Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: January 17-20
Hear This Week – Special Edition: Art of Live Festival
Art of Live Festival is a celebration of emerging music artists. Presented by our hometown brewer, Schlafly, for four nights over three great venues (Old Rock House, Off Broadway, and The Ready Room), more than two dozen local, national, and musical artists are performing. There are individual tickets to each show, but we encourage you to go big and get a full festival wristband ($32!). That will get you a lot of great music.
Go here for complete listing – but here are just a few highlights:
Thursday, January 17:
Sam Bush, Clusterpluck @ Old Rock House: 7 pm, $28.
Futurebirds, Elliot Pearson & the Passing Lane @ Off Broadway: 7 pm, $12.
Friday:, January 18:
Animal Years, The Burney Sisters @ The Ready Room, 8 pm, $10.
Arlie with Wild Pink @ Off Broadway, 8 pm, $10.
Saturday, January 19:
Liz Cooper & Stampede @ Old Rock House: 8 pm, $12
Hounds @ Off Broadway: 9 pm, $10
Meanwhile … outside that festival …
Saturday, January 19 – A great new restaurant in Webster Groves has become a bastion of Americana and traditional jazz acts. Stop by The Frisco Ballroom tonight to hear The Foggy Memory Boys. 9:30 pm, no cover.
Sunday, January 20 – A special show at the Moolah Shrine Center (Oasis Room): Annie and the Fur Trappers. This group plays Dixieland and traditional jazz and blues and they are the real deal because the group includes a tuba, banjo, and washboard. Sponsored by the St. Louis Jazz Club. 2 pm, $20.
What the Locals Know: The St. Louis Jazz Club put on a Jam Session the second Saturday of each month at JP’s Corner in South County. Bring your instrumental and play along! 11 am, free.
Music Note of Note: This is the fifth year for the Art of Live Festival. Brian McCormac, co-organizer of the festival, told the St. Louis Post Dispatch: “There’s no limitation on the genres we’re looking for. We’re looking to bring talent that we think people would want to know about and who are geared to have some good years ahead.” It’s specifically placed in January to fill the lull between the busy fall and spring touring seasons.
For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell.