Summer concerts are heating up in June with a sizzling array of shows led by acts including like Justin Bieber, Chris Rock, the Lumineers, the Chicks, Dead & Company and Willie Nelson, along with buzzworthy shows by Billy Strings, Maverick City Music, the Avett Brothers and Bon Iver. Here are 21 shows high on our radar.
Summer is heating up with a sizzling array of concerts in June. Here are 21 St. Louis shows high on our radar.
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
When 7:30 p.m. June 2 • Where Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market Street • How much $35-$125 • More info ticketmaster.com
If you're a fan of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, there's a good chance you saw the group’s story on the big screen in “Jersey Boys,” or maybe even the musical of the same name. But here's the real thing onstage at Stifel, and you don't want to miss classics such as “Can't Take My Eyes Off You,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Big Girls Don't Cry" performed by Valli himself.
'Ledisi Sings Nina'
When 7:30 p.m. June 3 • Where Powell Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • How much $58-$95 • More info slso.org
If you know Ledisi, you know she can do just about anything when it comes to her vocal choices. That’s why we can’t wait for her to bring her tribute to soulful goddess Nina Simone to Powell Hall. Ledisi released her “Ledisi Sings Nina” album in 2021 with “Four Women” and “Feeling Good.”
When 7:30 p.m. June 3 • Where St. Louis Music Park, 750 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $22-$150 • More info ticketmaster.com
Veteran singer-songwriter Jackson Browne makes his return to the area for "An Evening With" concert. His latest album is “Downhill From Everywhere,” his first album of new material in seven years.
The Lumineers, Caamp
When 7:30 p.m. June 8 • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $26-$115 • More info ticketmaster.com
Folk rock band the Lumineers’ new “Brightside” album comes with a new tour of the same name heading to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre this month. “Brightside” is the fourth album from the band, and it includes tunes such as “A.M. Radio,” “Big Shot” and “Where We Are,” along with the title track. It’s the band’s first new music in over two years.
Motion City Soundtrack, All Get Out, Neil Rubenstein
When 7 p.m. June 8 • Where The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard • How much $35-$40 • More info ticketmaster.com
Pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack is in full anniversary mode with a tour celebrating its 2005 album, “Commit This to Memory.” The album is considered the band’s commercial breakthrough and features the hit “Everything Is Alright.” The album was produced by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182.
When 8 p.m. June 8-11 • Where Off Broadway, 2509 Lemp Avenue • How much $25-$40 per night; four-night passes available • More info twangfest.com
After its forced pandemic hiatus, Twangfest returns for its 24th installment with headliners the Jayhawks, Katie Pruitt, Cracker and Ha Ha Tonka, along with Lilly Hiatt, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Steve Dawson and the Lucid Dreams, and John Paul Keith, and St. Louis acts Dylan Triplett, Prairie Rehab and Yard Eagle.
That Purple Stuff: A Royal DJ Tribute to Prince
When 8 p.m. June 10 • Where Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Boulevard • How much $13-$15 • More info ticketmaster.com
St. Louis DJ James Biko‘s last tribute to Prince was a year ago at City Foundry; attendees partied like it was 1999 inside roped-off pods. This weekend the event makes its Delmar Hall debut. Biko will spin not only Prince’s music in celebration of his birthday, but Prince-related acts.
When 8 p.m. June 11-12 • Where Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market Street • How much $46.50-$122 • More info ticketmaster.com
The slap seen around the world on Oscar night may have stung Chris Rock's cheek but not his career. Shortly after the incident in which Will Smith smacked him on live television, Rock kicked off his “Ego Death” stand-up tour. And if folks weren't talking about the tour before the Oscars, they certainly were afterward. Ticket sales reportedly rose, and a second date was added at Stifel Theatre. You do the math.
The Chicks, Patty Griffin
When 7:30 p.m. June 14 • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $30-$179 • More info livenation.com
St. Louis is the first to watch the Chicks hatch this summer as the superstar country act launches its new tour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. This is the group’s first tour following its 2020 album, “Gaslighter.”
When 8:30 p.m. June 16 • Where St. Louis Music Park, 750 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $39.50-$89.50 • More info ticketmaster.com
Bluegrass sensation Billy Strings is on his way to St. Louis to show what the fuss is all about. Tickets to his St. Louis Music Park concert moved quickly. “Renewal,” his fifth album, hit the top of Billboard’s bluegrass albums chart.
