Hear this Weekend: Live Music in St. Louis July 22-24

Tuesday July 19, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

Believe it when we say there is a lot of live music in St. Louis—Wallet Hub just named St. Louis number 1 for most live venues! Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Friday, July 22The Tony Campanella Band more than makes the trip out to Ameristar Casino’s Bottleneck Blues Bar worth the scenic drive across the river to St. Charles. This power trio plays some mean blues, and singer/songwriter Campanella is one of our town’s best guitarists. This is a great-sounding room, too. Doors open at 7, $5 cover.

Saturday, July 23 – Head out to Hammerstones for the amazing Marcel Strong and the Apostles. Mr. Strong has been laying down blues, R&B, and funky dance music since the 1960s, and his edge has not diminished. Great band, great place. He and his band take the stage at 9. No cover, just good times.

Sunday, July 24 – How about some classic soul, rock, and R&B at one of our most beautiful parks for free? Big Shake Daddies comes to Carondelet Park for a free summer concert. This ten-piece ensemble includes four horns, so you will be blown away. Stop by one of our amazing South City Restaurants for takeout and make it a picnic (folding chairs are often available). Fun starts at 6.

What the Locals Know: There’s a Cabaret Conference in town this weekend and on Sunday, July 24, at Jazz at the Bistro, talented singers from all over the country take the stage. Who knows, maybe conference faculty members including Faith Prince and Peisha McPhee will too. Starts at 7. $30.

Music Note of Note: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis grew up across the river in Alton and spent his early days in the 1940s blowing his horn around St. Louis jazz clubs. Deservedly, he has a star on our Walk of Fame in University City.

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