Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis June 19 – 25
Our town has recently been named 22nd out of 100 on a list of “most active cities,” so let’s actively get out and hear some good live music with these Bands of Note:
Bands of Note:
Tuesday, June 20 – The International Institute of St. Louis’ Rescue and Restore Coalition hosts their Freedom for All Festival, where you’ll experience song, dance, and musical storytelling from different cultures. Learn how you can make a difference in the fight against human trafficking while you’re there, too. 4, free.
Wednesday, June 21 – The June solstice! A great place to spend the longest day of the year is at Blueberry Hill, where the Delta Saints take the stage. This blues-influenced rock band with psychedelic flair is touring for their latest album, Monte Vista. Skyway Man opens for them. 8, $15.
Friday, June 23 – As if you needed another reason to head down to the ever hip and happenin’ Cherokee Street area, stop by 2720 Cherokee and catch the fifth anniversary of “That Purple Stuff: A Prince Tribute Party.” Rockwell Knuckles, Blvck Spvde, and Nappy DJ Needles will celebrate the life of that musical genius we lost too soon. 9, $10.
Saturday, June 24 – The Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Fest is also celebrating a fifth anniversary – and what a lineup: the Wooten Brothers, electric violinist Tracy Silverman, and our own Bach to the Future are the headliners. 3, free.
Sunday, June 25 – Summer means big concerts, and there’s certainly one tonight at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights. Florida Georgia Line will be on the big stage with our own Nelly. 8, $45–$135.
What the Locals Know – Our oasis of art and greenery in the heart of downtown, Citygarden, hosts a summer lunchtime concert series that will brighten your Wednesday. This week June 21) Miss Jubilee will swing you through hump day with great music from the 1940s. 11:45, free.
Music Note of Note: Rapper, singer, songwriter, and owner of several Grammies, Nelly was born right here in St. Louis in 1974. Among his many music and entrepreneurial ventures, he also runs the nonprofit St. Louis–based 4Sho4Kids Foundation, which aims to educate minorities about leukemia and the importance of bone marrow transplants.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell