2017 Event Calendar

Jul
29
Sat
2017
Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 29 @ 10:15 am – 3:15 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThese events are a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave. Join an experienced naturalist as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance; situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse over 4,400 feet of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.

This tour is limited to the 15 participants. The tour will last about 5 hours and the fee for this tour is $35 per person. Payment can be made online at www.onondagafriends.org. All proceeds benefit the Onondaga Friends Association, a non-profit organization enhancing interpretive services at the park. Contact Michael Miller at 573-245-6576 or Michael.miller@dnr.mo.gov for a registration form to make your reservation, receive more information about the equipment requirements and get general information about the tour itself.

Meramec Opry Show at Meramec Music Theatre
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Meramec Music TheatreJoin this brother/sister duo for a night of some of the best music our community has to offer- guaranteed!  April Key Greer and Richmond Key are veterans of the music theater, both having spent time in Nashville.  They will be bringing local talent together to provide an evening of beautiful music from mixed genres that is sure to please everyone.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Hummingbird Banding at Onondaga Cave State Park
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkJoin researcher Lanny Chambers as he captures, bands and studies Missouri’s smallest flying machine:  the ruby-throated hummingbird.  Visitors will get a close-up look at this tiny bird, and will learn about its life history. Reservations are not required. Visitors are welcome to bring cameras, but will be instructed to keep an adequate distance from the birds and researchers in order to insure the safety of the birds.  Lucky visitors may get to release a hummingbird.  These events will take place at the park’s visitor center.

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Aug 12 @ 10:15 am – 3:15 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThese events are a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave. Join an experienced naturalist as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance; situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse over 4,400 feet of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.

This tour is limited to the 15 participants. The tour will last about 5 hours and the fee for this tour is $35 per person. Payment can be made online at www.onondagafriends.org. All proceeds benefit the Onondaga Friends Association, a non-profit organization enhancing interpretive services at the park. Contact Michael Miller at 573-245-6576 or Michael.miller@dnr.mo.gov for a registration form to make your reservation, receive more information about the equipment requirements and get general information about the tour itself.

Butch Wax & The Hollywoods and Theo Peoples at Meramec Music Theatre
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm

BUTCH WAX & THE HOLLYWOODSMeramec Music Theatre Live Performances

Butch Wax & The Hollywoods is an 8 piece band from St. Louis, MO. Recently voted The #1 Band in Missouri – they have been performing at sold out events throughout the Midwest and United States for more than 30 years!
Butch Wax & The Hollywoods are regular main stage performers at concerts, corporate events, fairs, festivals, wineries, and private parties, and continue to bring their good times and great oldies dance music to sold out crowds throughout the United States! Hear the classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with hits from Dion & The Belmonts, Rick Nelson, The Supremes, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, The RighteousMeramec Music Theatre Live Performances Brothers, Sam Cooke, Martha & The Vandellas, Elvis, Three Dog Night, Aretha Franklin, Mitch Ryder, The Rascals, and more!

THEO PEOPLES

Special guest of Butch Wax will be the incredible Theo Peoples of The Four Tops and The Temptations! Theo has performed all over the world including Presidential Inaugurations and has even performed at The Super Bowl! Theo is the only man to have ever been the lead singer in both The Temptations and Four Tops – both Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups!! Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers has called Theo “The greatest singer in the world”!

Aug
13
Sun
2017
50th Annual Operation Clean Stream
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Whole group in water with canoesHelp us help you.. Keep our Rivers clean!

Thanks to the help of the St. Louis Open Space Council & their Operation Clean Stream event we are able to get volunteers to help us clean out our three beautiful streams– the Meramec, the Huzzah, and the Courtois.

Please call a River Fun Guide to book your boats. These reservations cannot be made online.

Complimentary biscuits & gravy, registration you will receive t-shirt, gloves, and bags. Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort will assign your designated stream to clean up. We will call 7-10 days prior to the event to let you know what stretch of the river you will be cleaning!

 

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Total Solar Eclipse Weekend
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm
Follow the unique Stages and Steps of the first total solar eclipse in totality over the United States since the nations founding in 1776. Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort offers one of the best predicted viewing vantage points on the planet…
Once In A Lifetime Total Solar Eclipse ExperienceDeepening Darkness
Shadow Bands
The Emerging Corona
The Ghostly Gossamer
Fade to Black
The Heart of the Corona
Diamond Ring
Baily’s Beads
Retreating Shadow
The Final Eclipse
After Eclipse Party
With two motels, dozens of cabins, condos, and acres of full hook up RV and primitive campsites on our property, there’s no need to go anywhere else. Gather along the river with other serious solar buffs to get some of the best seats on Earth.
Vanishing Sun Solar Eclipse Packages Coming Soon…
Aug
19
Sat
2017
Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am – 3:15 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThese events are a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave. Join an experienced naturalist as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance; situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse over 4,400 feet of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.

