Music Under the Stars

Music Under the Stars 2020

Join us for the 14th season of outdoor concerts sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum held every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm on Historic Hill Street right outside Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home.   All concerts are provided free to the public through the support of local and area businesses, individuals and through the Missouri Arts Council.  Area not-for-profits provide food at each concert for a nominal charge and beverages are available for purchase from area businesses.

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum will follow social distancing guidelines at Music Under the Stars.  Families and/or small groups are asked to sit 6 feet from others, there will be no seating allowed adjacent to the fences or within 2 feet of all walkways.  Hill Street, between N. Main and N. 3rd Street will be closed to all traffic and parking from 5:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. to allow for additional seating. We ask audiences to not approach the bands and please feel free to wear face masks.

Music Under the Stars summer concerts are provided free to the public by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, the Missouri Arts Council, BASF Chemical Corporation, US Bank, Mina Brown, Colony Brands, Hannibal Magazine, Luck, Humphreys & Associates, Independent’s Service Company and many Hannibal area businesses and individuals.

“Grab your friends, your favorite chair, and join us on Historic Hill Street for Music Under the Stars!”


Opportunities are available to be one of our food vendors.  Contact Melissa at 573-221-9010 extension 404 for information. 

Check back for a complete listing of food vendors.

June 4, 2020

Steppin’ Back

 Steppin’ Back returns to Music Under the Stars in summer 2020. Playing all your favorites from the 50’s through the 90’s.

Food provided by the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce who will be serving grilled steak sandwiches, hamburgers, chips, soda and water.

June 11, 2020

Eric McKay Band

A cover band with “genuine, American music”. The Eric McKay Band plays a unique blend of outlaw country, classic country, southern rock and blues.   Concert begins at 7:00 pm.

June 18, 2020

Becky Denton

Her album “Fire and Grace” received top honors at the 18th Annual American Music Awards as Independent Country Artist Album of the Year.  Becky will be returning to her roots, born in Hannibal and raised in Paris, Missouri on June 11th at Music Under the Stars.   She spends most of her time in Nashville and has received numerous awards for her artistry.

June 25, 2020

Catfish Willie Band

The Catfish Willie Band is a high-energy Southern Roots and Blues band led by guitar virtuoso front man, Catfish Willie.  Catfish Willie has shared the stage with such musical greats as the Allman Bros. Band, Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, Derek Trucks Band and ZZ Top to name a few.   

July 2, 2020

Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats

Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats is led by Austin, Texas born and raised, Hudson Harkins.  Harkins, a songwriter, singer, drummer and bandleader  blends influences of Texas rockin’ blues, country, rockabilly, and swing, with St. Louis’s soul and blues.  Hudson and the Hoo Doo cats also perform many original songs.

July 9, 2020

SoulRoot Band

SoulRoot brings over 80 years of combined experience and delivers a variety of music to get you up and on your feet dancing.

July 16, 2020

Jukebox Reloaded

Jukebox Reloaded, a premier horn band plays a variety of classic rock, blues and soul music from the 60’s-80’s. Some of the artists covered include Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, and Huey Lewis and the News.

July 23, 2020

Crossroads Country Opry Band

Food and Beverages by the Mark Twain Brewery


~Canceled Due to Weather~

July 30, 2020

The Ragged Blade Band

1890s through 1920s Ragtime, Swing, early Blues and Jazz.  Food by Hannibal Project Graduation and Beverages by Mark Twain Brewing Company.

August 6, 2020

Scott Ellison

Award winning Blues guitarists.  Food by Hannibal Firemen Local 1211 and beverages by Mark Twain Brewing Company.


August 13, 2020

Top hits from the 40’s through the 80’s including Disco, Swing, Pop, Jazz and more.  Food by Professional Business Women of Missouri and beverages by the Mark Twain Brewing Company.

August 20, 2020

The Cheeseburgers

Top hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  Food and beverages by the Mark Twain Brewing Company.


August 27, 2020

Steppin’ Back Returns

Food by Avenues and beverages by the Main Street Wine Stoppe.