Calendar of Upcoming Folklore and Folk Arts Events:

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A note on Native American Events: we post notices of pow-wows which are open to the general public. It’s a worthwhile experience. However, if you have never attended a powwow before, please click here.



February 6


Springfield -- Firehouse Bluegrass Jam. Firefighters Union Hall, 2350 N. Clifton; for more information call 417.631.1300


February 11-13

Poplar Bluff. Three Rivers Jazz Festival, including the Funky Butt Brass Band. At Three Rivers College, Tinnin Fine Arts Center. For more information, call 573.840.9639 or visit



April 1-2

Big Muddy Festival in Boonville -- tickets on sale now.






May 28


9th Annual For the People Pow Wow
May 28-29, 2016
Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds
1445 Fairgrounds Road - Jefferson City, Missouri


(if you have never attended a powwow before, please click here.)


Honored Guest: Larry Sellers (Cloud Dancing) from “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”

Comfortable Indoor Facility
Native American Art Vendors – Native Food – Raffles
Fun for the entire family

Admission: Adults - $3 – School Age $1 -- Elders & Preschool - Free
12-2 Gourd Dancing
2:30 Grand Entry
2:45-5 Intertribal
5-5:45 Dinner Break
5:45-6:45 Gourd Dancing
6:45 Grand Entry
7-10 Intertribal
12-2 Gourd Dancing
2-5 Intertribal

Head Man: Nathan Hooton – Knob Knoster, Missouri
Head Lady: Marrina Stabler – Gladstone, Missouri
Head Gourd: Bob LaRoussa – Clinton, Missouri
Host Southern Drum: Young Bucks – Alex Esau – Independence, Missouri (All Drums Welcome)
Master of Ceremonies: Ed Smith – Kansas City, Kansas
Arena Director: Art Ryan – Spavinaw, Oklahoma

Saturday evening meal provided for Singers, Dancers and Vendors

Bring your own chairs – Limited Seating Available

Sponsored by: The Society for the Preservation of Traditional Values
Jefferson City Jaycees


From Highway 50, take the South Country Club Drive exit and follow South Country Club Drive west for 1.2 miles. The road changes to Fairgrounds Road and you will see the fairgrounds on the left, there will be pow wow signs.

Camping: $10.00 per family camp for the weekend

EVENT & VENDOR QUESTIONS: Dona McKinney (816) 679-0695

No guns, alcohol or drugs allowed - Pets must be on a leash at all times
Not responsible for Accidents, Theft or Damage of any kind


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