Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis October 3 – 9

Monday October 3, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis 

We are not surprised that Wallhub has ranked St. Louis in the top ten for most “fun city” in America – with all this great live music and diversity of venues, how could we not be?

Monday, October 3 – All the big acts make St. Louis part of their touring schedule, and that includes Grammy-winning Maroon 5. They always put on a memorable show, and tonight they at the Scottrade Center. Doors open at 7:30, tickets start at $27.50 and end northward of $700.

Tuesday, October 4 – A swingin’ special event at the Sheldon Concert Hall tonight – local jazz stylist Valerie Tichacek is joined by Ron Wilkinson and Dean Christopher to perform with our wonderful Route 66 Jazz Orchestra. This authentic 20-piece jazz band is big in every sense of the word. 7:30, $15.

Thursday, October 6 – In a town rich in blues bands, a favorite of the locals is the Ground Floor Band, who will be owning the stage at Beale on Broadway downtown. This is some straightforward blues, soul, and R&B spiced with beautiful four-part harmonies. Starts at 8, cover is $7.

Friday, October 7 – Head west to Sky Music Lounge in West County, a great place to hear local rock bands. Friday at 9:30 finds Big Rain front and center knocking out their covers of modern rock/pop songs that you love. $5 cover.

Sunday, October 9 – Yes, it’s true: our own St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is taking on the music of Prince at Powell Hall. This tribute features guest conductor Brent Havens, and the symphonic tribute to one of our great pop acts will be a memorable experience. Starts at 8, tickets are $45 to $85.

What the Locals Know: In a town rich with great venues, we have another new one: Delmar Hall in University City. Backed by one of the city’s biggest promoters of live music, Joe Edwards, this new 750-850 seat venue will no doubt be a great place to hear local, regional, and national acts. On Friday there’ll be Pennywise, a melodic hardcore band that’s been around since 1988. Door opens at 7:30, tickets $25/$30.

Music Note of Note: The St. Louis region is home to Bob Heil, an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who founded Heil Sound in 1966. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he created special touring sound systems for the Grateful Dead and the Who. In 1973, he invented the Heil Talk Box, used by Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, and Richie Sambora. Today he makes excellent pro microphones right across the river.

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