Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: July 30 – August 4
Travel and Leisure magazine has named St. Louis one of the top 25 cities for live music. We say we’re number one – get out and hear for yourself with these few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, July 30 – Catch one of the last of the University City Starlight Concert Series at Heman Park. Black Diamonds, featuring Tamara Cross and Chuck Flowers, perform. Bring your blankets, coolers, and love of ’70s-era funk. 6:30 pm, free.
Tuesday, July – As with every Tuesday, Jeremy Segel-Moss plays the St. Louis Blues at the Venice Café. He brings up one or more special guest at every happenin’. 8 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, August 1 – From Michigan’s “Little Bavaria” comes an exciting new rock band, Gretta Van Fleet. Catch this quartet at the Pageant and let’s see what you think of the newly-installed sound system of this beloved club. Doors up 7 pm, $40.
Friday, August 3 – The Heavy Anchor host STL Stands With Immigrants: Benefit for International Institute. Four great acts are donating their talent to make a stand for this vital community: Bobby Stevens, Dan Johanning, Andy Binder, and Guideon Berry. This will be a rockin’ good time for a worthy cause. 8 pm, $7.
Saturday, August 4 – Those good old boys Rascal Flatts once again return to our “shed” (Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre) to put on another high-energy show. Dan and Shay open. Doors open at 6:30 pm, $29–$164.
What the Locals Know: One of the many great places in town that have live local music at least six days a week, often more than one band, is the 1860s Saloon. Come a Sunday afternoon when Fred Pierce & Co lays down their classic R&B, Blues, and R&R.
Music Note of Note: Since 1972, this drummer’s paradise, this drum shop to the star and those aspiring to be such, the Fred Pierce’s Studio Drum Shop has been a percussionist’s mecca. This is an old-school music store is worth the trip just to see what’s on his wall and hear a couple of Fred’s stories.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell