First and third Thursdays of each month
Walters Boone County Historical Museum, Nifong Park, southeast Columbia, Missouri
Emphasis on traditional fiddle music. All levels of experience are welcome, but we ask that everyone observe “jam session etiquette.” Hosted by the Boone County Historical Society. Contact the museum at 573-443-8936 or via email, or Dale Pauley at 573-815-9604.
1st & 3rd Saturday and the 3rd Friday of each month • 6:30 p.m.
Sayers Senior Center, Potosi, Missouri • Map
The Southern Legend Band plays square dances, line dances and good country music. All ages welcome. No smoking or alcohol allowed. The cost is $5 per person, with the proceeds benefitting the senior center. For more information, call Raymond Thebeau at 573-438-4229 or e-mail Emma Thebeau.
Ballroom Academy of Columbia (3910 Peachtree Drive)
So they’re not exactly traditional square dances, but if you enjoy dancing, you might give the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers’ contra dances a shot. Dances are held starting at 7 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month, September through June at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia (3910 Peachtree Drive). They always dance to live music, such as John White and his Nine Mile Band. Admission is $6.
First Sunday afternoon each month, Boonesboro • 1-4:30 p.m.
Fiddle session at the store, hosted by Lynn and Mike Wells. Contact Elisha Wells at (660) 537-3903 to be sure they are meeting.
Saturday mornings 9 a.m.-11 a.m., April through mid November.
Corner W. Ash and Clinkscales, adjacent to West Junior High School and the ARC.
Live music, often featuring fiddle music. Free. Website
Second Saturday of each month at the Hallsville Community Building.
4 p.m.: Instrumental jam sessions for any interested musicians; square dance instruction will be available
6 p.m.: Potluck supper.
7-10:30 p.m. (or until we’ve had enough): Dance.
The Hallsville Community Building is located three or four blocks east of the four-way stop in Hallsville on highway OO, near the water tower.
Very informal; All ages welcome; Square dance instruction available, live music. No admission charge planned at this time, but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Carry-in food welcome for the potluck supper. No smoking in the building. No alcohol allowed.
Questions: Contact John White (via the About page).