Music & Concerts

2021 MUSIC

CONCERTS

It’s a long-held tradition to “pass the hat” during pre-film busker sets; this year, as in so many things, our “hats” will look a little different. At each venue, ushers will carry large signs with our @TF_Music Venmo QR code; to tip your buskers, simply point your smartphone’s camera at the QR code, enter the amount you’d like to tip, and write which venue you’re at in the memo.

Venue doors for ticketed concerts open 1 hour before start time. Tickets ($15) are required for children age 12 and over. Kids 11 and under will be admitted for free, but must be accompanied by an adult in their pod at all times. Kids and adults count in a pod size and we offer pods of 2, 3, and 4. Groups larger than 4 will be split into different pods and we’ll do our best to put them next to each other.

BUSKERS FIRST STAND

Saturday, May 8 / 11am-1pm / Stephens Lake Park

Kick off the weekend’s musical activities with an exploration of beautiful Stephens Lake Park as your favorite buskers are hidden about the grounds in this festive, sonic scavenger hunt!

Free and open to the public

A. SAVAGE & KAREN MEAT

Saturday, May 8 / Noon-2pm / Showtime Documentary FIlms Amphitheater

New York-based singer-songwriter and lead singer of Parquet Courts, A. Savage joins quirky Iowa duo Karen Meat to kick off the concerts. Savage’s more intimate solo project is a departure for the post-punk frontman, while Fest favorites Karen Meat bring their familiar blend of indie pop.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.

JACK GRELLE & ANTHONY WILKERSON

Saturday, May 8 / 12:30pm-2:30pm / Twelve Point

A showcase of the region’s best country acts, as the now-nationally- renowned Jack Grelle joins the up-and-coming Anthony Wilkerson to open up the Twelve Point stage.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.

COSMIC RIDERS & JACOB LUECKE

Saturday, May 8 / 1:30pm-3:30pm / CoMo Square

Mid-Missouri’s hidden gems are unearthed in CoMo Square as Columbia’s own Cosmic Riders join Jefferson City’s Jacob Luecke in this rootsy showcase. Luecke’s deft Americana guitar stylings are the perfect complement to the understated country sounds of The Cosmic Riders.

Free and open to the public

NAPPY NINA & JORDAN HAMILTON & JAMES TILLMAN

Saturday, May 8 / 3:30pm-6pm / Showtime Documentary Films Amphitheater

The Amphitheater comes into bloom under the combined influence of sublime melody, lyrical exercise and exquisite instrumentation in this unique showcase. Underground hip-hop heavyweights Nappy Nina and Stas Thee Boss take command of the T/F stage, flanked by the sonic alchemy of Jordan Hamilton and the aching sentiment of James Tillman.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.

SHY BOYS & LIAM KAZAR

Saturday, May 8 / 4:30pm-6:30pm / Twelve Point

Kansas Citians Shy Boys and Liam Kazar make their way east down I-70 for a concert filled with intricate harmonies, catchy melodies and carefully crafted indie rock.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.

SANCTUARY SHOWCASE

Sunday, May 9 / 11am-Noon / Stephens Lake Island Shelter

The beloved Sanctuary Showcase returns, this time quite literally in the middle of Stephens Lake, as guitarist Lake Mary and banjoist Ben Bentele bring their cinematic brand of experimental folk to soundtrack Sunday morning.

Free and open to the public

YASMIN WILLIAMS & THE OTHER YEARS

Sunday, May 9 / Noon-2pm / Twelve Point

This irresistible bill showcases the skill of guitar phenom Yasmin Williams and her distinctive fingerpicking style alongside Louisville folk duo The Other Years and their otherworldly talents, arresting timbre, and adept instrumentation.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.

OHMME & JR. CLOONEY

Sunday, May 9 / 1pm-3pm / Showtime Documentary Films Amphitheater

Don’t call it a comeback: The Chicago rock technicians of Ohmme have been here for years. We’re proud to welcome the acclaimed outfit back into the T/F fold, supported here by the post-genre prowess of St. Louis
squad Jr. Clooney.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.

J. ARTIZ & KYREN PENROSE

Sunday, May 9 / 2:30pm-4:40pm / CoMo Square

J. Artiz of Loose Loose and Kyren Penrose of The Adaptation, two of Columbia’s most familiar frontmen, step out on their own for a lively rock ’n’ soul showcase in the heart of CoMo Square.

Free and open to the public

THE HOOTEN HALLERS & CARA LOUISE BAND

Sunday, May 9 / 4pm-6pm / Twelve Point

The rowdy and raucous rockabilly of The Hooten Hallers is balanced out by the careful crooning of St. Louis’ Cara Louise Band in a fire-and-sice bill that features two markedly different approaches to blues-based country.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.

DOS SANTOS & BLVCK SPVDE

Sunday, May 9 / 4:30pm-6:30pm / Showtime Documentary Films Amphitheater

Latinx pioneers Dos Santos and St. Louis hip-hop impresario Blvck Spvde bring the musical offerings of 2021 to a close with an exclamatory display of regional might. Neo-soul, psychedelia, cumbia, and jazz engage in the finale of an unforgettable year.

Ticket required: Reservable by Parks & Rock and above; $15 Gen admin, while tickets remain.