Live Music in St. Louis – Hear this Week: June 18–24
Well, it’s heating up – both weather-wise and with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, June 18 – This town is really B.B.’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups – we just live in it. This nationally-recognized club has live music seven nights a week, and four of those nights they have at least two acts. Start your week off right and catch Rocky Mantia & Killer Combo and it’s sax-driven blues. 9 pm, $10.
Tuesday, June 19 – Out at Faust Park in Chesterfield, the variety band Trilogy performs a free concert. This big band must be doing something right as they’ve been around since 1974. Oh, and food trucks are involved. 7 pm.
Thursday, June 21 – It’s Make Music Day! The city-wide celebration of music takes place on the summer solstice, and is open to every kind of musician. Free concerts and music events for everyone, all day, are found here.
Friday, June 22 – The acoustic trio Three of a Perfect Pair performs at the Naked Vine in Chesterfield. These guys are big on harmonies. 8 pm, $5.
Saturday, June 23 – The Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival has a great lineup with some of our greatest musicians including Bach to the Future, Ptah Williams, and Carolbeth True. Starts at 3 pm, $5.
Sunday, June 24 – It’s time once again for the Atomic Blues Fest at the Broadway Oyster Bar. The Brother Jefferson Band is just one of the great acts. Goes from 1 pm to 6 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: Our St. Louis Symphony believes “a lifelong love of music begins here” and they start it off with their annual Family Concert series. On Sunday afternoons, they entertain and inspire children 5-12 with kid-friendly concerts. They just announced this season and the programs involve Lemony Snicket, Cinderella, and Saint-Saën’s Carnival of Animals.
Music Note of Note: In 1984, the St. Louis Blues Society was founded, and they continue to preserve and perpetuate blues music in and from our town. They do educational outreach, put out a “Bluesletter,” promote local blues musicians, and host events like this week’s Atomic Blues Festival. Join today!
For more music events and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell