Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis September 5 – September 11

Monday September 5, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

When you think of the “crossroads” you think of the Faustian tale of Robert Johnson in Mississippi. Today, the country’s crossroads for live music is St. Louis – musicians on the way up, on the way down, or just gettin’ by perform here. Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:

Monday, September 5 –Third Sight Band plays BB’s Jazz, Blues, & Soups and we guarantee this trio’s soulful blues will chase your Monday blues away. Show starts at 8 and cover is $5.

Wednesday, September 7 – Nathalie’s is a wonderful place to eat, drink, and listen to great jazz, and that will be the case tonight when Kevin Cheli & Friends perform. This swingin’ young trio has some interesting takes on music new and old. Starts at 7, no cover.

Friday, September 9 – Get to the Naked Vine and check out the solo acoustic performance of a local legend, Pat Liston. He was the architect of 1970s rock band Mama’s Pride and also an erstwhile guitarist for Gregg Allman. No cover for this great show.

Friday, September 9 – It’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in concert at Powell Hall so get there however you can (we recommend your Nimbus 2000). See the film on a high-definition giant screen while our award-winning symphony performs John Williams’ score. This show starts at 7, then on Saturday there’s two shows at 11 and 7, and one more on Sunday at 2. Tickets range from $25 to $125.

Saturday, September 10 – Country rocker and Grammy winner Toby Keith rolls into town as he does every summer, performing at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. This tour sizzles, and his shows typically sell out. Seats are $26 to $108, but for a true St. Louis experience, bring a blanket and sit on the lawn for a mere $21. He’ll start a little after 8.

What the Locals Know: Lindenwood College has a stunning auditorium that attracts some top national acts. On Friday, the Blues Brothers, staring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, will relive the band’s classic takes on R&B and soul. Tickets start at $70 and go to $120. Show is at 8.

Music Note of Note: Speaking of the Blues Brothers … actor and sometimes Blues Brother John Goodman was born and raised right here in the St. Louis suburb of Affton. While he dabbled in theater at Affton High School, he actually was a football star there. He would go on to New York and win a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor in the Broadway musical Big River in 1985. And among his many roles, he sang in the 1998 Blues Brothers 2000.

Guest blogger Kevin Mitchel highlights some of St. Louis’ top local music events each week. 

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