The Liberty Center for the Arts is hosting the Queen of the Prairie Festival will start at 10 Saturday morning in Sedalia.

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Madge Gressley

Press Release for the Liberty Center for the Arts

Visit historic downtown Sedalia on Saturday, September 24, for a fun-filled day of arts, family fun and an evening of music.  The day begins at 10 a.m. with the opening of a professional juried artists show and sale with many artists demonstrating their mediums, “Chalk It Up!”: an amateur chalk art contest featuring a piece by professional chalk artist, Craig Thomas, Kid’s Alley with make and take activities and an inflatable walk-through sculpture by artist, Vicki Weaver and a car show by the West-Central Missouri Vintage Auto Association.  Strolling docents and musical performers will also be a part of the festival.

The evening will begin with the announcement of the “Chalk It Up!” winners, a barbecue dinner, a performance by the Incendio Fire Performers and finally a concert featuring 2 Buck Drunk with a BBQ, wine, beer and garden.

“This will be a great family event, a wonderful time to pick up a nice piece of artwork, take in some performing arts and view some vintage cars. We have something for everyone. We have a nice variety of artists, from glass and pottery to paintings and sculpture. It’s a great time to purchase a new piece for your home or begin your Christmas shopping. Come out and enjoy the day in historic downtown Sedalia,” said Madge Gressley, a coordinator of the event.  “Don’t go home when the sun goes down,” cautions Gressley,  “there is still plenty to do, there will be a BBQ, beer and wine garden beginning at 6 p.m., the Incendio Fire Performers at 7:30 p.m., and for the adults the concert begins at 8 p.m..”


There is no fee to attend, event is open to the public; however, there is a $5 cover charge to attend the concert.  2 Buck Drunk started performing in 2006, their genre includes classic rock, southern rock, progressive rock and country. They perform in numerous venues throughout Missouri and continue to create a loyal fan base. They have performed shows with Dr. Hook, The Marshall Tucker Band, Blue Oyster Cult and most recently performed in the Bud Tent at the Missouri State Fair. 2006 Lake of the Ozarks and 2009 MWR Cars & Guitars Battle of the Bands. The Buck Drunk Boys play something for everyone.

The Queen of the Prairie Festival of the Arts is being hosted by Sedalia Downtown Development Corp. and the Liberty Center Association for the Arts.

The Liberty Center celebrates the arts within our community. We promote the arts in the community and coordinate and promote cultural and artistic activities that enhance an appreciation for all facets of creative expression as well as an appreciation for the diversity in the region.  Funding for the LCAA is provided in part by the Missouri Arts Council.