Event Archive


Our greatest performances, all in one place!

Events DATE
Finals Fever Reliever//The Buscemis//Annalibera//Christopher the Conquered Saturday, May 2, 2015
Outdoor Open Mic/Jam/BBQ Potluck Saturday, March 28, 2015
Open Mic Night @ TruYo Thursday, February 19, 2015
Rae Fitzgerald//Paper Ceilings//Dubb Nubb Friday, February 13, 2015
Open Mic Night @ TruYo Thursday, January 29, 2015
Christopher the Conquered X Gloom Balloon Saturday, January 17, 2015
3rd Annual Finals Fever Reliever Saturday, December 6, 2014
Open Mic Night @ Boar’s Head Thursday, November 20, 2014
Little Ruckus/Wrong doing/ Dubb Nubb @ Boar’s Head Thursday, October 23, 2014
Comedy/Poetry night @ truyo Wednesday, October 14, 2014
Aquatoberfest Saturday, October 4, 2014
Welcome Back House Show Friday, August 22, 2014
Open Mic Night Thursday, August 21, 2014
Speak Your Mind @ TruYo Wednesday, August 20, 2014
2nd Semi-Annual Finals Fever Releiver Friday, May 2, 2014
Free Open Mic Night! Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Pajama Jammy Jam Friday, April 4, 2014
Meditation Workshop Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sunday Potluck// Dubb Nubb/Googolplexia/The Tricks Sunday, March 30, 2014
Rae Fitzgerald, Colorlust and The Kirksville Electric Company Friday, March 20, 2014
Free Open Mic Night Thursday, March 20, 2014
Aquadome Coffee House/Clothes + Art Swap Friday, February 7, 2014
Poetry Slam Thursday, March 6, 2014
Aqua Comedy Night Monday, February 24, 2014
Moon Landing Hoax Show Saturday, February 23, 2014
Nitty Gritty Dirt Show Friday, February 7, 2014
Super Free Super Cool Show! Saturday, January 18, 2014
BOB and The Aquadome Present: Finals Fever Reliever Saturday, December 7, 2013
A DIY Celebration: Documentary and Music Event Friday, November 15, 2013
Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Baloon, and Dylan Pyles Tuesday, November 12
The Americana Show Sunday, November 3 2013
A Night with Méliès Friday, November 1 2013
Fancy Party Friday, October 18, 2013
Kevin Schlereth, Families, and Ambrose Way Saturday, October 5, 2013
PRISM Presents: PUNK SHOW Friday, September 20, 2013
Young Readers w/ Of Seed and Soil, Ashley Byrne Saturday, September 14, 2013
FRIENDS SHOW // POTLUCK SHOW Friday, August 23, 2013
Karaoke Night (Sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota) Friday, September 27, 2013
Wizard Lizard/SeaKings/LzBnz/Now Even Softer Friday, April 26, 2013
Grbac/ Kevin Schlereth/ Dogbrain + POTLUCK DINNER Sunday, April 21, 2013
Free Open Mic Night! Thursday, April 18, 2013
The River Monks/Chill Jackson/Ashley Byrne Thursday, March 28, 2013
Big Fig/Ever Ending Kicks/Glass Fields Saturday, March 23, 2013
Free Open Mic Night! Thursday, March 21, 2013
True Love Show Sunday, Feb. 10 2013
Groundhog Boogie Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
Night o’Folk Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
Beach Bash Dance Friday, Nov. 30 2012
Free Open Mic Night Thursday, Nov. 29 2012
Cornucopia of Rock Saturday, Nov. 10 2012
Prinkmaking Exhibition Monday, Nov. 5 2012
OKTOBER Music FEST Night Friday, Oct. 19 2012
Nashville Meets Kirksville Sunday, Oct. 14 2012
Tag Improv at The Aquadome Friday, Oct. 5 2012
Friday Open Mic Night Friday, Sept. 28 2012
Cool Show Friday, Sept. 14 2012
Dubb Nubb, Black Bear, Tom Sauk, Hot Fuzz Thursday, Sept. 6 2012
Local Music Dance Church Friday, Aug. 24 2012
A Cappella Night Thursday, Aug. 23 2012
A Dog Days Night Concert Wednesday, Aug. 22 2012
Roots Drum Circle Night Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012
Open Mic/Free Coffee Haus Monday Aug. 20 2012
Work Week Thursday, July 19 2012
Fourth of July Band and BBQ Fest of Fun Wednesday, July 4 2012
Freegan, Vegan, Vegetarian, Barbarian, Ovarian? Thursday, April 12 2012
Rockabilly Show Saturday, Oct. 22 2011
PUNKFOLK Music Show Friday, Aug. 26 2011
Grand Opening Saturday, July 30 2011

Finals Fever Reliever//The Buscemis//Annalibera//Christopher the Conquered

suttonFever Reliever featured:
The Buscemi’s (KV), – Rock n Roll

Annalibera *solo* (Des Moines) – Annalibera is a project founded by Nebraskan and classically-trained singer and pianist Anna Gebhardt in 2010. Check her out at Bandcamp for a listen.
Listen to this for a feel of her accoustic performance!
Christopher the Conquered (Des Moines). – Christopher the Conquered (Chris Ford) has been sitting behind the keys and saying what he can say since he released his debut album I Guess That’s What We’re Dying For… in 2007. Just a man and his piano, his performances are intimate, storytelling, audience-centered, and guaranteed to melt your heart.
Out with a new album! Listen to his newest single“I’m Giving up on Rock n Roll”

Held at Manhattan Events. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8. Come in, blow off some pre-finals steam, and party down!!
$5 at the door.
$5 Aquadome t-shirts for sale at the event as well!

