Royce Martin Album Release “Memories on Morgan Street”

This is a special performance by Royce Martin celebrating the release of his new album “Memories on Morgan Street” Scott Joplin Reimagined by Royce Martin on Rivermont Records. Royce Martin is a pianist, composer and graduate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Royce taught himself the piano Read more about Royce Martin Album Release “Memories on Morgan Street”[…]

$25 – $30

Songbird Cafe

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 STL. Come enjoy singer/songwriters Adam Reichmann, Andy Ploof, John Wendland and Steve Dawson.

$25 – $30

A Tale Of Two

Following their Bluebird Cafe debut, Nashville based “A Tale Of Two” is an undeniable rising duo in today’s roots music scene. Combining the best of Americana and blues melodies with timeless Southern storytelling, award winning vocalist Stephanie Adlington and guitarist Aaron Lessard draw influence from the likes of Tom Waits and Ray LaMontagne, along with Read more about A Tale Of Two[…]

$15 – $20

Donna Herula Trio

Donna Herula is a blues, folk and Americana singer, songwriter and resonator guitar player and a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee who is returning to The Focal Point for another spectacular event! Her latest album, “Bang at the Door” won “Best Acoustic Blues Album” at the 2022 Independent Blues Awards and was also nominated for Read more about Donna Herula Trio[…]

$20 – $25

Bulgarika

Bulgarika is an authentic 5 piece traditional Bulgarian group who play the time honored music of the Balkans. They include: Donka Koleva - The internationally prominent singer, Donka Koleva is a native of the town of Rudozem Rodopa region of Thrace. After graduation of National School of Folk Arts in Shiroka Luka Bulgaria, Donka Koleva Read more about Bulgarika[…]

$20 – $25

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS), has graced venues large and small - from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and Read more about Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman[…]

$30 – $35

Buffalo Rose (CANCELED)

CANCELED Unfortunately three of the members of Buffalo Rose are too sick to perform.  Any purchased tickets will be refunded.

$20 – $25

An evening of Southern Roots Music with Eric and Suzy Thompson

Eric & Suzy have devoted their lives to the pursuit of weird and obscure old-time American music – warped fiddle tunes in odd tunings, cinematic ballads, country blues songs that contain mysterious metaphors, early Cajun music with incomprehensible French lyrics and backwards chords. Using fiddle, mandolin, guitars, Cajun accordion, banjo (and the occasional odd instrument Read more about An evening of Southern Roots Music with Eric and Suzy Thompson[…]

$20 – $25

Beppe Gambetta

Beppe Gambetta is an Italian guitarist, vocalist and composer who found a way to make Italian and American traditions speak together with one voice. Born in the seaport city of Genova and raised on American Flatpicking he developed a unique captivating guitar and performance style. Beppe is beloved all over the world, gaining new fans Read more about Beppe Gambetta[…]

$20 – $25

Dom Flemons *The American Songster*

Dr. Dom Flemons, is a musician based in the Chicago area and he is famously known as The American Songster® since his repertoire covers over one hundred years of American roots music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music scholar, actor, slam poet, record collector, and the creator, host, producer of American Songster Radio Show on Read more about Dom Flemons *The American Songster*[…]

$30 – $35

Gangspil

Gangspil (Sonnich Lydom: accordion, harmonica, vocals & Kristian Bugge: fiddle, vocals) will take you on an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. These lively musicians perform old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropol Copenhagen, including a Read more about Gangspil[…]

$20 – $25

Chris Smither

4pm TICKETS   8pm TICKETS Focal Point proudly welcomes our old friend Chris Smither back for TWO back to back shows on Saturday, October 14th at 4pm and 8pm. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.” -Associated Press. " Read more about Chris Smither[…]

$40 – $45

Tannahill Weavers

Focal Point will be celebrating our annual Scottish October with The Tannahill Weavers!! Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals and songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humour, the Tannahill Weavers have transformed traditional Scottish material and brought it into the modern world, vitally alive and kicking. Members of the Scottish Read more about Tannahill Weavers[…]

$30 – $35

Focal Point presents Darren Nicholson: Original Americana Music from the Mountains of Appalachia

Darren Nicholson is a GRAMMY nominee, 13-time International Bluegrass Music Association award winner, Grand Ole Opry performer and recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest honor given by North Carolina’s governor.  Nicholson has been on stage since childhood. Growing up in Jackson County, he played alongside his father, Hayes Nicholson, a Read more about Focal Point presents Darren Nicholson: Original Americana Music from the Mountains of Appalachia[…]

$30 – $35

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Presents: Rhys Jones, Sam Bartlett, and Abby Ladin

