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 McCutcheon

March 12 @ 7:00 pm
$35 – $40

    No one remembers when the neighbors started calling the McCutcheons to complain about the loud singing from young John's bedroom. It didn't seem to do much good, though. For, after a shaky, lopsided battle between piano lessons and baseball (he was a mediocre pianist and an all-star catcher), he had "found his voice" thanks to a cheap mail-order guitar and a used book of chords. From such inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most…

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The Old Fashioned Aces – An evening of traditional Cajun music

March 15 @ 7:00 pm
$15 – $20

    The Old Fashioned Aces (Blake Miller, Amelia Biere, A.J. Srubas) are breathing new life into an old sound. It’s traditional Cajun music in a traditional setting, but more than that, it’s a powerhouse trio having fun. Whether they appear as an acoustic trio or a full electric band, one would have a hard time finding a more outstanding group of musicians playing Cajun music today. In a world where it seems everyone is continually stretching the boundaries of…

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Inspiring British song writer Pete Morton

March 16 @ 7:00 pm
$20 – $25

    Pete has been making the long trip from across the pond to The Focal Point for years now, yet it’s been at least half a decade since his last visit. We are all really looking forward to that first round of tea and biscuits! If you’re unfamiliar, look the man up and then come to the show! Your satisfaction is assured. LISTEN HERE Pete Morton is an English folk singer-songwriter who lives in London, England. According to fRoots,…

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Nina Ricci: One-Woman Folk Show

March 17 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Nina Ricci is one of the new faces of the American folk music movement. She has a passion for the folk revival music of the 50’s/60’s that popularized folk music on college campuses across America. Her balladeer voice and troubadour spirit are invigorating and she has an engaging way of inserting history and humor alongside the songs she presents to her audiences. In addition to singing folk music, Nina is a gifted songwriter. Her music coincides very well…

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Ben Bedford Album Release

March 18 @ 8:00 pm
$20 – $25

    In the past fifteen years since the release of his first album, Bedford has played his music for audiences all over the United States hitting notable venues such as The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Folkstage in Chicago, and Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He's also played festivals like The Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, The Fox Valley Folk Festival in Illinois, and the Fayetteville Roots Festival in Arkansas. His music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots…

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The Arcadia Dance Orchestra

March 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

March 22 @ 7:00 pm
$25 – $30

        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 Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin with Gary and Roberta Gordon.

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Paisley Fields with The Riverside Wanderers

March 24 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Active since 2013, Paisley Fields is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader splitting time between Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee. His years of experience in Manhattan piano bars did not diminish his love for country music, and he has already released two albums that pay homage to the music of his youth. As a touring member of the queer-country icons Lavender Country, Paisley played keyboard on their 2022 album Blackberry Rose. On his latest record Limp Wrist, Paisley…

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Beth Bombara with special guest Taylor Steele

March 25 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

    Beth Bombara: “Her songs live in the same world as greats like Petty and Dylan; Gillian and Joni, and grow up like trees drawing nourishment from their roots music. But she never, ever sounds like the "typical" artist who claims these influences; Bombara to zig where someone else might zag, making harder or gentler turns, brushing up against jazz or taking rock toward its fulfillment.” -The Columbia Tribune Bombara’s work has garnered high praise from L.A. Weekly, American…

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True Blues Featuring Cedric Watson & Corey Harris

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$30 – $35

    This looked like so much fun that we HAD to book it! Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an event of music and conversation. In bringing the True Blues film by Martin Scorsese to the stage, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music. Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his…

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