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From a Beach Boys tribute concert to Junie B. Jones’ essential survival guide to school, the Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) plans to “bring it to the Parklands” throughout the 2022-2023 season.

Since becoming a non-profit community arts organization in 1990, MACOA has brought quality arts and cultural events to the region. The 2022-2023 season is no exception. The lineup offers events with performers from New York, Nashville, and St. Louis to our area, offering something for everyone.

The MACOA season kicks off with an amazing Beach Boys tribute concert at the Centene Center by Nashville-based group Sail On. Co-hosted by the City of Farmington, the concert will take place on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. Sail On takes the audience into the waves and sands of his 1960s and his 70s. Enjoy your favorite Beach Boys songs like “Good Vibrations,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” and “Little Deuce Coupe.” Tickets are $15 and available now at the Farmington Civic Center at 2 Black Knight Drive or by calling 573-756-0900.

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James Bond fans and music fans can get up close to the epic concert on Saturday, October 22nd at 7pm at the Sentane Center. Shaken, Not Stirred, a concert of music from the James Bond films, orchestrated and directed by Dr. Kevin White, transforms the Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy Community Band into a ‘Pop Orchestra’. In addition to the familiar 007 instrumental theme song, a handpicked selection of featured vocalists will feature Billboard hits such as “Diamonds Are Forever,” “The Look of Love,” “Skyfall,” and “Thunderball.” Play charts with an orchestra. Tickets are $15 and available at the Civic Center on August 22nd.

New York City will join Park Hills in December. Ezekiel Andrew appeared in the chorus of The Lion King on Broadway in November 2021. Since then, he has played the role of Mufasa many times. This mighty Mississippi baritone will perform at the Park Hills Mineral Area College Theater on December 6th at 6pm. Experience a proud heritage concert of jazz, music theater and hymns.

MACOA and the City of Farmington also announced that New York’s TheaterWorks USA children’s theater company will be returning from a trip. Bring the whole family at the Senten Center on February 25th at 2pm. The group brings to life Junie B. Jones, the all-time favorite character from the musical Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School.

On March 25th at 7pm, Ed Reggi and St. Louis’ Paper Slip Theater will be at the Mineral Area College Theater for an improvisational hilarious comedy show titled Whose Laugh Is It Anyway. The TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway. Quick thinking, wit, acting, and musical talent combine with audience interaction and participation to make for a fun, family-friendly evening of entertainment.

The 2022-2023 season is jam-packed with unmissable arts and entertainment. In addition to these amazing events, we will be hosting the 9th Annual ART Blooms Banner Contest, the 23rd Annual K-12 Art Show, the 3rd Annual Creative Writing Contest and Workshop, and the 2nd Annual Brave Is Beautiful Local His Hero Photo Exhibition. Please do not forget.

MACOA is now accepting donations from local businesses and individuals, and their support helps keep the season of events affordable in the region. To donate online, please visit https://mineralareaarts.org/donations/.

A Season Ticket is the best option to guarantee entry to all the events listed above. In addition to saving money, tickets are conveniently mailed to your address about three weeks before each event. Buy now and get $60 in value for just $50 purchase price. To purchase season tickets online, please visit https://bit.ly/MACOASeasonTicket22-23.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Scottye Adkins at sadkins@MineralArea.edu or 573-518-2125.

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