Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: March 16 – 22
Yes, big tours (Pearl Jam) and big events (St. Patrick’s Day Parade) are being cancelled. Going to a mass event is not recommended, but officials are comfortable with healthy people attending smaller events. Let’s support our local restaurants and musicians. Speaking of St. Pat’s Everybody is Irish this week so, get out and get a wee bit of drink to go with your wee bit of live music with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Start the evening early at 4 pm at Llywelyn’s in St. Charles as the family trio the Clan Shenanigans takes the stage. No cover. (Actually, all the Llewellyn’s will have live Irish music with the occasional bagpiper all day).
Pat Connolly’s is the oldest Irish tavern in town, and yes they will have live music inside all day, plus a party tent outside featuring The Absoluts, a rock/pop cover band. No cover.
At Tigin Irish Pub downtown, the live music starts at 2 pm. The Young Folk take the first four hours and Jason Garms takes the next four hours. No cover.
The Irish Aires take the stage at Maggie O’Brien’s in South County at 5:30 pm, and later Steve Bauer & Matt Rudolf play until 12:30 am. No cover.
Wednesday, March 18 – Dan Martin is a singer/songwriter from Tulsa and he brings his Folk/Americana tunes to Evangeline’s. 7 pm, no cover.
Sunday, March 22 – The St. Louis Jazz Club have a great show happening at the Moolah Shrine Center Oasis Room where the St. Louis Classic Stompers Jazz will be performing. This will be a lot of fun for a Sunday afternoon. 2 pm, $15.
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 St. Patrick’s Day it all starts at 11 am with the Bronx Boys. Following them are Falling Fences and Keepin it Reel.
Music Note of Note: It came out last year and if you haven’t picked it up already, please do so now: St. Louis Sound An Illustrated Timeline. Written by local music fan/historian Steve Pick with local scribe Amanda E. Doyle, this book covers the history of live music in St. Louis from the French fiddlers of the fur-trading days to early blues artists through the true king of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry, and finally to the hip-hop and rock stars of today, it is one fascinating book every music in town should have.
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.