Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: September 2 – 7
Labor Day Weekend is happening, and so are these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, September 3 – John Mayer brings his mighty-fine guitar playing to the Enterprise Center on his No Frills Summer Tour that has no opening act, just that much more John Mayer. 7:30 pm, $46–$150.
Thursday, September 4 – This and every Thursday night until December, Dean Callihan and friends play some tasty jazz at the Italian Café Piazza. 8 pm, no cover.
Friday, September 6 – Get over to the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater and kick the Labor Day weekend off right with hometown hero Nelly. After all, he’s the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history. Oh, and he’s from here. 8 pm, $27–$75.
Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8 – Yes, we’re talking about the St. Louis Art Fair in downtown Clayton. 130,000 people come and see 170 exhibiting artists. But did you know they also have a whopping 50 bands on three stages? Just some of the local favorites include Jeremiah Johnson Band, St. Louis Steady Grinders, and the Yard Darts.
Saturday, September 7 – Some of our homegrown peeps who went on to be national stars unite for Anthology – Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band. Danny Liston of Mama’s Pride – and who actually played with the Greg Allman band – fronts. Mike Zito, Tom Denman, Yonrico Scott, and Dickie Steltenpohl are also part of the fun going down at the Pageant. 8 pm, $20–$25.
What the Locals Know: Now that the weather is breaking, it is time to get out of town and outside! Scores of great wineries in the area have live music, and just one is Hidden Lake Winery. They have music going every Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm. This Saturday there’s a Jazz Fest.
Music Note of Note: Greg Allman is southern rock royalty, and so it’s not surprising that his son Devon followed in his footsteps and is a great guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He calls St. Louis his home, and formed the blues-rock supergroup which includes Mike Zito and Yonrico.
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