Majors Home at 82nd and State Line, The 4th Annual Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair will have food trucks, a photo booth, live music, a kid's craft table and 65+ local vendors selling handmade or upcycled items. The Swing is ...


 

Missouri, Hannibal, Event Date: Through August 10th, 2014

Hannibal, MO, Historic Bank Building to Become the New Home of Bluff City Theater

A 1910 neo-classical masterpiece in downtown Hannibal is set to become the country's newest professional theater. Bluff City Theater has announced that it acquired the building as part of its plans to bring a professional summer theater to the city, beginning this summer. “We looked at a lot of potential theater locations in downtown Hannibal, but the search ended when we saw this one,” said Bluff City Theater's executive director Joe Anderson ...


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: July 4th

The 4th of July fuse is ready to light! KC RiverFest focuses on music, fireworks and safe, old-fashioned family fun.

KC RiverFest, the premier family-style Independence Day celebration hosted by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, blasts off at Berkley Riverfront Park this Friday, July 4th, at 4:00 p.m.   The festival will feature live local music on two stages, almost a dozen food vendors, cold drinks and ice cream, a kids' area and a custom fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. by Zambelli Fireworks, one of the largest pyrotechnic firms in the world.


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: May 24th to 25th

Nation’s Largest Family Music Fest rocks into Crown Center Square, Kansas City, May 24th & 25th

The power of music, dance, smiles and laughs will be on display this weekend at the nation’s largest family music fest as the 7th annual Jiggle Jam returns to Crown Center for Memorial Day Weekend. Laurie Berkner and Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve and the Choo Choo Dance Crew headline the two-day festival, happening Saturday, May 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Kansas City. Jiggle Jam brings generations and communities together to experience live music and educational activities in a fun  ...

 


 

Missouri, Hannibal, Event Dates: July 9th through August 10th

Bluff City Theater Announces Darrell Dennis to Reprise Classic Role in Tales of an Urban Indian, Hannibal, MO

Bluff City Theater has announced that actor, comedian and playwright Darrell Dennis will be playing the role he created in Tales of an Urban Indian, July 9th through August 10th, Hannibal, MO.   Tales of an Urban Indian is the semi-autobiographical story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary Native male born on a reserve in British Columbia and raised both on the reserve and in the city of Vancouver, Canada ...


 

Missouri, Hannibal, Event Date: July 9th through August 10th

Professional theater is returning to historic Hannibal this summer

Professional theater is returning to historic Hannibal July 9th through August 10th, with the launch of a new non-profit company called Bluff City Theater, 212 Broadway Ave. Its first production - Darrell Dennis' Tales of an Urban Indian, promises to move audiences both figuratively and literally because it will be performed entirely on a moving transit bus as it travels through the streets of the city ...

 


 

Missouri

Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival returns on May 16th -18th, Ironton, MO

Ironton, Missouri (May 2, 2014) - This year’s Spring Mountain Music Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 16, 17 and 18 on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, MO. This year’s festival will feature not only three days of bluegrass, country and gospel music, but also clogging and square dancing. The event is free.   With the spring festival will come the traditional 5K Walk-Run starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. In addition to music, vendors and crafters, they will have a wide variety of wares and food for purchase. There’ll be an area set up for  ...

 


 

National touring act, Swing St. Louis, presents the premier of Remembering Judy Garland at Kirkwood, MO

Kirkwood, Missouri (April 14, 2014) - St. Louis invites you to celebrate its 250th birthday with a Vaudeville-style show saluting Meet Me In St. Louis film star, Judy Garland. National touring act, Swing St. Louis, presents the premier of Remembering Judy Garland at Kirkwood, MO’s Robert G. Reim Theatre (111 S. Geyer Rd.) this October 11th, 2014 at 2PM and 7PM. Entertainers and vintage enthusiasts, Emily and Lacy Miller, will bring Judy's hits and tributes to the stage in ...

 

Welcome Spring at the 8th Annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair, St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri (March 11, 2014) - Celebrate the return of Spring at the 8th Annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair, April 5 to 6, at the Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis MO. Always held two weeks before Easter, the show features 250 artisans, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers and more.   Experience the beauty of hand woven reed, ash & caned baskets; whimsical fabric bunnies; sugared eggs, and chenille Easter eggs – all handmade. The fair showcases local, regional and national artisans. Dan Davenport, all the way from Millington, Michigan, will offer his hand-hammered aluminum giftware. Among the many local artists are Diana ...