Update to COVID-19 Mitigation Practices at the Focal Point

Beginning Saturday, March 19th, 2022, The Focal Point will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Patrons will also not be required to wear a mask during the performance. There may be future shows where masks or vaccination/negative test will be 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. We are very grateful for our patrons, performers, and volunteers for all they have done over the past 2 years.

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Nathan Kalish with opening set by Jesse Irwin and Ryan Koenig

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$15 – $20

Nathan Kalish is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, and wandering storyteller. Born in Milwaukee, WI, to missionary parents, he was moved around for most of his formative years. By the time he graduated high school, he had already lived in many different cities across Europe and the USA. He then spent over a decade performing music across both, playing bars and Honky-Tonks for 200+ shows a year. Now he lives and creates in Nashville, TN.

On his latest full-length album, Great Big Motel Bed in the Sky, Nathan explores loss and love while being accompanied by his band The Derechos. It’s an imperfect lyrical balance between sincerity and absurdity, with a sonic mix of harmony and grit. Produced by Kalish, it is a 10-song effort tracked in 3 days at Trace Horse Studio and mixed by Kalish at the Maroon Lagoon. It is inspired by psychedelic folk-rock, and cosmic country sounds from the United States of Americana and beyond.

Nathan’s extensive back catalog of independent releases and hard-touring work ethic has landed him on stages with Lucinda Williams, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lucero and many other current and legacy acts. As a result, he’s earned accolades from Rolling Stone Country, Billboard, American Songwriter, Saving Country Music, and several other international press outlets. In addition, his writing has been compared to Tom Petty, John Prine, Gram Parsons, and Paul Westerberg.

Even with unexpected curves and bumps in the past two years, Nathan Kalish’s committed relationship with the road is one that still has many more miles to go with a busy 2022 planned. Great Big Motel Bed in the Sky will mark an important chapter in Kalish’s creative journey, which is constantly in transit.


July 22
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$15 – $20


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