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The Missouri River in Story and Song

Missouri River Relief presents noted storyteller and singer Marideth Sisco and folk musicians Cathy Barton and Dave Para as they explore the musical lore and oral history of the Missouri River. 

Sunday, May 1st — 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Missouri Theater Heritage Stage, Kansas City


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The Missouri River is rich and history and lore. Join storytellers and musicians Marideth Sisco, Cathy Barton and Dave Para as they perform stories and songs about our state’s namesake river. The beautiful Musical Theater Heritage welcomes us to their venue for an afternoon performance.

What: The Missouri River in Story and Song

When:  Sunday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Musical Theater Heritage, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO

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Marideth Sisco was cast in a singing role in the movie, “Winter’s Bone,” which took top honors at the Sundance Film Festival and received four nominations for an Academy Award. She is the author of a recent book, Crosspatch: Cranky Musings on Gardening in Rocky Ground. Sisco lives in the southern Missouri Ozarks, where she writes stories and songs, plays music and narrates regular radio essays on regional public radio. She blogs at the site

Cathy Barton and Dave Para were instrumental in the creation of the Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville, an event now in its 25th year. Barton is a master of the old-time “frailing” style banjo. Barton and Para live in Boonville and have toured internationally, bringing their knowledge of Missouri to people all over the world. They have conducted many workshops on songs from the Civil War, river lore, gospel and Ozark ballads. For this program, they have created a repertoire of traditional music that reflects the history of the Missouri River. 

Purchase your tickets here or call the Musical Theater Heritage box office:  (816) 221-6987

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