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Johnny Henry and Rob Boyle Notes

Johnny Henry and Rob Boyle


Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Johnny Henry and Rob Boyle are local singer/songwriters with a penchant for meaningful lyrics, strong harmonies, and good times. Johnny is a St. Louis native with a long history in the music business. He was the front man in the band “Spur” for over 7 years, and he has performed all around the U.S., ...

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Rachel Seiler Notes

Rachel Seiler


Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Join singer/songwriter Rachel Seiler for an acoustic night of original songs in what will be her last St. Louis concert before moving to Nashville this fall.

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Rachel Seiler’s sweet personality and positive attitude leaves an impression on audiences. ...

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An Evening with Dave Rawlings Machine

An Evening with Dave Rawlings Machine


Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch return to The Sheldon with music from their forthcoming album, along with favorites from their more-than two decade creative partnership. Don’t miss this rousing live show, which has prompted critics and fans alike to call them "one of the hottest string bands on the ...

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Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Presents: Cinema Twain


Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


Val Kilmer will appear in person to introduce the screening of his one-man play about Mark Twain. The one-man show, Citizen Twain, played to sold-out houses at several performing arts venues in Los Angeles and now the writer, actor and director, Val Kilmer, presents a special film screening ...

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Chris Walters: In Concert Notes

Chris Walters: In Concert


Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


New Orleans born, St Louis educated, pianist/composer/vocalist Chris Walters brings his group to perform original music, a blend of New Orleans and mid-20th century jazz and popular song, accompanied by string arrangements and videos of his award-winning animations. ...

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The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats


Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


with special guest TBA

John called me about playing with the Mountain Goats in 2001.

Not for the first time, mind you. I'd signed on for a couple European tours in 1996, playing bass; the first had gone swimmingly and led to a second, ...

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United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Notes

United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

Chamber Recital Musicians


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


The Recital Series offers the musicians of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America an opportunity to present chamber works in an intimate concert setting. Every recital offers an eclectic solo, duo and chamber ensembles that will perform works from the renaissance period to contemporary styles. ...

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Live Inspired: An Evening with John O'Leary

Live Inspired: An Evening with John O'Leary


Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM


With special guest Brian Vander Ark

John O'Leary is an instant #1 national best-selling author of ON FIRE, world renowned speaker and St. Louis native. As a nine-year-old boy, John was burned on ...

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Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen

Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen


Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Few entertainers today are as accomplished as Ben Vereen. A Broadway legend, he won a Tony Award for Pippin and starred in such phenomenal musicals as Jesus Christ Superstar, Fosse, Chicago and More Info >>

An Evening with Margaret Atwood

An Evening with Margaret Atwood

2017 St. Louis Literary Award Ceremony


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM


In a career spanning more than fifty years, Margaret Atwood has demonstrated a remarkable literary range in moving seamlessly from genre to genre. Atwood is best known for her works of fiction, including The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, and More Info >>

An Evening with Sherman Alexie

An Evening with Sherman Alexie


Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM


Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist and performer. A Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian, ...

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Black Violin Special

Black Violin


Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Black Violin, made up of Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music in this groundbreaking collaboration. Their inventive music has seen them perform for everyone from the troops in Iraq to President Barack Obama at his Inaugural Ball ...

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Zoe Vonder Haar and Friends Coffee

Zoe Vonder Haar and Friends

It's A Musical


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


Zoe Vonder Haar is one of St. Louis’ most acclaimed musical theatre performers. She is joined by fellow local favorites Ben Nordstrom, John Flack, Alicia Like and Steve Neale for a fun-filled morning of Broadway favorites – from West Side Story to More Info >>

HONEYHONEY Special

HONEYHONEY


Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


With special guest TBD

Led by singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe, HONEYHONEY are known for their edgy, harmony-driven sound, crossing genres of rock, pop, alt-country and blues. With an easy on-stage ...

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Hudson: Jack DeJohnette * Larry Grenadier * John Medeski * John Scofield Jazz

Hudson: Jack DeJohnette * Larry Grenadier * John Medeski * John Scofield


Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


This all-star band calls themselves Hudson, named after the Hudson River Valley they each call home. Drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield team up to celebrate their musical histories and Jack’s 75th birthday year in a tour de force ...

