Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis December 4 – December 10

Sunday December 3, 2017

Holiday music abounds, so get out and hear some of it live with these Bands of Note:

Monday, December 4 – Our own Washington University in St. Louis, which has a nationally recognized music program, is putting on a jazz combo concert. Come to the Pillsbury Theatre and see tomorrow’s jazz stars tonight. 8, free.

Tuesday, December 5 – Looking for something for the kids? Our Union Station features the Polar Express Train Ride. Get on board, because in addition to hanging with Santa and his helpers, sipping hot chocolate, and reading along with the classic book, chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols. Departs 4:30, 6, 7:15, and 8:30. $39–$65.

Thursday, December 7 – What has become a favorite spot for live music lovers who like eclectic music served in an intimate setting, Foam once again brings you an act worthy of your evening. Beth Bombara has a folksinger’s head with a rocker’s heart. Adrian+Meredith opens. 8, $10.

Saturday, December 9 – From Chicago, Evan Tyrone Martin comes to the Playhouse at Westport Plaza and presents “An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas.” If this doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, check your pulse. 4 and 8, $60.

Sunday, December 10 – Take a break from shopping and head over to Broadway Oyster Bar, where local treasure Tommy Halloran will dazzle you with his acoustic blues/covers. 6, free.

Music Note of Note: When you’re driving to go hear that local band, get in the holiday spirit via one of several local radio stations that play songs of the seasons continuously: KLOU (103.3) and KEZK (102.5) will get you in the holiday mood!

What the Locals Know: Every Wednesday, at Grand Center downtown, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation presents a jazz crawl featuring great local musicians. This is a family-friendly event open to jazz lovers of all ages. It typically starts with the jazz happy hour at the Magnolia Café at 5, and goes until 11. Free.

 Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell

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