Dancehall Band Performs at Music Under the Stars

July 10, 2018 3:43 PM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Hello everybody, it's Taylor and I am back from an evening full of music and fun! On July 5, Hannibal, Missouri welcomed the Swampweed Cajun Dancehall Band to Music Under the Stars. This group played tunes such as “The Waltz of No Return” that had people dancing with their partners and grooving in their seats.

The Swampweed Cajun Dancehall Band was comprised of a fiddle, acoustic guitar, accordion, drums and a bass guitar. I had never heard this combination of instruments before, but I was pleasantly surprised with howwell they sounded together. Every tune they played had me tapping mytoes and feeling grateful for the summertime. Due to weather issues, this event was moved inside to the Admiral Coontz Armory. However, this did not stop people from coming out. The crowd filled the recreation center and were full of energy the entire night. One couple got up and danced to almost every song for the crowd. It was a very lively evening!

Music Under the Stars has done a fantastic job over the past 12 years of bringing great musicians to the local area. Every Thursday from 7-9 pm the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum put on these free outdoor concerts for you and all of your friends to enjoy in June, July and August.

Grab a comfy chair and enjoy the eight remaining bands that are scheduled to take the stage this summer. This Thursday, July 12, Music Under the Stars will welcome A Side of Country to their stage and you don’t want to miss it!

Nonprofit organizations, groups and clubs are at each concert selling food as a fundraiser. Local businesses are available to sell soda, water, wine, and craft beers. If your group is interested in this opportunity to raise funds, please contact the Melissa Cummins through email at

Music Under the Stars runs through August 30, so be sure to hurry over to Historic Hill Street to get your summer music fix. For more information and to see the full season schedule, visit or call 573-221-9010. Like the page on Facebook for updates and weather-related announcements.

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