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Folk

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn


Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet, utilizing just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling vocals, blended with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship create music unique yet familiar, with influences ranging from Americana ...

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George Winston

George Winston


Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


EARLY YEARS
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker ...

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An Evening with Kevin Renick Notes

An Evening with Kevin Renick


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


St. Louis-based singer/songwriter Kevin Renick first garnered international attention for his evocative theme song for the Oscar-nominated Jason Reitman film Up in the Air, featuring George Clooney and Anna Kendrick. The song touched listeners both ...

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ArtSounds!: John Pizzarelli Special

ArtSounds!: John Pizzarelli


Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


John Pizzarelli is one of today’s top jazz guitarists and vocalists, with a repertoire that includes everyone from Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra to the Beatles. His multi-faceted career has teamed him with Rosemary Clooney, James Taylor, George Shearing and Sir Paul McCartney. Join us for ...

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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Folk

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder


Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


The winner of 14 Grammys, multiple Country Music Association Awards, and 12 number one hits, Ricky Skaggs is among Nashville’s most revered and established performers. A “recognized master” of the mandolin, Skaggs and his all-star band are known for their high-energy live shows, focusing ...

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The Beijing Guitar Duo

The Beijing Guitar Duo


Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, joining together as the Beijing Guitar Duo, have performed to acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Their debut CD Maracaípe received a Latin Grammy nomination. Their second CD, More Info >>

Red Lehr and The Powerhouse Five Coffee

Red Lehr and The Powerhouse Five


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


When five talented jazz musicians with an abundance of ideas and energy get together, you get Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five! Sousaphonist David “Red” Lehr, along with Noel Kaletsky on reeds, Steve Lilley on cornet, Ray Templin on piano and vocals, and Don Schroeder on drums, weave a seamless jazz ...

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Cécile McLorin Salvant Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant


Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


One of the fastest rising stars in the jazz world, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant performs imaginative renditions of classic songs and lesser-known gems. A 2016 Grammy award winner for her album For One to Love, McLorin Salvant has been praised by More Info >>

Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt Coffee

Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt

We Need a Little Christmas


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


Kick off your holidays with the swingin’ sounds of the season! Tim Schall and music director/arranger Carol Schmidt deliver fresh takes on favorites including “Let It Snow,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and more. Find out why the More Info >>

Dean Christopher Notes

Dean Christopher

A Classic Vegas-Rat Pack and More Christmas


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


One of the greatest eras in the history of entertainment, “Classic Vegas,” meets the holiday season head-on. The style, the entertainers, all brought to life and rolled up into your favorite holiday tunes by award winning actor, singer and impressionist, Dean Christopher and his band. A holiday ...

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra Special

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Salsa Navidad


Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


Celebrate the holidays with the two-time Grammy winning salsa and Latin jazz band Spanish Harlem Orchestra! The 13-piece band sets the standard for excellence in authentic, New York style, hard core salsa, with a musically precise, yet fresh and exciting, take on the music. ...

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Baroque Music for Strings Classics

Baroque Music for Strings


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Guitarist extraordinaire Kirk Hanser is joined by harpsichordist Charles Metz, bassist Erik Harris and members of the St. Louis Symphony to perform music by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Boccherini and more! ...

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Amy Helm Folk

Amy Helm


Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Amy Helm has won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt-country band Ollabelle and then for her extensive work with her father, the late musical icon Levon Helm. Drawing on first-person experience and universal themes of life, love and loss, ...

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Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes Matinee

Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes


Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes perform horn infused, swingin’ hot jazz and blues from the 1920s to the 1940s. The band specializes in forgotten songs from the era and sprinkles in a dash of favorite standards as well, with a sound that seamlessly blends speakeasy, New Orleans Dixieland, Harlem night ...

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ALARM WILL SOUND Special

ALARM WILL SOUND


Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Called “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American Music scene” by The New York Times, Alarm Will Sound performs cutting edge chamber music contemporary composers such as by John Adams, Aphex Twin and John Medeski. They return for their ...

