FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE STAGE

Friday, September 13, 2013

4:00 to 6:00 pm - 92.3 WIL LIVE Radio Remote - First Capitol & Main Street

Join "Cornbread Morning Show" co-host Judi Diamond at the 92.3 WIL tent to kick off the 2013 MOSAICS Festival.

4:30 to 6:60 pm - U.S. Air Force Starlifters (SAFB) - Jefferson & N. Main

This seven-piece group of talented musicians performs in virtually every musical idiom, from Rock and Pop to Jazz and Country, to great contemporary and traditional patriotic songs. They feature the best in popular music from the 1970's to the most current sounds at the top of today's charts. Because of their unique and diverse programs, the musicians of Starlifter are in great demand both at home and abroad.

6:30 to 8:30 pm - 106.5 The Arch LIVE Radio Remote - First Capitol & Main Street

Hang out with 106.5 The Arch's Morning Show man Van Lorenz during Friday night's MOSAICS festivities.

7:00 to 9:00 pm - Coyote Variety Band - Jefferson & N. Main 

Ron has been playing locally for 30 years. He has spent most of that time as the front man for the band "Coyote". Ron has a large and diverse song list. He can play soft and mellow at a winery, or hard driven music in a rowdy bar.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

12:00 to 2:00 pm - HUDSON & THE HOO DOO CATS - Jefferson & N. Main 

HUDSON AND THE HOO DOO CATS, a JumpSwinginRockinBoogieBluesa-Billy, or for short, a JitterbugaBilly band, was founded in Austin,Texas in 1989 and relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 1995.The band has played over 4,000 performances. HUDSON AND THE HOO DOO CATS focus on swingin' shufflin' blues, 50's rock and roll and rockabilly, and medium tempo dance music (West Coast, Lindy Hop, and Imperial.

2:00 pm - Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps - on North Main Street

The Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps was formed in 1992 as part of an effort by the community of St. Charles, Missouri, to honor Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark...and the Corps of Discovery...who spent five days in St. Charles in May 1804 making final preparations for their expedition across the Louisiana Territory.

Much like fifers and drummers for the past five centuries, The Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps is comprised of young people between the ages of 10 and 18.  Their uniforms are patterned after those worn by U.S. Army 1st Infantry field musicians of 1804-1810: coats of red wool trimmed in blue; round hats adorned with black bear fur, white deer tails (which replaced the earlier feather plumes that were increasingly difficult to find on the frontier), and a black leather cockade with an eagle badge.  The flag bearers are dressed identical to the musicians, but with opposite colors - blue coats with red facings - since they were part of the infantry line units.  They carry the 15-star "Star Spangled Banner", our nation's flag from 1795-1818.

3:00 to 5:00 pm - The Blanchette Trio - Washington & N. Main

The unique sound of Trio Blanchette was born in the city of St. Charles, when violinist Alison Rolf, clarinetist Mary Bryant, and pianist Nancy Schaaf brought their rich musical experience together for a truly delightful collaboration. Named after St. Charles founder Louis Blanchette, Trio Blanchette has no less been entertaining listeners throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area with their versatile styling of classical favorites, memorable melodies, the best of Broadway and toe-tapping jazz.

6:00 to 8:00 pm - U.S. Air Force Hot Brass Band (SAFB) - Jefferson & N. Main

Hot Brass is an energetic and multi-talented group of musicians performing billboard and popular music hits, new and old. A subset of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Hot Brass engages audiences through the Midwest in contemporary music tailored to meet the desires of the wide-range of listeners we serve.

Hot Brass serves as musical ambassadors for the Air Force in free civic outreach concerts to people of all ages throughout the band's ten-state area of responsibility.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

12:00 to 2:00 pm - U.S. Air Force Hot Brass Band (SAFB) - Jefferson & N. Main

2:00 pm - Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps - on North Main Street

3:00 to 5:00 pm - Mark Biehl Group/World Jazz - Washington & N. Main

Mark Biehl presents cinematic music of travel and adventure from his internationally recognized album "LANDSCAPES," along with other explorations of world rhythms and jazz improvisation on soprano saxophone, flute and keyboards. Joining Mark is Joshua Daly on a wide variety of hand drums and other exotic percussion instruments.

CHILDREN'S VILLAGE

Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 am until 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 15 - 12:00 until 4:00 pm

The Children's Village at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at the artistic process. This area includes the "Kids Creation Station" where young patrons under the age of 17 can utilize their artistic skills in creating their own masterpieces. Each year, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association provides the art supplies necessary for children to create their own souvenir of their visit to the MOSAICS Festival.

The Children's Village arts program and instruction is organized by the Foundry Art Centre, with supervision by professional artists and experienced art teachers for a truly educational hands-on experience. This year, these special projects will include:

  • Resist Watercolor Painting
  • Origami Creations
  • Mini Books - Infinity Cards
  • Printmaking
  • Metal Embossing (Saturday only)
  • Mini Impressionist Paintings (Sunday only)

Along with all of the family-friendly entertainment, MOSAICS will also feature:

  • 103 juried artists will exhibit, discuss, and sell artwork.  Paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, metal and woodworking are just a sample of the 16 media represented by artists from 18 states and 1 foreign country. Five Thousand dollars in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists.
  • Blank Canvas Studios and Preferred Family Healthcare's A.R.T.C. Program (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity) are partnering with the MOSAICS for the 2013 Festival event, and both community organizations will participate with artist displays.     
  • The Mentor Me Exhibition, located in the Foundry Art Centre, includes artwork from both students and their teachers. Mentor Me is a state-wide program recognizing regional art teachers, students and school districts for their arts programming and the exhibition.

For more information on the 19th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call 314-482-5476 or visit http://www.stcharlesmosaics.org/.