2017 Event Calendar

May
26
Fri
2017
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – May 29 @ 11:00 am
May
28
Sun
2017
Cathedral Cave Night Tours at Onondaga Cave State Park
May 28 @ 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.

Jun
3
Sat
2017
National Trails Day Hike at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkJoin Onondaga Cave State Park for an invigorating hike on National Trails Day!

Named after the famed Onondaga Cave, this park offers visitors plenty to see above ground too. Led by the park naturalist, the hike will follow a loop around the park touching all three trail systems-Blue Herron, Oak Ridge and Deer Run trails. See captivating views along the Meramec River with bluffs of over 100 feet high, pass through beautiful glades and shady wooded areas, and step back in time with a stop at the old dam and millrace, constructed in 1886.

The hike will be easy to moderate, cover approximately six miles of trail, and include a stop for lunch. It will start from the Blue Herron Trail trailhead on the visitor center side. Please wear appropriate hiking shoes. Bring water and a sack lunch. For more information, call the park naturalist at 573-522-3760.

The Lesters at Meramec Music Theatre
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesThe Lesters, from St. Louis, Missouri, often called “St. Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music,” have been sharing The Word through song for four generations. With more than a 90 year history and numerous albums behind them, the group proudly brings the third & fourth generation to the stage for a sound that is 100% ~ “PURE LESTER.”
Truly, The Lesters are ~ “A FAMILY FOR THE FAMILY.”

Their signature sound is a blend of inspired arrangements and vocal artistry, led by longtime performer BRIAN LESTER. Brian, who also serves as emcee and manager, has been singing with the family since he was four. His vibrant voice and easy rapport with audiences ministers to young and old alike.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkJoin an experienced wildflower gardener, Master Naturalist and Onondaga Friends Association member for a guided hike on one of the park’s beautiful trails. On this walk, you will look for and identify native wildflowers. Some of the wildflowers you may see are columbine, blood root, wild ginger and spiderwort, along with many more too numerous to list. Come learn the how and why of these native species and how you can incorporate them into your own native wildflower gardens.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. The walk will begin at the Blue Heron Trail trailhead by the pavilion.

Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jun 10 @ 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.

Jimmy Fortune at Meramec Music Theatre
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesJimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them first as a temporary replacement for Lew DeWitt, after DeWitt heard him singing at a ski resort and recommended him. Following an audition in Nashville, Jimmy was contacted by the Statler Brothers and performed his first show with them on January 28, 1982, in Savannah, Georgia. Due to the debilitating effects of Crohn’s Disease, Lew was unable to return to the stage with the Statlers, andJimmy was hired as a permanent replacement in August of 1982.

After the Statler Brothers retired on October 26, 2002, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His first solo CD, When One Door Closes, was released August 2003 on Audium/Koch. He released a gospel album, I Believe, in June 2005, a Christmas CD, Feels Like Christmas, in 2006, a live concert DVD in 2007 and another country CD, “Windows” in 2009. Jimmy is currently living in Nashville, writing for Melrose Entertainment, and touring.

Jun
15
Thu
2017
Devon Allman at The Soda Fountain
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm

Soda Fountain

The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman. In fact, Allman, who was raised by his mom (Shelley, not Cher) in Texas, took up the guitar on his own, and did not meet his father until he was 16 years old. “I was 16, and I sent him a really short letter saying, ‘Hey, it’s me. Here’s where I’m at. I’m playing guitar.” I got a phone call three days later,” says Devon. Soon after that phone call, the two met in the parking lot at The Fox Theater in St. Louis during a tour stop for the elder Allman. Growing up with his mom, Devon was listening to anything on the radio he could find. Often it was the Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix. “I can remember listening to music at the age of four or five. Something would come on the radio and I would always ask my mom who it was. She would say ‘That’s John Lennon’ or ‘that’s Styx.’ One time “Midnight Rider” came on, and I asked her ‘Mom who’s that?’ and she said ‘That’s your dad.’”

