Scroll down for this week’s free concerts lineup.
Last Week: St. Louis was treated to two great artists from the British Isles
Nigel Mooney of Ireland: We saw guitarist/singer Nigel Mooney in June of 2011 the first time he performed at the Whitaker Music Festival. He returned last Wednesday to play on another cool night at the Missouri Botanical Garden. See our photos here.
David Morris of Great Britain: The Compton Heights Concert Band is rather unique among the bands we feature on this website, performing concerts that remind us of days gone by when bands played John Phillip Souza marches and similar music in parks and town squares in communities all over the area.
Sunday night, The Compton Heights Concert Band, under the direction of Edward Dolbashian, featured guest artist David Morris, the Whistling World Champion 2003. David soloed with the band on a number of pieces including Shenandoah, How Great Thou Art, Trumpet Voluntary and Over the Rainbow. The good news for St. Louis is he’ll be whistling again with the Compton Heights Concert Band on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Tower Grove Park. See our photos of Sunday night’s concert here.
This Week on the Free Concert Scene
Note: Please check our calendar for the up-to-date listings.
Click the items below for times, locations, and more details.
Monday, July 21
Compton Heights Concert Band with David Morris, Whistling World Champion, at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis
Dugout Canoe at Bellerive Park in St. Louis
Tuesday, July 22
University City Summer Band at Market in the Loop in University City
Wil Maring/Gary Gordon at Fanetti Park in St. Louis
El Scorcho at Civic Park Bandstand in O’Fallon, MO
Whiskey Dixon at Faust Park in Chesterfield
Wednesday, July 23
Children’s Concert at Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park
Mo E Trio at Citygarden in St. Louis
Three Pedros at Ryan Hummert Park in Maplewood
The Soulard Blues Band at Sailboat Cove in Creve Coeur Park
Augusta Bottoms Consort at Missouri Botanical Garden
Thursday, July 24
Emily Wallace at Kirkwood Station Plaza
St. Charles Municipal Band at Frontier Park in St. Charles
St. Louis Banjo Club at Concordia in St. Louis
Typsy Gypsy at Grove Memorial Park in Grafton
Alton Muny Band at Riverview Park in Alton
Brian Owens at St. Louis Place Park
Funky Butt Brass Band at Bluebird Park in Ellisville
Friday, July 25
iLLPHONICS at Art Hill in Forest Park
Cole Porter Band at Eckert’s Country Store in Belleville
The VCRs at St. Louis Zoo
Tumbao Tropical Latin Jazz at Plaza 501 in Ferguson
Wade Trent at 370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters
Anita Rosamond at Gazebo in Webster Groves
Saturday, July 26
Old Salt Union at Eckert’s Country Store in Belleville
One More Round at Kirkwood Park
Bob Kuban Brass at St. Ferdinand Park in Florissant
Well Hungarians at Chesterfield Amphitheater
Sunday, July 27
Compton Heights Concert Band at Francis Park in St. Louis
St. Louis Big Band at Zion Methodist Church in South St. Louis County
Alton Muny Band at Haskell Park in Alton
Gateway Festival Orchestra at Brookings Quadrangle at Washington University
Griffin and the Gargoyles at Oak Knoll Park in Clayton
Mystic Voyage at Carondelet Park