Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis October 2 – 8
This will be the last month of festivals, so hit those few Oktoberfests that are actually in October, all the while catching these Bands of Note:
Monday, October 2 – Our own Debby Lennon, adjunct professor of voice at Webster University, is giving a special jazz concert at Webster University. She’s backed up by the Jeremy Pfeffer Trio, so it’ll be a great concert. 7, $7, free to students.
Tuesday, October 3 – The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra takes the stage at the Sheldon, playing big band charts both old and new. The second set features the music of Ella and Dean, both of whom would be celebrating their 100th birthday this year. 7:30, $15.
Thursday, October 5 – “Party Off the Parkway” happens at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, and you’ll want to stop by as it’s the community’s last party at the park for the year. There’s local food trucks, pop-up beer gardens, events for kids, and of course, live music from Trixie Duo. 4, free.
Friday, October 6 – The National Blues Museum hosts live music every Friday night (that’s “Howlin’ Fridays” to you). On tap tonight is Odds Lane, a great local blues rock duo. 7, $10.
Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8 – A nice 30-minute drive southwest of us you’ll find House Springs, which is where the German Cultural Society of St. Louis is hosting Oktoberfest. Echoes of the Past, the Deutschmeister Brass Band, and the Wendl band are performing. The German-inspired fun begins at noon both days. Free.
What the Locals Know – On October 6, Art Garfunkel will be at the St. Louis County Library headquarters at 1640 S. Lindbergh discussing his new memoir, What Is It All but Luminous. Doors open at 6, $31 (price includes a pre-signed copy of the book).
Music Note of Note: The Deutschmeister Brass band has been spreading German culture from St. Louis through music since 1963. The 20-member band is inspired by European military bands of the late 1800s and performs throughout the Midwest.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell