Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: August 20 – 26

Monday August 20, 2018

St. Louis has great music – free music. As in no cover. Here’s a special edition of the blog that features wonderful establishments supporting live music, so go out and catch these Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, August 20 – A very special show at Evangeline’s: the Lone Canary from Rockford IL. The folk/Americana duo’s harmonies will send shivers and woo your music-loving soul. 7 pm, no cover.

Tuesday, August 21 –Soulard’s 1860s Saloon has you covered: Taco Tuesday, shuttle to Fairmount for whatever racing they do there, and then an open mic night hosted by Tim Perry that goes until 1 (and you know nothing good happens after midnight). 9 pm, no cover.

Thursday, August 23 – Pretty much our town’s best trumpet player, Jim Manley, leaves it all on the stage at Sasha’s Wine Bar. 8 pm, no cover.

Friday, August 24 – Come early to catch our own Tom Hall. Stay later for the Foggy Memory Boys, a local bluegrass outfit that “wants to keep the blues in bluegrass.” It all happens at the Venice Café. 7 pm, no cover.

What the Locals Know: Not just a place to get a great finger-lickin’ pork sandwich (though it is that too), our Blues City Deli features locally grown live music every Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. No cover.

Music Note of Note: Today the opulent Fabulous Fox Theatre is host to Broadway shows, Vegas performers, in addition to top rock and comedy acts. When it opened in 1929, it featured a Wurlitzer pipe organ that cost $75,000; the renowned instrument featured 4 manuals, 36 ranks, and 348 stops. It was restored in 1981 and is still played

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

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