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We are proud to partner with Lucas County Arts Council to bring a variety of art and culture events to our community. Scroll below to learn more about upcoming events! 

Vredenburg Performing Arts Series

Presented By Lucas County Arts Council

Season tickets to the 2023-2024 Vredenburg Performing Arts Series can be purchased at Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street or Piper's for just $60. Only season tickets will be presold!


All performances will take place at Johnson Auditorium, 915 Osage Avenue, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. for those needing tickets to individual performances.

Lucas County Arts Council

Photo Credit: Frank Myers

Lucas County Art Council's goal is to promote all art forms, the artists, and art organizations by encouraging, developing, and preserving diversified art forms in Lucas County. The Council hosts a variety of events to expose locals and visitors to numerous art mediums, including gallery nights, art classes, and more. 

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September 14, 2023

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is a rare newcomer to traditional pop - fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge - and garnering a top 5 Billboard spot with the release of their first album. Shaun, an Emmy award-winning crooner indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch - to the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers - emerging as an original voice in the continuing tradition of the American vocalist.

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October 19, 2023

Take a trio of dashing men, add soaring melodies from stage and screen, and then refine the sound with contemporary three-part vocal harmony - you've got a ticket to BACHELORS OF BROADWAY: Gentlemen of the Theatre. This brand new three-man act features lush symphonic arrangements of songs from modern and classic musicals. Starring New York City's top theatrical talent, BACHELORS OF BROADWAY offers a fresh take on audience favorites that have captivated millions worldwide.  

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November 9, 2023

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON features Hannah Alkire on cello and Joe Scott on double-neck guitjo, an instrument of his own design. With eleven albums to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature "new acoustic" blend of Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco musical influences. ACOUSTIC EIDOLON has graced stages worldwide and audiences return again and again to hear their soul-stirring and genre-bending blend of original and previously-recorded music.

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January 25, 2024

Rhonda Vincent is a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest bands in any genre of music today. Rhonda Vincent and The Rage are the most decorated band in bluegrass, with over 100 awards to their credit. Among their honors are a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album; Song of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and an unrivaled seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. 

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February 15, 2024

Brass Transit was formed in 2008, its accomplished, award-winning roster intent on paying tribute to the decades-long, multiplatinum songbook of Chicago. Brass Transit goes far beyond just replicating the songs; they embody the music. They recently produced their first (self-titled) album, taking songs by other top rock artists from the seventies and recording them with horns in the Chicago style. The result is a fresh approach to some of the greatest hits of the era. They also recently scored their show for full symphony orchestra with original arrangements that are truly spellbinding.

Community Band

Concerts are held at 7:00pm every Thursday evening in June at the Larry J. Clark Memorial Gazebo on the square. The band has a special performance as part of the Chariton 4th of July Celebration. 


High School students and adults are welcome and encouraged to join the band. Please contact Adam Bahr at (641) 774-2585 for information.

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Vision II Movie Theatre

Vision II Theatre is Chariton's premiere movie destination and shows first run movies. Visitors will enjoy the comfortable leather seats, low ticket prices, and large snack variety. 

Interested in seeing a movie? Vision II updates their website weekly with the latest shows. Get more information at or check out their Facebook page

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