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“Sliced Bread Jam” Bluegrass Festival

July 7, 2018 - July 8, 2018

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The Chillicothe Area Arts Council will present the “Sliced Bread Jam” Bluegrass Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, Chillicothe.

This year’s festival is planned on these dates to join with our community’s celebration of Chillicothe’s 90th anniversary as the “Home of Sliced Bread”. We are planning Saturday evening’s show to allow folks the opportunity to participate in all of the community daytime activities.  We will wrap up the weekend with Sunday afternoon’s show.

The event will kick off the Arts Council’s 2018-19 Show Season.   

Saturday evening will begin with the Clint Campbell family’s performance. This young family group made their first festival appearance at the Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival 2 years ago. Since then, the family has performed for several bluegrass festivals in Missouri.  Administrator, Mary Lou VanDeventer remarked “We are excited to bring the kids back home to perform for family and friends.  Their love for music and sharing their gifts and talents definitely come across in their performance!  We know everyone will enjoy their music!

The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band will be the head-line band for the evening.  This family band has their own show in Branson, Missouri.  The Petersen’s are in their eighth season of shows at the Little Opry Theater in the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex.  The family has toured throughout the United States and recently completed their second international tour to Ireland in July of 2017.  Audiences will be entertained as the band performs bluegrass standards, gospel favorites and are sure to laugh at the sibling humor on stage.

Sunday afternoon’s show will be presented by National, award-winning “Queen of Bluegrass” “Rhonda Vincent and the Rage”.  World Class Musicians, and an Award-Winning Voice seamlessly sets the stage for a breath-taking one-of-a-kind, must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass Music!  Vincent is an in-demand guest vocalist for other bluegrass and country music performers, appearing on recordings by Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Gene Watson and other notables.  “Rhonda and the Rage” performed for the Chillicothe Area Arts Council several years ago and it’s exciting to be hosting her for another Chillicothe Area Arts Council show, commented Mary Lou VanDeventer, Administrator.

Watch for future information regarding ticket prices and event promotions on the Arts Website, and Facebook or call the Arts Office—660-646-1173.



July 7, 2018
July 8, 2018
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Chillicothe Area Arts Council


Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center
2801 Hornet Rd
Chillicothe, MO 64601 United States
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(660) 646-0700