Carnival of the Obscure 2021
Spectrum Health Care is excited to present Carnival of the Obscure – a live, outdoor entertainment event with carnival-type games and snacks, multiple food trucks and a cash bar on site, and a costume contest! The event begins at 6:00 pm at the MU Health Care Pavilion (Farmers Market Pavilion) in Columbia, Missouri.
MU Health Care Pavilion (Farmers Market Pavilion)
1769 West Ash
Columbia, MO 65203
$25 Admission Ticket
Snack food and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the price of your ticket. Local wineries and breweries will be on hand for tastings with items for purchase at our bar. We are also excited to present a concert by Members Only, an 80s Tribute Band. Entry tickets available online or at our office (1123 Wilkes Blvd, Ste 100; Columbia, MO 65201). Have a group attending? Reach out as we have discounts for larger ticket purchases! Please note: some games, food and other festivities continue during concert in other areas of the Pavilion.
They will be offering a 2-hour concert featuring the hits of the 80’s starting at 8pm. Their mission: To play a full-length, high-energy, rock show of the most recognizable hits of the 1980’s. Their goal: Synthesize every show into an epic party. Their high-energy, trademark performance merges an incredible light show with music that spans the decade: Journey, Michael Jackson, Def Leppard, Prince, Bon Jovi, G&R, and many more artists.
Stylistically, the band plays a balance of rock and pop that emphasizes a packed dance floor. Put on your party gear, and let these masters of the 80’s remind you that the 80’s will always live on. Tons of cool pictures and other info, as well as links, may be found on their website.
Masks are not just for disease control; they are also for our costume contest! Three exciting cash/gift card prizes awarded for: individual entry, theme couple/throuple, and theme group. Special consideration for integration of your COVID face mask. Be creative! What could you do with your SHC mask?
Tickets are available for purchase to be used for games, costume voting, and some food and drink items not included in the entry ticket price. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, 15 for $10, $20 for the number of tickets around the widest part of your body, or $50 for the number of tickets head-to-toe.
Balloon Pop, Plinko, Coin Toss, and more! Winners will receive random gift cards (valued from $5-100) and assorted prizes from local businesses.
Food Trucks and Cash Bar
Food trucks will be on site, as will a full cash bar. Note: These items are not included in the admission price, nor do they accept tickets as payment.
We are offering a large-value raffle item with special tickets at the cost of $5 each, 6 for $25, 15 for $50, and 35 for $100.
Please contact Cale Mitchell if you would like to cover the event at (573) 875-8687 or message through our site.
Where the Money Goes
All proceeds of this event will benefit the programs and services of Spectrum Health Care. We take care with all sponsorship and donations to ensure that every cent is spent wisely and with our clients and patients in mind.
Spectrum Health Care serves thousands of Missourians by providing low-cost/sliding-scale Primary Care Clinic services, STI/STD testing and HIV/HEP C/STI/STD Prevention Education at no charge or for a donation, HUD-funded housing in 66 Missouri counties (for specific and verifiable disabilities), free and low-cost birth control and education, Self-Care workshops and education, and other programs to better serve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Spectrum Health Care is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. In 2018, prior to the COVID19 pandemic and shutdown, the organization served over 8,000 individuals. Even during the pandemic covering 2019-2020, SHC saw only a marginal shift in client/patient numbers with over 6,000 individuals assisted (the majority of change was though our outreach and education programs, as those were not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Please note: COVID-19 precautions will be in place as needed or required by law. At this time, we will be requiring confirmation of attendees being fully vaccinated (vaccination card), or a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours. Temperature check at entrance. Limited number of rapid tests (for a fee of $25) available on site for those who can not confirm their vaccination or provide a negative test. Masks encouraged.