Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: October 7 – 13
This will be the last month of festivals, so hit those few Oktoberfests that are actually in October, all the while also catching these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, October 7 – 6 Hand Blues comes to the Gaslight Theater as part of its “Blue Monday” series. 7 pm, $15.
Wednesday, October 9 – Kamelot, a power-metal band made up of U.S. and Northern European members, offer up songs that tend to be more melodic than the typical doom/goth groups. This is a continuation of a world tour that started in 2018, so catch them tonight at the Ready Room. 7:30 pm, $26–$100.
Thursday, October 10– Want a little blues with that pastrami sandwich? The Blues City Deli continues to dish out great food with a side of blues every Thursday evening. Tonight enjoy a quartet made up of Nate Boff, Dan Carelli, Aaron Griffin, and Sal Ruelas. 6 pm, no cover.
Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12 – Sure it’s mostly known for its Mardi Gras party, but Soulard celebrates Oktoberfest too. It’s heavy on German food but not exclusive, and it’s got German music but not all traditional – check out Brave Combo which bills itself as “Pure Polka Power” who play at 7 pm on Friday. But there’s other bands both days. Free.
Saturday, October 12 – The Missouri Botanical Garden has a “Biergarten” every Friday and Saturday in the Fall, and this Saturday the band is The Yard Darts, a trio of multi-instrumentalist doing fun arrangements of tunes from the 60s to the 90s. 6 pm, general admission to the garden is $20 for adults, $3 for children.
Sunday, October 13 – How fun is this? Oktoberfest but on a boat! Cruise the Mississippi viewing the Gateway Arch while eating German food and listening to a German band. This Oktoberfest Cruise is totally kid friendly. Boards at 12:30 pm, Adults $42, kids $28.
What the Locals Know – A beautiful 90-minute drive from our downtown is Hermann, a quaint German town that appropriately makes “Oktoberfest” pretty much all of October, through to the 28th. Check here for details and when and where the music is playing.
Music Note of Note: The Deutschmeister Brass Band has been spreading German culture from St. Louis through music since 1963. The 20-member band is inspired by European military bands of the late 1800s and performs throughout the Midwest.
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