Outdoor Open Mic/Jam/BBQ Potluck

outdoorThe Aquadome’s first ever Outdoor Open Mic Night/Jam Session and BBQ Potluck dinner!
Those that played include:
Secular Era (Michael Sullivan III, Dylan Lewis and Mark Sullivan)
The Deadbeats (Josh Brumfield, Brendan “Danko” Solis, Grace Holthaus and Jake Hurst)
Berserkrrr (Grace Holthaus and Jake Hurst)
Sista Taxa (Conor Gearin and Alyssa Billington)
Poetry By:
Kate Hawkins
Krishna Gamin
Sebastian Moldanado

Paper Ceilings//Dubb Nubb//Rae Fitzgerald

It’s Valentine’s season again, whether you love it or not. Luckily, The Aquadome has your back no matter what! On the eve of Valentine’s Day (aka Friday the 13th), we are presenting “Sinners or Saints”, a theme party featuring all sorts of folksy talent imported from Columbia, MO.

Paper Ceilings
Paper Ceilings is a folk/pop/punk band from CoMo. He sings about his love of dogs and pizza.

This is a track that we love: The Same Song

Dubb Nubb
Dubb Nubb is an indie twin folk band originally from St Louis. Hannah and Delia are two Aquadome regulars and we are excited to have them back this year! Also, their 2013 release “Wild Dreaming” just became available on Spotify.

This is a video of them performing live for NPR affiliate KBIA 91.3 FM:

Rae Fitzgerald
Rae Fitzgerald is an indie/folk/Americana singer/songwriter based in CoMo. She is most known for her sultry voice and complex, emotionally-intricate lyrics, often tied to minimalistic melodies. Right now, she is working on her next studio album (also, added thanks to everyone who contributed to her kickstarter. You rock!)

This is her song “Shores of Sheol” performed at Picasso’s Coffee House:

Please bring a $3-$5 donation if possible for the bands. Also, Tru Yo will be open for the night if you want sweet treats!

Christopher the Conquered X Gloom Balloon

Gloom119Join The Aquadome for our first show of 2015 featuring our awesome friends from Des Moines Christopher the Conquered and Gloom Balloon!

Christopher the Conquered
Chris Ford has been sitting behind the keys and saying what he can say since he released his debut album I Guess That’s What We’re Dying For… in 2007. Just a man and his piano, his performances are intimate, storytelling, audience-centered, and guaranteed to melt your heart. Recently, he has toured in Italy for his new album “I’m Giving Up On Rock and Roll”.

This is his awesome mashup of Alicia Keys’ song “If I Ain’t Got You” and his very own “I’m Not That Famous Yet” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17T2qX6wcHc

Gloom Balloon
Gloom Balloon is the debut solo project by Patrick Tape Fleming, the founder of the indie rock band The Poison Control Center. Patrick calls it folk, soul, hip hop, rock n roll, chamber pop, advent-garde, music to make out too, and we agree! Also, music to move your booty to. Bring your dancing shoes for this one.

This is Patrick’s super catchy single called “She Was The One That Got Away” (2013) https://soundcloud.com/teamclermont/gloom-balloon-she-was-the-one

Admission: $4

Location will be at 206 E Illinois (the old scrapper’s den), and the location of our last finals fever reliever!

3rd Semi-Annual Finals Fever Reliever

FFR3On the evening of Saturday the 6th of December, The Aquadome is bringing you the party you need to blow off all that pre-finals steam!

As our event poster suggests, this is gonna be a 90s themed show! So come wearing your best flannel, or scrunchie, or overalls! It’s gonna be a good time!

Mt. Ivan (Jefferson City)
Mt. Ivan is an ambient folk group from Jefferson City consisting of Ian Thompson (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano), Eric Ward (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals), and Matt Schmitz (Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar). For more information, you can like their facebook page or listen to some of their original tracks on soundcloud:

Mt. Ivan’s facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mountivan/timeline

This is a track we like a lot: https://soundcloud.com/mount-ivan/this-land-her-mountains

Secular Era (Kirksville)
Secular Era is a thrash punk band born and bred in Kirksville with members Michael Sullivan III (Guitar, Vocals), Dylan Lewis (Guitar,Vocals), Mark Sullivan (Drums,Vocals), and Brandon Rehm Jr. (Bass Guitar). To check out theeir music, check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Secular-Era/1441848392702184

MereMinds (Kirksville)
MereMinds is a brand new alternative rap duo featuring Chunky T(aka Max Highsmith) on rap vocals and lyrics, and Daniel Gillette (music and production). This will be their debut performance. Make sure to like their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MeremindsMusic

Also, this rap is pretty rad, check it out!: https://soundcloud.com/mereminds/balcony-demo

(Okay, I know we say this a lot, but this is one party you DO NOT want to miss.)

