Connect2Culture and the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau are teaming up for “Fiddlers On The Route” – a two-day festival of outstanding musical performances in Joplin’s beautiful Landreth Park. The performances will take place on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 at the Landreth Park amphitheater.
Night one caters to the 21+ crowd (think date night, girl/guys night out). Crowds will enjoy the swingin’ shufflin’ blues and dance group Hudson’s All Star Hoo Doos and the rockin’ country of The Mother Road’s musical ambassadors, The Road Crew. Enjoy food vendors and a beer garden. Night two is a family affair featuring America’s premier youth fiddling show band, the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. Enjoy dinner on the grounds from food vendors before the concert, sit back, and prepare to be amazed.
About The Artists…
The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic is a highly entertaining and energetic group are high school fiddle performers from Saline, Michigan. The “Fiddlers” blend traditional and non-traditional fiddle tunes; fusing folk, bluegrass, mountain music, western swing, Celtic, jazz, pop and American classics into their 2-set performance. The youth group is traveling Route 66 this summer and performing in several communities.
The Road Crew – America’s Route 66 Band is a crowd favorite, returning to Joplin for the first time since their 2013 performance when Joplin hosted the Route 66 International Festival. This popular, Nashville-based rockabilly band is an entertaining attraction wherever they perform along Route 66. Through their show of early rock n roll favorites, they spread the history and stories of Route 66 to every generation through their ‘Songs From The Mother Road.’ The Road Crew – The official musical ambassadors for The Mother Road!
The Hudson’s All Star Hoo Doos is a homegrown Missouri band with a focus on swingin’ shufflin’ blues, 50’s rock and roll and rockabilly, and medium tempo dance music (West Coast, Lindy Hop, and Imperial and more), as well as many original songs penned by founder and songwriter, Hudson Harkins. The band has long been a favorite of the St. Louis area swing dance clubs and music fans.
Per Patrick Tuttle, Director of the Joplin CVB, “We are always looking to give Joplin’s Route 66 travelers more reasons for staying overnight and this event offers that”.
“At Connect2Culture, we aim to ignite a passion for arts and entertainment. We are excited to bring diverse cultural experiences to Joplin that are not yet being offered” adds Emily Frankoski, Community Arts Director for Connect2Culture.
Both nights of entertainment will be free to the public. Activities both dates will begin in Landreth park at 5:00pm. Food vendors, and children’s activities are being planned. A beer garden will be available for the Friday night shows, while the Saturday events will be more family themed.