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May 14

“SSM Health Dancing with the Stars”

Capital Ritz Ballroom, 2-4 p.m.

Attend the Mother’s Day matinee of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s Dancing with the Stars. Local “celebrities” are paired with accomplished dancers, performing a swing and salsa dance. The event raises funds for the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. The May 13 premiere event is sold out. Matinee tickets are $20 each, and seating is limited. Visit

May 16

17th Annual Zonta Women of Achievement Yellow Rose Luncheon

Capital Plaza Hotel, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Zonta Club of Jefferson City Foundation will honor local women for their accomplishments and contributions to the community through the presentation of two “Women of Achievement” awards, as well as the Mrs. William H. Weldon Lifetime Achievement Award and Second Chance Scholarship recipients. A women’s expo begins at 9:30 a.m. with a luncheon at 11 a.m. Tickets are $35. Visit

May 25

Chamber bbq

Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds, 4:30-8 p.m.

Revel Catering & Events, Johnny Graham will provide some delicious BBQ during the 2017 Chamber BBQ, and high-energy rock band The Vincents will perform. Tickets are $17, which includes BBQ and unlimited refreshments; office pack of 10 tickets is available for $160. Contact 573-690-2720 or, or visit

May 26

Evening at the amphitheatre “artist showcase” edition

Riverside Park Amphitheatre,  6-10 p.m.

Adults, children and family pets are welcome at the monthly local artist showcase during the first in the 2017 three-part entertainment series. Bands perform and a variety of art, activities and hospitality are available for guests. Visit the Evening at the Amphitheatre Facebook event page.

May 28

Dwight Yoakum Live at Ozarks Amphitheater

Ozark Amphitheater in Camdenton, 7:30 p.m.

Country music legend Dwight Yoakum will open the 2017 season of entertainment at Ozarks Amphitheater. The versatile Yoakum is a country music fan-favorite, songwriter and film actor. His most recent album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars,” adds bluegrass to his repertoire. Opening the show is Frankie Ballard, who is best known for his “Sunshine and Whiskey” album. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 general admission to $165 for the Dwight Yoakum VIP Experience. For more information or tickets, visit

June 1

Thursday Night Live

Corner of Madison & High streets, 6-9 p.m.

Every Thursday in June, this outdoor summer concert series brings an street party with a new theme each week, showcasing three great bands in historic downtown Jefferson City. Admission is $2 for over-21 wristbands; guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking is available. Visit

June 2

23rd Annual Relay For Life of Cole County

Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds, starting at 6 p.m.

Celebrates cancer survivorship and raises money for the American Cancer Society. Teams walk laps around the track, enjoy food and partake in activities, including special laps to honor survivors, caregivers and others, and a luminary ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. Visit or its Facebook page.

June 3


Downtown Jefferson City, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

KidsFest brings thousands of families together for a day dedicated to children and their families. Activities include games, demonstrations, giveaways, entertainment and vendors, and are all free. Visit the KidsFest Facebook event page.

June 9

Battle of the brews

Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sample beverages from local breweries and home brewers, and vote on your favorite at the event, presented by Leadership Jefferson City Class of 2017. VIP tickets are $30, which includes unlimited samples and early admission at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, which includes 10 samples and admission at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks will be there, and Disengaged will perform. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center, the Special Learning Center and Safety Net. Visit “Battle of the Brews” Facebook page.

June 16

Clint black live at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard

Shawnee Bluff Vineyard (Eldon), starting at 8 p.m.

Award-winning country artist Clint Black will perform. Music starts on the patio at 5 p.m., with the opener performing at 7 p.m. and Clint Black in concert at 8 p.m. Available tickets start at $54. Tables seating 10 are available for $600. Call 573-365-1100 or visit

June 19

cork, fork and brews/bgc railton center grand opening

LU/Parks & Rec Wellness Center,  starting at 5 p.m.

Enjoy food, wine and beer samples from your favorite Jefferson City area chefs, wine makers and brewmasters from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tasting is coupled with live and silent auctions, benefitting Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City. The grand opening of the new Boys & Girls Club facility will be held in conjunction with the event; a ribbon cutting is set for 5 p.m. Visit


Kaity Williams

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