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Brian Owens Coffee

Brian Owens

Love Songs


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


SPECIAL COFFEE CONCERT (NOT part of subscription series)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with acclaimed soul singer Brian Owens as he performs timeless love songs. Owens is quickly making a name for himself locally and nationally with a recently ...

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Livingston Taylor Folk

Livingston Taylor


Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Known for his warm stage presence and diverse repertoire, Livingston Taylor has created well-crafted original songs for over 50 years. He has toured and collaborated with artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac and brother James Taylor, earning Top 40 hits with songs such as “I Will Be in Love ...

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Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra Jazz

Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra


Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Los Angeles Times), he and his band perform songs that combine spontaneous arrangements with a New ...

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Debussy and Friends Classics

Debussy and Friends


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Concertmaster David Halen, along with members of the St. Louis Symphony, mark the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death in 1918 with a program that includes music by Debussy, Ravel and other composers of the era. ...

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Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Friends of The Sheldon Benefit Concert


Friday, March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie Family legacy. With enduring hits like "City of New Orleans" and "Alice’s Restaurant," Guthrie is a singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator. ...

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Paul O'Dette and Ronn McFarlane, lutes

Paul O'Dette and Ronn McFarlane, lutes


Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Paul O’Dette is currently Director of Early Music at the Eastman School of Music and Artistic Director of the Boston Early Music Festival. His 100+ recordings includes John Dowland Complete Lute Works. Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane was ...

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The 442s Matinee

The 442s


Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


The 442s are an acoustic instrumental group that combine outstanding musicianship, group singing and inventive improvisation, while breaking down barriers between jazz, classical, folk and pop music. The 442s are brought together by the innovative and inspired compositions of multi-instrumentalist ...

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Deborah Sharn & Carolbeth True Coffee

Deborah Sharn & Carolbeth True

Great Ladies of Song


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


St. Louis favorites, vocalist Deborah Sharn and pianist Carolbeth True, perform classic songs by Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day and other “great ladies of song.” Enjoy “Tenderly,” “Fever,” “Mambo Italiano,” “Over the Rainbow” and more! ...

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Bernstein and Barber Classics

Bernstein and Barber


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


In commemoration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, violinist Celeste Golden Boyer, cellist Bjorn Ranheim and members of the St. Louis Symphony perform works by American composers, including Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela Jazz

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela

Jazz Epistles - The Story in Concert


Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


South African music legends reunite for a historic concert that tells the story of The Jazz Epistles, one of the country’s most acclaimed and influential jazz ensembles, and crusaders for the anti-apartheid movement. Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand) and Hugh Masekela reimagine ...

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Folk

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives


Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


With an eclectic combination of rockabilly, honky-tonk and traditional country music, Grammy Award-winning Marty Stuart has performed and recorded with music legends including Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, and is destined to join their ranks as a country music icon. Along with his high-octane ...

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The People’s Key Matinee

The People’s Key


Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


Combining the upbeat, swinging feel of the Kansas City jazz scene with the hard, soulful groove of St. Louis funk, soul and blues, The People’s Key provides listeners the opportunity to ride along as they take listeners on a musical journey through the ages, with music by everyone from Michael Jackson ...

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Clarion Brass Coffee

Clarion Brass

Brass Two-Lips


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


Led by trumpeter Mary Weber, Clarion Brass will swing us into spring with songs like “Royal Garden Blues,” “Blue Rondo Ala Turk,” “Edelweiss,” “Maple Leaf Rag” and “Blue Skies!” Composed of five of the best brass players St. Louis has to offer, the Clarion Brass captures the beauty ...

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Show-Me Sound 25 Notes

Show-Me Sound 25

SHOWDOWN Drum Line Show


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Show-Me Sound 25's - SHOWDOWN Drum Line Show is a celebration of the organization's 25 years of presenting youth percussive arts to the St. Louis community. The event will feature performances of rudimental, orchestral, jazz, and world percussion techniques ...

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ALARM WILL SOUND Special

ALARM WILL SOUND


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Called “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American Music scene” by The New York Times, Alarm Will Sound performs cutting edge chamber music contemporary composers such as by John Adams, Aphex Twin and John Medeski. They return for their ...

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