12 Huge Shows Coming to the Ozarks in the Second Half of 2019

June 13, 2019

We’ve got some big names coming through town this year! From country music superstars to A-List comedians to legendary performers, the Ozarks are gonna be hoppin’ all throughout the rest of 2019 and well into 2020. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest acts coming to our community over the next year!

Nelly & Chingy

When: June 28 | 7:00 p.m.

Where: Ozarks Amphitheater | Camdenton

Pack up the car and head to the Lake of the Ozarks for this one-time show featuring two of St. Louis’s most famous recording artists, Nelly and Chingy. 30- and 40-somethings can relive their glory days with this fun concert at the lake and hear the Grammy Award Wining Artist spit his most famous bars.

Three Dog Night

When: June 29 | 8 pm

Where: The Gillioz Theater


Transport yourself back to 1969 with an entertaining evening with rock sensations Three Dog Night. The writers of timeless classics like “Joy to the World” and “Mama Told Me Not to Come” gave a voice to a generation. Now they’re back on the road as they have been for nearly 50 years and they bring the power of 21 top 40 hits along with them.


When: July 25 | 7:30 p.m.

Where: OzarkEmpire Fairgrounds

Owners of two of the most iconic rock songs of all time, Kansas will be heading to the fair this summer in Springfield! They are writers of 10 gold albums and three platinums and appeared on the Billboard charts for an astonishing 200 straight weeks in the 1970s and 1980s. This iteration of the band features two original members and all the original energy!

WWE Live

When: July 28 | 7:00 PM

Where: JQH Arena

Oh it’s real alright. WWE Live’s Summer Slam Heatwave Tour is really coming to Springfield later this month! Fans of wrestling will be jeering the heels and cheering the heroes at this packed house event at JQH. So far, the billing includes a matchup of Seth Rollins against Baron Corbin and another with Drew McIntyre facing off against A.J. Styles. Arrrree Youuu Readyyyyy?

Wiz Khalifa

When: August 2 | 7:00 p.m.

Where: Ozarks Amphitheater | Camdenton


Another killer show at the Ozarks Amphitheater, grammy nominated platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa will be performing at the lake. He’ll bring a slew of other rappers along with him for what will be a fun show for fans of hip hop. Wiz’s two best known songs are “Black & Yellow,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard chart overall and “See You Again,” from the motion picture Furious 7 which was a tribute to actor Paul Walker.

Jim Gaffigan

When: August 15 | 7:30 PM

Where: JQH Arena

Tickets are on sale now to see one of the funniest and cleanest comedians working today, Jim Gaffigan. His humor is observational stuff mostly based around foodstuffs. His legendary Hot Pockets material will have you on the floor laughing before you head out to this show of completely new material. Gaffigan is a family man, which shows up frequently in his act and he doesn’t do toilet humor. Well, at least not the bad language kind.

Chris Stapleton

When: October 3 | 7pm

Where: JQH Arena

This show is currently sold out, but we thought we’d include it anyway because it’s Chris Freaking Stapleton! Now you probably already know about the man, but did you know that he was a songwriter before making his own music? He wrote songs for Luke Bryan, George Strait, Adele, Brad Paisley and more. His own stuff is responsible for 5 Grammys, 10 CMA awards and 6 ACM awards. There’s a reason it’s sold out, folks.


When: October 5 | 6:15 PM

Where: JQH Arena

The owners of the number two spot all time on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock list for number one songs, Shinedown will be playing a show in the Q to promote their new album Attention, Attention. Joining them on tour is early 2000s rockers Papa Roach along with Asking Alexandria and Savage After Midnight.

 Miranda Lambert

When: October 25 | 7PM

Where: JQH Arena

Platinum recording artist and country music superstar Miranda Lambert will be gracing the stage at JQH on October 25th in Springfield. She’s on the road with her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour and is playing all her classic hits. It will almost certainly be a near sold out show, so you might wanna grab those tickets fast!

Napoleon Dynamite

When: November 15 | 8 pm

Where: The Gillioz Theater


Even if you’ve seen it 100 times before, Napoleon Dynamite still has laughs you can enjoy again and again. In this very special screening of the cult classic comedy, visitors to the Gillioz will be in for an additional treat. Three integral cast members from the film will be present to discuss the movie’s impact with the crowd! Napoleon Dynamite himself, Jon Heder will be joined by John Gries (AKA Uncle Rico) and Efren Ramirez, better known from the film as Pedro.

Demetri Martin

When: November 17 | 7:00 p.m.

Where: Gillioz Theater

Fans of Conan O’Brien and The Daily Show when Jon Stewart was still hosting will no doubt be familiar with Demetri Martin. He’s the scruffy New York comedian who displays a wide range of talent in his acts including drawing, music and of course quite a few laughs. He’s a quirky guy who will keep you on your toes and make you laugh in ways you didn’t think were possible. Plus, he’s mostly a clean comedian.


When: June 2-4, 2020

Where: Juanita K. Hammons Hall


The 2019-2020 season at Juanita K. is going to be huge. In addition to one of the most popular Broadway plays of all time in CATS, they’ll also be featuring Les Miserables, Waitress and Escape to Margaritaville. Now is a great time to become a season ticket holder if you love the theater. If you don’t love it yet, try it out. They put on one heck of a show!

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