Show Me The Music

Anita Jackson |  Peter Martin, photo by Brian Callahan | Rhonda Vincent , photo by Amy Miller | Howard Marshall, photo by Shane Epping, KSMU


Enjoy for free at any time online! Experience a kaleidoscope of many of Missouri’s musical genres, played by musicians from around our state, in our “Show Me the Music: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial.” This one-hour PBS special, broadcast throughout the state in fall 2021, is a concert filmed at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis in May to celebrate Missouri’s becoming the 24th state to enter the Union on August 10, 1821.

The Sheldon has  more information and resources about Missouri’s music and the show, including the full program of the performances: 

  • Jazz pianist  Peter Martin with musicians from St. Louis and Kansas City
  • Blues, R&B, and rock vocalist  Anita Jackson and ensemble
  • Ragtime pianist and composer  Royce Martin
  • Bluegrass star  Rhonda Vincent and her band, The Rage
  • Classical ZouM Faculty New Music Collective from the University of Missouri–Columbia, performing “Waterways” by Mizzou professor  Stefan Freund, commissioned for the Bicentennial
  • Fiddler  Howard Marshall and Friends

“Show Me the Music” was created in partnership by the Missouri Arts Council; The Sheldon; Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee; JPL Development LLC; Sinquefield Charitable Foundation; St. Louis Cardinals; and the Budds Center for American Music at the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Royce Martin

Royce Martin | photo, Arts and Education Council

Stefan Freund

Stefan Freund | photo, Rob Hill