Spend the Holidays with Connect2Culture!

Make this holiday season extra magical with a lineup of festive performances from John Glosson and Ryan & Ryan, all presented by Connect2Culture (C2C)!

A Night of Christmas with John Glosson

Saturday, December 9 | 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) | Held inside the Beshore Performance Hall | Tickets are $25–$30, plus fees

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with John Glosson! A soulful, Southern vocalist, music has been a central part of Glosson’s life since childhood. From singing at church and performing in Liberty University’s premier traveling music group to appearing on American Idol and Duets, Glosson has continually performed spirit-lifting music for audiences across the nation. With his heartfelt interpretations of the season’s most beloved songs, A Night of Christmas with John Glosson is sure to make this Christmas season merry and bright!

This performance is art of C2C’s Curtain’s Up series, made possible by Freeman Health System.

Merry & Bright: Songs of Christmas Cheer with Ryan & Ryan

Saturday, December 16 | 7:00 pm (doors open after the pre-concert lecture, which will be from 6:00 to 6:35 pm) | Held inside the Beshore Performance Hall | Tickets are $25–$30, plus fees

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that draws upon classic and contemporary music to create an enthralling concert experience. Together, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents in a dazzling blend of old and new schools. Well-versed in classical, jazz, ragtime, and funk, the two pianists are able to create exciting new music while giving new life to beloved classics. With their skill and undeniable charisma, Ryan & Ryan perform exciting two-piano renditions of traditional carols and modern songs to delight audiences and put them in the holiday spirit! Don’t miss their pre-concert lecture at 6:00 pm in which they will discuss their careers, their passion for piano music, their father-son dynamic, what audiences can expect during the featured presentation, and details that will enhance the performance. Their performance will follow at 7:00 pm.

This performance is part of C2C’s Cornell Series, which is made possible by Sharon and Lance Beshore, and is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To Purchase Tickets

Tickets to all C2C performances are sold exclusively through connect2culture.org, over the phone at 417.501.5550, or at the box office inside the Cornell Complex. The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Avoid overpaying through ticket resellers by buying direct from C2C!

About Connect2Culture:

Connect2Culture (C2C) is a not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to enhance community through culture. Unlike any organization in the Joplin area, C2C is a respected community arts agency, a champion of the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, and a performing arts presenter. C2C strives to expand audience and resources needed to “ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment” in the Joplin area.


Emily Frankoski, Executive Director

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