"Overdue Concert Series"

We are excited to present a new concert series that celebrates the unique sound of the Ozarks. Concerts are free and will take place outside from 6-7 p.m. There will be something for everyone including folk, rock, bluegrass, pop and blues. So, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and drinks for some fun that is much overdue. Please note, in the event of rain or severe weather concerts may be canceled.

The Creek Rocks

Friday, September 17, 6-7 p.m.
at the Sparta Community Branch

Cindy Woolf (banjo) and Mark Bilyeu (guitar) have become a true power couple with a collection of traditional songs from the Ozarks whose greatness is best expressed through a humble folk-rock sound and heart-piercing lyrics.

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The Shandies

Saturday, October 2, 6-7 p.m.
at the Ozark Community Branch

Shannon Stiner and Natalie Wlodarczyk are an acoustic folk-pop duo that plays an eclectic mix of original and cover tunes that incorporate folk, country, rock and pop marked by tight vocal harmonies and creative guitar blends and staple of the Springfield music scene.

Two members of the band "The Shandies" stand in front of vintage red telephone booth with guitar in hand.

One More Dollar Band

Saturday, October 9, 6-7 p.m.
at the Nixa Community Branch

Local folk musicians, Robert Adkison (cello, guitar, mandolin), Alisha Thomas (fiddle, guitar) and Jeremy Meyers (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are no strangers to the Ozarks music scene. Independently performing all over throughout the years, they decided to team up for that full band sound focusing on roots folk music called Ozarkana.

The three members of the One More Dollar Band Stand in front of a dilapidated country house playing folk instruments

Dallas Jones & Jimmy Rea

Saturday, October 16, 6-7 p.m.
at the Ozark Community Branch

Born and raised in the Ozarks, Dallas Jones (guitar and vocals) is a local singer-songwriter that has been performing for years. Together with Jimmy Rea, this duo has a folk rock feel with each song dripping with colorful storytelling.

Dallas Jones and Jimmy Rea smile for the camera in a black and white photo.

Uke 66

Saturday, October 23, 6-7 p.m.
at the Clever Community Branch

Take all of the preconceived notions you have about ukulele and throw them out. Karen and Rick Maxson, along with Scott Pope on ukulele bass, play covers and original songs from Hawaiian nostalgia (hapa haole) to jazz, folk and pop music.

Uke 66 performers Karen and Rick Maxson

Funding for the Overdue Concert Series was provided by the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA) and Missouri Arts Council's Ghost Light Funding Program.