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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March 2023

John Higgins & Thayne Bradford

March 31 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Focal Point is proud to present John Higgins and Thayne Bradford. Longtime favorites and veterans of the St. Louis acoustic music scene, John and Thayne will be bringing their unique sound to Focal Point for an evening of duet performances drawn from their years of experience in locally-based and nationally known bluegrass, country, and Americana bands. John Higgins has been playing music professionally for 50 years. Most of those efforts have involved what is commonly referred to today…

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April 2023

McLeod Nine

April 1 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    McLeod Nine, the energetic and eclectic duo from Texas, plays swingy, stringy, jiggy, jazzy, funky, folky acoustic music, with roots deep in their Americana and Celtic past and a backbeat straight from the roots of swing and string-band soul. Their award-winning songwriting is front and center in their shows and draws from a deep well of musical and life experience. Gordon and Christy McLeod's music is nothing if not eclectic, spanning a wide range of musical worlds from…

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Muriel Anderson

April 7 @ 8:00 pm
$20 – $25

    Muriel Anderson is a guitarist, harp-guitarist and composer who embraces music from all over the world with grace, joy and gentle humor. Muriel is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD, “Nightlight Daylight”, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine, and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle. Among those she has performed/recorded with are Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor…

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April 8 @ 8:00 pm
$20 – $25

    There’s a saying that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Musical case in point: BAJA unites the collaborative efforts of two long-standing St. Louis music duos – Auset and Brad Sarno of the Auset Music Project and Andy Ploof and John Wendland of The Wilhelms. The result is a mélange of various forms of roots music - folk, rock, country, singer-songwriter – played on a wide range of musical instruments and featuring four vocalists.…

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Joe Newberry & Chris Brashear

April 14 @ 8:00 pm
$20 – $25

    Chris Brashear plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar and he is a singer with a wide vocal range and a clear, distinctive voice. Growing up in Ozark, Missouri, in the rolling farm country situated south of the James River between Springfield and Branson, Chris frequented “the Shack” on Saturday nights to hear and play along with fiddlers Emmanuel Woods and Art Galbraith, the Woods family and Byron “Bye” Kelly. He also knew Max Hunter and a variety of regional…

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The Arcadia Dance Orchestra

April 16 @ 7:00 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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David Davis and the Warrior River Boys

April 22 @ 8:00 pm
$25 – $30

    David Davis and the Warrior River Boys have long been recognized as modern leaders in traditional Bluegrass, but they have also been known to throw genre boundaries aside by delving deeper into the roots of acoustic music as evidenced by their 2018 release Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole. Alabama native and member of The Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, David Davis has traveled and preformed as frontman for the bluegrass group, David Davis and the…

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Songbird Cafe

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
$22 – $27

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 Josh Harty, Emily Wallace, Jimmy Griffin and Meredith Foster.

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Kelly Hunt

April 28 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    On the walls of any local used music shop there hangs a gallery of mysteries. Picked up and handed down across the decades, each instrument contains the imprints and stories of those who have played it before, most of which remain untold. For Kansas City-based songwriter Kelly Hunt, the most intriguing of these stories is the origin of her anonymous calfskin tenor banjo. “I really wasn’t looking for it,” she says, “but I opened up the case and…

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Tempest 35th Anniversary Tour

April 29 @ 8:00 pm
$25 – $30

    One of the Focal Point’s all time favorite Folk Rock bands, Tempest holds the prestigious distinction as the very first band to play at our Maplewood location way back in 2000! Dont miss this one… Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock, fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release eighteen critically acclaimed CDs and play…

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