Summer is near! St. Louis is one of the few Midwestern cities that most bands come to on their tours, so lucky for you if you’re living in St. Louis this summer! The lineup is stacked and most of the concerts are under $50 to attend! That being said, I will be breaking the bank given the sheer quantity of great performers coming up in the next few months. Here are some concerts that I’m looking forward to and you should too.
My favorite band of all time is coming to The Factory in Chesterfield on May 18! This indie-folk band is the perfect way to kick off a sweet, subtle, stomp-and-holler summer. You might know their songs “By & By” or “Vagabond,” but check out their newest album “Lavender Days.”
This country singer will be at the Enterprise Center on May 20. His newest album “Where We Started” may be his best one yet and was the soundtrack to all of my 2022 summer!
Hippo Campus with Gus Dapperton
This indie-pop band will be playing at The Pageant on May 22! Check out their songs “Ride or Die” or “Golden” for a good introduction to their vibe. Gus Dapperton has quite a few collaborations with BENEE that are great!
June 6 at The Factory in Chesterfield. Looking for a dance-pop party? Check out these artists who are the masterminds behind the popular “Big Booty Mix” series.
For a roots-revival summer evening concert, head to The Factory on June 17 to indulge in this indie-folk band. Check out their songs “Helplessness Blues” and “Mykonos” for a good introduction.
Their newest album is self-described as “a palette of dreamy jazz, bedroom pop, beachy bossa nova and desert-night indie rock.” Their song “Candy Wrappers” had me fangirling instantly. Summer Salt will be stopping at Delmar Hall on June 20.
I was first introduced to this trio of indie-pop women through their song “White Flag,” and their song “Side Effects” will make your heart thump. They seem like a great band to not know before you see them and then fall in love with them at the show. Find them on June 30 at Delmar Hall.
Looking for a country concert? Listen to “Springsteen” and “Record Year” live on July 15 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
YUNGBLUD with The Regrettes
I normally would not advertise a YUNGBLUD concert, but as a diehard Regrettes fan, I will be purchasing tickets for this concert at the Saint Louis Music Park on July 21. Never heard of The Regrettes? Check out their songs “Monday” and “I Dare You” as soon as possible for some girl-pop-rock goodness.
Nah, nah, honey I’m good. Need I say more? Catch Andy on July 25 at The Pageant.
Cavetown with mxmtoon, Ricky Montgomery, grentperez
July 28 at Saint Louis Music Park. What a lineup! I have been a big fan of the lyrical genius that is mxmtoon. Her songs “mona lisa,” “kaleidoscope” and “fever dream” will make me skip and sway my head back and forth like no other. Cavetown hasn’t released an album in a while so check out his self-titled album for a taste of his punk vibe.
Part of me wanted to gate-keep this show as Declan McKenna is one of my favorite artists of all time. Most people know him for his song “Brazil,” but his album “Zeros” from 2020 is filled with gems: “You Better Believe!!!,” “Beautiful Faces” and “Sagittarius A*.” Check him out at Delmar Hall on August 1!
Mt. Joy with Flipturn
I saw Mt. Joy two summers ago; I love their music but they were not the most captivating performers. Their album released in 2022, “Orange Blood,” might be reason enough to go see them on August 15 at Saint Louis Music Park, though. Songs like “Roly Poly,” “Johnson Song” and “Bathroom Light” have fueled my summer soundtracks since release.
I jumped on their electronic-pop bandwagon with the release of their 2020 album “Free Love.” Songs “Ferris Wheel” and “Free” are good ways to get introduced. Their Spotify biography states simply, “Pop music for feeling feelings.” If you’re looking to feel some feelings on August 17, stop by The Pageant.
I had to end with the Queen. Queen Bey will be coming to The Dome at America’s Center on August 21. This will not be one to miss, as her “RENAISSANCE” album has totally converted me to the BeyHive.