The Chillicothe Area Arts Council announces their 2018-19 Show Season which begins with the “Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival” Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8.

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council announces their 2018-19 Show Season which begins with the “Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival” Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8. The Festival is scheduled to celebrate the 90th year of “Sliced Bread” in Chillicothe. Season tickets are now available for purchase and will include nine live performances. Season tickets range from $30 for students to $60 and $65 for adults. Membership is open to everyone, according to Mary Lou VanDeventer, administrator of the Chillicothe Area Arts Council. “This is your invitation to enjoy a season of diverse live performances of music and plays,” she said. “You won’t want to miss a single show.” Here’s the lineup of shows for the 2018-19 season, along with individual prices: Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8. This weekend —“Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival” is scheduled to celebrate the 90th year of “Sliced Bread” in Chillicothe, Mo. Clint Campbell Family & Petersen Family Bluegrass of Branson: 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018 (Adults $10, Students $5); Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Rhonda Vincent & the Rage: 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8th, (Adults $20, Students $7); Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. National award-winning “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and her band, “The Rage” will present an afternoon of bluegrass music. Chautauqua in the Park September 8, 9, 2018, Simpson Park. A 2-day juried arts festival (including over 100 booths), visual arts, Storytellers, and 2 full days of live music entertainment on stage presented by local and regional musicians. Free Admission Sounds of Summer, Beach Boys Tribute Band Sunday, October 7, 2018, 3 p.m. (Adults $20, Students $10), Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. This Tribute band, based out of Indiana, includes over 30 familiar hits and tells the story of America’s band—the Beach Boys. Connor, David, Eric and Matt have sold out theaters, met members of the Beach Boys and performed on AXS TV’S “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” broadcast live from Hollywood, Calif. CHS Players Present “The Big Town Where We Live – A Salute to Chillicothe” Nov. 9, 10, 11. Tickets sold by CHS Drama Department, Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Written by Drama Instructor, Lisa Rule reminiscent of by-gone days in Chillicothe. Presented by the Chillicothe High School Players drama department, under the direction of Lisa Rule. Mark Laverty, Concert Pianist Sunday, December 9, 3 p.m. (Adults $10, Students $5), First Christian Church, 900 Jackson Street. Dr. Mark Laverty is an award-winning artist who has delighted audiences both in the United States and Europe. He will perform a combination of classical pieces and popular Christmas music – traditional and pop for your listening enjoyment. Missoula Children’s Theatre January 7 – 12, 2019; Show, Saturday January 12, 2019, 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. (Adults $6, Students $3); Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Missoula provides a week-long residency for 60 area students K-12 who audition for a children’s musical at no cost to the student. Lights, sets and costumes are provided. The team will also perform 10 assemblies, & workshops for over 1300 area school students. Mike Bliss, Comedian, Magician Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3 p.m. (Adults $20, Students $10); Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Recognized as one of the top entertainers in the country, Mike has been dazzling audiences with his high- energy performances and unique one-of-a-kind illusions across the country for the past 25 years. His performance venues include World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Cancun, Honolulu, Tahiti and his own show in Branson. “Volume Five” Performs “Acoustic Americana at its Best” Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m. (Adults $20, Students $10); Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. This award-winning group of versatile vocals and instrumentalists have performed together since early 2008. They have created their own identity in the Americana industry—a unique sound that players and listeners will remember for many years to come—one that sounds like no other band in the business. The Morton Sisters 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3 p.m. (Adults $15, Students $5); Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. A trio of “Sisters”, dynamic singers with tight three-part harmonies. The girls will warm your heart and take you back to the sounds of the Andrews, McGuire and Lennon Sisters. The ladies enjoy singing a variety of genres and styles which include ’50s, ’60s, rock ’n’ roll, ’60’s pop, patriotic, a cappella and Gospel favorites. For more information, call the Arts Office at 660-646-1173 or email Mary Lou VanDeventer at arts@chillicothemo.com.