Bob Case: A Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration

Growing up in the 60’s Folk Revival, Bob Dylan’s songwriting brought something new to the musical world influencing every style & everyone. Celebrate Dylan’s 83rd Birthday May 24th at 8pm with Bob Case playing solo & with his band singing songs from Dylan’s vast catalog.

$20 – $25

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

Martha Spencer & the Wonderland Country Band presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music

Led by Martha Spencer, the Wonderland Country Band includes Jamie Collins on bass/vocals, Lucas Pasley on fiddle/banjo/vocals and Jake Dwyer on percussion/washboard/dance. The Wonderland Country Band has toured across the USA from California to Nashville- recently performing such venues as the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Festival, Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Ashkenaz Center, the Oklahoma Banjo Museum, and Read more about Martha Spencer & the Wonderland Country Band presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music[…]

$20 – $25

St. Louis Songwriters Showcase

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR Cara Ristau Singer-songwriter Cara Ristau is the frontwoman of alternative-folk band West End Junction. She has co-written for local acts Modern Andy, Giant Monsters On The Horizon, and Wadis, and performed with The Bob Band, Goldberry, and The Meowzas. Luisa Sims Luisa Sims is a singer/songwriter from St. Louis Missouri.  Read more about St. Louis Songwriters Showcase[…]

$15

The Mound City Slickers

Hailing from in and around St. Louis, The Mound City Slickers have played many concert performances and more than a few contra and square dances throughout Missouri and Illinois over the past few years. Steeped in tradition, their concerts are a unique mix of hard-driving Midwest fiddle tunes, old country songs, rags, and other surprises Read more about The Mound City Slickers[…]

$15 – $20

Todd Ablright

We're happy to welcome Todd Albright back to the Focal Point! Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, Read more about Todd Ablright[…]

$20 – $25

Ferb and Lubar

Ian Lubar and Joey Ferber join forces to make up the guitar-playing, song-singing duo, "Ferb & Lubar.” Together, “Ferb & Lubar” accompany each other’s original music, blending tasteful guitar work and vocal harmonies. Both established guitarists and songwriters in their own right, the two artists weave with one another on stage, showcasing a curiosity, trust Read more about Ferb and Lubar[…]

$10 – $15

Buffalo Rose Returns

After two cancellations (for perfectly acceptable reasons), Buffalo Rose is finally returning to The Focal Point!  YAY!!!   If you haven't learned of them yet, Buffalo Rose is a charismatic six-piece modern folk/Americana band from Pittsburgh, PA. They take the singer-songwriter tradition to a new level by crafting original songs which are emotive, meticulously arranged, and inspired by a Read more about Buffalo Rose Returns[…]

$20 – $25

Rupert Wates

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited.  In London he worked with some of the best performers in the city.  Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live Read more about Rupert Wates[…]

$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

Master Clawhammer banjo player and author Bob Carlin Concert & Book Signing

Bob Carlin is probably the best known clawhammer style banjoist performing today. He has taken the distinctive southern banjo style to appreciative audiences all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. Carlin is a three-time winner of the Frets Magazine readers poll, and has four Rounder albums and several instruction manuals and videos for Read more about Master Clawhammer banjo player and author Bob Carlin Concert & Book Signing[…]

$20 – $25

Sweetie & The Toothaches

Sweetie & The Toothaches are thrilled to be back at the Focal Point for another unforgettable evening. They are known for their jump blues and RnB classics as well as original tunes inspired by legends like BB King, Huey Lewis & Ray Charles. Sweetie & The Toothaches pay homage to the rich musical traditions of the Read more about Sweetie & The Toothaches[…]

$25 – $30

Jakes Leg’s Annual Summer Solstice Acoustic Dance Party

Spanning the generations, Jake’s Leg has been performing the music of The Grateful Dead for 48 years. (That’s only 11-ish years less than the Dead played Dead themselves!) This will be an acoustic performance exploring the folkier roots of the Grateful Dead. The show will likely not be the perfectly silent listening room experience we Read more about Jakes Leg’s Annual Summer Solstice Acoustic Dance Party[…]

$20 – $25

Japanese Fingerstyle Guitar Master Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a Japanese-born fingerstyle guitarist who moved to the United States in 2000 to attend the Berklee College of Music. Tsukamoto brings a blend of masterful fingerstyle guitar and evocative storytelling that transcends cultural barriers. His artistry has been celebrated on renowned stages like the Blue Note in NYC and the United Nations, Read more about Japanese Fingerstyle Guitar Master Hiroya Tsukamoto[…]

$20 – $25

Larry & Joe presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music

ENGLISH Larry & Joe were destined to make music together. Larry Bellorín hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe Troop is from North Carolina and is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and oldtime musician. Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. Joe, after a decade in Read more about Larry & Joe presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music[…]

$25 – $30

Wayward Mountaineers

We welcome the Wayward Mountaineers' debut appearance at Focal Point and the release of Jill Jonas's new CD of original songs, Through the Countryside. Wayward Mountaineers blur the lines between Folk, Bluegrass, Americana and Old-Time music. The band was founded in 2009 by Michael Jonas, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from High Ridge, Missouri. Joined Read more about Wayward Mountaineers[…]

$20 – $25

The Darren Nicholson Band

Darren Nicholson is an award-winning bluegrass and roots musician from the mountains of Western North Carolina. He grew up in a musical family and started appearing regularly on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN when he was 18 years old. A 13-time IBMA award winning, a Grammy nominee, and induction into the order of Read more about The Darren Nicholson Band[…]

$30 – $35

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

Tommy and Django Halloran

Tommy and Django Halloran are a father/son guitar duo from St. Louis. The elder Tommy has worked as a bandleader for over thirty years, specializing in jazz, blues, and all manner of soulful music. His son Django is a burgeoning guitarist who with an innate ear for improvisation. For this special concert the pair will Read more about Tommy and Django Halloran[…]

$15 – $20

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