Music

CONCERTS

EASTSIDE KICKOFF CONCERT

Wednesday, Mar 4 / Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm-12:30am / Eastside Tavern

Local rockers Cowgirl Jordy and Fumes are joined by the hip hop infused instrumental jazz of Indianapolis duo After Ours for the perfect kick-off into the weekend’s festivities.

Free for Super & Silver Circle, Lux, Stay Up Late, passholders; $5 general admission.  

EASTSIDE THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR SHOWCASE

Thursday, Mar 5 / Doors 5:30pm, Show 6pm-8pm / Eastside Tavern

Austin’s Little Mazarn and Columbia’s Cosmic Riders unveil unique takes on Americana, crafting captivating alternatives to country in this Thursday night showcase.

Free & open to the public; donations encouraged.

BERLIN THURSDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE

Thursday, Mar 5 / Doors 7pm, Show 8pm-11:30pm / Cafe Berlin

A remarkable exhibition of American singer-songwriters, featuring the talents of Brooklyn’s James Tillman, Los Angeles’ Sunny War and St.Louis’ Cara Louise.

Free for Super/Silver, Lux, & Stay Up Late passholders, general admission is $8 in advance, $10 day-of show.

EASTSIDE FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR SHOWCASE

Friday, Mar 6 / Doors 5:30pm, Show 6pm-8pm / Eastside Tavern

Los Angeles outfit El Haru Kuroi bring their unique style of Latin jazz and Kansas City natives NuBlvckCity bring their energetic brand of neo-soul to this lively Friday evening bill.

Free & open to the public; donations encouraged.

BERLIN FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE

Friday, Mar 6 / Doors 7pm, Show 8pm-11:30pm / Cafe Berlin

Modern jazz great Angel Bat Dawid (Chicago) is joined by fellow experimentalists Thanya Iyer (Montreal), Abstract Black (Nashville) and Saltbreaker (Michigan) in this dreamy avant-garde showcase.

Free for Super/Silver, Lux, & Stay Up Late passholders, general admission is $8 in advance, $10 day-of show.

THE BLUE NOTE AFTER-PARTY WITH DÂM-FUNK

Friday, Mar 6 / Doors 10:30pm, Show 11pm-1am / The Blue Note

A T(ruly)/F(unked) out affair featuring fest favorite and the preeminent purveyor of modern funk music Dam-Funk DJ’ing the dance floor into a frenzy.

Free for Super/Silver Circle, Lux, & Stay Up Late passholders, $10 general admission.

UPSTREAM SHOWCASE AT LOGBOAT BREWERY

Saturday, Mar 7 / Show 2pm-4pm / Logboat Brewery

Escape the chaos of downtown Columbia and head upstream to Logboat Brewery where folksy favorites Monzie Leo and Hot Missoury tickle your ears while you delight in some of Columbia’s best brews.

Free & open to the public.

EASTSIDE SATURDAY HAPPY HOUR SHOWCASE​

Saturday, Mar 7 / Doors 5:30pm, Show 6pm-8pm / Eastside Tavern

Cherished True/False veterans Tonina (St. Louis) and Mesonjixx (Lincoln) bring their splendid soulful stylings to an evening showcase perfectly suited to start your Saturday night.

Free & open to the public; donations encouraged.

SANCTUARY SHOWCASE

Saturday, Mar 7 / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm-8:30pm / Calvary Episcopal Church

Two giants in the world of contemporary guitar face off in downtown’s historic Calvary Episcopal, as East Coast representative Yasmin Williams and Chicago’s Andreas Kapsalis regale the crowd with extraordinary technique and songwriting.

Free & open to the public.

BERLIN SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE​

Saturday, Mar 7 / Doors 7pm, Show 8pm-11:30pm / Cafe Berlin

A bill filled with head-nodding hip hop and swagged-out soul, featuring Virginia-based Mckinley Dixon, Columbia’s own Loose Loose, Chicago-bred Jay Wood, and Nigeria-via-New York DJ/saxophonist Eli Fola.

Free for Super/Silver, Lux, & Stay Up Late passholders, general admission is $8 in advance, $10 day-of show.

TRUE/FALSE AFTER-PARTY AT ROSE MUSIC HALL

Saturday, Mar 7 / Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:30pm-12:30am / Rose Music Hall

This annual showcase features the congregation of Toronto dance cavaliers Doomsquad, LA indie luminary Chris Cohen, and sonic tinkerers Square Peg Round Hole for Saturday’s climactic close.

Free for Super/Silver, Lux, & Stay Up Late passholders, general admission is $10 in advance, $12 day-of show.

HITT REXX SESSIONS

Sunday, Mar 8 / Show 10pm-12am / Hitt Records 

Close out the weekend with the contemplative indie rock croonings of L.A.’s Ada Lea and the quirky indie pop of Iowa’s Karen Meat. 

Free & open to the public; donations encouraged.