Around CoMo

Oct. 16, 2018

Lauv sells out first show at The Blue Note

Lauv performed his hit songs “I Like Me Better” and “Paris in the Rain” at The Blue Note on Oct. 14.

Oct. 16, 2018

MU Theatre’s ‘Songs For a New World’ uses power of song

MU Theater’s production of “Songs For a New World” explores how one moment can change the future through a collection of moving songs.

Oct. 15, 2018

Poppy: a hub for handmade artisans, art appreciators

Sales Associate Jami Powell: “The first thing a customer can expect when they walk in [to Poppy] is a little dose of fun. People walk in and within the first five feet will have a smile on their face.”

Oct. 08, 2018

Ragtag Cinema’s Passport Series brings international films to Columbia

The theater will spotlight a film from a different country for five weeks.

Oct. 05, 2018

Trombone Shorty blows crowd away at Roots N Blues N BBQ

The band Trombone Shorty showed off stellar musicianship and showmanship at this weekend’s festival.

Oct. 04, 2018

The Cactus Blossoms takes Roots N Blues by storm

Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torry brought bluegrass nostalgia to Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival on Sept. 30.

Oct. 04, 2018

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play as the final act of Roots N Blues N BBQ

Late Rock Legend Chuck Berry was honored in Missouri Roots Songbook and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats ended the 12th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Oct. 04, 2018

Greensky Bluegrass displays talent at Roots N Blues N BBQ

Calmer than other groups, Greensky Bluegrass gave festival-goers a chance to relax after a long weekend.

Oct. 04, 2018

The Mighty Pines cap off the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival after-party on Saturday

St. Louis roots rock band The Mighty Pines capped off the night at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival after-party, after performing earlier in the day.

Oct. 04, 2018

Columbia community enjoys Roots N Blues 5K Run, 10K Run, Half Marathon

Race participants and event organizers speak on the overall experience of the Roots N Blues 5K Run,10K Run & Half Marathon prior to, during and post race.

Oct. 01, 2018

Roots N Blues crowd outshines Son Volt’s stellar set

Despite onstage excitement, Roots N Blues’ audience was more engaging than the music show itself.

Oct. 01, 2018

Taj Mahal Trio leaves audience anything but blue

The blues trio’s Roots N Blues set added a sensual and lively flavor to the festival, unapologetically raunchy and fun for all who attended.

Sep. 29, 2018

Columbia families celebrate the arrival of fall during the annual Moon Festival

With an autumn chill in the air and mooncakes for all to enjoy, this year’s Moon Festival was the perfect way to usher in the anticipated fall season.

Sep. 29, 2018

Avett Brothers documentary kicks off Roots N Blues N BBQ with excitement

The pre-party for Columbia’s annual festival made guests more excited for tomorrow’s performances.

Sep. 28, 2018

Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride seeks tolerance, diversity

The 18th Annual Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride offered an opportunity for the regional Pagan community to come together and be visible, while also engaging the broader community.

Sep. 26, 2018

New mural integrating the arts, sciences in process of production

After receiving a grant, arts organization Resident Arts is trying to send a message about the prevalence of science.

Sep. 26, 2018

Activists marched for environmental action on 2018 Walk for the Climate

“I can’t believe I’m marching for facts,” read one of the signs being held by the participants during this year’s Walk for the Climate.

Sep. 25, 2018

The Blue Note casts a spell with Wizardfest

The show combined Harry Potter festivities with an immersive dance party.

Sep. 25, 2018

DrinKraft brews up fun in kombucha bar grand opening

The Kombucha & Brunch event brought in Columbia’s vendors and live music to help Columbia citizens discover the district and get hyped for Roots N Blues.

Sep. 23, 2018

From MU Students to out-of-state participants, Roots N Blues’ Volunteer Team has it all

Volunteer coordinator Melissa Roach and long time volunteer Malissa Clinton talk about the ins and outs of volunteering for the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.