Current Season


I’ve been thinking a lot about Moberly.  And connections.  My family and I moved to Randolph County seven years ago.  I got to know a few people at church and a few neighbors.  But really becoming a part of the community was taking longer than I had hoped.  Fast forward three years when I joined Moberly Area Council on the Arts.  That was the missing link; that was what I needed to become acquainted with A LOT of people.  I met council members, audience members, performers, business owners, and private citizens – all who share the same connection.  Fine arts is what drew us together as a tribe.  It is our common mission to use the arts to make Moberly an even better place to live.  Participating in and performing fine arts isn’t just for entertainment.  Of course, that’s a big part of it, but it’s also learning and growing and leaning on one another.  I, for one, am a better person because of my involvement in the arts, and in the arts here in Moberly.  I think we all are.

So, here’s to our 51st season.  Please join us – it’s not the same without you.

Lisa Gard
Arts Administrator

USAF Band of Mid-America presents Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble

Concert Series
Thursday, August 30, 2018
7 pm
Municipal Auditorium
Concert is free to the public

Season and individual tickets will be on sale at this event

The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is a group of 14 professional enlisted musicians whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz, to bebop and swing, to modern jazz.  You are just as likely to hear the music of contemporary composers as you will the classic sounds of Count Basie or Glenn Miller.  You may also hear original compositions and arrangements from our very own talented musicians.  Bring your favorite veteran and canned good donations to this community event and kick off the Labor Day weekend with great music and a smile on your face knowing you are lending a helping hand to those in need.

Moberly Area Council of the Arts (MACA) invites Randolph County and areas beyond to help us inaugurate our 51st season.  Season and individual tickets will be on sale at this performance.  MACA is also committed to helping those in need in Randolph County.  Throughout the 2018-2019 season, we will be collecting non-perishable items to be donated to local food banks.


Norm Ruebling and the Norm Ruebling Band

College Series
Sunday, September 9, 2018
2 pm
MACC Auditorium
Adult Tickets: $10 / Students: $3
Season Ticket Holders: Free

Moberly Area Council on the Arts is thrilled to bring this exciting “rock and roll with a horn section” band to Randolph County.  Norm Ruebling and his band are experts in rhythm and blues, ballads, and rock and roll from the 60’s to more modern numbers.  Here’s what others are saying about Norm Ruebling and the Norm Ruebling Band: “Just experienced the Norm Ruebling Band for the first time. I was blown away.  What a band!” and “I never miss a Norm Ruebling Band gig in Columbia.”  These are just a few of the rave reviews this central-Missouri band garners from fans.  This is an event you definitely will not want to miss so mark your calendars today!

Boogie Wonderland Dance Contest and Halloween Costume Party

Concert Series
Saturday, October 27, 2018
7 pm
Municipal Auditorium
Adults: $15 / Students: $10
Season Ticket Holders: Free

Boogie Wonderland is Kansas City’s premier live dance band!  This electrifying band performs the greatest disco and dance songs to come out of the past five decades. Featuring songs by Earth, Wind and Fire, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, KC and the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Village People, Bruno Mars, and many, many more, you’re sure to hear your forgotten favorites from long ago! Performing at festivals across the Midwest and making a special appearance at the Summer Concert Series in Branson, Boogie Wonderland is guaranteed to be the highlight event this fall in North Central Missouri!  With all these great tunes, we can’t pass up the chance to have a dance contest.  Judging will be done by our local celebrities – the MACC Greyhound Cheerleaders.  Since no gathering the weekend before Halloween is complete without a costume party, we’ve added one of those too!  Dig out your favorite bell bottoms, track suits, and stirrup pants (you know you still have them!) and join us at the Moberly Municipal Auditorium for this fantastic Halloween costume party and dance contest!  And ladies, don’t forget the Aqua Net to keep that “big hair” in place while you bust a move.


MACC Theater Department Fall Performance of Veronica’s Room

College Series
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – Saturday, November 3, 2018
MACC Auditorium
General Admission $5
Season Ticket Holders: Free



Moberly Area Council on the Arts is proud to partner with the Moberly Area Community College Theater Department’s fall presentation of the psychological thriller, Veronica’s Room.   Under the direction of Greg Pauley, the students engage in creative expression through the art of live performance.   Your season ticket provides free entrance to one performance on the night of your choice.

