Missouri’s Very Own Woodstock

It's been 50 years since sex, drugs, and rock and roll hit Sedalia at the 1974 Ozark Music Festival. Depending on whom you ask, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the 70s' biggest bands or a poorly planned, off-the-rails disaster.

When a Hero Comes Along

Whether you're into superheroes, sci-fi, or fantasy, Heroes for Kids Comic Con is your chance to both see and be a hero. Come dressed as your favorite character and meet up with well-known novelists, comic-book authors, and actors.

Making the Arts a Family Affair

The Saint Louis Art Museum knows a thing or two about making fine art more accessible to youngsters. Its Family Sunday series combines famous works with fun activities designed to get families thinking creatively together.

Art on the Fringe

For a taste of the avant-garde, you don't want to miss the KC Fringe Festival. The sixteen-day showcase features a range of art exhibits, film screenings, and theatrical performances from local, regional, and national talent.

A Stitch in Time

In the past, St. Louis and Kansas City were major players in the fashion industry. Their heydays as design and manufacturing hubs ended in the 1970s, but efforts are now underway to fashion a new scene in these two cities.

‘Margaritaville’ Offers a Buffett-inspired Escape

Lyceum Theatre's production of Escape to Margaritaville is a tropical rom-com romp of a musical. Featuring the tunes of quintessential beach bum Jimmy Buffett, audience members are sure to be tapping their toes. Flip-flops and board shorts optional.

Hannibal Potter Celebrates 50 Years

For five decades, Hannibal-based potter Steve Ayers has made a beautiful balance of form and function the focus of his work. These days the artist is working with his daughter, Lindsey, and the results are truly a thing to behold.

Revisiting the King of Ragtime

​​Known for such compositions as "The Entertainer" and "Maple Leaf Rag," Scott Joplin is one of the most important figures in ragtime music. At the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, visitors can retrace his time spent in St. Louis. 

Play it Loud and Proud

There's a song inside each of us. And on Make Music Day, cities around the world will host collaborative music-making events—the perfect opportunity to let your heart, voice, and any instrument you might play sing. Here's what's happening in Missouri.

A Pow Wow for the People

The For the People Pow Wow is an intertribal celebration of Indigenous culture in Missouri. This two-day event has been described as a cross between a family reunion and a music festival with dancing, singing, and colorful regalia.