This tour is limited to the 15 participants. The tour will last about 5 hours and the fee for this tour is $35 per person. Payment can be made online at www.onondagafriends.org. All proceeds benefit the Onondaga Friends Association, a non-profit organization enhancing interpretive services at the park. Contact Michael Miller at 573-245-6576 or Michael.miller@dnr.mo.gov for a registration form to make your reservation, receive more information about the equipment requirements and get general information about the tour itself.

Triumphant Quartet at Meramec Music Theatre
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live Performances

“Christ is the reason we sing,” proclaims the members of The Triumphant Quartet. David Sutton, Clayton Inman, Scott Inman, Eric Bennett, and pianist Jeff Stice form the acclaimed Southern Gospel group, the Triumphant Quartet. Their mission is to spread the Word of God through song and share the good news of Christ with other believers. Through the power of their beautiful harmonies, they testify to those who are searching and lost, with the hope that more souls will come to know Christ.

Formed in 2003, the then—named Integrity Quartet, began their ministry together at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. “I truly believe that God put this together,” said Ms. Mandrell of the new gospel group. The founding members, all residents of Sevier County, Tennessee and active members of churches in their community, brought a combined 80+ years of singing experience and their own enthusiastic fans. The theater even created a special season pass so their fans could see them perform anytime. In addition to a full—time schedule at the theater, the group also performed all across the country.

Cathedral Cave Tours at Onondaga Cave State Park
Aug 19 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThe Onondaga Friends Association will offer several night time tours of Cathedral Cave throughout the season. At approximately 9:15 p.m. (more specifically, immediately following the evening program), meet at the woodlot next to host site #66 in the campground. The fee for the tour will be $10 per person; reservations can be made in advance by visiting their website at www.onondagafriends.org . Some flashlights will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own flashlight. Listen to the sounds of the night as you head up the trail to the cave’s entrance for a late night tour of Cathedral Cave. These events are first-come, first-serve and limited to the first 30 participants. It is an approximate 1/3-mile hike on the trail to Cathedral Cave so wear sturdy shoes; flip flops or heels are not recommended.

Aug
24
Thu
2017
15th Annual 93.7 the Bull Float Trip
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 11:00 am

Annual 93.7 the Bull Float TripGive us a call now to book your reservations for the 15th Annual 93.7 the Bull Float Trip! We’ve got so many great packages to choose from, this years 15th Annual 93.7 the Bull: Bull Float Trip is going to be the best one yet! A weekend of camping, floating, and country music! Stay tuned for more details to come! Book your boats, sites, and extras before it’s too late. 573-245-6837 Check out packages details on the webpage!

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Onondaga Historical Later Tour
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThe Onondaga Friends Association will be hosting an historical lantern tour of Onondaga Cave by advanced reservation. Led by a knowledgeable association member, guests will be enchanted by characters from Onondaga past on their tour highlighting the people history of the cave. This theatrical tour will last for approximately two hours. Space for the tour is limited and advanced reservations and payment is highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome. A fee of $22 for adults and $12 for children ages 11 to 14 will apply. While small children are welcome, this tour will be geared toward an adult audience. Online reservations can be made at www.onondagafriends.org. You may pay by check but it must be received five days prior to the event to hold your reservation. Proceeds are utilized by the Onondaga Friends Association to enhance interpretive services at the park.

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Photo Tours of Cathedral and Onondaga Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkAre you an avid photographer looking for a new and unique photographic canvas? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member from the Onondaga Friends Association with a passion for photography as she leads you through two great caves for hours of photographic possibilities. This tour caters to the photographer and videographer; you may bring your equipment and tripods on this photographic adventure. Each tour lasts approximately three hours with a one-hour lunch break in between. You can opt for one cave or the other or you can plan on doing both. The fee structure for the tours are $15 for the Onondaga Photo tour; $10 for the Cathedral Photo Tour or $20 to go on both tours.

You can make reservations and pay in advance by visiting the friends website at www.onondagafriends.org . Come spend a day taking shots of this unique environment. Then, come back again to hone your skills; the tours are monthly on the following dates only:

 

Sep
1
Fri
2017
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 11:00 am
Sep
2
Sat
2017
“Onondaga Cave” Book Signing at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State Park”Onondaga Cave’’ by Dan Slais is now available for purchase in the visitor center retail shop. Slais is a former high school geology teacher and an adjunct professor of geology. This book is reasonably priced at $12 per copy, provides a well-rounded history of Onondaga Cave and would make an ideal gift for family or friends that may never get an opportunity to visit this incredible natural wonder. Slais will be available on the Saturday of each holiday weekend this season to visit with people about the book, promote the book and sign your very own piece of history.