Little Ruckus / WRONG DOING/ Dubb Nubb


A movie and a show? Yes please! The Aquadome is excited to present a Little Ruckus musical performance along with an exclusive showing of his new film, Wrong Doing, at The Boar’s Head smoking lounge on October 23rd.

Here’s the preview for WRONG DOING: http://youtu.be/LxziM23NdVQ

JUST ADDED: A special performance by Dubb Nubb right after the film!

Admission is free, but please consider bringing a donation to go towards the artist’s travel costs!


This is the Aquadome’s first ever outdoor concert! Come join us for an evening of local music and a visiting band from Minneapolis!

Ashley Byrne and the Valets
Ankit Shrestha and Anurag Baral
Chill Jackson
Frankie Teardrop

Located behind the Karlton Apartments (202 E Jefferson)
You don’t want to miss this one!

Shout-out to Kathryn Sutton for the awesome poster and banner design!

Welcome back House Show

Join us for our first show of the Fall 2014 season! We’re doing this the good ol’ DIY way and having a house show.

MCKC is a self described “DIY, folksy, pop punk project” from Utah. Check out his stuff here: mckc.bandcamp.com

Mount Ivan is a folk band from Jefferson City, MO. Check them out here: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL3d3dy5mYWNlYm9vay5jb20vbW91bnRpdmFuOjo=:https://www.facebook.com/mountivan%5D

Music will start at 8 so make sure you get there before then so you don’t miss anything!

The show is free but donations for the traveling band would be much appreciated!

**just remember to respect the space, it is someone’s house after all**

2nd Semi-Annual Finals Fever Reliever


Gloom Balloon (Des Moines) – Debut solo project of Patrick Tape Fleming (the founder of the indie rock band The Poison Control Center). Patrick calls it folk, soul, hip hop, rock n roll, chamber pop, advent-garde, music to make out too. And we all agree.
We like this track a lot: The Science of Love Minus Harry Harlow

Did we mention he’s been in Spin? Read the review here!

Christopher the Conquered (Des Moines) – Christopher the Conquered (Chris Ford) has been sitting behind the keys and saying what he can say since he released his debut album I Guess That’s What We’re Dying For… in 2007. Just a man and his piano, his performances are intimate, storytelling, audience-centered, and guaranteed to melt your heart. This is one of our faves: The Fate of a Good Man

Order of the Animal (KV) – You may know them previously as Wizard Lizard, but Order of the Animal is back with even more fury and rage. Come here them thrash and check their song Bongrong

DOLL (KV) – Doll is a dreamy, sultry, electric collective of KV dreamboats.
Voted hottest band in Kirksville by a board of certified hottie experts.

Professors James Cianciola and Jamie D’Agostino (KV) – The coolest people at Truman who just happen to be professors. Rockstar James Cianciola will be shredding his axe to Poet Laureate Jamie D’Agostino’s spoken word.

MC’d by KTRM’s Fox and the Goose, the funniest duo in all of KV. Check out their show every Friday from 3-4 p.m. on KTRM 88.7 The Edge.

The Pajama Jammy Jam




Sunday Potluck// Dubb Nubb/Googolplexia/The Tricks

DubbNubbGoogolplexiaThe amazing Dubb Nubb (Columbia) swung through Kirksville on their “Missouri’s Hat Tour”!!! With them was their good friend Googolplexia (STL) and shared wonderful stories and song!
The Tricks – (group of KV goofballs) opened the show.

Rae Fitzgerald, Colorlust, Kirksville Electric Company

Rae Fitzgerald swam in soulful depths
— Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Tribune

ColorLust some good old indie/experimental from the State Capital

Poetry Slam

Aqua Comedy Night

Truman’s stellar stand-up comedy club Up-Chuckles Comedy used their comedic powers to warm up the evening as well as the crowd’s hearts.

The lively and ever amusing Tag improv was also there dousing the crowd with laughs.

Doors: 7pm
Show: 7:30

Moon Landing Hoax Show

MoonShowHow to Build a Bomb (Kirksville, MO)
Aquapal Indran and company will be playing under this sure-to-be fed flagged name.

Radio Free Kirksville (Kirksville, MO)
One of the best local acts. With their classic rock, toe tappin, finger snappin, sounds and saucy riffs you’ll be ready to rock and roll all night. RadioFreeKirksville.com

Moon jr (Rolla, MO)
“Deep in the Missouri Ozarks, an indie rock group formed that refused to be pigeon-holed as a small town, small sound band. Fusing elements of rock, indie pop, pyschadelia, and dirty blues, Moon Jr. has developed a sound which can only be described as “contagious”.”

