JOMO Jammin’ In July
Saturdays | 7-9pm | Free!
Mercy Park
(28th St & S Picher Ave, Joplin, MO 64801)

Join Connect2Culture (C2C) as we celebrate local musicians and the return to live performances!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 17th | 7-9pm
Feat. Fox Royale
Genres: Indie Rock

Fox Royale: Fox Royale makes anthemic, jangly indie rock that sparkles with the same energy as acts like Cage the Elephant and Vampire Weekend. Before they were in a rock band, the members of Fox Royale were in a traveling orchestra. The band was born when high school friends Nathan Hurley, Davis Drake, and Evan Todd along with Nathan’s younger brother, Caleb, began jamming in their parents’ homes. Eventually, they thought “Hey, let’s try a little harder at this.” The band then began touring extensively for three years and eventually earned a stage in front of War Road music management, who gave them their first record deal. Fox Royale has since put out two singles with another on the way.


Saturday, July 24th | 7-9pm
Feat. The Community Choir and Mike Greenstreet Band
Genres: Gospel, Soul, Classic Country

The Community Choir: Made up of singers from local churches in Joplin, Neosho, and Galena, Kansas, The Community Choir of East Town sings gospel music brimming with infectious joy. The group draws their purpose from Ephesians 5:19, singing praise at both religious and secular events while spreading encouragement and the love of Christ. Each member brings their individual voice, fusing their talents with the group to create exuberant, upbeat performances that are sure to inspire.

Mike Greenstreet Band: Mike Greenstreet has been performing his special brand of gospel-country music since 2012 and is widely known for inspiring First Sunday Singing, a well-attended monthly gospel event held at Forest Park Church. His newest band is ready to delight audiences with their take on classic country tunes! In addition to Mike, the band consists of: Doug Cole (bass), Rick Bevenue (drums), Bob Durham (piano), Mike McGee (steel guitar), Johnny Rose (lead guitar), Jon Harden (fiddle), and Gayle O’Neal (backup vocals).


Saturday, July 31st | 7-9pm
Feat. ROUTE 3 and Borderline Bluegrass
Genres: Bluegrass

ROUTE 3: ROUTE 3 is a bluegrass band based out of southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. With a traditional sound, original compositions, and great instrumentation, they bring a hard-driving bluegrass style to every performance. Members Jason Jordan (guitar), Doug Clifton (bass), Gaylon Harper (banjo), and Roy Bond (mandolin) create a distinctive and passionate sound that earned them the title of 2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards’ Bluegrass Artist of the Year.

Borderline Bluegrass: Tight three-part harmonies, hot pickin’, and a high energy stage show. These are the hallmarks of Borderline Bluegrass. Based in southwest Missouri, this four piece bluegrass band has been entertaining audiences across the country for the last seven years. From an early age Julie Dawson (bass), Ty Dawson (guitar), Daniel Shilling (banjo), and Jon Harden (fiddle) all played music in family bands, at music halls, festivals, and hootenannys. Their musical influences are diverse – country, gospel, jazz, rock, and of course, hard-driving bluegrass – but have all come together to create the sound of Borderline Bluegrass. From regional festivals to their debut at the world-famous Station Inn in Nashville, TN, the band is continuously gaining momentum and building their ever-growing fan base – and you’re invited to join the fun.


Saturday, August 7th | 7-9pm
* this event was rescheduled due to weather *
Feat. Me Like Bees
Genre: Indie Rock

Me Like Bees: Me Like Bees is an indie rock band from Joplin, Missouri. In 2013, the band emerged on the music scene with the release of their first full-length album, The Ides, and their performance in the Ernie Ball Music Man Battle of the Bands. After surpassing 20,000 opposing bands and winning the final round of the competition in 2014, Me Like Bees rose to further prominence. Having toured with Never Shout Never and released award-winning albums and singles, they are recognized as some of Joplin’s most successful musicians. Come see for yourself how Me Like Bees has captured the admiration of fans across the nation!


Saturday, August 14th | 7-9pm
* this event was rescheduled due to weather *
Feat. Lem Sheppard and Jomo Jazz
Genres: Blues, Folk, Jazz

Lem Sheppard: When Lemuel “Lem” Sheppard performs, audiences not only hear traditional music from the past but the stories and history these treasured songs carry. A versatile artist, Lem’s unique ability to weave history, storytelling, and folklore into each performance has made him a fan favorite among festivals for more than 20 years. In his hands, folk classics, like The Crawdad Song, and blues hits have the ability to move crowds of any age to their feet.

Jomo Jazz: Jomo Jazz, the four state’s leading jazz instrumental group, has been entertaining audiences since 2013. Comprised of Levi Randolph, Kyle Babbitt, Matt Holland, Matt Clark, and Tyler Graves, each member’s unique sound and energy combines to provide a catalyst for the band’s explosive performances. From soulful originals to Big Band era classics, Jomo Jazz can perform a variety of songs to keep audiences entertained for hours!

FREE Reservation Details: Visit bit.ly/c2c-jomo-jammin and complete the form to reserve your free spot and help C2C plan accordingly. This is a BYOC (bring your own chair) event.

COVID-19 Safety: C2C asks all in attendance to be mindful of current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19. We welcome individuals to wear masks who have not yet been vaccinated or who otherwise desire. We strongly encourage all to adhere to social distancing between their party and other parties.

This performance is made possible by our headline sponsor, Freeman Health System, as well as the Missouri Arts Council, Harry M. Cornell, Jr., Dr. Lance & Sharon Beshore, Dr. Michael & Jeri Lynn Joseph, Sign Designs, and others.

Rain Dates: August 7 and 14, 2021. Should there be inclement weather, C2C will communicate via email, social media, and website.

Questions: Contact C2C at info@connect2culture.org or 417.501.5550.