Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: May 27 – June 1
Memorial Day is Monday – spend it with a local act. Then make it a Memorial week with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, May 27 – If you have the day off, here are some great places to spend it listening to local music!
Montelle Winery – Songsmith Dawn Turlington and a friend or two entertain with a selection of songs old and new. 1-4 pm, no cover.
City of Florissant – How cool is this? 20 musicians from the Symphony performing theater music. Charles Glenn and Patricia Scanlon will be doing the vocal stylings. 2-4 pm, free.
Off Broadway – Get your Grateful Dead on with The Garcia Project, a tribute band. 8 pm, $20.
African Arts Festival – It’s time once again for this beloved festival which features tasty food, beautiful clothes and jewelry, inspiring art, and animated storytelling. Oh! And of course there’s fantastic music. 10 a.m., free.
Way Out Club – For something completely different at a place where things are always completely different, the Murder Junkies stop by for their Sex Kills Cancer Tour. 8 pm, $10.
Chandler Hill – Garden Party is a trio that plays California Country Rock, Oldies, and more. 1-4 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, May 29 – The Damned are in town performing its best-known album, “Machine Gun Etiquette” in its entirety. The Detroit Cobras open. Delmar Hall. Doors open at 7 pm, $25.
Saturday, June 1 – We don’t often mention the St. Louis Symphony in this blog, but we have to when they are playing the music of Led Zeppelin. It all happens at Powell Hall lead by conductor Brent Havens. 7:30 pm, $66–$115.
What the Locals Know: Every Sunday, at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, there’s an Open Bluegrass Pick where those local great players and those aspiring to be such come and jam. It’s a lot of fun. 3 pm, free, banjo optional.
Music Note of Note: There’s a fascinating book about the pre-war blues music of St. Louis by local historian Kevin Belford called Devil at the Confluence. The Missouri and Mississippi rivers were the preferred travel passages of those early blues musicians thus giving our city a strong indelible role in the development and continued growth of the blues.
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