Come to Columbia, MO October 5th through the 7th, 2018 for the Columbia Experimental Music Festival! Over two dozen artists from around the world will provide 3 days of adventurous art and music at 10 venues throughout downtown Columbia, MO. Don’t miss it!

Columbia, MO has been the site of some great musical happenings of late and the upcoming Columbia Experimental Music Festival continues the thread.

Previously known as the “Dismal Niche Festival,” the event attracts a variety of neo-classical, ambient, folk, and pop artists from around the region and the world. Previous years have seen such alternative luminaries as Laraaji, Jon Mueller, Kath Bloom, Moor Mother, and Scott Tuma.

The folks behind the Columbia Experimental Music Festival have released a similarly exciting roster of artists for this year’s event. Guitarist Glenn Jones, string-trio Hear in Now, the Chicago collective ONO, and multi-instrumentalist Benoit Pioulard are all on the schedule.

2018 Columbia Experimental Music Festival Lineup

Thursday, October 4th
Opening Thursday Night Film Screening at Ragtag: TBA
Friday, October 5th
5pm – Tape Looping workshop with AMULETS at Hickman High
7pm – Aki Moone Art show with Vulvette at Resident Arts
8pm – Benoit Pioulard at KOPN
9pm – ONOJoAnn McNeilCunningham/Bucko/AdamsComplainer at Cafe Berlin
12am – Scammers & Midwife + TBA at PDM

Saturday, October 6th
5pm – Oxherding & Tim Pilcher at Hitt Records
7pm – Glenn Jones & Benoit Pioulard at Stephens College Senior Hall
9pm – AMULETSEntrancerEric Donte at Eastside Tavern
12am Afterparty (DJ Set): 18andCounting & Scales

Sunday, October 7th
11am – Morning meditation with Lake Mary & Friends at Firestone Baars Chapel
2pm – Glenn Jones at the Daniel Boone Regional Library
3pm – LOOSE LOOSEDevin Frank Vanishing Blues BandIt’s Me: Ross at Rose Music Hall
7pm – Hear in Now & Forest Management at Firestone Baars Chapel
10pm – Jennifer Simone & Mourning A BLKstar at Cafe Berlin

More Than Music – Art & Workshops

Despite its name, Columbia Experimental Music Festival offers more than just concerts.

Art is an integral component of the Columbia Experimental Music Festival. 2018 will see visual installations from Sasha GoodnowBlank ThomasAki Moone, and others. You’ll also be able to attend a variety of artists workshops. AMULETSMidwifeONO, and JoAnn McNeil are all on the schedule to present.

Columbia Experimental Music Festival 2018

October 5th through the 7th, 2018
Downtown Columbia, MO
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