Rhys Jones is one of the finest living performers of Appalachian and old-time music, and his numerous recordings have influenced generations of musicians over the last 30 years. Rhys plays with a unique style loved by audiences and critics alike. A recognized master musician, his fiddling is the gold standard for imaginative and inspired traditional Read more about Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Presents: Rhys Jones, Sam Bartlett, and Abby Ladin[…]

$20 – $25

Daniel Neihoff

Daniel Neihoff is an emerging Singer/Songwriter from Paducah, KY. He has been described as “one of the best storytelling songwriters in Nashville”. His music blends sensitive and articulate lyrics with effortless fingerpicking and powerful vocals. With a voice that is honest and passionate, Daniel holds nothing back every time he takes the stage. In a Read more about Daniel Neihoff[…]

$15 – $20

Choro Das 3

We're REALLY looking forward to this one! Choro das 3 is a family based trio formed by the sisters: Corina (flute), Lia (7 string guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo, accordion and piano). Tragically, Eduardo, the father of the three sisters, lost his life to Covid early in the pandemic, before vaccines were available in Read more about Choro Das 3[…]

$25 – $30

Nicolas Brown CD Release Show

Nicolas Brown was born in Illinois and raised in Ontario, and first started playing Irish music when he was in his late teens. A friend lent him a practice set of uilleann pipes, with which he proceeded to torture his extremely patient and understanding parents. Norman Stiff (a student of Dublin born Chris Langan) started Read more about Nicolas Brown CD Release Show[…]

$15 – $20

The Midwestern Harvesters – Vintage Old-Time String Band Tunes & Songs

The Midwestern Harvesters - Lynn "Chirps" Smith, Fred Campeau, and Jim Nelson - have been playing together since sometime in the mid-1980s when they got together in the Volo Bogtrotters. They play the real rough and ready, authentic stuff, often learned during visits with elder musicians from previous generations, or from field recordings, or from Read more about The Midwestern Harvesters – Vintage Old-Time String Band Tunes & Songs[…]

$20 – $25

Mean Mary

The much anticipated return of Mean Mary to The Focal Point! Mary James stunned a small but enthusiastic crowd in August of 2022 and the video of her debut show continues to dominate the Focal Point YouTube channel with over 12,000 views! She is an award-winning musician/writer and fan favorite (over 30 million views on her YouTube videos), Mean Read more about Mean Mary[…]

$20 – $25

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Presents: Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee

Drawing inspiration from the rich string band culture of the Virginia-Carolina Blue Ridge region, The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee bring together old time mountain music, traditional bluegrass, and early country music to produce a uniquely authentic old time sound. The Floyd County-based string band plays regularly for dances and festivals around the country and they have won many contests including the Read more about Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Presents: Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee[…]

$25 – $30

Miss Jubilee

Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime are happy to welcome back Miss Jubilee!  Miss Jubilee is St. Louis band that specialize in 1920s and 30s blues, jazz and hokum.  With a style described as "a kind of hot elegant rawness" this group has always been a Focal Point favorite. Vocalist Valerie Kirchhoff Read more about Miss Jubilee[…]

$15 – $20

(POSTPONED) John Higgins & Thayne Bradford

Unfortunately, the concert on Saturday with John Higgins & Thayne Bradford has been postponed. We'll update social media, our newsletter, and our website when we have a new date. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email at [email protected]

$15 – $20

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Presents Bob Bovee

  Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music is glad to welcome back Bob Bovee. Since 1971, Bob Bovee has traveled the country taking old-time music to audiences of all ages at festivals, fairs, coffeehouses, schools, libraries, and radio and TV prorgams. His performances feature rural music of an earlier era as played in homes, at Read more about Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Presents Bob Bovee[…]

$20 – $25

Hunter Peebles and The Moonlighters

Songs from the heart. There's no better way to describe the music from Hunter Peebles. The human experience is filled with heartache, loss, love and joy. Hunter's songs capture these sentiments with seemingly effortless simplicity and depth. Hailing from southern Illinois, just east of St. Louis, MO, Hunter reflects his influences in country, folk and Read more about Hunter Peebles and The Moonlighters[…]

$15 – $20

Rough Shop’s Eighteenth Annual Holiday Extravaganza! (FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT)

FRIDAY NIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT This year marks the 18th year that Rough Shop will be at the Focal Point to offer up their take on the holiday season! Find out why these shows have become an annual tradition for so many!  It’s all there – the wonder, the longing, the joy, the beauty, the feeling Read more about Rough Shop’s Eighteenth Annual Holiday Extravaganza! (FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT)[…]

$15 – $20

Rough Shop’s Eighteenth Annual Holiday Extravaganza! (SUNDAY MATINEE)

SUNDAY MATINEE This year marks the 18th year that Rough Shop will be at the Focal Point to offer up their take on the holiday season! Find out why these shows have become an annual tradition for so many!  It’s all there – the wonder, the longing, the joy, the beauty, the feeling of loneliness Read more about Rough Shop’s Eighteenth Annual Holiday Extravaganza! (SUNDAY MATINEE)[…]

