These albums, events and concerts hit the right notes this year.
Rap lovers could hardly believe it when The Blue Note dropped a surprise announcement that Snoop Dogg would be rolling through CoMo on Sept. 7. The lucky fans who snagged tickets got to see the D-O-double-G in all his glory as he sported a purple Versace robe and performed his classic hits.
Ben Folds and a Piano
Ben Folds in one of those rare artists who is so multitalented that it is impossible to place them into a specific genre. With a wide range of music, Folds has accumulated fans of all ages and tastes who came out to sing along at his sold-out show in February.
Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
Roots N Blues N BBQ celebrated its 11th year with a weekend full of soul in Stephens Lake Park. A fan-favorite was Leon Bridges, who brought old sound to a new generation with his '50s-inspired music and wardrobe.
The Wall: Intersellar Overdrive
What better way to celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd than with a performance of the group's magnum opus, The Wall? Tribute band Interstellar Overdrive led Columbia through the iconic rock opera this April as several special guests, including the Brick Kids choir, joined in.
Cold War Kids
Indie-rock band Cold War Kids came to CoMo in March to play The Blue Note. The band is known for being incredible live, so it's no surprise the show was sold out.
The Head and the Heart
The Head and the Heart, arguably the biggest indie-folk band in the country, concluded the 9th Street Summerfest in October with foot-stomping rhythms and harmonies. The band's a cappella rendition of "Rivers and Roads" brought gooosebumps to concert-goers.
Big Gigantic kicked off Halloweekend under the stars at Nightmare on 9th Street. The duo's electronic beats and smooth saxophone sounds gave new life to the holiday of the dead.