Studio Live

Second Friday of every month, 12-1pm

Hear songs from local musicians as they perform live from the KSMU studios. This hour-long event, held at noon one Friday out of each month, mixes conversation with performance. We'll learn more about these musicians and their love for music, as well as the music itself.

Be sure to join us for Studio Live Social Hour, an encore performance of that day's artist from 6-8 pm at the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse, located at 4005 South Avenue in Springfield. 

Upcoming Schedule:

February 9: The Sertoma Chili Cook-Off's KSMU Acoustic Stage Preview featuring Molly Healey and Sabrina Lynn Deets

March 9: The Ozark Sheiks

April 13: The Shandies 

May 11: The Hook Knives

June 8: Andy Havens

July 13: Fiddle and Banjo 

August 10: Jason Sain & the Foolhearted

Megan Burke / KSMU

The Ozark Sheiks were on Studio Live with host Randy Stewart. Jess took the day off of hosting by playing in the band. That evening, Studio Live Social Hour was held at the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse.

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

This episode of Studio Live featured musicians that were part of the Sertoma Chili Cook-off's KSMU Acoustic Stage. Sabrina Deets and Molly Healey kicked things off on the radio with Sertoma's Ken Childers, while Margot and the Kidders played Studio Live Social Hour at our new venue - the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse. 

The Norman Jackson Band joined Studio Live hosts Randy and Jess for a blues show. 

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Jazz guitarist Jin J. X was in the KSMU music studio to share some new songs he has written recently. 

Bailey Vassalli / KSMU

Shaun Munday was in the KSMU studios to bring us his unique bass technique and soulful vocals. Hosts Jessica Balisle and Randy Stewart talked with Shaun about his musical journey through Central High School in Springfield to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, his debut solo album, and his talent for radio voices.