Be sure to check out their new album. Out March 14th!

Doors: 8pm
Show: 8:30

Nitty Gritty Dirt Show

Come join us for a night of rock with…
The Gardenheads– Whimsical garage rock with more picking and harmonica than most. Check them out on Bandcamp or their music video Highway 65 Blues
“Thee Fine Lines– Catchy rock with a bite and a rough and ready lead guitarist. Listen to these guys!!
Fuzz Beater– Fuzzy fuzzy toe-tappin rock from Warrensburg.

Super Free Super Cool Show

Wizard Lizard
Join us for our first show of 2014!
Headliners Include:
Grbac: Midwestern college rock n roll boys who hate indie rock (but sometimes they play Pavement).
Not Penny’s Boat: 90’s inspired, pop-punk sorta-like-blink-182 St. Louisans looking for lust and love. Check them out on the youtube
Chill Jackson: Blues punk noisy two-piece greaser boys in (probably) white t-shirts.

Finals Fever Reliever

Black Daniels and The Bears (Black Bear): Groove into the deep hours of night with the boys’ first show back at The Aquadome in over 6 months! Blending rootsy vibes and high energy rock’n’roll, their live set is one heck of a party.

The Busted String Band: Hailing from Kirksville, Missouri, the Busted String Band is a young and energetic group of musicians that blend their individual musical origins into a sonorous gumbo of roots music.” The Busted String Band creates a groove all their own and are sure to leave you asking for more.

Little Bow Beats:HIP HOP VIOLIN duo from TSU. Could change your life with one stroke of the bow.

Ambrose Way: This new Kirksville act is quickly proving to be a party favorite. Plan on singing along, ya jackwits!

the Up-Chuckles (Truman State’s comedy club)
Bad Acids Print Club
Professors Jamie D’Agostino & James Cianciola

A DIY Celebration: Documentary and Music Even

As a DIY venue, The Aquadome is honored to be showing the documentary Dither: The DIY Sound about the do-it-yourself music scene before a solid night of live sounds. You can view the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/67839584.
Live music will begin around 8 pm featuring four bands:

The Wonder Drugs (Kirksville, MO)
New-to-the-scene-feral-telemarketer-indie-garage-rock-girl-band, The Wonder Drugs, are ready for their first show in KV!

Looking For Astronauts (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
A raw, 3 piece alternative rock band formed in 2010 hailing from Indie (joke not intended). http://lfatheband.bandcamp.com/

Kudzu (Springfield, MO/Ozarks Area)
Psychedelic indie rock group that’s too cool to have a Facebook page

Wizard Lizard (Kirksville, MO)
Aqua-regulars! Magic metal!

Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Baloon, and Dylan Pyles

Gloom BaloonStart the night off right with the acoustic stylings of the mysterious and handsome (and mysteriously handsome) honky-tonk lovin’ Dylan Pyles, straight outta Truman State University.

Next in this mid-week jamboree of love is the man of progressive soul piano magic, Christopher the Conquered.

Lastly (a show for the ages), Songs for a Baroque heart as Des Moine’s own Gloom Balloon performs avant-garde chamber pop music to make out to! Be sure to check out the singles She was the one who got away and The Science of Love Minus Harry Harlow.

Part of this cool tour!

The Americana Show

AmericanaA night of feel-good bluegrass and folk and a good-ole Fashion potluck dinner

PBJ’s (Ottumwa, IA) at

Jake Book and The Tenants (Centerville, IA)

This event is sponsored by Print Club ♥ ♥ ♥

Night With Méliès

There’s a reason why Georges Méliès made silent films.Yes, it was because the technology to create synced audio-visual films did not yet exist. BUT ALSO so that 100+ years later, The Aquadome could put on this once in a lifetime event just for you, Kirksville!
Come out and watch your favorite bands play to some of the oldest, spookiest, most fantastical films still in existence. These bands will be playing alongside Méliès’ films to create the ultimate supernatural experience. CAN YOU SAY ‘SENSORY OVERLOAD’?
Méliès, known as the first cinemagician, was one of the first filmmakers to use such techniques as stop trick and multiple exposures. His films usually involved demons, fairies, ghosts, and aliens, which just happen to be what most of the bands are made up of.
Wizard Lizard – (KV) nerdy post-metal Kirksvillains
Videos- (KV) two-thirds of Dogbrain, they have been described as ‘cutest couple’
I would die for you. I fucking swear I would.– (STL) the debut of this 2 man goth/ synthpop band
Dogbrain– (KV) a reunion of Kirksville’s favorite lo-fi pop rock band

Fancy Party

Join us for hot tea, scones, and the tiniest sandwich triangles you can imagine. BYO Champagne. Be sure to dress accordingly.

