SHOW ME MUSIC FEST JOINS UNITED WAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR
JOPLIN, MO TORNADO RELIEF
Springfield, MO – The Show Me Music and Arts Festival announces a joint endeavor with the United Way of the Ozarks to raise support for long term recovery for the community of Joplin, MO. On May 22nd, the most devastating tornado in US history struck the town of Joplin leaving 134 people dead and causing millions of dollars in damages. Joplin is considered a sister city of Springfield and many families reside within both communities. Throughout the three day music festival, Show Me Music Fest and United Way will be coordinating four primary activities to raise funds for the relief efforts. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, items for sale such as t-shirts and beach towels, and volunteers at all entrances taking donations and encouraging everyone to “Buck UP for Joplin”. All funds raised from these auctions will be sent to The United Way of Southwest Missouri and St. John’s Mercy Hospital, which provides 80% of the charity care (uninsured patients) in this region, and took a direct hit from the tornado.
The Show Me Music and Arts Festival is set to take place June 17-19 and features some of today’s most popular musical acts, celebrity chefs, and nationally touring comedians. Some of the talent appearing includes country superstars Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Little Big Town and Kellie Pickler, as well as top pop acts Train and One Republic! Also joining the musical line-up is the YouTube sensation and popular trio, The Cleverlys (pictured left), who will open the festival fresh from the Stage Coach Festival in Los Angeles, California where they received rave reviews. The Chef’s Pavilion Stage will feature three top Food Network chefs – Robert Irvine (‘Dinner: Impossible’), Ellie Krieger (‘Healthy Appetite’), and Aaron McCargo (‘Big Daddy’s House’), and the Comedy Tent Stage will feature six nationally touring comedians, ready to provide some comic relief for festival attendees!
Additional attractions at the festival include the Show-Me Saloon Stage, a Kid Zone which includes thrill rides, games, and entertainment, the Show-Me Arts and Crafts area featuring over 30 exhibitors, and many food and drink vendors featuring festival fare from all over the world. SMMF truly has something for everyone!
For a full weekend of amazing music, attractions, and entertainment, weekend passes are available at the great price of only $139! Multiple camping options are available starting at the low price of $70, and for those looking for a VIP experience, VIP packages are also available and include VIP parking, VIP seating with air conditioning, a private bar area, snacks, games, and VIP restrooms.
For fans that may not be able to stay the entire weekend but don’t want to miss their favorite artists, individual day-passes are available for purchase at the following prices: Friday – $39, Saturday – $59, Sunday – $65.
To purchase your tickets now, please visit the official ticket outlet PFI Western Store, located in Springfield, MO, or visit us on-line at www.showmemusicfest.com.