Connect2Culture to announce inaugural performing arts series coming to Joplin

By JRBJ Staff

Connect2Culture (C2C), Joplin's community arts agency, will announce its inaugural performing arts series at a press conference at 10 a.m. June 16, inside Joplin Memorial Hall (212 West 8th Street).
Connect2Culture’s inaugural performing arts series, Curtains Up, will bring national touring artists to Joplin in September and December of 2017 and February of 2018 to both Memorial Hall and the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center. The names of those artists, as well as season subscriptions for performance tickets will be announced and available following the announcement. Tickets will be available for purchase either online or by phone.
“Bringing high quality national touring performing artists to Joplin from varied genres will directly enhance our citizens’ quality of life, elevate Joplin’s regional attraction, and generate a positive economic impact to our businesses and our City,” said Clifford Wert, CFO and treasurer of Connect2Culture.
Connect2Culture’s first performing arts series boasts a diverse lineup that will offer something for everyone. To bring this high caliber of artistry to Joplin, Connect2Culture will recognize all sponsors who made it possible with their generous contributions at the press conference.
"We are excited that the Curtains Up Series, presented by Connect2Culture, will provide a diverse lineup of high quality live musical performances to Joplin and area residents. We hope these performances will ‘ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment.’ The support we have received from our very generous sponsors allows us the opportunity to present this series at affordable prices, making the arts more accessible to everyone," said Sharon Beshore, chair of Connect2Culture.
Artists, dates, descriptions and ticket information will be made available at the press conference. For more information, please contact Emily Frankoski at 417-625-6683.

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