Around CoMo

Sep. 30, 2019

Country queen Maren Morris enchants Roots N Blues audience with high-energy, intimate performances

Morris brought her sparkling wit and stark musical versatility to Columbia on Friday, with a perfectly curated blend of old country, new country and pop music influences.

Sep. 30, 2019

The Mighty Pines showcase their bluegrass roots at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Despite being cut short due to the weather, The Mighty Pines, former King of the Roots winners, put on an engaging performance with elements of soul, blues and bluegrass.

Sep. 30, 2019

John Prine sings soulful, sweet at Roots N Blues N BBQ Friday

The three-time Grammy award winner put on a masterclass of folk songwriting for all festival-goers to see.

Sep. 30, 2019

The Dave & Deke Combo joins Doug Kershaw, delivers a shining performance despite delays

Doug Kershaw and The Dave & Deke Combo rock a performance at the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival.

Sep. 30, 2019

The Black Pumas emulate the spirit of the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Austin-based duo the Black Pumas played a delightful show at the MO Lottery Stage for the 2019 festival.

Sep. 24, 2019

Columbia locals, visitors gather for intimate live performance from mystery artists

With secret locations, mystery artists and ticket sales only available after an application process for their intimate gigs, Sofar Sounds is curating a new kind of concert experience for Columbia.

Sep. 17, 2019

Columbia’s resale scene gives locals more for their money

From downtown to online, Columbia-based businesses are full of designer steals and storied garments waiting to be discovered by those hoping to stretch their budget and shrink their impact.

Sep. 17, 2019

Roots N Blues improves eco-friendly options at festival

The sustainability team is working with vendors and attendants to limit waste during the festival this year.

Sep. 17, 2019

The Burney Sisters talk humble beginnings, Roots N Blues, debut album

Columbia’s sister musician duo will bring its self-proclaimed “Indie-folk-grass” sound to the city’s famed music and barbecue festival for the second year in a row.

Sep. 17, 2019

Roots N Blues Foundation provides local music education programs

The charity that brought Blues in the Schools hopes to bring music education to other places in mid-Missouri as well.

Sep. 17, 2019

Moon festival brings Chinese culture to Columbia

The annual festival showcases Chinese music, dancing and traditional treats.

Sep. 10, 2019

Community music festival brings jazz lovers together

Mo Jazz Music Fest allows community members to share their passion for jazz music.

Sep. 10, 2019

Maplewood Barn Theatre ends summer season with farcical comedy

‘Rumors’ was a comedy full of situational humor under the open sky.

Sep. 10, 2019

One Paw-sitive Year: Papa’s Cat Cafe celebrates one year in business

Local coffee shop-slash-cat playroom Papa’s Cat Cafe celebrated its first anniversary being open in July, and only a few days prior, followed through with their hundredth cat adoption.

Sep. 07, 2019

‘Right to Harm’ shows ill effects of large-scale animal farming

The documentary highlights activists’ plight as well as alternate methods of farming

Sep. 07, 2019

Local tattoo convention brings unique art to Columbia

Carnival of Ink showcases tattoos, piercing and sideshow acts from the Midwest.

Sep. 03, 2019

A Guide to Healthy Restaurants in CoMo

Maintaining healthy eating habits in college can be difficult and expensive. These three restaurants in Columbia make healthy eating accessible and affordable.

Sep. 03, 2019

A Q&A with vegan superhero ZmantheVegan

ZmantheVegan, a local veganism activist, recently began outreach near Plaza 900, using conversation and song to advocate for the environment.

Sep. 03, 2019

Local teen musicians prepare for Thursday’s Darkroom Records showcase

Columbia’s own Effie Lillig, Callie Brinkman, Allie Bruns and band The Sweaters plan to perform covers and original music in Stephens Lake Park.

Sep. 03, 2019

Pride not Prejudice: Columbia community celebrates pride

Mid-Mo PrideFest gives members of the LGBTQ community an opportunity to showcase their pride.