Take Note of Chesterfield’s Live Music Venues
Calculating the true benefit of live music within a community is somewhat like trying to place a value on spirituality. Music simply taps into certain creative parts of humans that need to be awakened once in a while, jolting us to live in the moment. After all, U2’s globally revered lead singer Bono believes “music can change the world because music can change people.”
When hankering for a musically inspired attitude adjustment, consider heading to the following local venues that intentionally spotlight and nurture live music.
EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery, 550 Chesterfield Center, features solo performers, as well as duos, trios and quartets. Examples of recent musicians performing there are 3 Of A Perfect Couple, 9th Street Surfers, Pennsylvania Slim, Jeni & Dave, Billy Barnett, Ted McCready & Rocky Mantia, Soul Shake, Jason Garms and Dan Kuse Duo. Live music is typically hosted there starting at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.
As a decidedly different wine, whiskey and music venue, the owners of Naked Vine at 1624 Clarkson Road, say they believe the music they offer is just as important to their success as the wine and whiskey selections. Many of their artists tour nationally, and appear at other St. Louis venues, such as Off Broadway, Delmar Hall, The Focal Point and The Pageant. Examples of the performers that can be seen there from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays include Diesel Island, The Missouri Breaks, Les Gruff & The Billy Goat, The High Dives and Pierce Crask.
While dining in an atmosphere that combines a sports bar, gourmet food and handcrafted cocktails at Satchmo’s Bar & Grill, 13375 Olive Blvd., one also can take in various live music genres, including upbeat mixes of classic rock, blues, ’80s alternative, gypsy, acoustic, bar favorites and occasional country tunes most Friday and Saturday evenings. Examples of performers that can be seen at Satchmo’s are Maple Jam Band, The Jobz 300, The Four Horsemen, Pop Rocks Funk, Tequila Mockingbird, Easy Street, Syner-Gee, and Rob Boyle and Johnny Henry.
A newcomer to the Chesterfield scene, Rock & Brews St. Louis, 17258 Chesterfield Airport Road, plays background songs for rock music lovers of all ages. This summer, they added live music events.
No article about live music in Chesterfield would be complete without referencing the music jewel of Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, with its plethora of outdoor music concerts, ranging from big band, ’70s tunes and jazz to gritty country and hard rock. Some events there require tickets, but many are free.
Set off 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays to Sky Music Lounge, 930 Kehrs Mill Road, to hear a variety of musicians, such as Iconic Zilch, Callaway Circus, Message To Love, Paint The Earth, The Discussion, Pick Too, Proud Larry, Jake’s Leg, The VCRs, 5 Star Roscoe and Almost Famous.
The Crafty Chameleon Bar, 1384 Clarkson Clayton Center, hosts live music every other Saturday evening; check the bar’s social media and website for updates.
Parkside Grille turns their location at 505 Strecker Road into live music jam sessions on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday afternoons. They also have artists come in certain Wednesday evenings.
“Wine & Music” live events are hosted from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday evenings at Walnut Grill, 1386 Clarkson-Clayton Center, with musicians such as Soul Punch, Anita Rosamond, Zero Friction and Pedros.
Live music is offered Thursdays and Saturdays at Alibi 25, 15856 Clayton Road. They also host karaoke from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays.
NEARBY LIVE MUSIC VENUES:
- Red Fish Blue Fish, 7 Hawk’s Nest Plaza, St. Charles 63303
- Bottleneck Blues Bar, One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles 63301
- Brewskeez Smokehouse & Music, 4251 Keaton Crossing Blvd., O’Fallon 63368
- Cottleville Wine Seller, 5314 State Highway N, St. Charles 63304