Your Complete Guide to Free Outdoor Concerts in St. Louis This Summer

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An outdoor concert: How delightful. - ROBERT ROHE
  • ROBERT ROHE
  • An outdoor concert: How delightful.

If Fair St. Louis got you in the mood for music outdoors, we've got a list for you. Below you'll find more than 100 shows happening outside in St. Louis this summer — all of them completely free. From Chesterfield to Belleville and a whole bunch of parks and civic sites in-between, these concerts are a great way to get some fresh air, make new friends and catch a good show.

Events are subject to change without notice, so please confirm all details with the event's host before formalizing your plan. You might also want to inquire about their alcohol policy before you pack your cooler.


Now, if you'll excuse us, we have some music to hear. Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 11
Jim Chadderton & The Special Edition: 7 p.m., free. Belleville Public Square, IL-159 & Main St., Belleville.

The Watershed Stream Band: 7 p.m., free. Bellerive Park, S. Broadway and Bates St.

Compton Heights Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.

The Fog Lights: 7 p.m., free. Hawken House, 1155 S. Rock Hill Road.

Tuesday, July 12

University City Summer Concert Band: 7 p.m., free. Heman Park, 7200 Olive Blvd., University City.

Beth Bombara: 7 p.m., free. Fanetti Park, Michigan Ave.

Fanfare: 9 p.m., free. Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield.

Wednesday, July 13

Three Pedros: 5 p.m., free. Downtown Clayton, Forsyth Blvd. & S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton.

Ptah Williams: 7:30 p.m., free. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

MoE All Stars: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Thursday, July 14

Skeet Rodgers & The Inner-City Blues Band: 6:30 p.m., free. St. Louis Place Park, St. Louis Ave. and Rauschenbach Ave.

Alley Kats Band: 7 p.m., free. Bellevue Park, 401 Bellvue Park Drive, Belleville.

Dirty Muggs: 7 p.m., free. Bluebird Park, 225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin.

Gateway City Big Band: 6 p.m., free. Millennium Park, 2 Barnes West Dr., Creve Coeur.

Jazz in July: 6-8 p.m., free. Tisch Commons at Washington University, University City.

Friday, July 15

Griffin And The Gargoyles: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Diamond Cut Blues Band: 7 p.m., free. Creve Coeur Park, 2143 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights.

Dr. Zhivegas: 6:45 p.m., free. Wildwood Town Center Plaza, 221 Plaza Drive, Wildwood.

Soulard Blues Band: 5 p.m., free. Jefferson Barracks Park, 533 Grant Road, South St. Louis County.

Rock and roots Music @ the Intersection: 5-7 p.m., free. Grand Center.

Saturday, July 16

Coco Soul: 7 p.m., free. St. Ferdinand Park, 25 St. Ferdinand Park Dr., Florissant.

Jon Thomas & Friends: 6 p.m., free. Greg Freeman Park, Kingsbury Ave. and Des Peres Ave.

Retro Boogie Band: 6 p.m., free. Lafayette Park, Park & Mississippi avenues.

Revelation: 7:30 p.m., free. Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield.

Sunday, July 17

Retro Boogie Band: 6 p.m., free. Carondelet Park, Leona Ave. & Holly Hills Blvd.

Compton Heights Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.

Gateway Festival Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., free. Washington University-Brookings Quadrangle, Brookings and Hoyt drives, University City.

Monday, July 18

Four Of A Kind: 7 p.m., free. Belleville Public Square, IL-159 & Main St., Belleville.

Tuesday, July 19

Facts O Life: 5 p.m., free. Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Road, Ladue.

University City Summer Concert Band: 7 p.m., free. Heman Park, 7200 Olive Blvd., University City.

Volcanic Ash: 7 p.m., free. Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield.

Wednesday, July 20

Erin Bode Group: 7:30 p.m., free. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

Jesse Gannon Truth: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Thursday, July 21

Charles Glenn: 6:30 p.m., free. St. Louis Place Park, St. Louis Ave. and Rauschenbach Ave.

Dueling Piano Players: 7 p.m., free. Bluebird Park, 225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin.

Peter Martin's Summer Jam Band: 5 p.m., free. Cortex Commons, 4270 Duncan Ave.

Jazz in July: 6-8 p.m., free. Tisch Commons at Washington University, University City.

Friday, July 22

Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing Band: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Delta Sol Revival: W/ Lunar Levitation, 6 p.m., free. Left Bank Books, 399 N Euclid Ave.

Power Play: 7 p.m., free. Plaza 501, 501 S Ferguson Road, Ferguson.

Saturday, July 23

Boeing Employee Concert Band: W/ Celebration Barbershop Quartet, Sat., July 23, 7 p.m., free. St. Ferdinand Park, 25 St. Ferdinand Park Dr., Florissant.

