Connect2Culture to Host Free Performance with Jontavious Willis on April 20

Join Connect2Culture as GRAMMY-nominated musician Jontavious Willis takes the stage at the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex for a free performance!

Thanks to the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, the community can experience Willis’ unique blend of time-honored yet modern blues at no charge on Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm.

Jontavious Willis

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 7:00 pm | Series: Corley Spotlight | Tickets are free! No reservations required.

Jontavious Willis is resolved in his mission: to reinvigorate today’s blues with the spirit of the past. Born and raised in rural Georgia, Willis grew up singing gospel but was firmly drawn to the rhythm and deep cultural roots of blues music. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist and GRAMMY-nominated artist, Willis performs original, toe-tapping tunes in the style of Delta, Piedmont, Texas, and Gospel Blues. Dynamic vocals, technical prowess, and an abundance of Southern charm keep Willis sending jolts of vitality through the Blues community. This performance is generously funded by the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust.

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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