MDC welcomes renowned artist John Nilsen to Runge Nature Center May 4

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcomes popular northwest musical artist, John Nilsen, for a statewide tour of five MDC Nature Centers. Mr. Nilsen will perform at Runge Nature Center May 4 from 6-7 p.m.

Nilsen is a noted pianist and acoustic musician who comes from Portland, Oregon. As a Yamaha signature artist, Nilsen travels internationally, playing over 225 performances a year. For this free performance, Nilsen will compliment his nature-inspired music with the spectacular landscape and wildlife images of MDC Photographer Noppadol Paothong. Paothong’s photography can be seen regularly in MDC’s Missouri Conservationist magazine, as well as in many other MDC publications. Notable album releases by Nilsen on the Magic Wing label include: “Places I Go”, “Local Ocean”, and the folk-rock CD, “John Nilsen and SWIMFISH”.

No registration is required for this free event. Runge Nature Center is located at 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City. Questions about this event can be sent to Kevin Lohraff at