Gene Bradford Blues Experience: 7 p.m., free. Kirkwood Park, Geyer & Adams.

Miss Jubilee: 11 a.m., free. Kirkwood Park, Geyer & Adams.

Sunday, July 24

Big Shake Daddies: 6 p.m., free. Carondelet Park, Leona Ave. & Holly Hills Blvd.

Soulard Blues Band: 6 p.m., free. Ivory Perry Park, 800 Belt Ave.

Compton Heights Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Francis Park, Eichelberger St. & Donovan Ave.

Gateway Festival Orchestra: Music for the Royals. 7:30 p.m., free. Washington University-Brookings Quadrangle, Brookings and Hoyt drives, University City.

Monday, July 25

Dennis Stroughttmatt et L’Esprit Creole: 7 p.m., free. Bellerive Park, S. Broadway and Bates St.

Compton Heights Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.

Gateway Festival Orchestra: Music for the Royals. 7:30 p.m., free. Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield.

Tuesday, July 26

Letter to Memphis: 7 p.m., free. Fanetti Park, Michigan Ave.

Mirage: 7 p.m., free. Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield.

University City Summer Concert Band: 7 p.m., free. Heman Park, 7200 Olive Blvd., University City.

Wednesday, July 27

The Cree Rider Family Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

All Mixed Up: 5 p.m., free. Creve Coeur Park, 2143 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights.

Water Taxi: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Thursday, July 28

Dave Sheppard Band: 7 p.m., free. Bellevue Park, 401 Bellvue Park Drive, Belleville.

The Jim Stevens Group: 4:30 p.m., free. Lafayette Park, Park & Mississippi avenues.

Jazz in July: 6-8 p.m., free. Tisch Commons at Washington University, University City.

Friday, July 29

Rockin’ Chair: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Possum Holler Fiddlers: 11 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Ross Bell Duo: 6 p.m., free. Left Bank Books, 399 N Euclid Ave.

Saturday, July 30

Butch Wax & The Hollywoods: W/ Theo Peoples, 7 p.m., free. St. Ferdinand Park, 25 St. Ferdinand Park Dr., Florissant.

Queens Blvd: 7:30 p.m., free. Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield.

Sunday, July 31

Funky Butt Brass Band: 6 p.m., free. Carondelet Park, Leona Ave. & Holly Hills Blvd.

Compton Heights Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Francis Park, Eichelberger St. & Donovan Ave.

Gateway Festival Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., free. Washington University-Brookings Quadrangle, Brookings and Hoyt drives, University City.

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Get ready for some live music and fun in the sun! - PHOTO BY STEVE TRUESDELL
  • PHOTO BY STEVE TRUESDELL
  • Get ready for some live music and fun in the sun!


Monday, August 1

The Greers: 7 p.m., free. Bellerive Park, S. Broadway and Bates St.

Country Music Machine: 7 p.m., free. Belleville Public Square, IL-159 & Main St., Belleville.

Tuesday, August 2

Colonel Ford: 7 p.m., free. Fanetti Park, Michigan Ave.

Javier Mendoza: 6 p.m., free. Lucier Park, Westminster Pl. & Kingsbury Ave.

Trilogy: 7 p.m., free. Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield.

Wizard Island: 6 p.m., free. Howdershell Park, 6800 Howdershell, Hazelwood.

Wednesday, August 3

Joe Mancuso: 7:30 p.m., free. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

Miss Jubilee: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Thursday, August 4

Waterloo German Band: Thu., Aug. 4, 7 p.m., free. Bellevue Park, 401 Bellvue Park Drive, Belleville.

Friday, August 5

Hillbilly Authority: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Funky Butt Brass Band: 7 p.m., free. Paul Schroeder Park, Old Meramec Stn between Manchester & Big Bend roads, Ballwin.

Ralph Butler Duo: 5 p.m., free. Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills.

Saturday, August 6

Smash Band: 7 p.m., free. St. Ferdinand Park, 25 St. Ferdinand Park Dr., Florissant.

Sunday, August 7

Memories of Elvis: 6 p.m., free. Carondelet Park, Leona Ave. & Holly Hills Blvd.

Compton Heights Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Francis Park, Eichelberger St. & Donovan Ave.

Memories of Elvis: 6 p.m., free. Carondelet Park, Leona Ave. & Holly Hills Blvd.

Monday, August 8

Compton Heights Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., free. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.

Steve Ewing: 7 p.m., free. Hawken House, 1155 S. Rock Hill Road.

Wednesday, August 10

FatPocket: 5 p.m., free. Downtown Clayton, Forsyth Blvd. & S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton.

Lamar Harris: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Thursday, August 11

Abbey Road Warriors: 6 p.m., free. Millennium Park, 2 Barnes West Dr., Creve Coeur.

