Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: June 3 – 8
Twangfest 23 is here! Special edition of the blog highlighting that in addition to some other Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Twangfest 23 happens at Off Broadway and features exactly a dozen local, regional, and national country/folk/Americana/roots bands. Doors open at 7 pm all four nights, and you can buy tickets for individual days ($16.50) or get a pass for all of it ($35–$45).
Wednesday, June 5 – Headliner: Craig Fin + The Uptown Controllers; Plus: The Delines, Rough Shop.
Thursday, June 6 – Headliner: James Mcmurtry; Plus: The Burney Sisters, Cara Louise.
Friday, June 7 – Headliner: Sarah Shook; Plus: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Kevin Gordon
Saturday, June 8 – Headliner: Superchunk; Plus: Wussy, Essential Knots.
Friday, June 7 – As part of the Gauge Cigar Club, there’s Troy’s Jazz Gallery, and tonight smooth jazz/R&B saxophonist Tim Cunningham. So … smoke ’em if ya got’em! 9 pm, $15.
Saturday, June 8 – Across the river at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton there’s a Miles Davis Jazz Festival featuring local talent including Michael Fitzgerald, Tim Jardin, and Carmen Bonner. Includes dinner and a commemorative glass. 6 pm, $25.
What the Locals Know – Failoni’s Restaurant and Bar has been around since 1916, and for as long as we can remember, they live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – never a cover. Every Thursday local singers Beno and Mary Daily play 3 to 5 pm … if you want to get your weekend started super early (and who doesn’t?), go here.
Music Note of Note: Twangfestis a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1996 by a local “Twang Gang” of volunteers dedicated to a genre that includes folk, blues, country, bluegrass, rockabilly, alt country, and roots rock. The board includes Lindbergh teacher Kip Loui, who is also a musician. Not just an event, the organization also works to preserve and promote the unique tradition and culture of Americana music.
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