Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: July 15 – 20
In any given week there are over 300 bands playing in over 75 places – here are just a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, July 15 – The Dark Room will make you like Mondays. They have live music seven days a week, and tonight it’s the Ryan Benthall Trio. 7 pm, no cover.
Tuesday, July 16 – Great covers of Top 40 hits are served up well by Breakdown Shakedown, as you’ll discover at the O’Fallon Civic Park Bandstand. Also – food trucks! 6:30, free.
Wednesday, July 17 – Anita Rosamond is one of the top female jazz singers in town. If you don’t believe us, head out to West County and go to the Parkside Grill and experience her vocal stylings for yourself. 6 pm, no cover.
Thursday, July 18 – The 2019 Cabaret Gala happens at the Ferring Jazz Bistro starring the legendary Marilyn Maye, Tony winner Faith Prince, and New York Cabaret stars Jeff Harnar and Jim Caruso. It’s hosted by Broadway star and “Lady of 1000 Voices” Christine Pedi! All proceeds support the performances and training programs of The Cabaret Project of St. Louis. Cocktails and heavy appetizers provided. 6:30 pm, $175.
Saturday, July 20 – for 13 years Acoustik Element has been performing their Latin-inspired Spanish guitars/percussion grooves to the delight of all who catch them for 13 years. If you haven’t yet, get down to the equally special Joe’s Café for their “unplugged” set. Joe’s is a listening room, BYOB, cash at the door. 8 pm, $15.
What the Locals Know: Adam Maness is one of the most original and diverse pianists in town. For years, he worked closely with Erin Bode, and now he mostly keeps busy with the 442s. But on Thursdays, you’ll find him leading his own trio playing good old-fashioned jazz at Thurman’s in Shaw. On bass is Bob DeBoo and on drums? Montez Coleman. 8, no cover.
Music Note of Note: The Cabaret Project of St. Louis is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the art of the cabaret. In addition to promoting high-level public performances for the community, they have an education program for teens.
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