Eddie Randle Jr. Trio: 5 p.m., free. Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield.

Friday, August 12

The Bottlesnakes: 4:30 p.m., free. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.

Galaxy Red: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Phi and Vashti Jackson perform at Blues at the Arch: 5-8:30 p.m., free. Luther Ely Smith Square (corner of 4th and Market), St. Louis

Contagious: 7 p.m., free. Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road, Des Peres.

Fanfare: 7:30 p.m., free. Wildwood Town Center Plaza, 221 Plaza Drive, Wildwood.

Odds Lane: 7 p.m., free. Plaza 501, 501 S Ferguson Road, Ferguson.

Saturday, August 13

Billy Peek Band: 7 p.m., free. St. Ferdinand Park, 25 St. Ferdinand Park Dr., Florissant.

Blues and Funk Festival: 6 p.m., free. West City Park, 2200 Sunshine Drive, Festus.

Gene Bradford Blues Experience: 6 p.m., free. Lafayette Square, Park & Mississippi avenues.

Lucky Old Sons: 7 p.m., free. Kirkwood Park, Geyer & Adams.

Super Jam: 7:30 p.m., free. Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield.

Sunday, August 14

Miss Jubilee: 6 p.m., free. Carondelet Park, Leona Ave. & Holly Hills Blvd.

Manchester Community Band: 6:30 p.m., free. Paul Schroeder Park, Old Meramec Stn between Manchester & Big Bend roads, Ballwin.

Tuesday, August 16

Billy Peek: 7 p.m., free. Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield.

Wednesday, August 17

Fanfare: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Thursday, August 18

Blank Generation: 5 p.m., free. Cortex Commons, 4270 Duncan Ave.

Friday, August 19

Oh Snap!: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Rockin’ Chair: 7 p.m., free. Creve Coeur Park, 2143 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights.

Marsha Evans & the Coalition and Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band perform at Blues at the Arch: 5-8:30 p.m., free. Luther Ely Smith Square (corner of 4th and Market), St. Louis

Saturday, August 20

Rockin’ Chair: 7 p.m., free. St. Ferdinand Park, 25 St. Ferdinand Park Dr., Florissant.

Sunday, August 21

Cornet Chop Suey: 6 p.m., free. Carondelet Park, Leona Ave. & Holly Hills Blvd.

Wednesday, August 24

Cree Rider: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Power Play: 5 p.m., free. Creve Coeur Park, 2143 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights.

Friday, August 26

Arvell and Company: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Bedlam Brothers: 7 p.m., free. Plaza 501, 501 S Ferguson Road, Ferguson.

Boogie on the Boulevard: 7-10 p.m., free. The Boulevard Shopping Center, Richmond Heights.

National Park Service Centennial Jazz Band and Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child” perform at Blues at the Arch: 5-8:30 p.m., free. Luther Ely Smith Square (corner of 4th and Market), St. Louis

Saturday, August 27

Dogs of Society: 7:30 p.m., free. Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield.

Fanfare: 7 p.m., free. St. Ferdinand Park, 25 St. Ferdinand Park Dr., Florissant.

Kim Massie: 7 p.m., free. Kirkwood Park, Geyer & Adams.

Pepperland: 6 p.m., free. Lafayette Square, Park & Mississippi avenues.

Sunday, August 28


Cheryl Brown: 6 p.m., free. Ivory Perry Park, 800 Belt Ave.

Tuesday, August 30


The Melvin Turnage Band: 6 p.m., free. Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.

Wednesday, August 31

Bottoms Up Blues Gang: 11:45 a.m., free. Citygarden, 801 Market St.

Turn the page for more live music fun in September.

Pack a blanket and bring your bestie: The time to get outside for a concert is now. - PHOTO BY ROBERT ROHE
  • PHOTO BY ROBERT ROHE
  • Pack a blanket and bring your bestie: The time to get outside for a concert is now.

Friday, September 2

Soulard Blues Band: 5 p.m., free. Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills.

SuperJam: 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park.

Friday, September 9

Cree Rider: 4:30 p.m., free. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave.

Saturday, September 10

Dr. Zhivegas: 2 p.m., free. Howdershell Park, 6800 Howdershell, Hazelwood.

Ralph Butler Band: 6 p.m., free. Lafayette Square, Park & Mississippi avenues.

Friday, September 16

ClusterPluck: 7 p.m., free. Creve Coeur Park, 2143 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights.

Saturday, September 17

Soulard Blues Band: 6 p.m., free. Greg Freeman Park, Kingsbury Ave. and Des Peres Ave.

Friday, September 23

Steve Ewing Duo: 5 p.m., free. Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Road, Ladue.

Encore Band: 7 p.m., free. Paul Schroeder Park, Old Meramec Stn between Manchester & Big Bend roads, Ballwin.

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