Looking to celebrate all things Missouri, but mostly music and beer, the sixth annual MO Fest will begin this weekend.
MO Fest will feature eight nights of Missouri music broken up over four weekends in Columbia. According to the event's Facebook page, the series of concerts will celebrate several different genres with 50 artists who call Missouri home. Hosted by Columbia venues The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall, concerts will be split between the two, with each concert dedicated to a different genre.
First up this weekend is Missouri Metal Fest at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Music Hall. The lineup will include Provoke the Colossus, Decimus and Baxter Stockman. Tickets are $6.
Missouri Country Fest will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Blue Note, with Porter Union, Jack Grelle, The Comancheros, Lily B Moonflower Music and Nick Gusman & The Coyotes. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show.
Also on Saturday, Missouri Punk Fest will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall. The lineup will include Radkey, The Adaptation, It's Me: Ross and Gorbza. Tickets are $6.
Next weekend, the shows will continue with Missouri Jazz Fest set for 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Rose Music Hall. The show will include Samantha Fierke, Bags Fly Free ft. Margaret Bianchette, TNT (Tome Andes & Travis McFarlane), and the Aker, Foley, Clark & Sieff Group. Tickets are $10 for general admission standing, $15 for seated and $20 for tables.
Missouri Indie Fest will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Rose Music Hall, with Hounds, Violet and The Undercurrents, Dawson Hollow and The Sweaters all set to perform. Tickets are $8.
Also on Jan. 11, Missouri Blues Fest will start at 7 p.m. at The Blue Note. The lineup will include the Jeremiah Johnson Band, Amanda Fish Band, The Bel Airs and Aina Cook Band. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show. Reserved balcony seats are $10.
The third weekend will kick off with Missouri Hop Hop Fest at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Rose Music Hall, with Steddy P. + DJ Mahf, Van Ghost, Sergio Slayer, REACEYUNG and Landalin in the lineup. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show.
Also on Jan. 17 will be Missouri Funk Fest at 8 p.m. at The Blue Note. Funky Butt Brass Band, Mobile Funk Unit, Catdaddy's Funky Fuzz Bunker Band and The Fried Crawdaddies are all set to perform. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show. Reserved balcony seats are $10.
Missouri Bluegrass Fest will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Blue Note. The lineup includes The Matchsellers, Bluegrass Martins, Mercer and Johnson, One Way Traffic and River Bend. Tickets are $8 or $10 for reserved balcony.
For the final weekend, Missouri Bass Fest will kick things off at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at The Blue Note. This celebration of Missouri DJs will feature jPhelpz, Section 8, MedusA and more. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show.
Also on Jan. 24, Missouri Folk Fest will begin at 7 p.m. at Rose Music Hall. The lineup includes Michael A. Cochran, D. Clinton Thompson, Rose Grotjen, The January Lanterns, Timothy Conal Carey and The Burney Sisters. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show.
And the final show will be Missouri Reggae Fest at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Rose Music Hall. Performers include Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, The Driftaways and Austin Kolb Band. Tickets are $10.
Each show will offer beers from Logboat Brewing Company, 4 Hands Brewing Company and Boulevard Brewing Company.
"Take a chance on any of these nights, and we promise you'll be impressed by what you see and hear," the MO Fest event description states on its Facebook page. "Come out and show some love for the artists, their music that helps write our story, and wash it all down with Missouri beer!"