The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) will co-host three facilitated conversations that combine art, music, and poetry with ‘red flag’ issues as identified in the Springfield – Greene County Community Focus Report, including poverty, LGBTQ, and race. Each concert will be held at a different community center in Springfield, and feature live music and thought-provoking conversations.
Central Bank and Central Trust presents Sounds of Autumn, a free concert series at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays in October 2018 at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the beautiful Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.
Adults are invited to attend Sunday Concert Series from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the Library Center auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Phillip and the Flatheads, a six-piece bluegrass band, is heavily influenced by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and Black Oak Arkansas. They’ll throw in a few surprises while paying homage to the masters. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
For more information on this free program call 882-0714.
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love.
Two sons from a working-class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years.
Patrons of all ages are invited to attend First Sunday Concert with the Bob Holden Jazz Ensemble from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Library Center auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
The Bob Holden Jazz Ensemble will perform big band arrangements from the 40s-90s. The band features players ages 15-77, allowing young musicians the chance to learn jazz styles and perform with professionals and other experienced musicians. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Jeremy Chesman, carillonist at Missouri State University, will present a free concert on the Jane A. Meyer Carillon.
Come enjoy a free concert on the bells of the carillon in a relaxed environment. Bring a blanket, a lawnchair or listen from your car. Tours are available after the recital.