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Cole is a junior in the Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis in Account Management and a minor in Hospitality. He plays guitar and piano but isn’t very interested in the spotlight. Instead, it’s the behind the scenes production of a live show that fascinates him, as his dream is to create his own music festival someday. Cole’s toughest decision of the week is usually choosing between college football and a concert on Saturday night. He had to do it his freshman year, choosing between the homecoming game against Florida and a Manchester Orchestra show at The Blue Note. He chose the game. It was the wrong decision.


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If Erin had to describe her life in two words, she would say dysfunctionally functional. She’s your typical college girl trying to find her way and be successful. Her activities to achieve that goal include binge-watching a season of Grey’s Anatomy in two days, watching funny cat videos when she’s feeling down and surrounding herself with good friends who remind her to enjoy the moment. She loves live music and believes that you can tell a lot about a person from the music they enjoy. Two of her favorite shows at The Blue Note have been The Mowgli’s and Matoma ft. Cheat Codes. Think of that what you will. She also believes that homemade toffee, cheap white wine, fuzzy socks and sitcoms are good for the soul.



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Rebekah likes to think that people have more fun than anybody. She is an intern extraordinaire who geeks out over music marketing, and more importantly, snacking. Her love affair with The Blue Note began in 2015 when she discovered Judah & The Lion opening for Mat Kearney. Some of her favorite artists include NEEDTOBREATHE, The Dixie Chicks, Jon Foreman, Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow. In her past life, she used to make T. Swift-esque music videos. Google and enjoy.




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Joey enjoys almost all types of music, but his current niche is EDM. He loves EDM because it fuses genres together, in both the music itself and the people who attend the shows. After attending about 20 concerts at The Blue Note, Joey fell in love with the venue. He says he’s met some of his best friends on the dance floor and he even credits his Blue Note internship to friends he met during a 9-hour ride home from Electric Forest in 2016 who helped him arrange an interview. Recently, you may have seen Joey bobbing his head to artists such as Griz, Odesza, Big Wild, Alison Wonderland and Vanic.




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Karinna is a senior Communications student in her final semester at Mizzou. She has always loved singing and music, but became a live music fanatic when she went to her first concert in high school (it was her favorite band Bon Jovi… yeah, she was singing all the words to “You Give Love a Bad Name” when she was 5 years old). Her favorite shows at the Blue Note have been Chase Rice, Whiskey Meyers, Turnpike Troubadours, Cole Swindell…to name a few! She also loves cute furry animals, going to the beach, and attempting to take insta-worthy candid pics with her sister.




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Hannah is a senior Communications major hoping to work for spotify one day. She owes her love of music to her parents who educated her on all things classic rock at an early age. She listens to a variety of genres but her current go-to’s include indie rock and indie pop. She also has an obsession with rock bands from the U.K. (the wombats, arctic monkeys, and the kooks just to name a few). Her favorite Blue Note shows are Young the Giant, Houndmouth and Lee Fields and the Expressions. She has dedicated an embarrassingly large portion of her time to making spotify playlists and has been to over 200 concerts. She is also a strong believer in the fact that sometimes good music makes your face look a little scary (as seen in her pic).



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Amanda has self-identified as a major music enthusiast for as long as she can remember, but after experiencing her first concert she became passionate about pursuing a career in live music. She previously interned at Thumper Entertainment, producer of Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, and joined The Blue Note intern gang in July 2016. She has attended many shows at The Blue Note and Rose over the years, but a few of her favorites have been Manchester Orchestra, Foster the People, Wolf Alice, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. When she’s not at a show, Amanda can usually be found with her nose in a book or napping in obscure places.