This Season


With the Dog Days of summer almost behind us we turn our attention to autumn, and that means it is time for the arts in Moberly. The Moberly Council on the Arts is very proud of this season. Personally, I can not wait! We bring back well-loved friends and get to introduce you to up and coming performers.

We celebrate Moberly’s 150th Birthday with the 399th Army Band, along with other high-energy performers including award-winning juggler Brian Wending and the much-celebrated concert pianist, Rosario Andino. Six Appeal will warm our hearts as we warm our tummies this Christmas at our annual Cocoa and Carols event in December. Celebrate Mardi Gras with us as we add some Cajun flavor with the help of Columbia performers, Swampweed.

Children will be a focus this season with the beloved Mr. Stinkyfeet, AND a newly formed local children’s dramatic arts group will present Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

We complete the year highlighting our local talent from our very own community college. We are sure the drama department under Joyce Pauley, and our MACC Singers under the direction of Karen Werner will be the cherry on top of our sweet season!

MACA wants to thank our incredible supporters without whom this season is not possible. We have a daunting task – offering some of the best entertainers and arts in central Missouri. And we do take that task lightly. It is our mission to bring wonderful live arts to Moberly and YOUR faithful and continuous support makes this dream a reality.

You won’t want to miss any event this season, so take advantage of the huge savings a season ticket will bring you and your family.

New Season







September 24 @ 7 PM
Admission: FREE (Ticket Required) See Below 
Municipal Auditorium

With 60 years of continuous service at its home of Fort Leonard Wood, the 399th Army Band has been on post longer than any other unit. The band was first activated on 1 June 1944 as the 399 Army Service Forces Band in Naples, Italy. This new unit was made primarily of personnel from the recently-deactivated 6498th Army Band, successor of the 9th Cavalry Band. Originally assigned 27 enlisted Soldiers and no officers, this band performed at concerts, parades, dances and ceremonies throughout Italy. The unit earned battle credit for participation in the ROME-ARNO Campaign in 1944. Tickets may be picked up at Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Bank, VFW Post 2654 and Moberly Parks and Recreation.Partial-Sponsors-Band


October 15 @ 7 ProsarioM
Admission: Adults $15, Students $10
MACC Auditorium
Concert Series

Andino was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, where she began her musical studies at age four. She graduated with highest honors from the Fischermann Conservatory in Havana and later — after having received a full scholarship there — from the Chatham Square Music School in New York City. She is an alumna – summa cum laude – of the St. George’s School (Havana) and of Hunter College (New York City). She is a pianist in the grand manner who carries on the tradition of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein, Emil Sauer, Ferruccio Busoni, Ignace Friedman, Leopold Godowsky and Alexander Michailowsky (all of whom taught her distinguished teachers, Vera Maurina Press and Jascha Fischerman).


Friday and Saturday, November 11-12
Admission: Free with Purchase into the Annual Craft Show
MACC Activity Center

quiltsThe Magic City Piece Makers will be displaying quilts made or owned by members of their guild. Part of the display will include mystery quilts made by several members. The blocks are the same but the choices of fabric and artistic license make each one very distinctive. To celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Moberly and its historical part of the Civil War, members of the guild made Civil War era blocks with reproduction fabrics. The public will be given an opportunity to win the quilt with the proceeds going to The Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization of the Moberly branch of the Little Dixie Regional Library. Tickets for the opportunity quilt will be available through the members of the guild or at the library. The quilt may be seen at the library this fall. Magic City Piece Makers is a quilt guild that has been meeting since 1992. They meet at Moberly’s Little Dixie Regional Library the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Their meetings consist of a time of show and tell and either work on projects or demonstrations by the members. Visitors are welcome.


Friday, November 18 @ 7 PM
Production of Alice in Wonderland
Admission: FREE
MACC Auditorium

Beginning in 2015, M.A.R.C.H. Dramatic Arts was formed to educate children in the performing arts. Their mission is to provide quality theatrical shows that promote the love of the performing arts in the hearts of children. The fall of 2015 marked their premier performance The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and followed in the spring of 2016 with The Case of the Missing Characters. Student ages range from 9 – 18 years old.




Saturday, December 10 @ 7 PM
Admission: Adults $15, Students $10
Moberly High School Auditorium
Concert Series

Kick off your holiday spirit at our annual Cocoa and Carols Extravaganza as you enjoy a winter evening with Six Appeal. Six Appeal Vocal Band is one of the busiest touring a cappella ensembles in the country. From coast to coast, the group has become known for their vivid musical style, unmatched energy, and playful charm. Their far-reaching repertoire spans a multitude of decades and genres, including Pop, Country, Classic Rock, Jazz, R&B, and much more. If you can imagine it, they can sing it!



Saturday, February 18 @ 7 PM
Admission: Adults $10, Students $3
Low County Boil Dinner: Additional
MACC Auditorium College Series

Mardi Gras comes to Moberly for this festive night of food and Jazz. Join us for dinner provided by local business, Papa Rock.  Wonderful BBQ with two size options.  Large plate for $15 and small plate for $10. Then come see what happens when Cajun Style meets New Orland Jazz. This exciting band plays traditional, foot-stompin’, accordion squeezed, French howlin’ music from the swamps. Only the finest in Dancehall tunes! You’ll want to dance in the aisle and howl at the moon, so bring your dancing shoes and enjoy this lively band. Their unique style and sound will entertain you all night. Tickets for may be purchased at Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce, The Porch on Morley, and Commerce Bank.


Saturday, March 4 @ 11 PM
Admission: FREE
MACC Auditorium

Whose ready to jump, dance and sing? Mr. Stinky Feet will get the whole family rocking! With a healthy dose of clever fun and a whole lot of heart, Cosgrove’s music inspires the childlike nature of kids and adults. The songs in his set list give a nod to his folk-rock roots with hints of blues and country and an occasional kick of Cajun and Jamaican spice. His hit tunes “Stinky Feet” and “Ooey Gooey” tickle the whimsical spirits of kids of all ages. As a father of two daughters, he knows the live music experience is an integral part of child’s education and social development. Most of all, music brings families together and creates a lifetime of memories.



Saturday, March 11 @ 7 PM
Admission: Adults $10, Students $3
MACC Auditorium

Kids of all ages will love Brian Wendling as he delivers his high-energy mix of award-winning juggling., audience antics and personable wit. An international Jugglers’ Association Team champion, Brian uses his incredible range of skills to create a personal relationship with his audience – whether it is with the Kansas City Symphony, a college visiting artist’s series, a nationwide school assembly tour or a renaissance festival. As one newspaper noted: “Give the skinny fellow three or more objects and he’ll juggle them. Add three or more spectators and he’ll make you wonder whether he’s juggling the objects or the people. Actually he’s doing both…”


MACC-TheaterSaturday, April 22 @ 7 PM
Admission: Adults $10, Students $3
MACC Auditorium College Series
For a second season we are partnering with MACC Drama Department to bring you the spring show. Your season ticket gets you into the production for FREE on the Saturday performance. It is the director, Ms. Joyce Pauley’s purpose to provide an opportunity for students to engage is creative expression. Join the fun and celebrate MACC’s excellence.




Saturday, May 12 @ 7 PM
Admission: FREE
MACC Auditorium College Series

Under the direction of Ms. Karen Werner, Associate Professor of Music at MACC, the MACC Singers is composed of approximately thirty students and community members. Participants audition for the choir and are selected on the basis of musicianship as well as singing ability. Singers meet during a regularly scheduled time and receive one-hour of college credit each semester. The MACC Singers perform public concerts at the College as well as perform in the surrounding community throughout the year.