Flintknapping Demonstration at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkJoin Joe Taylor as he chats with guests about flintknapping, the art of making arrowheads, and the art of making tools from stone, bone and other natural found objects. Taylor will demonstrate his craft throughout the day and has a wide variety of examples on hand for viewing and purchase. The demonstration will be located in the nature room of the visitor center each Saturday of the three major holiday weekends.

Hummingbird Banding at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkJoin researcher Lanny Chambers as he captures, bands and studies Missouri’s smallest flying machine:  the ruby-throated hummingbird.  Visitors will get a close-up look at this tiny bird, and will learn about its life history. Reservations are not required. Visitors are welcome to bring cameras, but will be instructed to keep an adequate distance from the birds and researchers in order to insure the safety of the birds.  Lucky visitors may get to release a hummingbird.  These events will take place at the park’s visitor center.

Cathedral Cave Night Tour at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 2 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThe Onondaga Friends Association will offer several night time tours of Cathedral Cave throughout the season. At approximately 9:15 p.m. (more specifically, immediately following the evening program), meet at the woodlot next to host site #66 in the campground. The fee for the tour will be $10 per person; reservations can be made in advance by visiting their website at www.onondagafriends.org . Some flashlights will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own flashlight. Listen to the sounds of the night as you head up the trail to the cave’s entrance for a late night tour of Cathedral Cave. These events are first-come, first-serve and limited to the first 30 participants. It is an approximate 1/3-mile hike on the trail to Cathedral Cave so wear sturdy shoes; flip flops or heels are not recommended.

Sep
3
Sun
2017
Cathedral Cave Night Tour at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 3 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThe Onondaga Friends Association will offer several night time tours of Cathedral Cave throughout the season. At approximately 9:15 p.m. (more specifically, immediately following the evening program), meet at the woodlot next to host site #66 in the campground. The fee for the tour will be $10 per person; reservations can be made in advance by visiting their website at www.onondagafriends.org . Some flashlights will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own flashlight. Listen to the sounds of the night as you head up the trail to the cave’s entrance for a late night tour of Cathedral Cave. These events are first-come, first-serve and limited to the first 30 participants. It is an approximate 1/3-mile hike on the trail to Cathedral Cave so wear sturdy shoes; flip flops or heels are not recommended.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Scout Patch Program at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThis two-day event is a patch program developed by our park naturalists specifically for Scouts. Patch requirements include a number of interesting and informative activities to include a service project.  Scouts will be introduced to the Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites Explorer Program. All Scouts completing the requirements associated with the event will receive a unique patch to add to their collection.

Space is limited and reservations are required. The application and volunteer paperwork must be completed and signed by the Scout leader. Group or individual camping is available. Some fees apply.

Jim Brady Trio at Meramec Music Theatre
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesIt’s been quite some time since the Gospel Music world has seen the merger of such a talented musical force. Of course, it was a merger that those close to the source felt certain would eventually happen; however, no one knew just exactly when. It was one that was destined to happen many years before it ever took place, as the ministry it is today. Nevertheless, those close to Jim and Melissa Brady have known for many years that when God united this young couple in marriage, He had great plans for them. Jim and Melissa Brady are living proof that God’s ways are higher than ours, and that He is always working for our good and His glory. “God has brought so many opportunities our way as a result of Jim’s time with The Booth Brothers,” Melissa states. “Had Jim chosen to sing with Ronnie and Michael for the rest of his life, I would have supported him 100 percent, but God had other plans.”

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Scout Patch Program at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThis two-day event is a patch program developed by our park naturalists specifically for Scouts. Patch requirements include a number of interesting and informative activities to include a service project.  Scouts will be introduced to the Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites Explorer Program. All Scouts completing the requirements associated with the event will receive a unique patch to add to their collection.

Space is limited and reservations are required. The application and volunteer paperwork must be completed and signed by the Scout leader. Group or individual camping is available. Some fees apply.

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Photo Tours of Cathedral and Onondaga Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkAre you an avid photographer looking for a new and unique photographic canvas? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member from the Onondaga Friends Association with a passion for photography as she leads you through two great caves for hours of photographic possibilities. This tour caters to the photographer and videographer; you may bring your equipment and tripods on this photographic adventure. Each tour lasts approximately three hours with a one-hour lunch break in between. You can opt for one cave or the other or you can plan on doing both. The fee structure for the tours are $15 for the Onondaga Photo tour; $10 for the Cathedral Photo Tour or $20 to go on both tours.