For your entertainment,

~*Shenandoah Davis*~ (Seattle, WA)
Currently in the throws of her bi-centennial tour, spanning the US, New Zealand and Australia, Mz. Davis comes to us with an interest in croquet, mandibles, and cellos. She cites influences like Claude Debussy along with contemporaries such as Owen Pallett and Kate Bus. www.shenandoahdavis.com/

~*Anthonie Tonnon*~ (New Zealand)
A gentleman and artist, Tonnon has traveled across hemispheres for your pleasure. We’ve reserved only the best singer/ songwriters, and Tonnon is sure to impress with a poppy, downtrodden, guitary feel. www.anthonietonnon.com/

~*Indran Fernando*~ (Kirksville, MO)
Local Indran Fernando has the fastest frets in NEMO. He’s sure to enchant every man, woman, and civilized beast in town. Song subjects include: Reptilian Ancestors, Ghosts, human interaction.

Kevin Schlereth, Families, and Ambrose Way

Come out and enjoy 3 bands with distinct sounds. Acoustic, 3 piece folk band and prog rock. There’s sure to be something here for you!!
Kevin Schlereth (ST. LOUIS, MO) – “Kevin has proven to create somewhat enigmatic, shape-shifting music that is bound together with a common appreciation for the way that sound interacts with thought and feeling.” http://www.kevinschlereth.com/
Families (CHICAGO, IL) – Families consists of three folk story tellers, with souls of grass and minds made out of the mountains…” http://familiesband.com/
Ambrose Way (WEBSTER GROVES, MO)- Rock/Folk/Prog band!


PunkLineup Included:

THE SCREAMING QUEENS (Vancougar, CANADA) –  Check out their Bandcamp
RADIO FREE KIRKSVILLE (Kvegas, MO) – Better known to some as “The Kville High School Teacher Band,” well, because that’s what they are. Check out their sweet covers on    RadioFreeKirksville.com

DJ CHEM FATALE https://soundcloud.com/chemfatale

Young Readers w/ Of Seeds and Soil, Ashley Byrne

YoungReadersSaturday, September 14th, The Aquadome presents a night of folk music for your enjoyment. Line-up includes:

YOUNG READERS (Norman, OK) – Cozy up with some melancholy, lullabyish, stringy-heartstrings, dearys. We all know you have a soft spot, let Young Readers prod at it for you. Their debut EP Family Trees has been praised nationally as “honest and heartfelt.”

OF SEED AND SOIL (Capaldo, KS) –  the “one-man folk/blues band in pursuit of spreading love to the world.” Jace Johnson comes from Capaldo, Kansas not only with a banjo on his knee, but also, guitar, harmonica, and a suitcase kick drum.

ASHLEY BYRNE – Local artist and genius behind Faux Pas.

DOORS: 8:00pm—–SHOW: 8:30pm—–COST: $3.00

Friends Show // Potluck


Three long-time friend-bands of the Aquadome are traveling miles from around the midwest just for tonight!
Holy Posers (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Dubb Nubb (Columbia, MO)
MR NASTI (Fairfield, IA)

Dinner @ 6pm, show @7pm
Grbac (Kirksville, MO)
Kyle Hall (New Lenox, IL)
Little Ruckus (Fairfield, IA)

Yard Sale

May 4 at 8:00am until May 5 at 1:00pm

Are you graduating or moving? Don’t want that old coffee table? Can’t get rid of your old books? Donate it to the Aquadome Yard Sale!

All the money raised will go right into the Aquadome, helping us stay afloat as a non-profit. We’ve had a really good season and we want to have many, many more!

Saturday, May 4: 8am – 2pm
Sunday, May 5: 10:30am – 1pm. Or by appointment.

We’ll start accepting donations Thursday, April 18. You can donate by bringing items to our events–both shows and community meetings.

If you can’t make it to those or would prefer a different time, just let us know in the comments, message us, or email us at theaquadome@gmail.com.

We have truck to move big bulky things, so if you need help, just give us the heads up!

The stuff we don’t sell will be donated to local thrift shops or used at a future Aquadome Yard Sale.

Note: Please nothing totally busted or disgusting.

Wizard Lizard/SeaKings/LzBnz/Now Even Softer

Friday, April 26, 2013 8pm

Wizard Lizard

This is our final show of the season before we retreat into our summer slumber, so we’re going out with loud noise! Come out for a night of rock, punk, post-rock, and post-punk. Get sweaty.

Wizard Lizard (KV)
A Missouri rock band.

SeaKings (Kansas City) and on Facebook

LzBnz. (St. Louis) and on Facebook

Now Even Softer (KV)
Punk rock from dudes who listen to jazz sometimes.

Grbac/ Kevin Schlereth/ Dogbrain + POTLUCK DINNER

Sunday, April 21, 2013 6pm

Come on out to a super awesome second-to-last show of the Aquadome year featuring……..A POTLUCK!!!!!!