One can never leave a name as famous as “Allman” very far behind. There are traces of his father in his soulful voice and his uncle Duane in his innovative guitar playing. According to Devon, the name both helps and hurts. There will always be fans that come to see him out of curiosity, “But they leave having a respect for the fact that I am my own entity. For Ragged & Dirty, Devon left his southern comfort zone, hired a crack Chicago band, and enlisted the producing and writing talents of Grammy winning producer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, and Joe Louis Walker). “I’ve done all my records in the south. I decided it was time to go to the electric blues mecca (Chicago), tap into that vibe and surround myself with cats who live and breathe it. Besides producing, Tom custom wrote some songs for this record that really aligned with my path. ”Though Hambridge wrote four tunes and Devon picked three to cover, it’s his original tunes that speak to his artistic journey. “RSB has been such a deep, rich, globe-trotting experience that it definitely changes your life and gives you new perspective. Anytime you’re involved in something to that degree, it will show up in your art. I think the experience has given me more depth as a writer. I’m more willing to let the groove take over and not force things vocally.”

Jun
18
Sun
2017
Father’s Day Special
Jun 18 all-day

Fathers and Children float, dads portion is FREE.DSC_8414 (2500x1837)

**Please call to make reservations

Jun
24
Sat
2017
The Bellamy Brothers at Meramec Music Theatre
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesTHE BELLAMY BROTHERS: THE LOVE STILL FLOWS… 
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success.

The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and previously—The Judds. But before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started creatively smoldering in their home state of Florida, before exploding nationally amidst the ’70’s pop music culture of L.A.

The brothers first official gig was in 1968, playing a free show with their father at the Rattlesnake Roundup in San Antonio, Florida. They honed their early skills playing black clubs throughout the south, and singing backup for artists such as Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, and Little Anthony & The Imperials. Within a few months, the brothers moved north, immersing themselves and their rock/country sound in the Atlanta market, where the Allman Brothers were the emerging kings of the music world.

Cathedral Cave Night Tours at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jun 24 @ 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.

Jun
25
Sun
2017
Photo Tours of Cathedral and Onondaga Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jun 25 @ 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:

 

Jul
1
Sat
2017
“Onondaga Cave” Book Signing at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State Park Join 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
Jul 1 @ 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.

Open House at Onondaga Cave Sate Park
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkStaff from the park will be on hand to provide information about the park and answer questions.  The public is invited to share comments about the park and its operations. Input from the public is important to the department.  These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create a two-way communication.  The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the park or site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities.

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Rusty Young at The Soda Fountain
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

Soda Fountain

Rusty Young rose to prominence in the late ’60s and ’70s as one of a handful of pedal steel guitarists moving their instrument out of the country barn and into the rock garage, so to speak. He worked and recorded with Buffalo Springfield and eventually co-founded the popular country-rock band Poco with ex-Springfield members Richie Furay and Jim Messina. Poco members have been prolific songwriters, releasing more than 25 original albums. Poco, and Young, in particular, are considered forerunners of the American music genre. Young and Paul Cotton (guitar, vocals) were the core of the band from 1971 to 2009. The group continues to play and tour as of 2013, and released a studio album in 2013.

At the end of 2013 Rusty Young announced his retirement. At the age of 68 he said he had spent 45 years on the road in the same band and needed a break. A few shows were booked into 2014 including three farewell shows in Florida. One of those shows was a performance in a recording studio in front of a live audience for a DVD document of the band’s live show. Young said there could be some one-offs in the future after that, but the band would not be actively touring as before. Young was finishing his memoirs for a book to be published. He and Sundrud write and record music for children’s story videos as the “Session Cats”. Lawrence, Sundrud and Webb continued to write, record and play in their own projects, and to do freelance work with other artists in Nashville, where they live. Young continues to do guest performances with former members of Poco and other country rock artists.