You can make reservations and pay in advance by visiting the friends website at www.onondagafriends.org . Come spend a day taking shots of this unique environment. Then, come back again to hone your skills; the tours are monthly on the following dates only:

 

Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 16 @ 10:15 am – 3:15 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThese events are a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave. Join an experienced naturalist as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance; situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse over 4,400 feet of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.

This tour is limited to the 15 participants. The tour will last about 5 hours and the fee for this tour is $35 per person. Payment can be made online at www.onondagafriends.org. All proceeds benefit the Onondaga Friends Association, a non-profit organization enhancing interpretive services at the park. Contact Michael Miller at 573-245-6576 or Michael.miller@dnr.mo.gov for a registration form to make your reservation, receive more information about the equipment requirements and get general information about the tour itself.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Green Fest and National Public Lands Day at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThe day’s activities will center around villages that will contain a variety of topics including but not limited to educational activities, hands-on activities, vendors, displays and demonstrations, green products, local farming and sustainable living. The Onondaga Friends Association will be demonstrating the making of apple butter and freshly-canned jars will be available for sale along with many, many other vendor items. Check out www.onondagafriends.org for regular updates on this event.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 3:15 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThese events are a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave. Join an experienced naturalist as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance; situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse over 4,400 feet of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.

This tour is limited to the 15 participants. The tour will last about 5 hours and the fee for this tour is $35 per person. Payment can be made online at www.onondagafriends.org. All proceeds benefit the Onondaga Friends Association, a non-profit organization enhancing interpretive services at the park. Contact Michael Miller at 573-245-6576 or Michael.miller@dnr.mo.gov for a registration form to make your reservation, receive more information about the equipment requirements and get general information about the tour itself.

Oct
7
Sat
2017
Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Oct 7 @ 10:15 am – 3:15 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThese events are a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave. Join an experienced naturalist as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance; situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse over 4,400 feet of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.

This tour is limited to the 15 participants. The tour will last about 5 hours and the fee for this tour is $35 per person. Payment can be made online at www.onondagafriends.org. All proceeds benefit the Onondaga Friends Association, a non-profit organization enhancing interpretive services at the park. Contact Michael Miller at 573-245-6576 or Michael.miller@dnr.mo.gov for a registration form to make your reservation, receive more information about the equipment requirements and get general information about the tour itself.

The Oak Ridge Boys at Meramec Music Theatre
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre PerformancesTheirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.

“When I go on stage, I get the same feeling I had the first time I sang with The Oak Ridge Boys,” says lead singer Duane Allen. “This is the only job I’ve ever wanted to have.”

“Like everyone else in the group,” adds bass singer extraordinaire, Richard Sterban, “I was a fan of the Oaks before I became a member. I’m still a fan of the group today. Being in The Oak Ridge Boys is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”

The two, along with tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden, comprise one of Country’s truly legendary acts. Their string of hits includes the Country-Pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others. In 2009, they covered a White Stripes song, receiving accolades from Rock reviewers. In 2011, they rerecorded a thirtieth anniversary version of Elvira for a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store project.

The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album—plus one double platinum single—and had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits.

Cathedral Cave Night Tour at Onondaga Cave State Park
Oct 7 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThe Onondaga Friends Association will offer several night time tours of Cathedral Cave throughout the season. At approximately 9:15 p.m. (more specifically, immediately following the evening program), meet at the woodlot next to host site #66 in the campground. The fee for the tour will be $10 per person; reservations can be made in advance by visiting their website at www.onondagafriends.org . Some flashlights will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own flashlight. Listen to the sounds of the night as you head up the trail to the cave’s entrance for a late night tour of Cathedral Cave. These events are first-come, first-serve and limited to the first 30 participants. It is an approximate 1/3-mile hike on the trail to Cathedral Cave so wear sturdy shoes; flip flops or heels are not recommended.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Spooky Cave Tours of Onondaga Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkThe Onondaga Friends Association will partner with area grottoes to host spooky cave tours of Onondaga Cave. These first-come, first-served cave tours will leave every half hour from the visitor center. The first tour begins promptly at 5 p.m. and the last tour departs at 9 p.m. If you want to pay with a debit/ credit card, you must go to the Onondaga Friends Association website to buy tickets. Admission to this event is $6 for ages 8 to 12 and $12 for ages13 and up.

