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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.
 

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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 Concert featuring Bob Livingston

The Rock House, 41 High Street, Reeds Spring

Singer-songwriter BOB LIVINGSTON has never been a traditional Texas country musician living the honky-tonk life even though he's spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit with some of the most colorful and rambunctious musicians in Texas. As a member of Austin’s legendary Lost Gonzo Band, Livingston toured and recorded with such musical visionaries as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard and many more. Livingston played an integral role in helping to create the music that first earned Austin the designation of “Live Music Capital of the World” and helps explain why he was recently inducted in to “Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame” in 2016.

Livingston has seen a lot of the world since growing up in musically fertile West Texas. Hailing originally from San Antonio, he moved to Lubbock as a boy where his interests turned more 'Cosmic' than 'Cowboy' and prompted him to delve into the music and mysteries of many cultures. Traveling since the 80’s as a Music Ambassador for the US State Department, Livingston has taken Texas music as far afield as India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Africa, Vietnam and the Middle East demonstrating again and again the unique power that music has to build bridges between peoples of the world. As Livingston says, 'When all else fails, music prevails'. These tours earned him the honor of being appointed, “Ambassador of Goodwill,” by the State of Texas and “Austin’s International Music Ambassador,” by the City of Austin.

This world-traveled view was reflected in Livingston's 2004 CD, Mahatma Gandhi & Sitting Bull, a romp through juxtapositions of east and west. His last CD, Gypsy Alibi, defines a new musical direction. Released in 2011 on New Wilderness Records, 'Gypsy Alibi' won "Album of the Year" at the Texas Music Awards 2011.

These days, Livingston is a busy man. While playing over 150 shows a year, he is also writing a memoir for Texas Tech Press, plays with a multi-cultural band from Texas and India called Cowboys & Indians and will release a new album on Howlin’ Dog Records called, Up The Flatland Stairs in January 2018.

In a live performance with Bob Livingston, one finds a veteran singer-songwriter and a master storyteller who captures his audience from the first notes played. It's an irresistible invitation to travel down the cosmic musical highways and rutted back country roads where his rambles have taken him over the years. “What country? That’s the question.”

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://rockhousecenterforthearts.org/ Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, b.y.o.b. Music begins at 8. Please park across the street or anywhere downtown. Our backyard parking is reserved for the band and handicap parking. Call (417)272-8386 for more info.

Rock House Concert featuring Distant Relative

The Rock House, 41 High Street, Reeds Spring MO. 65737

Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, b.y.o.b. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at https://rockhousecenterforthearts.org/calendar-tickets or at the door. Music begins at 8. 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. DISTANT RELATIVE kicks off our summer tour in support of our new album, What Are The Odds. We will be playing songs from the new record and plenty of old favorites to keep your toes a tappin' and your feet a dancin'! There will be a potluck dinner beginning at 6:30 so bring a favorite dish to share and enjoy a wonderful evening of food, fun, and fellowship at the Rock House in Reeds Spring, Mo.

Rock House Concert featuring Victor and Penny

The Rock House, 41 High Street, Reeds Spring

VICTOR & PENNY Victor & Penny deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation. Victor & Penny were named “Best Folk Ensemble 2015” by the PITCH; “Standout Concert of the Year” by the Joplin Globe; and are two-time Folk Alliance International official showcase artists. V&P feature tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar work, and a fiery ukulele. This corset-tight group brings a modern Kansas City voice to their original tunes and prohibition era jazz with sterling musicianship. When joined by their fine band, Loose Change Orchestra, the red-hot horn section and upright bass bring sparks a-plenty and virtuosic musicianship. V&P impress and delight with charm and hot licks and they are an “absolute rollicking blast.” Since 2010, Victor & Penny (aka Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane) have been thrilling audiences nationally with their deft blend of originals, hot jazz, and swing.

Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, b.y.o.b. Music begins at 8. Please park across the street or anywhere downtown. Our backyard parking is reserved for the band and handicap parking. Call (417)272-8386 for more info.

Rock House Concert featuring Ryanhood

The Rock House, 41 High Street, Reeds Spring

Folk-rock duo Ryanhood Brings Virtuosity, Heart and Humor to Reeds Spring at the Rock House

Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, and many more. Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”

Their sixth and newest album, Yearbook, was recorded over the past year and half in bedrooms, living rooms, hotel rooms, and green rooms across the country. Led by their signature two-part vocal harmonies, and decorated with flares of guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, Yearbook centers on songs about being young, growing old, and making peace with the passing of time. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).

Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, b.y.o.b.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at  https://rockhousecenterforthearts.org/calendar-tickets  or at the door. Music begins at 8. 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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