$15 – $20

A Very Merry Mean Mary Christmas

This will be a quick return to The Focal Point for Mean Mary and she'll be bringing her brother Frank James along to perform together Sunday, December 10th, at 6PM (doors 5:30) Tickets $20 in advance.  Please get your tickets early; we expect a sell-out show! Mary and Frank will be playing crowd favorites (such Read more about A Very Merry Mean Mary Christmas[…]

$20 – $25

The Hot Club of St. Louis

The Hot Club of St. Louis is an all-star line up of the city’s finest acoustic jazz musicians led by guitarist Joe Park. The group will perform many of the classics made famous by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France as well as some of Park’s own original compositions. Rinn Netherton - violin Read more about The Hot Club of St. Louis[…]

$15 – $20

Jake’s Leg’s 10th Annual Holiday Acoustic Dance Party (One Night Only!)

Yes, you heard it right! Not only will this be Jake's Leg's 10th Annual Holiday Show at Focal Point but they will only be doing ONE show rather than the typical two, so get those tickets while the-get'ns good! Spanning the generations, Jake's Leg has been performing the music of The Grateful Dead for 48 Read more about Jake’s Leg’s 10th Annual Holiday Acoustic Dance Party (One Night Only!)[…]

$20 – $25

Graham Curry’s Birthday Bash with The Missouri Fury

Graham Curry is a bluegrass multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Missouri and has been playing since a young child. Graham specializes in flat-picking guitar, mandolin & fiddle and has a strong passion for traditional Bluegrass, American roots & world folk music.  Graham, who splits his time between St.Louis and Nashville as an accomplished live & Read more about Graham Curry’s Birthday Bash with The Missouri Fury[…]

$15 – $20

Calamity Mo: Mississippi Valley Creole Culture Aficionado

Old Mines friends take note! Music historian, author and clawhammer banjo player Calamity Mo collects and currently specializes in the French- Creole songs of Missouri and Illinois. Calamity Mo is in the region to join in Prairie du Rocher’s Guiannée, the old French folk song still sung yearly for New Year’s Eve. For us, she’ll Read more about Calamity Mo: Mississippi Valley Creole Culture Aficionado[…]

$20 – $25

T.J. Muller’s All Star Jazz Band Ft. Andy Schumm, Matt Tolentino, Mike Davis, Josh Duffee & Colin Hancock

Enjoy an evening of 1920's & 30's jazz performed by some of it's finest practitioners from around the USA. Each member of this band is a multi-instrumentalist and bandleader in their respective cities of Chicago, New York, Cincinnati, Davenport and Austin, and each travel the world performing this energetic and entertaining style of music. The evening will include Read more about T.J. Muller’s All Star Jazz Band Ft. Andy Schumm, Matt Tolentino, Mike Davis, Josh Duffee & Colin Hancock[…]

$25 – $30

For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt with The Lowery Brothers and Kevin Buckley

Mainstays of the St. Louis Folk music scene, Nate and Dan Lowery originally hail from Dallas, Texas. Born into a large musical family, the brothers were exposed to traditional music at a young age. Their earliest memories are of their father playing Doc Watson songs on his Martin D-35 guitar. It wasn’t long before they Read more about For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt with The Lowery Brothers and Kevin Buckley[…]

$15 – $20

Keltic Reign RETURNS for their (mostly) Annual New Year Focal Point Concert

Band leader Mitzi MacDonald says “The neatest thing about Keltic Reign is the evolution of the band. My kids cut their teeth listening to us play…and now they are playing.” It’s true, the house has been filled with Celtic music for many, many years. So which Keltic Reign are we talking about? …well, it is Read more about Keltic Reign RETURNS for their (mostly) Annual New Year Focal Point Concert[…]

$25 – $30

Laka

Born and raised in Cape Girardeau, MO, Laka grew up singing in a small community Pentecostal church. The energetic self-proclaimed soul singer had performed at a variety of St. Louis venues with an acoustic duo or full band since 2016. Commonly referred to as dynamite, many are surprised by the power that her voice projects. Read more about Laka[…]

$20 – $25

The return of True Blues Featuring Corey Harris & Cedric Watson

Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, Read more about The return of True Blues Featuring Corey Harris & Cedric Watson[…]

$30 – $35

Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert

Kieran Kane’s seminal work in The O'Kanes and Kane, Welch, Kaplin, as well as co-founding the independent label Dead Reckoning Records, laid the foundation for the contemporary world of Americana music. A successful solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter (with songs recorded by Alan Jackson, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and many more), Kieran is a musician's Read more about Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert[…]

