Endless Entertainment in St. Louis this Fall
This fall is full of entertainment and festivals for you to enjoy in St. Louis. From Labor Day and beyond, you’ll find something for everyone in your family. We hope you’ll check out these upcoming events in the area.
The UniverSoul Circus returns to downtown St. Louis Aug. 24 through Sept. 4. For more than 20 years this traveling circus has thrilled audiences everywhere. Another option for Labor Day weekend is the Big Muddy Blues Festival (Sept. 1-3). Visit Laclede’s Landing for music from more than 50 local bands and musicians performing everything from delta, to country, r & b, soul, rock and more. And the fun doesn’t stop there, as LouFest 2017 (Sept. 9-10) is back once again with a two-day line up featuring Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Spoon, Huey Lewis & the News and more in Forest Park. If you’re looking to have family time at the park, The Great Forest Park Balloon Race & Balloon Glow takes flight Sept. 15-16. This well attended St. Louis tradition is celebrating 45 years of spectacular views.
When it comes to entertainment, The Fabulous Fox Theatre always delivers, but this 2017-2018 Broadway Series is exceptionally good. First up, there’s The Bodyguard (Oct. 3-15) which is based off of the classic film. The musical will star Grammy nominated artist Deborah Cox and feature unforgettable music: “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You, “ “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and everybody’s favorite – “I Will Always Love You.” And that’s just the beginning, next there’s On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical (Nov. 7-19), followed by Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I (Nov. 28-Dec. 10), School of Rock the Musical (Jan. 16-28), the Tony Award winning The Color Purple (Mar. 20-April 1), and last, but certainly not least the highly anticipated Hamilton (April 3-22) by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
And let us not forget that the 41st season of The Black Rep begins in September with Dot (Sept. 6-24). Dot tells the story of a family struggling with aging parents during the holidays. Don’t miss August Wilson’s Fences (Jan. 3-21). This classic drama was revived in 2010 when Denzel Washington starred as the lead role. This season at The Black Rep concludes with Torn Asunder (April 13-21) based on true stories and researched by Prof. Heather Andrea Williams in her book Help Me to Find My People. Be sure to catch a show this season at the Edison Theatre on the campus of Washington University.
Some big names in comedy are coming to the Helium Comedy Club this fall starting with Marlon Wayans (Aug. 24-26), Arnez J on Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2), The View’s Sherri Shepherd (Sept. 15 – 16), Lil Duval (Sept. 29 -Oct. 1), Sinbad (Oct. 12- 14) Bruce Bruce (Oct. 20-22) and more.
Q in the Lou (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) returns for its third year, at the newly opened Kiener Plaza. This celebration is full of flavorful seasoned, grilled and smoked meats featuring top BBQ chefs from St. Louis and others around the country. Admission to the event is free, but if you’d like to purchase VIP access, please visit their website.
Stay tuned for haunted thrills in late September with The Darkness Haunted House and Creepyworld Haunted House opening Sept. 22 and Fright Fest at Six Flags returning Sept. 29. There’s more to look forward to this fall on our calendar.