COLUMBIA EVE FEST
….and Congratulations to Willie Jones, our new President of the Board of Directors and Cassie Dins, new Board Member!
Columbia Eve Fest is around the corner and we are getting ready to “LIGHT THE MAGIC!” Come join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st, 2014 in The District of downtown Columbia, MO! We have some amazing entertainment coming in and are excited to have lots of ideas still magically transforming into a wonderful event for YOU!
Last year’s new footprint was warmly received in the closed off block of 9th Street between Elm and Locust. The celebratory spirit of the New Year was evident as our participants joyously traveled from venue to venue throughout this safe and convenient path. We will continue this year with the same format utilizing the many, beautiful and fun venues throughout the Missouri Theatre, Columbia Art League, Missouri United Methodist Church, Shakespeare’s Parking Lot and the 9th Street Stage.
…some of the fun coming this year, December 31st, 2014…and more to come!
Babaloo!-”A one-man musical, comedy act for kids!” Babaloo is high energy, over-the-top FUN. With Singing and Stomping, Singing and Shouting, Music, Magic and Mayhem. And Laughing….lots of laughing!
Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers!
JumpBlues, Swing & Hot Jazz from the 1920’s-1950’s
Hot Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues and R’n'R spanning the 1920′s-1950′s. Fronted by a high energy female vocalist and backed up by a swingin’ horn fueled rhythm section, Miss Jubilee is a favorite among Swing Dancers and fans of all ages who enjoy uplifting and energetic music!” www.miss-jubilee.com
Keith Jozsef – Master Illusionist …“consider nothing impossible”
…..a master of sleight of hand and grand illusion. Keith Jozef will ignite our Eve Fest theme “Light the Magic” with perplexing enigma, mystery and wonder! www.keithjozsef.com
Tom Andes and Sutu Forte Duel - “Blind Tom” and “Blind Boone”
Columbia’s darlings, Sutu Forte and Tom Andes, will re-inact this historic duel between “Blind Tom” and “Blind Boone.” If you didn’t have the opportunity to see this amazing event at the Walters-Boone County Museum, Sutu and Tom will bring this duel to the Historic Missouri Theatre stage at Eve Fest! You don’t want to miss it!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR COLUMBIA EVE FEST!! Buttons will go on sale mid-December!
PERFORMERS & ACTIVITIES: UPDATED! (Performers page)
NEW THIS YEAR! – Kicking off the “CoMo Energy Challenge!”
Columbia was recently awarded a generous grant from Partners for Places in order to participate in the CoMo Energy Challenge! Check out our “Green Block and Resource Venues!” We are excited to partner with the City Departments as they provide displays, demonstrations and resources available to our community along with a New Year’s resolution for ALL of us!
5K Run/Walk: UPDATED! Go to our “MAP” page for this year’s Entry Form, Map & Certification details.
VOLUNTEER: UPDATED! Go to our “VOLUNTEER” page for info on how to volunteer and job descriptions.
SPONSORSHIP: UPDATED! 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 2nd year, in the Shakespeare’s Parking Lot (thank-you Shakespeares!), 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Stay Overnight! Go to www.visitcolumbiamo.com for lodging information
We hope to see you at Columbia Eve Fest, December 31, 2014!!
with affection and gratitude… Jane, Executive Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vice President-Greg Ahrens
Secretary & Special Projects Coordinator-Karen Chandler
Disability Coordinator-Kathleen Weinschenk
Special Projects Coordinator-Cassie Dins
CONTACT INFO: Jane Accurso, Director, email@example.com , 573 874-7460
Funding Assistance through Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and National Endowment for the Arts