Connect2Culture can’t wait to bring live, in-person performances back to the Joplin area. While we finish planning our 2021-2022 season, we invite you to take advantage of a new virtual concert series offered in partnership with The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri! Live From The Sheldon is a free, monthly series available entirely online and spotlights some of the most talented artists from across the state and country. Each performance is produced by HEC Media, recorded live at The Sheldon, and made available to view for one week.

Live From The Sheldon Lineup:


Sarah Jarosz
Saturday, March 20–Saturday, March 27


With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. A three-time Grammy Award-winner at the age of 28, the Texas native started singing as a young girl and became an accomplished multi-instrumentalist by her early teens. In addition to her lauded solo projects, Jarosz joined forces with fellow singer-songwriters Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan in 2016 to form the acclaimed Grammy winning folk trio I’m With Her.

Country + Folk + Pop + Indie


Zakir Hussain
Saturday, April 24–Saturday, May 1


Widely considered the father of the contemporary world music movement and a classical tabla virtuoso, percussionist Zakir Hussain is an international phenomenon. One of the most influential musicians of the past 50 years, and co-founder of the legendary fusion band Shakti, Hussain is known for his masterful improvisations and brilliant live performances.

World + Classical + Percussion


Kurt Elling
Saturday, May 15–Saturday, May 22


Kurt Elling’s unmistakable voice and dynamic repertoire have made him one of today’s most compelling jazz vocalists. From his daring takes on timeless standards, to his emotionally resonant originals, Elling’s performances have been hailed by The Washington Post as “suffused with graciousness, beauty, and, on occasion, heartbreak.”

Jazz + Soul + R&B

All performances will be available to watch on C2C’s YouTube Channel, as well as The Sheldon’s and HEC’s Facebook pages and YouTube channels.