$25 – $30

The Return of Auset Sarno’s Birthday Bash featuring Auset w/ Brad Sarno and Friends

After taking a long hiatus from her original band Auset Music Project to explore new musical adventures, Auset is bringing her annual Birthday Bash celebration back to The Focal Point!  Joining her in this year's fun will be all sorts of friends from all kinds of other bands hailing from every corner of St.Louis! Count Read more about The Return of Auset Sarno’s Birthday Bash featuring Auset w/ Brad Sarno and Friends[…]

$15 – $20

Eimear Arkins Album Release Show

Eimear Arkins will celebrate the release of her new album Here & There with a live performance of the album on January 28. The album features traditional and sean nós songs as well as fiddle tunes, most of which were composed by fiddle players from her home county, County Clare. There are a number of St Louis-based musicians featured on the album Read more about Eimear Arkins Album Release Show[…]

$15 – $20

STL Songwriter’s Showcase

Tickets $15 at the door, no advance sales, cash only. (an ATM is available across the street at the Saratoga Bowling Lanes) STL Songwriter’s Showcase Focal Point is presenting its first ever STL Songwriter’s Showcase. The showcase highlights St. Louis-based performers representing some of the best singer songwriters in the metropolitan area. You will get Read more about STL Songwriter’s Showcase[…]

$15

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music presents Dakota Dave Hull

Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson, from the Washington Post to Downbeat to fRoots, Dakota Dave Hull’s guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing, and vintage pop. Dakota Dave is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the Read more about Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music presents Dakota Dave Hull[…]

$20 – $25

Tray Wellington Band

Tray Wellington Band is a high energy progressive Bluegrass band. Tray has been acclaimed in the Wall Street Journal as "breaking right through sub genre boundaries. If bluegrass is about spotlighting virtuosos, here’s a new one people will be checking in on for some time to come" The band comes equipped with anything from catchy Read more about Tray Wellington Band[…]

$25 – $30

Buddy Mondlock

Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You might’ve heard his song “The Kid” (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even Read more about Buddy Mondlock[…]

$20 – $25

The New Missouri Fox Hunters

Focal Point is happy to host The New Missouri Fox Hunters!  Performing only occasionally, this trio is made up of Alena Wheeler, Nick Pence, and Ryan Koenig. Focusing on originals and obscure old-time songs, this group of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists came into their sound rather quickly. While attracted to each other through their calm demeanor, Read more about The New Missouri Fox Hunters[…]

$15 – $20

Sam Robbins

Sam Robbins will be returning for his third appearance at The Focal Point! He is often described as an "old soul singer songwriter."  A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic 70's singer songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona.  An avid performer, he Read more about Sam Robbins[…]

$20 – $25

Jessica Fichot Quartet (featuring Chloe Feoranzo)

Los Angeles-based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that's truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American upbringing, her music takes the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the land of 1940's Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing, international folk, and into the wilderness of her imagination. With Read more about Jessica Fichot Quartet (featuring Chloe Feoranzo)[…]

$20 – $25

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music presents Silver Creek

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music is excited to present Silver Creek's debut appearance at Focal Point. The Silver Creek Bluegrass Band is a group of friends that plays traditionally inspired bluegrass and country music. The band members (Derek Twesten, Colin Graham, Logan Perez, Quinten Voss, and Blake Korte) are from southwest Illinois and perform Read more about Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music presents Silver Creek[…]

$20 – $25

Cree Rider with Band

This is a REALLY BIG show announcement for Cree and the band! Their new single "Anchors" will be dropping on March 1st, and they will be celebrating at Focal Point with a set of their Cosmic American repertoire followed by a tribute to the Pirate King himself, Jimmy Buffett, playing his classic album "A-1-A" in Read more about Cree Rider with Band[…]

$20 – $25

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

Lynx Lynx

Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg join their Scandinavian fiddle forces together in this Norwegian-Swedish folk music duo – lynx lynx. The variety of strings includes fiddles, Hardanger fiddles, guitars, and even a mandolin. The mix of tunes is put together by both their original and traditional Nordic fiddle tunes.  This is what music sounds like between Read more about Lynx Lynx[…]

$20 – $25

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 Batdorf

John Batdorf has been writing and performing his music for well over 50 years!  He has been performing at The Focal Point on a regular basis for many years and each and every time has resulted in a wonderfully memorable show. Check out his website, John Batdorf Music and look at all of the things he's been Read more about John Batdorf[…]

$20 – $25

Rum Drum Ramblers

As performances by the the legendary Rum Drum Ramblers are scarce, we always look forward to the Ramblers returning to the Focal Point! The backward-glancing trio Rum Drum Ramblers are most commonly thought of as a blues band, and certainly, the guys in this group seek to revive a certain strand of acoustic, pre-war blues Read more about Rum Drum Ramblers[…]

$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

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