Good Times and Good Tunes

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”


 You know… I think Plato was really on to something. And perhaps it’s just opinion, but at least in my life music has served as an undeniable form of escape from the troubles of everyday life.

Perhaps you agree with this. Or perhaps you fancy an alternative outlet to relax. Yet regardless of what you prefer, I challenge you to let your appreciation of music grow, and conveniently enough Columbia is just the place to start.

With multiple venues catering to multiple tastes, Columbia hosts countless concerts that range from blue grass to techno and all that’s between. I’ve compiled a short list of locations that I urge you to check out, if even that entails a mere perusal of their website.


 My personal favorite; this centrally located concert venue/bar sits right off Broadway and 9th street downtown. Bringing in artists such as Wilco, Sam Adams, Edward Sharpe, and Pretty Lights, the Blue Note offers shows of nearly every genre out there.



 This is Mizzou’s on-campus auditorium that hosts a handful of big name artists each semester. Past concerts include Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Wale, and Mannheim Steamroller.


This unique location is the Blue Note’s sister venue right off downtown. With a more intimate setting, Mojo’s hosts up and coming names and local artists every week.  If you are looking for an eclectic evening filled with music and drinks, this is the place to go!

Regardless of where you venture, grab your friends and make it a night of music and memories. I recommend checking online to see the who, where’s, and when’s of upcoming shows. And if you’re not into computers, which I highly doubt if you are reading this… on the computer… Just take a walk downtown and check out the flock of fliers that line the sidewalk. And with that, I shall leave you with a musical joke:

 How do you make a tissue dance?


…Put a little boogie in it!