Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: February 24 – 29
A certain town down the river gets lots of Mardi Gras attention, but let us assure you, we have it happening here as well.
Live Music in St. Louis
Fat Tuesday! February 25 –
- Nothing says Fat Tuesday like partying with the Funky Butt Brass Band. They take the stage at the Broadway Oyster Bar. 8 pm, $15.
- At BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups The STL Shed offers an open-mic opportunity with great musicians. 8 pm, $10
- At the 1860s Saloon, The Roaming Home Band with Curt Copeland rocks out with covers and some originals. 9 pm, no cover.
- Something a little more mellow? At Evangeline’s, Lelie & Mike, an acoustic duet, perform classic, current, and original songs. 7 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, February 26 – You’ve not heard the mandolin until you’ve heard Sam Bush play the mandolin. Is rocking bluegrass a thing? We’ll let him answer that. This will be a great time at the Old Rock House. Doors open at 7 pm, $32.50.
Thursday, February 27 – Arguably our most original, talented home-grown group are the genre-busting 442s. Tonight they come to the great listening room Joe’s Café. The quartet of classical and jazz musicians explore the music boundaries in the most delightful way. Joe’s is a special place, so if you’ve never gone read up on the rules before you do. Doors open at 6:30 pm, $15 (cash).
Friday, February 29 – You get an extra day this year so why not spend it with local jazz greats Jeanne Trevor, Wendy Gordon, and Joe Mancuso? They and some able musicians will bring the Great American Songbook to life at the Blue Strawberry Showroom & Lounge! 1 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub has risen to the top among Irish Pubs in St. Louis – in fact it’s been named one of the best Irish pubs in America by Esquire Magazine. They have live Irish music playing nightly Tuesday through Sunday, typically starting at 8, never a cover. For the rest of this month, it’s The Bronx Boys.
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.
For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.
Guest blogger Kevin Mitchel highlights some of St. Louis’ top local music events each week.