Things are heating up outside, but music festival goers will enjoy the cool sounds of regional bands performing inside the Beshore Performing Arts Center. Audiences will celebrate two regional bands on each of four Saturdays in July: the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. Here’s who is performing during JoMo Jammin’:

By Ann Leach

July 6

MOONSHROOM Created by the song craft of Lily Moonflower and Jake Keegan, this performance features tight vocal harmonies and interesting instrumental conversations. Expanding on the styles of Americana, bluegrass, folk and country music, the group invites the audience to enjoy some liberated expression and genuine songwriting.

EUREKA STRINGS This all-star group of Eureka Strings players offers upbeat, boot-scooting boogies as well as a traditional repertoire. Established nearly four years ago, the musicians say the Joplin audience should expect “barn-burning, hell-raising, foot-stomping music with psychedelic swells.”

The group is eager to visit Joplin and flattered to have been invited and notes their band member, Sophia Clark, is from this area.

July 13

MODELING is a three-piece indie, art-rock band that was established in 2018. The members are brothers: Connor, Ryan and Cuinn Brogran, whose music is inspired by film scores, visual arts and personal experiences. Many of their songs center around themes of longing, alienation and feelings of nostalgia with lyrical references to dreams and memories of a time before. 

“We’re grateful to be asked to be a part of this series,” Connor Brogran says. “We’re happy to share our music.”

FOX ROYALE is a band making anthemic, jangly indie rock that started in 2020 by brothers Nathan and Caleb Hurley, with the addition of Davis Drake and Evan Todd. With relationships to each other going back to childhood and high school orchestra, the group has been touring ever since.

 July 20

ROCHELLE BRADSHAW & HYPNOTION This fusion reggae band was formed by Rochelle Bradshaw in 2013 and hails from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Bradshaw’s musical career spans over 18 years and includes singing on a Grammy-winning album and touring the world with musical legends. Bradshaw said JoMo Jammin’ audiences should expect “a reggae jam as we meld reggae with other influences and energy.”

The group has never played in Missouri, and Bradshaw says, “We feel very honored and excited to be a part of this concert series at the Cornell. We look forward to bringing our variety of music to Joplin in support of cultural expansion in this region. It’s our passion and mission.”

Mariachi de Flor Missouri began in 2016 when vocalist Rachael Bishko and her husband, Andrew, formed the band, along with their daughter, Honor, and six other musical friends. 

Rachael Bishko says the audience should expect “laughter, tears, exciting and moving music with vocal powerhouse singers and flashy instrument players. We explain mariachi and the meaning of the songs, so everyone is included in the performance.” 

The band is excited to bring their music to a new audience. “We often play for weddings and fiestas,” Bishko says, “so it will be nice to be on a stage.” 

July 27

Brock Wade Band features Springfield, Missouri, singer/songwriter Brock Wade. He has been a part of numerous projects throughout the years, playing a wide variety of music that includes country, rock, pop, rap and hip-hop.

While playing shows around the country, Wade has shared the stage with the likes of Parmalee, Josh Turner, Keith Anderson, Michael Ray and many others. He combines his own personal style garnered from his experiences with multiple genres of music.

THE MIXTAPES are a premier level ‘90s tribute band playing all the favorite radio hits. Each member of this five-piece group sings, which assures a huge range of music spanning The Cranberries, Nirvana, No Doubt, Beastie Boys, TLC, Radiohead, Spice Girls, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine, Britney Spears, Beck and much more. This band brings the songs and the nostalgia to life in this high-energy show.


Want to go TO JOMO JAMMIN’? July 6: MoonShroom and Eureka Strings 

July 13: Modeling and Fox Royale 

July 20: Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion, and Mariachi Flor De Missouri 

July 27: Brock Wade Band and The Mixtapes

Single tickets to all shows are $27.30 for adults, $24.70 for seniors/military/college students. Children ages 13-17 are $11.70 per ticket and those under age 12 will pay $4.42 per ticket.

You can purchase tickets to all four nights at a discount price of $89.70.