The Missouri Literary Festival, a celebration of arts, literature and literacy, is seeking singers, dancers and musicians to perform at the front gates of Hammons Field during the festival, slated for Oct. 2, 3 and 4. This event offers unparalleled public exposure for individuals, choirs, music combos, dance troupes and theater groups. The only requirements are that the performances be family-friendly and of the highest artistic quality. Performances will be scheduled in half-hour increments with 15-minute breaks in between, from 1 to 5 pm Friday, Oct. 2; 9 am-5 pm Saturday, Oct. 3; and noon-4 pm Sunday Oct. 4. Youth performances will be heavily targeted on Saturday. For the Sunday program, festival organizers are particularly interested in booking church choirs, bell choirs and inspirational music in keeping with the Festival’s faith-based programs that day, including an appearance by renowned author, composer and speaker Jennifer Rothschild. The festival invites all performers interested in volunteering their time and talent at this first-time event to contact Festival Chairman William Brandon Bowman at (417) 865-0450. The Missouri Literary Festival is a non-profit event focused on raising funds to benefit arts programming and literacy organizations. General admission will be $5; children age 10 and under will get in free. The festival will benefit Springfield Regional Arts Council, Ozarks Literacy Council, Family Literacy Centers of Springfield, the R-12 Title I Schools and the Writers Hall of Fame scholarship program. For more information, visit the Missouri Literary Festival website at www.missouriliteraryfestival.org.