Country Music Hall of Fame


Panel and Performance: Center of Nowhere: The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Mo.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 02:00pm

​The rich musical history of Springfield, Missouri, will be explored in a program featuring rocker Eric Ambel (Del-Lords, Yayhoos, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts); Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks; Grammy-winning record producer Vance Powell; Music Row artist manager Scott Siman, whose father, Si Siman, created the network TV show Ozark Jubilee; and Abbey Waterworth, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded an album of songs tracing Springfield’s musical past. Ambel and Fulks recorded at the Springfield studio of producer Lou Whitney (the Skeletons, the Morells). Fulks will perform in the latter part of the program. The multimedia event will feature rare photos, recordings, and film clips from the documentary film The Center of Nowhere: The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Mo. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required

Presented in celebration of The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Mo. Other related weekend programming includes:

Songwriter Session: Robbie Fulks

Film Screening: Ozark Jubilee (1955)

Musician Spotlight: Abbey Waterworth

Film Screening: Center of Nowhere: The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Mo.


Attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to this event.

Program Passes are free with Museum admission or membership and distributed two hours prior to the event at the Museum's box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission and limited.

Members-only benefit: Museum members may also reserve their Program Passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via Reservations are accepted until 48 hours before the program, or until the program is at capacity.  Tickets reserved by members are available for pickup at the membership desk in the Museum’s conservatory.

For more information, please read our Full Program Pass Policy.