This Saturday, Grand Center, Inc. and Jazz St. Louis team up to present a showcase of American music. The event will take place at five venues in Grand Center and will feature performances by six local bands.
When they first started planning the event, they were going to present music across a wide range of genres, said Devin Rodino, communications and operations manager at Jazz St. Louis. But in the end they settled on American music --jazz, folk, blues, country and bluegrass.
"Jazz is quintessentially American music," said Gene Dobbs Bradford, executive director of Jazz St. Louis. "And this is how we are going to showcase not only the diversity of American music, but also the diversity of music here in Grand Center."
There will be a ten dollar charge for the event, and armbands can be purchased at any of the venues. Bands performing include the Phil Dunlap Quintet, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, The Thin Dimes, The Aching Hearts, Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing and Beth Bombara. In addition to the music, armband holders will have the opportunity to sample Urban Chestnut beer.
Jazz St. Louis and Grand Center, Inc. Present an American Showcase
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
Hotel Ignacio, Dooley's, Jazz at the Bistro, Vito's and Strauss Park
For more information, call 314-289-4030 or go to the Jazz St. Louis website