Carl Sonny Leyland presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime

Carl Sonny Leyland is an exponent of archaic piano styles including boogie woogie, blues, barrelhouse, early jazz, and swing. Performing as a soloist at The Focal Point, he will draw his repertoire from these various genres, and will also vocalize on a few selections.  Sonny started his musical journey in 1980 when he first discovered Read more about Carl Sonny Leyland presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime[…]

$20 – $25

Eimear Arkins & Eileen Gannon – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Join Eimear Arkins & Eileen Gannon for their annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Focal Point. Eimear and Eileen have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. They have played numerous sold-out shows across the midwest and beyond. They are both tutors at St. Louis Irish Arts and have Read more about Eimear Arkins & Eileen Gannon – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration[…]

$25 – $30

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music welcomes back Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremey Stephens (aka The Stephens Brothers)

Corrina Rose Logston and Jeremy Stephens are a duo heavily steeped in the sounds of traditional bluegrass and early country music. From heart songs and brother duets of the early Grand Ole Opry era to lively bluegrass tunes and their own original material, their show is sure to keep you entertained. Corrina and Jeremy perform Read more about Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music welcomes back Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremey Stephens (aka The Stephens Brothers)[…]

$25 – $30

Jontavious Willis

This young man put the entire (incredibly sold out) Focal Point in ABSOLUTE AWE last time! Get your tickets NOW or you may miss the chance. We expect them to go quick! Jontavious Willis is resolved in his mission: to reinvigorate today’s Blues with the spirit of the past. Inspired by a time when the Read more about Jontavious Willis[…]

$35 – $40

Ethan Leinwand, Nick Pence & Valerie Kirchhoff (Miss Jubilee) Presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime

The Focal Point welcomes a new trio - a veritable family band - featuring local musicians Ethan Leinwand (piano), Nick Pence (guitar/vocals) and Valerie Kirchhoff (vocals/hot comb). These three have performed at The Focal Point in different smaller and larger combinations, including The Bottlesnakes, The St. Louis Steady Grinders, and Miss Jubilee. As a trio, Read more about Ethan Leinwand, Nick Pence & Valerie Kirchhoff (Miss Jubilee) Presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime[…]

$15 – $20

Fiddlin’ Sam and the Bolo Band

Fiddlin' Sam and the Bolo Band, the St Louis Western Swing supergroup, comes back to the Focal Point on Friday, May 3rd. This band draws from the songbooks of Bob Wills, Roy Rogers, Milton Brown and others from Western Swing's heyday of the '30s thru '50s. Bandleader Sam Golden's faithful transcriptions and adaptations capture the Read more about Fiddlin’ Sam and the Bolo Band[…]

$15 – $20

John Higgins & Thayne Bradford

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 Read more about John Higgins & Thayne Bradford[…]

$15 – $20

The Consequences

Driven by a passion for exploring the colors and complexities of Irish music, The Consequences are a new Irish traditional band founded by Lexie Boatright (concertina & harp), Jake James (fiddle), Cara Wildman (bodhrán & dance), and Ryan Ward (piano & piano accordion). Award-winning soloists in their own right, the quartet comes together to create Read more about The Consequences[…]

$20 – $25

T.J. Muller & Matt Tolentino Presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime

Join multi-instrumentalists T.J. Muller & Matt Tolentino for an evening of 1920's & 30's jazz music and popular songs, ragtime and novelty instrumentals. Between the two musicians an orchestra of instruments is covered including; accordion, banjo, piano, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, bass saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba and more! This duo have entertained audiences at festivals all Read more about T.J. Muller & Matt Tolentino Presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime[…]

$20 – $25

The Special Consensus

The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in over four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and was inducted into the Society for the Read more about The Special Consensus[…]

$25 – $30

Mary Flower with Nick Pence & Ethan Leinwand presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime

"a world-class finger-style guitarist and lap slide player.” -DownBeat No less an authority than legendary Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen admiringly described Mary Flower as "a national treasure in your own backyard." Indeed, the internationally renowned award-winning Portland, Oregon-based singer/guitarist/songwriter is a prodigious talent whose seasoned skills have established her as one of America's Read more about Mary Flower with Nick Pence & Ethan Leinwand presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime[…]

$20 – $25