2015 has been a year of great change for St. Louis (us included), but one thing remains constant: This is a music city, through and through. We like to celebrate our local scene every year by bringing some of the best acts in town together for one huge blowout. The 2015 RFT Music Showcase is fast approaching, and we have the complete schedule so you can plan for a full day of the best and brightest St. Louis has to offer.
On June 20, the festival opens at 1 p.m. on our main outdoor stage behind Atomic Cowboy with a dual set by Lizzie Weber and Emily Wallace. Throughout the day, all ten stages will open and host more than 80 acts across every genre imaginable. If you're new to this, we recommend coasting between the Ready Room and Atomic Cowboy just to get a glimpse of the bigger bands in town.
Ten bucks buys an all-access pass from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m., so arrive on time and stay late for the best DJs and dance acts in town. Whether you can only make it out once a year to see local music or you're already a diehard, this fest could help you discover your new favorite band. And when you do, don't forget to vote for them in the RFT Music Awards!
(edit: Jess Luther of the fantastic blog I WENT TO A SHOW has posted a downloadable spreadsheet of the schedule!)
MAIN OUTDOOR STAGE (AT ATOMIC COWBOY): 1 p.m. Lizzie Weber & Emily Wallace Dual Set 2 p.m. Animal Teeth 3 p.m. Jake's Leg 4 p.m. Mathias and the Pirates 5 p.m. Maximum Effort 6 p.m. Bug Chaser 7 p.m. Indiana Rome 8 p.m. The Domino Effect 9 p.m. Blank Generation 10 p.m. CaveofswordS
ATOMIC COWBOY (DJ STAGE): 9 p.m. Brothers Lazaroff (floor stage) 11 p.m. Hylidae 12 a.m. 18andCounting 1 a.m. Black James
THE BOOTLEG: 2 p.m. Mother Meat 3 p.m. Breakmouth Annie 4 p.m. The Maness Brothers 5 p.m. Town Cars 6 p.m. I Actually 7 p.m. We Bite 8 p.m. Fumer 9 p.m. The Jockstraps 10 p.m. Yowie 11 p.m. Jah Orah & KD Assassin 12 a.m. Arshad Goods 1 a.m. Tef Poe
THE DEMO: 2 p.m. Kadu Flyer 3 p.m. Path of Might 4 p.m. Life Without 5 p.m. Hell Night 6 p.m. Jr. Clooney 7 p.m. Laika 8 p.m. Tropical Storm! 9 p.m. Black Fast 10 p.m. The Haddonfields 11 p.m. Guy Morgan and the FT Crew 12 a.m. Better Days
THE GRAMOPHONE: 7 p.m. Trigger 5 8 p.m. The CharFlies 9 p.m. Cree Rider Family Band 10 p.m. Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals 11 p.m. Hands and Feet 12 a.m. DJ Boogieman
HANDLEBAR: 4 p.m. Early Worm 5 p.m. Cara Louise Band 6 p.m. The Vanilla Beans 7 p.m. Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing 8 p.m. Letter to Memphis 9 p.m. I Could Sleep In The Clouds 10 p.m. Little Falcon 11 p.m. Abnormal 12 a.m. RAI 1 a.m. Billy "Billy Brown" Brown
LAYLA: 5 p.m. Beauty Pageant 6 p.m. Strong Force 7 p.m. The Brainstems 8 p.m. Whoa Thunder 9 p.m. Middle Class Fashion 10 p.m. Shitstorm 11 p.m. Demonlover 12 a.m. D-M-Y
THE READY ROOM: 2 p.m. Love Jones The Band 3 p.m. Theresa Payne 4 p.m. Tok 5 p.m. Traveling Sound Machine 6 p.m. The Sun and the Sea 7 p.m. Bo and the Locomotive 8 p.m. Jon Hardy & The Public 9 p.m. Sleepy Kitty 10 p.m. MME 11 p.m. Doorway 12 a.m. Con
SOHO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: 3 p.m. DJ Mahf 4 p.m. N.N.N. Cook 5 p.m. Kevin Harris 6 p.m. Eric Hall 7 p.m. Arthur and the Librarian 8 p.m. Endora 9 p.m. Tawaine Noah
TAHA'A TWISTED TIKI BAR: 5 p.m. The Hobosexuals 6 p.m. Zak Marmalefsky 7 p.m. The Town Drunks 8 p.m. Golden Curls
All bands and times subject to change.
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