ARTS & CULTURE

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

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TONIC SOL-FA

September 15, 2022

Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, constantly developing since its formation two decades ago. They stand as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award-winning arrangements and multi-million-selling compositions. Tonic Sol-fa was voted by Campus Activities Magazine as "One of the top five 'MUST SEE' groups in America."

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RIDERS IN THE SKY

October 27, 2022

Riders in the Sky is an American Western music and comedy group which began performing in 1977. The band has released more than 40 full-length albums. They have won two Grammy Awards and have written and performed music for major motion pictures, including "Woody's Roundup" from Toy Story 2. Be prepared for award-winning harmonies, wacky Western wit, and high-yodeling adventures. 

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JUDY CARMICHAEL TRIO

December 1, 2022

Grammy-nominated pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael is one of the world's leading interpreters of stride piano and swing. Count Basie nicknamed her "Stride," acknowledging the command with which she plays this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style. Judy will have audiences dancing in the aisles with high-energy interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

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RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE

January 26, 2023

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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HERE COMES THE SUN

March 9, 2023

A musical celebration of one of the most successful artists of the 1970s! This five-person band of multi-instrumentalists/vocalists from Broadway, Lincoln Center, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been wowing audiences around the world with its fresh and musically-authentic tribute to The Beatles. Now, they are returning to celebrate (not impersonate) The Eagles and their legendary catalogue! Relive all of the biggest hits like "Take It Easy", "Desperado", and "Hotel California", as this extraordinary group of musicians truly "Take it to the Limit". 

Lucas County Arts Council

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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. 

Community Band

Concerts were held at 7:00pm every Thursday evening in June at the Larry J. Clark Memorial Gazebo on the square. The band had a special performance as part of the Chariton 4th of July Celebration. The final concert of the season will be held on Thursday, July 8 at the Lucas County Historical Museum starting at 7:00pm.

 

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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2022-2023 Season Tickets now on sale!

Purchase season tickets at Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street or Piper's for just $50. Individual performances are $15 for adults and $5 for students at the door on the day of the performance. 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.

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 visioniitheatre.com or check out their Facebook page

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