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Cathedral Cave Off-Trail Cave Trips at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 8 @ 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 Booth Brothers at Meramec Music Theatre
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live Performances

Ronnie, Michael, and Paul love Southern Gospel music. They believe it touches the soul and offers encouragement and hope. By singing and ministering to audiences through word and song, these gentlemen are fulfilling God’s call on their lives. Ron Booth Sr., Ronnie and Michael’s father, immersed his sons in Southern Gospel music during the time he sang with the Rebel’s Quartet and other musical groups. They sang with their father as “Ron Booth and the Booth Brothers” until 1998 when Ron Sr., or PawPaw, as he is affectionately known to his grandchildren, left the road. Ronnie and Michael renamed the group and continued on as “The Booth Brothers.” Although others have been the third part of the trio, Paul Lancaster is the newest member. Paul has enjoyed success with other gospel groups and he is now bringing his vocal abilities to the Booth Brothers. The harmonies, which is a trademark of the Booth Brothers, is continuing with the addition of Paul to the group.

Ronnie, Michael, and Paul are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their music. Refreshing humor, inspiring songs, and encouraging words are embedded in every concert. This trio, collectively and individually, has been acknowledged as one of the finest in the business having received many awards over the years, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year, Best Live Performers, Artist of the Year and others. Although the group is grateful for the recognition of their work, their aspiration is for all honor and glory to be God’s alone.

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Glen Miller Orchestra at Meramec Music Theatre
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live PerformancesWith its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theatres, hotels and dance pavilion, built and sustained the momentum of popularity. Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Cave Conservation Corps Day Camp at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkChildren ages 9 to 14 will spend three days with park naturalists learning about caves, cave formation, cave ecosystems, including the cave food chain, and why cave preservation is so important. Each day will be filled with activities both above and below ground and on the last day campers will get to participate in their very own wild caving experience hosted by trained professional cavers! There will be a small fee associated with the camp to cover costs of educational materials that will be supplied by the Onondaga Friends Association. Attendance to the day camp will be limited to 20 participants.

Jul
12
Wed
2017
Cave Conservation Corps Day Camp at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkChildren ages 9 to 14 will spend three days with park naturalists learning about caves, cave formation, cave ecosystems, including the cave food chain, and why cave preservation is so important. Each day will be filled with activities both above and below ground and on the last day campers will get to participate in their very own wild caving experience hosted by trained professional cavers! There will be a small fee associated with the camp to cover costs of educational materials that will be supplied by the Onondaga Friends Association. Attendance to the day camp will be limited to 20 participants.

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Cave Conservation Corps Day Camp at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Missouri State Parks - Onondaga Cave State ParkChildren ages 9 to 14 will spend three days with park naturalists learning about caves, cave formation, cave ecosystems, including the cave food chain, and why cave preservation is so important. Each day will be filled with activities both above and below ground and on the last day campers will get to participate in their very own wild caving experience hosted by trained professional cavers! There will be a small fee associated with the camp to cover costs of educational materials that will be supplied by the Onondaga Friends Association. Attendance to the day camp will be limited to 20 participants.

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound at Meramec Music Theatre
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm

Meramec Music Theatre Live Performances

From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continues to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies. EHSS is one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel History mentioned with the same “trailblazing” reverence as groups likes The Statesmen Quartet and The Cathedral Quartet.

EHSS has sung and sold to millions worldwide, a feat that has not been accomplished by any other Southern Gospel quartet. From concerts in Latvia and India to South Africa and New Zealand, events all around North America, TV appearances on ESPN with NASCAR, multiple NBA appearances singing our National Anthem, and even a specialty tour of historic American theaters in support of the EHSS Broadway project featuring Les Misérables legend J. Mark McVey, Signature Sound is a world-renowned quartet that spans a wide variety of genres and cultures.

Cathedral Cave Night Tour at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 15 @ 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.

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Photo Tours of Cathedral and Onondaga Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 22 @ 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:

 

Onondaga Historical Lantern Tour at Onondaga Cave State Park
Jul 22 @ 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.

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

More details 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.