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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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August 2022

Cary Morin

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$15 – $20

    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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The Arcadian Wild

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$15 – $20

    Led by songwriters Isaac Horn (guitar) and Lincoln Mick (mandolin), and with the support of Erik Coveney on bass and Bailey Warren on fiddle, The Arcadian Wild confidently inhabits and explores an intersection of genre, blending the traditional with the contemporary in order to create a unique acoustic sound that is simultaneously unified and diverse. With one foot planted firmly in choral and formal vocal music, and the other in progressive folk and bluegrass, the band offers up…

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Songbird Cafe

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$35

Irene Kelley will be joined by Mel and Emery Besher. Irene is a Bluegrass star and has a current hit on the Bluegrass chart. Mel is a 20 year songwriting and performing veteran of Nashville and son Emery is the apple that has fallen close to the tree There will be much camaraderie and story telling for sure!! Irene and Mel are longtime friends.

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Mean Mary

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$15 – $20

    Award-winning musician/writer and fan favorite (over 30 million views on her YouTube videos), Mean Mary, literally grew-up in music. She evolved from a child prodigy who played for tips on the streets of Nashville (“startling talent” said the Tennessean) to a seasoned performer and headliner of over 4000 festivals and concerts (“the voice of a ragged Angel combined with the banjo playing of the Devil” says No Depression). Deering Banjos named her their Goodtime Ambassador, and Janet Deering…

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Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music present: The Down State Ramblers

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$15 – $20

    The Down State Ramblers are an old-time string band based in the Metro East St. Louis region made up of some of the finest young musicians on both sides of the river. They specialize in breakdowns, waltzes, country rags, and old time songs. These guys are guaranteed to get your feet tapping and put a smile on your face. The Down State Ramblers are Aaron Albrecht and Tom Corriel on fiddle, Blake Korte and Quinten Voss on guitar,…

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September 2022

Kris Tokarski Plays New Orleans Piano

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$15 – $20

    With the assistance of T.J. Muller and the Riverboat Shuffle we are presenting Kris Tokarski and the New Orleans native style of piano! Born and raised just outside of New York City, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Kris was lucky enough to be exposed to classical music, jazz, and traditional Hungarian music from his family as a young child. Kris attended and completed his bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. While attending Berklee, he…

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The Friel Sisters

September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$20 – $25

    Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are traditional musicians born in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Derrynamansher). Being siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes interspersed with songs sang in unison, many from their family and local repertoire. Since the launch of their debut album, they have performed in various venues and festivals across Europe, America and Asia and have appeared as guests on stage or toured with…

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The Blue Canyon Boys

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$20 – $25

    The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to Bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards, genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock of their collective bluegrass mastery. Ever since founding members Jason Hicks and Gary Dark launched the Blue Canyon Boys in 2006, the Blue Canyon Boys have raised the bar for…

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Of Sea and Stone

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$15 – $20

    Folk-Pop duo Of Sea and Stone began in 2014 when Luke and Morgan matched on popular dating app, Tinder. Stunned by their innate vocal chemistry, the two began writing and performing across their home state, Missouri. In 2016, the couple got married and recorded their first full-length studio album, self-titled Of Sea and Stone (2017). Ahead of the album’s release, the duo packed up their home and hit the road with a full time U.S. tour schedule. They…

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Andy Sydow and Sam Robbins

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
$15 – $20

    Americana/folk singer-songwriter, Andy Sydow is a jack-of-all-trades. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist who's lyrics paint a picture of poetic realism, the Colorado native tours constantly both solo and with a backing band. Throughout the course of a show he’s known to croon an audience with acoustic guitar ballads, sing a few numbers on his lap steel, and even sit down at the keys to show off his surprising boogie-woogie piano chops. Andy has had the chance to open for acts…

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