Ready to beat the heat this summer? Visit Jefferson City to cool down with evening concerts, slippery mud pits and hair-tousling carnival rides!

Brought to you in partnership with Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Rock out to a fun lineup of artists at the CRMU Amp.
Photo by Notley Hawkins

CRMU Amphitheater

With a mixture of renowned national, local and tribute bands, the CRMU Amphitheater books shows with a multitude of audiences in mind. Check out July’s lineup and keep an eye out for their calendar as shows are added frequently.

Sawyer Brown – July 14, 2023

Killer Queen – July 15, 2023

Three Dog Night – July 16, 2023

Pop Evil – July 23, 2023

Thursday Night Live: Eastern Heights – July 20, 2023

If you’re more of a music-in-the-streets concert goer, then make plans to attend Thursday Night Live on downtown High Street. The Bobby Showers Band will kick off the night’s events at 7 p.m. with headliner Eastern Heights to follow.

Grab your lawn chair and enjoy Missouri’s music traditions.
Photo courtesy of Missouri State Museum

Backyard Concert Series: John Williams and Robert Mackey – July 22, 2023

Want a lowkey concert instead? Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on the lawn of the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site. Listen to John Williams and Robert Mackey bring traditional Missouri fiddle and guitar to the Lohman stage.

Tour de Jeff City Moonlight Bike Ride – July 30, 2023

Have you ever taken a bike ride around the city at night? What about at two o’clock in the morning? The Tour de Jeff City is a free 15-mile non-competitive bike ride for all ages. The route is carefully chosen to avoid most major hills. You surely haven’t seen Jefferson City like this before!

Enjoy the tractor pull at the Cole County Fair.
Photo courtesy of Jefferson City Jaycees

Cole County Fair – August 1-5, 2023

In addition to all the fair food you can eat and all the rides you can handle, the Cole County Fair has a great lineup of entertainers including Murphy’s Ford, Creed Fisher, Shane Profitt, Ashley Cooke, Quiet Riot and Michael Ray.

Get muddy during your prison escape.
Photo courtesy of Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Prison Break & Catch Me If You Can – August 26, 2023

Test your athletic skills as you face hurdles to make your breakout of the historic Missouri State Penitentiary. Runners will set out on a 3+ mile trail and face a myriad of obstacles as they conquer the course. If the kiddos want to join the fun, sign them up for the adventure-filled Catch Me If You Can! 

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