Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: September 16 – 22
The weather is cooling, the hottest days behind us, and there is no doubt this is the best time to be outside hitting the wineries and patios with live music. Here are a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, September 16 – The Ready Room hosts Daniel Romano, genre-busting songwriting includes intricate layers and wild arrangements, plus a thick topping of social commentary. 8 pm, $12–$15.
Wednesday, September 18 – Cyrille Aimee is a French jazz singer, and she brings her mesmerizing vocal stylings to Ferring Jazz Bistro listening room of Jazz St. Louis tonight and tomorrow night. The New York Times described her music as a blend of Michael Jackson and Sarah Vaughan (!). 7:30 pm, $10–$41.
Thursday, September 19 – Tonight and every Thursday night there’s a happening live open jam at the National Blues Museum. Their “Sitting on the Porch” is run by Jesse Lopez and features blues players of all shapes, sizes, and levels. 6 pm, Free.
Friday, September 20 – St. Charles Main Street is hopping with clubs with live music including Moonshine Blues Bar. Tonight, Chaz45 plays not only blues but funk, R&B, and classic rock. 8 pm, no cover.
Sunday, September 22 – It’s Legend Sunday with Kim Massie at the Broadway Oyster Bar. If you’ve seen her, you’ll want to see her again; if you haven’t, you need to. She is the Queen of STL R&B. 8 pm, $10.
What the Locals Know: September means festivals, and one not to miss is the Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival. Great music starts at noon on two stages and goes into the night. This year’s acts include Melissa Neel, Marquise Knox, Jeremiah Johnson, Dizzy Atmosphere, and Jim Manley among others. Bonus: Webster’s own High School Jazz Band performs and they more than holds its own to these professionals. Free.
Music Note of Note: There’s a great 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