Summer in Missouri is a feast for the senses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The scent of barbecue and freshly baked bread, the sounds of bluegrass, jazz and blues, and the sight of fireworks lighting up the night sky - these are just a few of the experiences you’ll find during the warm summer months in Missouri. Music, history, food and fun await at dozens of festivals and events in every part of the state.

Music students peform recital

The students of Gina Gruhn Leeker presented an afternoon of Violin, Viola, Piano, and Choral music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Union Missouri on May 5, 2019. Students from Franklin, Gasconade, and Crawford counties participated in the concert. Gina Gruhn Leeker is pictured with her students, Colin Bobe, Evelyn Bobe, Olivia Bobe, Aiden Busenhart, Alison Busenhart, Erica Colter, Pam Heitzmann, Ruthie Jung, Kai Kehoe, Chase Ownby, Ethan Ownby, Jolene Ownby, LauraBeth Ownby, Lena Quick, Shelby Quick, Dominic Shortal, Matthew Shortal, Jack Staff, accompanist John Ziegler.