6 Great Places to Hear Live Music in St. Louis

Rub elbows with the drummer in these intimate clubs.

Sure, we get the monster concerts in St. Louis, but live music happens every night in clubs all across the region where you can sit close enough to get a breeze from the drummer and hear everything from thrash metal to folk-a-billy. Here's a starter list to get you rockin'.

The Focal Point

This Maplewood venue serves traditional, country and folk music by singer-songwriters, local and regional artists and the occasional import.

Focal Point in Maplewood

Old Rock House

Just south of downtown, this club brings in rising indy stars and established artists from all over.

Old Rock House

BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

This longtime club, just a stone's throw from Busch Stadium, serves—you guessed it— jazz and blues (good soup, too) every night by local legends and touring bands such as Leroy Pierson, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Soulard Blues Band and many more.

BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

Off Broadway

One of St. Louis’ best listening rooms features local and regional blues, folk & roots rock.

Blueberry Hill

This legendary club in The Loop lines up a varied bill of music in a spectrum of genres in a very intimate space. Blueberry Hill is affiliated with nearby Delmar Hall (bigger at 800 seats) and The Pageant (2,500 seats).

Tin Roof

Energetic outpost of Nashville original features live music, big-screen TVs, burgers, steak sandwiches, quesadillas, wings, big salads and more. 

Tin Roof

David Lancaster
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