Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis May 15 – 21

Monday May 15, 2017

Wallet Hub has named St. Louis number 1 for most live music venues! Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Monday, May 15 – Great local jazzers Jim Manley and Randy Bahr are back at Momo’s Greek Restaurant. These musicians are always a class act. A perfect way to end your Monday. 7, no cover.

Tuesday, May 16 – When you match up food trucks with a free concert, you can’t go wrong. At Howdershell Park in Hazelwood, South Side Johnny kicks off what will be a rockin’ Tuesday show at 6. Bring non-perishable food items as a donation for the T.E.A.M. Food Pantry and it’s all win-win. Free.

Wednesday, May 17 – Down at B.B.’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups, Big Rich McDonough & the Rhythm Renegades perform their own brand of rockin’ blues as only they can. 9, $5.

Thursday, May 18 – Looking for high octane 1950s, 60s, and 70s Rock & Roll? Thought so. Then we’ll see you at 1860’s Saloon as homegrown rockers Everett Dean & the Lonesome Hearts take the stage. 9, no cover.

Saturday, May 20 – Hometown hero and National Americana star Pokey LaFarge has dropped another album, “Manic Revelations.” To celebrate, he and his band are putting on a special release party at The Pageant. Move quickly as it will sell out. Kelsey Waldon opens. Doors open at 7, $30–$75.

Sunday, May 21 – The Gaslight Squares with Bill Mason are a great local jazz band, so get over to the Ozark Theatre in Webster Groves for a swingin’ good time. Doors open at 7, $10 cover.

What the Locals Know: Over at Beale on Broadway, Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu City All Stars take the stage the first three Sundays of every month. The musicians play the music of the Mississippi River: St. Louis Blues, Memphis Soul, and New Orleans Funk. Get there before 7 and there’s no cover; otherwise $10. The music starts at 8.

Music Note of Note: St. Louis has great guitar luthiers in town that will build your dream guitar. Even cooler is you could even take classes and build your own. Just one such place is Midwest Guitar Luthier & Repair. Sign up and start building your own classical, acoustic, or electric guitar … and if you’re especially daring and your family is especially patient, build your own banjo!

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

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