From a Beach Boys tribute concert to Junie B. Jones’s Essential School Survival Guide, the Mineral Council of the Arts (MACOA) will “bring it to Parkland” throughout its 2022-2023 season.
Since becoming a nonprofit community arts organization in 1990, MACOA has brought quality arts and cultural activities to the region. The 2022-2023 season will be no exception. The lineup offers events with performers from New York, Nashville and St. Louis. Louis in our region and something for everyone.
MACOA’s season will kick off with a fantastic Beach Boys Tribute concert at the Centene Center by Nashville-based band Sail On. Co-sponsored by the City of Farmington, the concert will be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 8th. Sail On will transport audiences to the surf and sand of the 1960s and 70s. Soak up your favorite Beach Boys tunes like “Good Vibrations,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Little Deuce Coupe.” Tickets are $15 and are available now at the Farmington Civic Center, 2 Black Knight Drive, or by calling 573-756-0900.
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James Bond fans and music fans will spy a spectacular concert at 7pm on Saturday, October 22, at the Centene Centre. Shaken, Not Stirred, a musical concert from the James Bond films, orchestrated and conducted by Dr. Kevin White, will transform the Mineral Area Academy of Fine Arts Community Band into a “pops orchestra.” In addition to 007’s signature instrumental theme songs, hand-picked vocalists will perform Billboard hits such as “Diamonds Are Forever,” “The Look of Love,” “Skyfall” and “Thunderball” accompanied by the orchestra. Tickets are $15 and will be available Aug. 22 at the Civic Center.
December will bring New York City to Park Hills. Ezekiel Andrew performed in the chorus of The Lion King on Broadway in November 2021. Since then, as a scholar, he has performed the role of Mufasa on many occasions. This powerful baritone from Mississippi will perform at the Park Hills Area College of Mineral Theater at 6:00 pm on December 6th. Come experience a concert proud of the heritage of jazz, musical theater and anthems.
MACOA and the city of Farmington have also announced that the children’s theater troupe TheaterWorks USA of New York will return after a hiatus from travel. Bring the whole family at 2pm on February 25th at the Centene Center as this group brings the ever-popular character Junie B. Jones to life in the musical Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School.
For something completely different, at 7:00 p.m. on March 25, Ed Reggi and the Paper Slip Theater of St. TV Show “Whose Line Is It Anyway.” Quick thinking, wit, acting and musical talent combined with audience interaction and participation make this a fun and family friendly evening.
The 2022-2023 season is packed with art and entertainment that no one will want to miss. In addition to these stellar events, don’t miss the 9th ART Blooms Banner Contest, the 23rd K-12 Art Show, the 3rd Creative Writing Contest and Workshop, and the 2nd Brave Is Beautiful Hero Photo Exhibit local.
MACOA is currently accepting donations from businesses and individuals in the community whose support makes it possible to keep the event season affordable for this region. Visit https://mineralareaarts.org/donations/ to give online.
Season tickets are the primary option to secure entry to all events as described above. Save money and enjoy the convenience of having tickets delivered to your address approximately three weeks before each event. By buying now, you’ll get $60 worth of value for a purchase price of just $50. To purchase a season ticket online, visit https://bit.ly/MACOASeasonTicket22-23.
For more information, contact Scottye Adkins, executive director, at [email protected] or 573-518-2125.