Focal Point COVID-19 Policy

The Focal Point does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests, or masks. There may be future shows where these are required at the request of the performer. This will be clearly noted on our website and all social media platforms when the event is advertised. We will also continue to follow the St. Louis County Health Department guidelines and will update our practices accordingly. Thank you for your continued support for The Focal Point.

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February 2023

Cary Morin Duo

February 10 @ 8:00 pm
$20 – $25

    Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues and rock. He has performed at renowned venues across the globe, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and is the recipient…

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Buddy Mondlock

February 11 @ 8:00 pm
$20 – $25

    Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You might’ve heard his song “The Kid” (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even sung it yourself around a campfire. He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship,…

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Mark Stoffel & the Usual Suspects

February 17 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Originally from Munich, Germany, Mark Stoffel spent literally decades traversing between two continents before finally settling down in Southern Illinois some twenty odd years ago. A self-described bluegrass music addict, he was introduced to the music in 1979, when as a teenager, he wanted a ukulele for Christmas and was mistakenly given a mandolin instead. The flub turned into a virtue and a lifelong artistic pursuit. His tasteful approach to playing, growing expertise in sound engineering and supportive…

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Sam Robbins

February 18 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Sam Robbins is often described as an "old soul singer songwriter." A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic 70's singer songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as one of the six 2021 winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country. Sam…

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The Arcadia Dance Orchestra

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Arcadia Dance Orchestra is an authentic 1920’s style orchestra based in St. Louis, MO. Join the Arcadia Dance Orchestra Live @ The Focal Point, EVERY 3rd SUNDAY 7-9pm (Doors open 6:45). There is a $10 suggested donation at the door and Cash, Paypal or Venmo is accepted.

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Songbird Cafe

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
$20 – $25

TICKETS COMING SOON     Songbird Cafe is a St. Louis-based concert series with singer-songwriters performing their material in a stripped-down, intimate, in-the-round performance space, a format unique in St. Louis. This month features Gloria Attoun, Michael Bauermeister, Lynne Reif and Mike Schrand.

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Kip & JJ Loui Special Acoustic Show with Kevin Buckley

February 24 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Kip Loui is a singer-songwriter born and raised in the faraway, near mythical land of Webster Groves, Missouri. Bands he has led or been a member of include Diesel Island; the Rockhouse Ramblers; the Transmitters; Belle Starr; and the Heebie Jeebies. While originally a practitioner of American rock & roll, he has expanded his musical palette over the years to include folk, country, blues and a heaping helping of pop. Kip is joined by his wife and fellow…

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Brian Curran and Ivas John

February 25 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Coming together over of a shared vision of what pure folk and country blues music should sound like, Brian Curran and Ivas John have made it their business to share with audiences timeless songs which echo of a beautiful Americana purity. The relaxed, warm feeling that fills the room wherever these old souls play is a testament to their charming love of this music as well as the combined decades of experience they bring to the stage. Their…

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Dervish (4pm and 7pm)

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 – $40

Due to circumstances beyond our control the matinee will now start at 4pm 4pm MATINEE SHOW 7pm EVENING SHOW     Focal Point presents the legendary Irish band all the way from Sligo, Dervish! This will be one of Focal Point's largest shows of the year! Dervish is typically known to play MUCH larger venues than ours so don't miss your chance to experience them up close and personal in our cozy venue! At the end of 2019 Dervish received…

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March 2023

Stillhouse Junkies

March 3 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Stillhouse Junkies is a one-of-a-kind creative project born out of the collective passions of three individuals with very different musical backgrounds. With chops and stylistic leanings ranging from classical to West African, blues, bluegrass, and swing, Fred Kosak, Alissa Wolf, and Cody Tinnin came together around a shared goal of bringing sounds and grooves to their fans that fall outside of easy genre distinctions. With all three band members trading lead vocal, songwriting, and arranging duties, Stillhouse Junkies…

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