'Music of Whitney Houston'
When 7:30 p.m. June 17 • Where Powell Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • How much $38-$68 • More info slso.org
Pulling off the music of Whitney Houston is never a simple task. But the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is giving it a go with its own twist. Martin Herman conducts and Amanda Cole sings during this evening with classics such as “Saving All My Love For You,” “How Will I Know,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?” and “I Will Always Love You.”
When 8 p.m. June 17 • Where The Factory, 17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield • How much $55-$89 • More info ticketmaster.com
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has sent countless female impersonators into superstardom, including Alyssa Edwards. She failed to win during her time on both “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” but she remains a memorable favorite. Her "Life, Love and Lashes Tour" visits the Factory.
Bon Iver, Bonny Light Horseman
When 7 p.m. June 17 • Where St. Louis Music Park, 750 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $30-$100 • More info ticketmaster.com
Indie folk artist Justin Vernon, who performs as Bon Iver, returns with a show at St. Louis Music Park. An early review of the tour from azcentral.com called the show a “mesmerizing blend of experimentation and emotional intensity.” Bon Iver’s latest project is “I,I.”
Dead & Company
When 7 p.m. June 21 • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $56-$201 • More info livenation.com
While we don’t know yet if the rumors are true that Dead & Company are winding down after this tour, we also know we don’t want to take that chance and be left out. Either way, the Dead live forever. Dead & Company features Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and Bob Weir with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.
Maverick City Music with Kirk Franklin, Jonathan McReynolds
When 6:30 p.m. June 23 • Where Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue • How much $40.50-$130.50 • More info ticketmaster.com
Rising music sensation Maverick City Music is taking the Christian music world by storm. Its “Kingdom Tour” visits Chaifetz Arena with some very special guests, including Kirk Franklin, Jonathan McReynolds, Christ Rep. and Housefires.
Justin Bieber, Jaden, Teo, Harry Hudson
When 7 p.m. June 23 • Where Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Avenue • How much $120-$1,499 • More info ticketmaster.com
Pop superstar Justin Bieber’s return to Enterprise Center for his "Justice World Tour" is long in the making, originally scheduled for 2020 with a different title and different opening acts. Bieber’s chart-topping album “Justice” is jam-packed with guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Giveon, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Burna Boy, Benny Blanco and others.
When 7 p.m. June 23-24 • Where Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. • How much $53.75-$129.75 (June 24 sold out) • More info metrotix.com
The New York Times once called comedian Sebastian Maniscalco the hottest comic in America. Decide for yourself when he brings his “Nobody Does This Tour” to St. Louis for two nights at the Fox Theatre. He has said he’s busting at the seams to get back in front of fans.
When 4:30 p.m. June 24 • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Dr., Maryland Heights • How much $19-$350 • More info livenation.com
Country music legend Willie Nelson celebrated his 89th birthday in grand fashion earlier this year. He released a new album, “A Beautiful Time,” produced by Nelson's longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon. Nelson, perhaps one of the busiest 89-year-olds ever, released two new albums in 2021 — “That's Life” and “The Willie Nelson Family.” His "Outlaw Fest" tour includes Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Brittney Spencer and Charlie Crockett.
When 7 p.m. June 26 • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $22-$299 • More info livenation.com
Crooner Josh Groban brings his 2020 album “Harmony” to the stage with his new tour of the same name. The album includes the big-voiced singer collaborating with Leslie Odom Jr., Kirk Franklin and Sara Bareilles.
When 8 p.m. June 26 • Where The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard • How much $35-$55 • More info ticketmaster.com
Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat celebrates the 15th anniversary of her debut album, “Coco.” The album put Caillat on the map with songs such as “Bubbly,” “Realize,” “The Little Things” and “Something Special.” It remains her bestselling album to date.
The Avett Brothers, June 30
When 8 p.m. June 30 • Where St. Louis Music Park, 750 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $55-$85 • More info ticketmaster.com
Anyone who has attended an Avett Brothers concert — whether it was at the Fox Theatre, Stifel Theatre or LouFest — knows the rock band provides a rip-roaring time. The group's St. Louis Music Park show should be a night to remember. The Avett Brothers continued their “Gleam” series with the latest installment, “The Third Gleam.” The project, released in 2020, offered some hope in an uncertain time. Before “The Third Gleam,” the Avett Brothers released “Closer Than Together."
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