43rd Annual Missouri River Festival of the ArtsMRFA logo

Thursday, Friday and Saturday,

August 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Historic Thespian Hall (522 Main Street Boonville, MO)

Ticket prices: $75 series – Tickets for all three nights

 Thursday ~ $27.50 ~ Friday ~ $27.50  ~  Saturday ~ $30

Click here to buy tickets or call 1-888-588-1477

Patron memberships are available (view more).

The Friends of Historic Boonville is pleased to announce that the 43rd Annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts will be held August 23-25 at historic Thespian Hall c. 1855-57 in Boonville, Missouri. The Missouri River Festival of the Arts is the oldest performing arts festival in the state of Missouri and is held in the oldest theatre in continuous use west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Under the artistic direction of David Halen, Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra as well as the Aspen Music Festival, we have the best of both symphonies to create a one of a kind festival! Mr. Halen has planned the following outstanding lineup of performances: (performances are subject to last minutes changes or additions as necessary to provide the finest quality programming).

Thursday, August 23rd– On Thursday night, pianist Tanya Gabrielian will join David Halen and Friends for Arensky’s Piano Trio and Schumann’s Piano Quintet

Friday, August 24th—Friday evening brings featured vocalists from the 2018 Aspen Music Festival for selections from The Great American Songbook and Opera

Saturday, August 25th—Our Grand Finale! The Missouri River Festival Chamber Orchestra, featuring performers from the St. Louis and Kansas City Symphonies performing the music of Bach, Grieg, and Barber.

All performances begin at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm each evening.

SERIES TICKETS: $75 (all 3 nights)

Thursday:  $27.50

Friday: $27.50

Saturday: $30

Purchase by phone: 660-882-7977 or 888-588-1477

Or on-line at: www.friendsofhistoricboonvillemo.org

Patron memberships are also available. If you are interested in becoming a Patron of the Festival, please call the Friends office at 660-882-7977. Patron information can be found here.





Visual Art Exhibit

Historic Hain House (c.1836)

412 Fourth Street

The Missouri River Festival of the Arts Visual Art Exhibit opens on Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. with an Opening Reception at the historic Hain House, c. 1832, 412 Fourth Street in Boonville.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet this year’s featured artist, Colette Brumbaugh, as well as be the first to view the exhibition. Art will be available for purchase.


Wednesday, August 22 6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception (sponsored by Edward Jones)

Thursday, August 23 6:00- 7:15 p.m.

Friday, August 24 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, August 25 Noon – 7:15 p.m.