At 6pm, your wonderful Aquadome staff will be cooking a variety of tasty treats (soup? chili?!) to share with you, as long as you bring a good dish to share with us! (It’s a Sunday. The dorms are closed and all the restaurants are packed. Come eat with us!) Any type of side dish, entree, desert or anything else edible is welcome. We’ll have plenty of tables set up for a nice community dinner.

THEN, starting at 7pm, we have a kickass after-dinner entertainment lineup:

GRBAC – Local jangle-punk rock n roll band making their first debut! Very very cool, new sound.

KEVIN SCHLERETH – St. Louis folk-rock native with a whole lotta soul.

DOGBRAIN – New, awesome local lo-fi pop rock from the future.You don’t want to miss this.


Free Open Mic Night!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

open mic night
Hey Kirksville!

All of us folks here at The Aquadome know our city is full of unknown talents. So come out and show us what you’ve got! You can play a song, read a poem, perform comedy, juggle, mime, burp the alphabet, or any other talent you may possess.

Our past open mic nights have been a blast and we want to continue them every third Thursday of the month.

Special Guest MC – Adam1 Leibowitz !

Doors at 7:00pm – show at 7:30.

The River Monks/Chill Jackson/Ashley Byrne

Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:30pm

The River Monks (Des Moines, IA) – Folk Rock! Really good, really harmonious folk rock! Not something you’re going to want to miss.

Chill Jackson (Kirksville) – Indecisive/gritty rock/blues.

Ashley Byrne (Kirksville/St. Louis) – Of Faux Pas fame!

$5 / $3 if you bring paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, etc to donate. (We appreciate the help!)

Big Fig/Ever Ending Kicks/Glass Fields

Saturday, March 23, 2013 8pm

Ever Ending Kicks (Anacortes, Washington) – Paul Adam Benson’s looping project. One dude performing chill, simplistic, well-written songs with the ability to carry you off into a trance. Good stuff!

Big Fig (Kirksville) – Genre: Rock. They’ll play last. It will be loud.

Glass Fields (Kansas City, MO) – Delicious folk music for fans of Kirksville superstars Hannah Copeland and Dylan Moir.

$5 / $3 with a donation of stuff like hand soap (please donate hand soap!), paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.

Free Open Mic Night!

Thursday, March 21, 2013 7pm

open mic night
Hey Kirksville!

All of us folks here at The Aquadome know our city is full of unknown talents. So come out and show us what you’ve got! You can play a song, read a poem, perform comedy, juggle, mime, burp the alphabet, or any other talent you may possess.

Our past open mic nights have been a blast and we want to continue them every third Thursday of the month.

Special Guest MC – Adam1 Leibowitz !

Doors at 7:00pm – show at 7:30.

True Love Show

Sunday, Feb. 10 2013 6pm

Bring yourself, your friends, and your special someone to the TRUE LOVE SHOW to get in the spirit for the sweetest time of the year!
Not only will those lovely boys, known as MR NASTI and RUNAWAY be here as part of their True Love Tour, but they will also be serving up some great food for all of you crazy fans!

Here’s the deal: show up at 6:00 (or a little before) to get in on some good homecooking. Soup made by MR NASTI and some baked goods made by your wonderful Aquadome staff! (It’s a Sunday. The dorms are closed and all the restaurants are packed. Come eat with us at The Aquadome!) IF YOU BRING A POTLUCK ITEM, YOU WILL BE EXTRA EXTRA COOL!
THEN stick around for some awesome electro/dancey/fun tunes!

THERE WILL ALSO BE A COSTUME CONTEST! Dress up with a friend or significant other or mom or pet as a famous couple/awesome pair. Be the best dressed and win tickets to an Aquadome event!

There will also (also) be a photo area set-up! We will take your picture with your date/friends and upload it to our facebook page so you can remember this terrific night FOREVER!

DYLAN MOIR (feat. T-Dix)- The Boss II

Groundhog Boogie

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 9pm

Come boogie with the electro jamz of…!
Line-up for the night
Talking Mountain(Omaha, Nebraska) – Loud fuzzy pop/crazy laser-light shows

Touch People-(Lincoln, Nebraska) – Experimental electro pop/psychedelic

Hot Fuzz-Kirksville’s own dirty/fuzzy rock

Groudz- (Jefferson City, MO) – Explosive midwestern guitar pop with shoegaze undertones. Vaguely mathy.

Night o’Folk

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 7pm
Come check out local folk artists!
What a night!! Whee!

$5. All proceeds go directly into the Aquadome so we can continue to be a non-profit that supports art, music, and community in Kirksville!

Rebecca Reitz + Clancy Leech
Jenna Fetherston
Busted String Band (Acoustic set)
Lawrence and The Bird

Beach Bash Dance

Friday, Nov. 30 2012 9pm

The Aquadome is now home to a new PA system and we could not have purchased it without the incredible amount of help from all of you! To celebrate and say thanks, we have a night of FREE MUSIC!!!!! And cheap delicious beer!!! Those who come dressed in beach apparel get an Aqua prize! Don’t miss out.Come celebrate! Whee!

