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We've wrapped up summer’s outdoor events and have entered fall, and there is no need to feel blue about live music ending.

As COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise in Columbia, indoor concerts will still happen but with precautions to help reduce the spread of the virus. The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall both require audience members to show their vaccination card or a printed photocopy of it—with the final dose of the vaccine being taken at least 14 days before the event—or printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.

The Blue Note was able to produce shows in some capacity from June to November of 2020, and they have been producing shows this year since March, The Blue Note general manager Mike Nolan says in an email. They look forward to continuing to provide live music opportunities to Columbia this fall.

"The calendar might not be as full as it normally is, but live music has 100% returned already," Nolan says in the email. "It's what we do here for a living and [what] we all know, so I'd say we feel pretty great about it."

Bands and musicians are also ready to perform more this fall. Local band Post Sex Nachos—a huge hit with MU students—is excited for their shows and new music to come. 

"We've been writing a ton of stuff since we finished our summer tour and are really excited to show it off to new people," the band tells Vox over Instagram message.

Vox has rounded up various concerts to keep you warm with dancing and singing this fall. Here is a look at some upcoming concerts in Columbia that are sure to add some fun to this season and help you fill out your autumn bucket list.

The Laughing Hearts

The Laughing Hearts is a band from Chicago and has been described as the city's up-and-coming garage band. With a mix of various sound influences, the band channels classic songwriting with rock n' roll to produce groovy hits. 

Where: Rose Music Hall

When: Oct. 8, doors open at 8:30 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m. 

Cost: $6 in advance or $8 the day of the show.

Call: 573-874-1944

Online: https://rosemusichall.com/event/the-laughing-hearts/

Songs to start with: "Wabash" and "Gold"

Eli Young Band

Eli Young Band is a country band from the outskirts of Dallas, whose members met while students at the University of North Texas. Since the release of their first album in 2005, the band has won numerous country music awards and continues to make music that tops the country charts.

Where: The Blue Note

When: Oct. 14, doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m

Cost: $27 in advance or $30 the day of the show.

Call: 573-874-1944


Songs to start with: "Even if it Breaks Your Heart" and "Saltwater Gospel (Fins Up Version)"

Steddy P: SOS Toxic Album Release

Steddy P is a rapper from Kansas City who is set to release a new album in October and will have shows in both Columbia and Kansas City. His upcoming show at Rose Music Hall is the rapper's SOS Toxic album release show. Special guests include Van Ghost, Farout, Invalid, DJ GeeCee and DJ Nick Bigg$. 

Where: Rose Music Hall

When: Oct. 15, doors open at 8:30 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m.

Cost: $8 in advance or $10 on the day of the show

Call: 573-874-1944

Online: https://rosemusichall.com/event/steddy-p-sos-toxic-album-release/

Songs to start with: "Local heroes" and "Weed Raps"

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Marty Stuart is an American bluegrass and country music artist who has had an extensive background in the music industry, including being part of Johnny Cash’s road band before going solo. Stuart is no stranger to topping the music charts, with over 20 studio albums under his belt as well as topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts over 30 times.

Where: The Blue Note

When: Oct. 21, doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.

Cost: $25 to $55

Call: 573-874-1944

Online: https://thebluenote.com/event/marty-stuart-and-his-fabulous-superlatives/

Songs to start with: "Whole Lotta Highway (With a Million Miles to Go)" and "Same Old Train"

Interstellar Overdrive: Pink Floyd Tribute

The Interstellar Overdrive is a band consisting of Pink Floyd loving musicians, and sound, light and video engineers who came together to share their love of Pink Floyd with people. This show is perfect for anyone who loves Pink Floyd, groovy music and cool visuals; think about Freaks and Geeks the Pink Floyd laser show episode (season 1, episode 12).  

Where: The Blue Note

When: Oct. 29, doors open at 8 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m.

Cost: $10

Online: https://thebluenote.com/event/interstellar-overdrive-pink-floyd-tribute-2/

Call: 573-874-1944

Songs to start with: "Breath" and "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd.  

Post Sex Nachos

Post Sex Nachos is an up-and-coming band from Columbia whose music and stage presence is just as fun and wild as their name. Their sound combines pop, rock and indie-rock influences that redefine the idea of a “boyband."

Where: The band hopes to announce the location of their Nov. 13 Columbia show within the next month. Be sure to check their Instagram for updates.

When: Nov. 13

Cost: To be announced

Online: https://postsexnachos.com 

Songs to start with: "Holdin’ on to You" and "Harpo’s"

Doll Skin

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Doll Skin is an all-female rock band from Phoenix, whose members met while attending the School of Rock Scottsdale. Doll Skin produces rock music influenced by The Runaways and The Go-Gos and blends together pop, punk and metal to create their unique sound.

Where: Rose Music Hall

When: Nov. 22, doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.

Cost: $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show

Call: 573-874-1944

Online: https://rosemusichall.com/event/doll-skin/

Songs to start with: "Shut Up (You Miss Me)" and "Love Is Dead We Killed Her"


Houndmouth is an alternative blues band from Indiana. Their song "Sedona" has reached Platinum status and continues to be the band’s top hit and most listened to song with nearly 200 million plays.

Where: The Blue Note

When: Dec. 10, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show

Call: 573-874-1944

Online: https://thebluenote.com/event/houndmouth-2/

Songs to start with: "Sedona" and "Las Vegas"

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