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Welcome to Rock House Center for the Arts. We are both a visual and preforming arts school, gallery and music venue. Besides hosting Americana and Roots music concerts at our home, The Rock House 41 High Street, we also accommodate three art studios, classroom space and sales gallery at 22171 Main Street, Reeds Spring MO 65737. We are a 501(c)(3) under Folk Alliance International.
 

Mission Statement
The mission of the Rock House Center for the Arts is to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and support of live music and the visual arts. 

Vision
Present the finest in visual and performance art and maintain a comfortable, attractive and well-equipped gathering place for audiences and performers to enjoy during events at the Rock House.

Broaden the base of support by sponsoring events such as music festivals and art shows meant to draw out, and sustain a diverse and vibrant community that celebrates the arts.

Maintain a workshop and gallery that attracts accomplished, relevant and professional artisans who can: provide unique educational opportunities that spark the imagination, oversee the entirety of the creative process, and cultivate the artistic skills of young people, adults and senior citizens of the community.

Build a legacy that: remains culturally relevant, strengthens community partnerships, and sponsors educational and performance opportunities that ensure the financial sustainability of the Rock House Center for the Arts for years to come.

 

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Rock House Square Dance

The Rock House, 41 High Street, Reeds Spring

It's time for another Rock House Square Dance! Kim Lansford, Nathan McAlister, and Dave Scrivner. All dances taught and called by Jim Hawkins No experience necessary. No partner required. Wear comfortable shoes.

Doors open at 7 pm
$5 to $10 donation for the musicians and caller. Bring a friend or 2 and we'll see you here.

Rock House Concert featuring Sam Baker

The Rock House, 41 High Street, Reeds Spring

Once you meet him and hear him perform, you will never forget Sam Baker.  Sam is an incredibly insightful and gifted poet, with a gravely voice (think Ray Wyle Hubbard) and an intense intellect that will leave a lasting impression.  He is a man of few words.  Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought.  Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden.  His website is stark: white, black, sepia and shades of gray.  Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986.  It’s taken years to heal.  Time to reconnect.  The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry and music.   Mercy, released in 2004, was the first in a trilogy of compelling albums with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery.  It was followed by pretty world in 2007 and cotton in 2009.  Each piece is imprinted with a theme: everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dreams, how beautiful are these days, and talk about forgiveness.   Baker approaches life with a positive attitude – “Life is a gift.  I went through a lot of bitterness – a lot of anger.  But those things are toxic.  Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost.  Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful.  All I’ve got – no matter what I hold in my hands, drive around in, or put in the bank,- all I’ve got is this one breath, and if I’m, lucky, I get another.”

Join us for an intimate night of music. Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, b.y.o.b. social time.

Music begins at 8:00 for the listening room concert. First come, first serve on seating. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at https://rockhousecenterforthearts.org/calendar-tickets or at the door.

Please park across the street in the parking lot or anywhere downtown. Our backyard parking is reserved for the band and handicap parking.

Call (417)272-8386 for more info.

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Rock House Concert featuring The HigLeeWils

The Rock House, 41 High Street, Reeds Spring

Songwriters and musicians Emily Higgins, Larry Lee and David Wilson are The HigLeeWils.

Emily Higgins is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and member of both The HigLeeWils and Auntie Em and the Tornadoes. The HigLeeWils currently perform songs from Emily’s four solo albums, “Singing River,” “The House at the End of the Road,” “On the Square” and recently, “91 Acres,” a commissioned collection of original songs describing the land reclamation efforts of a Douglas County, Missouri landowner and beauty of the property. Emily is producer and host of “The Mulberry Tree,” a weekly music program airing Sunday evenings on KSMU, Springfield, Missouri’s NPR affiliate station.

Larry Lee was a former founding member of ‪the Ozark Mountain Daredevils‬ (writer and vocalist of “Jackie Blue”), and toured with Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band. He has produced multi-platinum records for artists such as Alabama, ‪Restless Heart‬ and ‪Juice Newton‬. Larry has also been inducted as a member of the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame.

David Wilson has produced, recorded for, or performed with some of acoustic music’s veteran musicians and songwriters; Radio Flyer (1985 Bluegrass Band Winner at the KFC-City of Louisville Festival), ‪John Hartford‬, ‪Jean Ritchie‬, ‪The Dillards‬, ‪The Ozark Mountain Daredevils‬, Undergrass Boys, Blackberry Winter, Barton and Para, The Gallier Brothers, Brewer and Shipley, and other notable artists. David also continues to teach fiddle and mandolin classes at numerous festivals around the country.

Join us for an intimate night of music. Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, b.y.o.b. social time. Music begins at 8:00 for the listening room concert. First come, first serve on seating. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at https://rockhousecenterforthearts.org/calendar-tickets or at the door.

Please park across the street in the parking lot or anywhere downtown. Our backyard parking is reserved for the band and handicap parking.

Call (417)272-8386 for more info.