Nostalgic Coast
(Columbia, MO) – Indie Beach Rock
Lawrence and the Bird

Dancey rock with a bluzy guitar and violin!
Steel Pan Band (TSU Percussion)
Island steel pan jamz!
DJ bubblz
EMD and house music featuring MULTIPLE LIVE DRUMMERS to compliment the jamz.

Free Open Mic Night!

Thursday, Nov. 29 2012 7pm

Musicians, comedians, poets, storytellers, anyone with talent, come out to an Aquadome Open Mic Night! No need to sign up ahead of time, just come with a great performance prepared.
Share your talents with the wonderful Kirksville community!

Cornucopia of Rock

Saturday, Nov. 10 2012 8pm

Rock the night away.
Feauturing the christening of The Aquadome’s newly purchased PA system. Woah.

Dylan Moir – Local sex music (acoustic)
Lawrence and The Bird – Local
Real Live Tigers – From Arkansas, has opened for DEER TICK
Chill Jackson – Local punk rock

Prinkmaking Exhibition

Monday, Nov. 5 2012 7pm

Join us at the Aquadome for an exhibition of works by Printmakers:

Jonathan Moeller
Albert McCormick
Maurine Pfuhl


Friday, Oct. 19 2012 7:30pm

Come celebrate a new season with new music from around the Midwest! Two bands from Sping Field, MO, one band from Lincoln NE, and your very own Kirksvillian locals TBA. Listen to these links for a taste!

Jenna Fetherston – Queen City, MO Singer song writer
The Garden Heads – Springfield, MO
The Fine Lines – Springfield, MO
Chocolate Covered Sunshine – Kirksville, MO
Life in Prism – Lincoln, Nebraska

Nashville Meets Kirksville

Sunday, Oct. 14 2012 7pm
Hello All!
On the evening of Sunday October 14th, The Aquadome will be hosting several bands for your listening pleasure.
Sarah Downen (of Golden Curls) – Local
Chocolate Covered Sunshine – Local
The Busted String Band – Local
Acklen – Nashville,TN. Touring in support of their full-length debut “Postcards”. This group of young Nashville gentlemen have a Heartland rock sound likened to that of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Augastana, and Matthew Perryman Jones.

The perfect way to kick it before resuming class after midterm break!


Tag Improv at The Aquadome!

Friday, Oct. 5 2012 7pm

Hey-oh! Tag is pairing up with The Aquadome for the FIRST TIME EVER!! Come this Friday for a FREE night of funny stuff!
Invite all of your friends, so we can discover the maximum capacity of The Aquadome!

Friday Open Mic Night

Friday, Sept. 28 2012 730pm

Come see the sights and sounds of what locals have to offer!

Free coffee, free entertainment, free time to meet awesome people!

Doors at 7:30, Starts at 8pm goes till 10pm. Plenty of time to catch a free show and still go out for the night if you like.

Poets, musicians, performers- post on this event to let us know you’ll be there!

Rock on-
The Dome

Cool Show

Friday, Sept. 14 2012 8pm

The Music Majors – Kirksville, MO – strange/jazzy/good time rock
Boone County Ham – Columbia, MO – folky/country/jazzy fun
Mr Nasti – Fairfield, IA – psychedelic/dancey stuff
Little Ruckus – Fairfield, IA – sweaty/dancey/punky/electric evil

Dubb Nubb, Black Bear, Tom Sauk, Hot Fuzz!

Thursday, Sept. 6 2012

~All proceeds go toward The Aquadome’s fund to buy a PA sound system! – https://theaquadome.org/

Come and get down on some fantastic music with us on Saturday October 6th at The Aquadome.
Come show all yo friendly faces, and we will be sure to have a good time!

Hot Fuzz
DUBB NUBB – Columbia/STL, MO
Tom Sauk
Black Bear

Local Music Dance Church

Friday, Aug. 24 2012 8pm

Part of Aqua Fest!
Come dance to the locals!
Toilet paper and cash donations are sincerely appricated!

Chocolate Covered Sunshine – Alt Rock
The Music Majors – Jazz Combo
Sean Pruddden
Trad Satanic Church Music
Chill Jackson – Folk Rock
Lonely Boy Detective – Pop Punk

A Cappella Night

Thursday, Aug. 23 2012 8pm

Part of Aqua Fest!
Want to relieve some stress from the first day of classes while listening to great music? Minor Detail and True Men, two fantastic a cappella groups from Truman State, are performing at The Aquadome.

Come out and have some fun at The Aquadome on Thursday the 23rd!

A Dog Days Night Concert

Wednesday, Aug. 22 2012 8pm

Part of Aqua Fest!
Welcome 3 eclectic bands all the way from Philadelphia. Opening will be the local Chocolate Covered Sunshine. Check out the links below to see the amazing line up you’ll get for only $3. Welcome to the first concert at the Aquadome for it’s new season, and the very last Dog Days of summer! Check. Em. Out.

