September 18th, 2014 by j_accurso

Photos by Notley Hawkins
Hooper-Lois Bennett

_44C5227lowres copy Columbia Eve Fest is right around the corner! Plan to “Color Your Dreams in 2016!”  Come join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st, 2015 from 7:00 to Midnight in The District of downtown Columbia, MO! We have some amazing entertainment coming in and are excited to have lots of ideas colorfully transforming into a wonderful event for YOU!

Our safe and convenient footprint in the closed off block of 9th Street between Elm and Locust encourages the celebratory spirit of the New Year as our participants travel from venue to venue. We will continue this year with the same pathway utilizing the many, beautiful, fun venues throughout the Missouri Theatre, the Rooftop Star Gazing Venue, the 7 venues within the Missouri United Methodist Church, and the 9th Street Stage. The 5K Run/Walk kicks off at 4:00 in front of Cyclextreme, doors to the Venues open at 6:30, Entertainment begins at 7:00.

…some of the fun coming this year, December 31st, 2015…

Jordan Wax & Lone Pinon!

EF Lone Pinon Hi ResLone Piñon is an acoustic trio from Santa Fe, NM that plays the ensemble-driven violin music of Mexico’s Huasteca and Tierra Caliente regions, and traditional music from the area known as El Rio Grande del Norte: Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. The band features Greg Glassman (guitar and vocals), Noah Martinez (guitarrón), and Jordan Wax (fiddle and vocals). The three musicians’ careers wove them through the roots of rancheras, onda latina, Missouri fiddling, gospel, rockabilly, Irish punk, Yiddish swing, old-time country, flamenco, and regional Mexican son before converging in 2012 in Northern New Mexican music.
In early 2015 the band’s development inspired fiddler Jordan Wax to travel to Mexico’s Huasteca, a region historically connected musically to Santa Fe by the Camino Real, for a 6-month immersion in indigenous ceremonial and Huapango dance music.

Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra

Victor & Penny & their Loose Change Orchestra

“Armed with hot jazz tunes and heartfelt stories…”They had me breathless…this show is as authentic and charming as its stars.” Though much of their style circles around hot jazz of the Prohibition Era and Great Depression, Victor and Penny’s music tends to stay on the sunny side of these dark times.”
KCMETROPOLIS  ..Kansas City’s Online Journal of the Arts… 

Buttons will go on sale December 15th! 

2016 NEW YEAR’S DAY MUSIC WORKSHOPS!!!-Updated on Performers Page
Don’t forget to check out our 2016 New Year’s DAY workshops at Calvary Episcopal Church! They have been great fun these past three years with lots of inspiration for our New Year’s Eve Music Resolutions! AND ….ALL proceeds to to Columbia Eve Fest! FOR: Guitars & ALL Stringed Instruments, Fiddles & Ukuleles!!!!   INFO ON PERFORMER’S PAGE

5K Run/Walk: 2015 Updated Entry Form & Map on “Map” page
Go to our “MAP” page for this year’s Entry Form, Map & Certification details.

 Go to our “VOLUNTEER” page for info on how to volunteer and job descriptions. 

SPONSORSHIP: BECOME AN EVE FEST SPONSOR! Go to our “SPONSORSHIP” page to see info on our amazing sponsors and grant supporters! Also, you will find a form and information on how to become a sponsor. See our generous Major Sponsor’s listed below.

FOOD TRUCK CAFE: YES! In high demand, returning for a 3rd year, our terrific Trucks will return with only the finest of food and beverage! Come hungry!!!
(If you are a Food Truck and would like to participate just contact us for the details at <>)

 Stay Overnight! Go to for lodging information

 We hope to see you at Columbia Eve Fest, December 31, 2015!!
with affection and gratitude… Jane, Executive Director

President-Willie Jones
Vice President-Greg Ahrens
Treasurer-Debbie Jones
Secretary & Special Projects Coordinator-Karen Chandler
Disability Coordinator-Kathleen Weinschenk
Special Projects Coordinator-Cassie Dins

CONTACT INFO: Jane Accurso, Director, , 573 874-7460

Funding Assistance through Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and National Endowment for the Arts    










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