This lively and exciting event is geared towards an adult audience, but everyone is welcome. It is highly recommended that you make advanced reservations, especially if you are planning this as a group event. Reservations and advanced payment can be made by visiting www.onondagafriends.org. Be sure to make your camping reservation early if you plan on camping that weekend at www.mostateparks.com or by calling 1-877-422-6766.

Jeff & Sheri Easter at Meramec Music Theatre
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live Performances

For Jeff and Sheri, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA.  As members of acclaimed musical families—Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri’s mother is a member of The Lewis Family—they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.

In August of 1984, both were at the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Singing in Arkansas.  Jeff, who was playing bass for the Singing Americans at the time, took the opportunity to reintroduce himself to Sheri’s mother Polly; they had met on a previous occasion.  Polly introduced Jeff to Sheri and the two were married ten months later.

They traveled and performed as part of The Lewis Family for several years.  But in 1988 they decided it was time to strike out on their own, and they haven’t looked back since.  Also joining Jeff & Sheri on the road is their son, Madison, who plays electric guitar for the group and their daughter, Morgan, who joins them on occasion for a special solo when she’s not helping with the newest addition to the Easter family, Maura Grace.  Greg and Charlotte Ritchie have been performing with Jeff & Sheri since 1994 and 1996, respectively.  Their son, Landon, is a regular highlight of Jeff & Sheri’s program, offering a little comedy with help from Jeff.

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Dailey and Vincent at Meramec Music Theatre
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live Performances

Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including: three Grammy Award Nominations for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year;” 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as three-time “Entertainer of the Year,” three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and four Dove Awards with three “Bluegrass Album of the Year” awards and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.”

Dailey & Vincent continue to grace the stages of historic venues nationwide with their return to Carnegie Hall in early 2016 and the Ryman Auditorium, where they sold out three consecutive shows and first debuted their music as a duo in 2007.

Prior to forming the duo in 2007, the Bluegrass seasoned veterans Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, had previously garnered great personal success. A four-time IBMA ‘Vocalist of the Year’ award winner, Dailey sang and performed with groups such as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Vincent has accumulated five GRAMMY Awards, has been voted Bluegrass Bass Player of the Year four years in a row (2009-20012), and is a former, ten-year band member for the GRAMMY Award-winning Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Both have performed alongside famous acts such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more. The duo performs over 120 shows per year with an 85% sell-out rate in the United States and recently listed at #34 on Pollstar’s “Concert Pulse.”

Oct
20
Fri
2017
6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 11:00 am

Details: to be announced!6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Oct
28
Sat
2017
John Anderson at Meramec Music Theatre
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesTo put it simply, John Anderson is one of the greatest country music singers to ever step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of the genre.

Raised in Apopka, Fla., Anderson was exposed to both rock and traditional country growing up and, as incendiary rock outfits like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Lynyrd Skynyrd honed their chops around him, learned to love (and play) both types of music. But Anderson resisted the call of rock ‘n roll, electing rather to pursue his country music dreams. It was the traditional country ballads that lured him in and changes music history, songs like Porter Waggoner’s “Green, Green Grass of Home.” “I loved those type of ballads,” Anderson says, “to the point I didn’t want to get away from it.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
The Collingsworth Family at Meramec Music Theatre
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live Performances

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family.

Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family. Their boundaries of influence have expanded until they have sung and played all over the United States (as well as internationally) into their 27th year of ministry. Their constant, persistent attention to cutting-edge arranging, musical excellence, and a proper balance of spiritual emphasis are the keys to success God has helped them tap.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Patriotic Show at Meramec Music Theatre
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesLet us take you on this journey- past, present, and future- to honor all of our service men and women. The Patriotic Show has been a long time tradition of the Meramec Theater. April Key Greer,  Richmond Key, and friends are sure to put on a performance that will bring out the American spirit in all of us.

Dec
16
Sat
2017
David Phelps at Meramec Music Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesLooking back on David Phelps own legacy, so far, he has come a long way from Tomball, Texas. Over the greater part of the last two decades, David’s artistry has grown to echo off the walls of Carnegie Hall, and vibrate the chandeliers in the White House and in countless halls and churches around the world. His masterful melodies have been burned into critically-acclaimed solo offerings, award-winning Gaither Vocal Band CDs and Gold and Platinum Gaither “Homecoming” collections. It has been a showcase far above the expectations of any ordinary artist. But for David, a perpetual work in progress, these happy years have been just an extended glimpse of the Creator’s bigger picture. Pushing the boundaries is every artist’s goal, and David’s focus is beyond the ordinary, trusting in that Divine design.

Jan
5
Fri
2018
Let’s Go Fishing Show
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm

Booth Information & details to follow.

Feb
23
Fri
2018
Working Women’s Survival Show
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

Booth Information & details to follow.