Sand Castle
On The Water
Motorcycle Maus
Chocolate Covered Sunshine

Roots Drum Circle Night

Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012 8pm

Part of Aqua Fest!
Venture to the newly renovated upstairs of the Aquadome to connect with your beat. Drums and a beat provided, though some soul, rhythm, and a little dance is suggested.

Please grab your djembe, conga, bongo, 5 gallon bucket, triangle, and friend. Get up up and get down.

And to help connect to your roots, whatever they may be- free root beer floats provided.

Dah dum dah dum dah dum. Be there at 8.

Open Mic/Free Coffee Haus

Monday Aug. 20 2012 8pm

Part of Aqua Fest!
Enjoy free brownies, coffee, and entertainment to Kick off the first night of Aqua Fest.

Bring your friend, your axe, your poem, your hoola hoop routine, and be ready to meet some amazing people.

Work Week!

Thursday, July 19 2012 6pm

Want to help The Aquadome…
paint, design, clean, function, build, look BEAUTIFUL, and get some FREE tickets and meet cool people?

Come to our work week, July 19th through 26th (Thursday to Thursday) and help out!

Feel free to come help any day for any length of time you can listed during the times below. We will be painting, decorating, cleaning and making our creative space look NICE!

The Schedule:
July 19-26th: 5pm to 10pm

7/21 – Finish priming and painting blue room

The Aquadome Fourth of July Band and BBQ Fest of Fun

Wednesday, July 4 2012 5pm

Come out to The Dome on Wednesday, the 4th of July to celebrate:
1) America
2) Summer
3) Music
4) FOOD all the good things!!

Event from 5 – Dark(9pm) at The Aquadome, 121 North Main
All are welcome

We will have bands, and a grill out. The food selection will largely depend on the crowd* (see below)

Admission: Either a $3 donation, or a BBQ / Picnic item to share!
*The show is essentially free, and we prefer you bring food to share- a side, meat, buns, veggie burger. We will purchase hot dogs, and have a grill available to cook only. We can’t afford to get all fancy.

The Sam Schwegler Project
Bill Fishback & Chris Sotraidis
Lonely Boy Detective
Chocolate Covered Sunshine
-Please do not bring fireworks to set off. We cannot permit fireworks around our commercial space downtown.

Freegan, Vegan, Vegetarian, Barbarian, Ovarian?

Thursday, April 12 2012 630pm

Be you a centenarian, octogenarian, authoritarian, or just plaid madman, we invite you to join us EVERY THURSDAY for a weekly community meal, and gathering to discuss local food, foreign food, planting food, cooking food, eating food, love, sex, and the meaning of 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679 ……

Bring a favorite passing dish if you can, and a friend!
(Dinner drinks of beer and wine only please)

Rockabilly Show

Saturday, Oct. 22 2011 8pm

Two head-swinging Rockabilly bands are coming up from Columbia, MO to grace the Aquadome with sweet sweet hillbilly rock music. The best music you will hear in Kirksville all year! (yea we are pretty full of ourselves, but its easy to do when your music is this damn good!)

Don Nails and the Broke-Ass Band
The Hooten Hallers


Friday, Aug. 26 2011 8pm

Time to get Down AND Dirty at the most amazingest Commnuity Center there be: The Aquadome!!!!


Sebastian- our headliner has traveled all the way from the
East Coat to show the Midwest how the the blues guitar is REALLLY played!

Also featuring performances by…

*Middle Age Pieces of Shit ΩΩ
*Dylan Moir
*The Cops!

To bring:
anarchy flags,


Saturday, July 30 2011 12pm

aquadome opening
The Aquadome is a neighborhood community center reopening in Kirksville. 10 years ago it led the way for DIY culture, including but not limited to: pot lucks and cooking, workshops, live music shows, artist space, social activism, bike rides, and all that good stuff.

Saturday, July 30th, we are throwing a grand opening bash. The rot riders, the communiversity garden, the Bike-Coop and the Monitor people will be at the show to share their goals for the community and other information. There will be bands playing live all day and into the night. Also, there will be speakers on various subjects pertaining to our social activism vision (radical culture in kirksville, women’s rights, and possibly queer culture).

Please come, listen, eat, drink, and support the center as it gets its feet off the ground!

Here’s a list of happenings throughout the day…


  • Ashley Glover
  • Cliff Greenjeans
  • Collin and Becca
  • Logan Joseph James
  • Capt. Hank
  • Crossover
  • Merlins Beard
  • Piss machines


  • Food Not Bombs Pot Luck!!!!!


  • Free tarot readings by Becca and Brie
  • Late night DJ and dance party
  • Graffitti and four-square upstairs!


  • Avishek Banskota will discuss women’s rights
  • Larry Isles will discuss radical culture


  • The Monitor (local indie paper)
  • Bike Co’op
  • The Communiversity Garden
  • Rot Riders