Live Music in St. Louis – Hear this Week: April 16 – 22
Spring has finally come, so let’s get out and rock the weather! Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, April 16 – Can Mandy Gonzalez sing? Well, she is currently starring on Broadway in the role of Angelica Schuler in Hamilton. She takes a break from that to come to the Sheldon Concert Hall to sing songs from that show and others she’s been in including In the Heights and Wicked. Be in the room where it happens. 7:00 pm, $100 (for artists and students, $35 – go to the Sheldon website for more information).
Wednesday, April 18 – 21 –The Greater St. Louis Jazz Fest is happening at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Tonight it kicks off with trumpeter Herman Mehari, and over the course of a few days Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band play, too. Also of course, UMSL’s own Jazz Ensemble. Check for times and registration.
Wednesday, April 18 – You must get to the Peabody Opera House where the legend himself, Willie Nelson, performs with his family. 7:30 pm, $51–$127.
Friday, April 19 – Over at the Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves, Matt “The Rattlesnake” Lesch shreds on some mighty rockin’ blues. 8 pm, no cover.
Sunday, April 22 – Head to the Double Tree Hotel in Westport where they have a special show indeed: All the way from Indianapolis, the Sunset Stomp Jazz Band brings its eight-piece act to our area for an afternoon concert. 2 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: There is always great music at McGurk’s. Through May 5th the Irish Brigade is playing featuring multi-instrumentalist Mike Wallace (from Limerick) and Joe Smith (from Minnesota). They play Monday-Thursday, 8:30 pm; Friday-Sunday, 9 pm. No cover.
Music Note of Note: Few towns have a place as great as B.B.’s Blues, Jazz, and Soups, and as recently written about in Alive Magazine, it is has been the area’s musical “epicenter since 1976.” It’s a great, short read about one of our town treasures that has music seven nights week.