Because of adult themes, images, and language parents are strongly cautioned.  Some materials may be inappropriate for children.


Magic City Piece Makers Quilt Expo

Purchase Tickets at the MACC Craft Fair Door.

College Series
Friday, November 9th –  11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 10th – 9 am – 3 pm
MACC Activity Center Meeting Rooms
Quilt Expo is free with entrance to the MACC Craft Fair

The Magic City Piece Makers will display quilted items ranging in size from table runners to king-size quilts.  Also on display is the opportunity quilt, “Hugs and Kisses.” This amazing quilt will be on display at numerous functions throughout the summer and fall and at the MU Extension office.  You may purchase a chance to win the “Hugs and Kisses” quilt at the MU Extension office located at 509 W. Reed in Moberly.  All proceeds (100%) will benefit the MU Extension office.  The winning ticket will be drawn at noon on Saturday, November 10, at the MACC Craft Fair.

The Magic City Piece Makers meet the second Tuesday of every month (except December) at the Moberly branch of the Little Dixie Regional Library in the communications room at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Email Linda Keeney at to be added to their email list and to receive monthly meeting reminders.


The Magic of Christmas Holiday Spectacular

Featuring Kirk Trevor, Moberly High School, musicians from the Missouri Symphony Conservatory, and musicians from all over Randolph County.
Concert Series
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7 pm
Moberly High School Auditorium
Adults: $10 /Students: Free
Season Ticket Holders: Free

Come celebrate the magic of Christmas this holiday season! This program features holiday favorites from around the world. Enjoy both sacred and secular music, holiday sing-a-longs, and Mozart’s Toy Symphony featuring Moberly’s finest non-musical talent.
Presented by Moberly’s own Community Choirs and local talent, along with the Missouri Symphony Conservatory and Mid-Missouri’s finest Youth Orchestra program, featuring young musicians from 3rd through 12th grades, this program is for the whole family and will excite, inspire, and fill the hearts of the young and young at heart.



The Songs of Africa Ensemble and Dinner

College Series
Friday, February 15, 2019
Dinner begins at 6 pm
Adults: $20 / Kids 12 and Under $10
Season Ticket Holders: Free Concert and $5 for Dinner

African Musical Arts presents, “The Songs of Africa Ensemble,” a multi-cultural vocal and instrumental group that teaches Africa’s music, musical instruments, languages, and cultures. Singing in more than 20 different African languages, their performances are audience-interactive, educational, and entertaining!

African Musical Arts is a St. Louis-based non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a better understanding of Africa’s cultures through the musical arts by presenting the music of African descent composers and enriching America’s overall cultural heritage. Read more about this fantastic group on their Facebook page, Songs of Africa Ensemble.

Mr. Stinky Feet


College Series
Saturday, March 2, 2019
11 am
MACC Auditorium
Free Admission

For two decades, award-winning kid rocker, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove, has performed thousands of high-energy shows throughout Europe, North America, and even at The White House!  When this Jiggle Jam founder isn’t singing, writing, or performing at the nation’s largest independent family music festival, he loves to share inspiring messages with adult audiences.  He lives near Kansas City with his wife, their two daughters, and a handsome rescue mutt.  Bring your blankets and join us as we sing, dance, and play in the band during this interactive show that will get the whole family rockin’. No stinky feet, required!

Truman State University Clarinet Choir and Steel Drum Band

College Series
Saturday, April 20, 2019
7 pm
MACC Auditorium
Adults: $10 / Student: $3
Season Ticket Holders: Free

Join Moberly Area Council on the Arts for this fun and eclectic performance.  You will marvel at the power and beauty that 30 clarinets in unison can produce.  From modern to traditional arrangements, the Truman State Clarinet Choir, and director Dr. Jesse Krebs, will delight and awe everyone in attendance.  But Truman State is just getting started.  The Steel Drum Band, under the direction of Dr. Michael Bump, will get you moving to this unique instrument.  Come experience what these drums can do!  Students from both ensembles come from all majors, but they all have one thing in common: their love of music.