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 joyously 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 Res
“Along with northern New Mexican music, Lone Pinon has a love of regional son from Veracruz, Mexico. Son huasteco is traditionally played by three musicians – violin, huapanguera (five-course, eight-string bass/guitar), and a jarana huasteca (small, high-pitched jarana). It’s an incredible music form that features virtuosic fiddling that flies over wonderfully esoteric strumming patterns and bass runs in 6/8. The singing is characterized by its joyful and mournful high male falsetto.”

“Son huasteco is manifested in communities through dances or “fandangos,” gatherings of the community with musicians, dancers, neighbors, friends, food and drink.”
..Greg Glassman…

Jordan just recently returned from his first Fiddlers Without Borders, campaign trip while studying regional fiddling in the Mayan village of Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico and throughout other regions of Mexico.

Lone Piñon is:
Jordan Wax: Fiddle Cantante
Greg Glassman: Guitar, Cantante
Noah Martinez: Guitarron, Double Bass


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… 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR COLUMBIA EVE FEST!! Buttons will go on sale December 15th!


NEW YEAR’S DAY MUSIC WORKSHOPS!!!..2016 updates coming soon!
Don’t forget to check out our 2015 New Year’s DAY workshops at Calvary Episcopal Church! They have been great fun these past two 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: 2016 Updates Coming Soon! 
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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