Anita Jackson | Peter Martin, photo by Brian Callahan | Rhonda Vincent, photo by Amy Miller | Howard Marshall, photo by Shane Epping, KSMU

Show Me the Music Missouri Bicentennial PBS special

For free at any time online, enjoy a kaleidoscope of many of Missouri’s musical genres, played by musicians from around our state, in our “Show Me the Music: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial.” This one-hour PBS special is a concert filmed at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis in May to celebrate Missouri’s becoming the 24th state to enter the Union on August 10, 1821.

From August 9 to September 4, “Show Me the Music” was als0 broadcast on multiple days on all four of Missouri’s PBS TV stations: Kansas City PBS, KMOS PBS, Nine PBS, and Ozark Public Television.

The Sheldon has more information and resources about Missouri’s music and the show, including the full program of the performances:

    • Jazz pianist Peter Martin with musicians from St. Louis and Kansas City
    • Blues, R&B, and rock vocalist Anita Jackson and ensemble
    • Ragtime pianist and composer Royce Martin
    • Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent and her band, The Rage
    • Classical ZouM Faculty New Music Collective from the University of Missouri–Columbia, performing “Waterways” by Mizzou professor Stefan Freund, commissioned for the Bicentennial
    • Fiddler Howard Marshall and Friends

“Show Me the Music” was created in partnership by the Missouri Arts Council; The Sheldon; Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee; JPL Development LLC; Sinquefield Charitable Foundation; St. Louis Cardinals; and the Budds Center for American Music at the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Royce Martin | photo, Arts and Education Council

Stefan Freund | photo, Rob Hill