Live Music in St. Louis – New Year’s Edition: December 31

Thursday December 27, 2018

Let’s fulfill your New Year’s resolution of getting out and hearing more live music – to get you started, here are some Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, December 31 – If you’re looking to get out and party, you have a lot of choices! Most of these include food options and there’s plenty more where this short list came from …

  • Ryse Nightclub, Ameristar Casino. Morgan Page takes starts spinning his hits and remixes at 9 pm. $20.
  • The Ready Room is hosting a “90’s Freakout” with two great local acts: The Mighty Pines and the Hillary Fitz Band. Doors open at 8 pm, $20–$25.
  • Helen Fitzgerald’s. 90’s too soon for you? At this popular pub in South County That 80s Band starts playing with a DJ spinning between sets. Doors open at 8 pm, $20.
  • Evangeline’s. 80’s too soon for you too? Here they are putting on a “Welcome to the 70’s” themed dinner buffet with two great acts: The Bonbon Plot (6 pm) and The Studio 54 Players (9 pm). $95.
  • Angad Arts Hotel’s way-back machine takes you all the way back to the Roaring Twenties. Jesse Gannon plays from 8 pm to 10 pm and then renowned DJ’s Gary Mac & Marc Buxton take over. $100.
  • Casa Loma Ballrooom has it all: vaudeville, burlesque, and the Spectaculaire Orchestra. The madness all starts at 8 pm, $55–$90.
  • Cyrano’s in Webster Groves is offering a much mellower, laid-back event as local jazz/pop vocalist Erin Bode takes the stage at 5:30 pm. No cover.

Wednesday–Sunday, January 2–6. Ferring Jazz Bistro is hosting the iconic trio the Bad Plus, which has been challenging all preconceived notions for years. They call what they do “avante-garde populism.” We call them audacious and wholly entertaining. 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm, $35-$40.

What the Locals Know: Whether you’re looking to go out New Year’s Eve or any eve, jazz fan know read the St. Louis Jazz Notes blog to see who is playing where. This comprehensive calendar is put together by Dean Minderman, a fine jazz pianist himself. There are always good articles about local players too.

Music Note of Note: Few towns have a place as great as BB’s Blues, Jazz, and Soups, and as recently written about in Alive Magazine, it is has been the area’s musical “epicenter since 1976.” It’s a great read about one of our town’s treasures that has music seven nights week, and on most days, at least two groups—as on New Year’s Eve: Kingdom Brothers (7 pm) and Love Jones (11 pm).

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.

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