Located near Kirksville, MO. the round barn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Built in 1913 for hay storage and livestock shelter the round barn now serves as the home of the "Round Barn Blues". The first Saturday in May and the Last Saturday in September finds the barn filled with dedicated Blues fans. The Round Barn Blues show features nationally known blues performers as well as area and local talent.The barn is sixty-four feet in diameter and sixty-four feet high with a self-supporting ceiling. The upper floor has over 3200 square feet of performance area, with the lower level being utilized as a concession area complete with Hickory Smoked Ribs, BBQ Beef, Burgers, Fries and the locally famous "MO' Taters". A beverage area is also available with a wide varity of refreshments.
The round barn is currently in an ongoing restoration process, including a new roof, electrical wiring, new sliding doors and painting of the entire exterior.