Upcoming events

27
Jan
2023

Celebrate legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim by revisiting some of the most poignant, powerful and witty songs in the American musical theatre canon.

For more information, email Ashton Beck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.eventvesta.com/events/19216/t/tickets

27
Jan
2023

01-27-2023
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. Skaggs emerged as a professional bluegrass musician in 1971, joining bands such as the Clinch Mountain Boys, The Country Gentlemen and J.D. Crowe & the New South. He then led Boone Creek, also featuring Dobro ace Jerry Douglas. Ricky Skaggs has been honored with inductions into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame. Most recently, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2020 for his contributions to the American music industry.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/ricky-skaggs-kentucky-thunder/

28
Jan
2023

01-28-2023

Live Music by Up All Night.

For more information, email Justin Pfaff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://cli.re/24482-up-all-night

28
Jan
2023

01-28-2023

Attend a house concert by singer/songwriter Greg Klyma, and you’ll leave thinking he was born to play music and tell stories in such intimate settings. See him at a festival or show with like-minded acoustic pickers, and you’ll think this is where he shines. Then you’ll see him front an electric rock band and … well, you get the idea. The constants are Greg Klyma’s accomplished playing on guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica, and his songs. The Buffalo, N.Y., native has amassed a deep catalog of songs topical and personal, funny and profound, over more than a dozen studio albums (his latest release is “Singing for My Life”) and 20 years of crisscrossing the country. Klyma, from his home base in Boston, continues to honor the tradition of heroes such as Woody Guthrie and Tom Petty, all in service to the songs.

For more information, email Judy Stein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://thefocalpoint.org/event/greg-klyma-with-special-guest-marc-chechik/

29
Jan
2023

01-29-2023

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the JLCO performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Benny Goodman, and many others. Wynton Marsalis has invited the revered Iraqi oud virtuoso, composer, educator, musicologist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Naseer Shamma on tour for the world premiere performances of a new collaboration, Middle East Meditations, and will feature new works arranged by Marsalis, Shamma and JLCO members.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/jlco-wynton-marsalis/

04
Feb
2023

02-04-2023

A powerfully gifted musician and a scholar of Black American music, Jake Blount speaks ardently about the African roots of the banjo and the subtle, yet profound ways African Americans have shaped and defined the amorphous categories of roots music and Americana. His 2020 album Spider Tales (named one of the year’s best albums by NPR and The New Yorker, earned a perfect 5-star review from The Guardian) highlighted the Black and Indigenous histories of popular American folk tunes, as well as revived songs unjustly forgotten in the whitewashing of the canon. Jake Blount’s new album, The New Faith, is a towering achievement of dystopian Afrofuturism and his first album for Smithsonian Folkways (coming September 23, 2022). The New Faith is spiritual music, filled with hope for salvation and righteous anger in equal measure. The album manifests our worst fears on the shores of an island in Maine, where Blount enacts an imagined religious ceremony performed by Black refugees after the collapse of global civilization due to catastrophic climate change. Jake Blount’s music is rooted in care and confrontation. On stage, each song he plays is chosen for a reason – because it highlights important elements about the stories we tell ourselves of our shared history and our endlessly complicated present moment. The more we learn about where we’ve been, the better equipped we are to face the future.

For more information, email Judy Stein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://thefocalpoint.org/event/jake-blount/

10
Feb
2023

An enslaved rebel turned Union spy and a tenured professor in a modern-day private university are having parallel experiences of institutionalized racism, despite existing more than a century apart.

For more information, email Ashton Beck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.eventvesta.com/events/19219/t/tickets

10
Feb
2023

This multimedia event celebrates the music, art and storytelling traditions of the people of Mississippi features live musical performances with Ruthie Foster, and Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, along with archival film, audio recordings and photographs by folklorist William Ferris, who will serve as host for the evening. Based on the 2019 multi-Grammy Award–winning box set Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, this invaluable archive of cultural and musical heritage will be shared in this profound concert experience.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/voices-of-mississippi/

15
Feb
2023

02-15-2023
Online

Folk School is thrilled to partner with Patt & Possum (a.k.a Patt Plunkett and Charlie Walden) for a monthly online fiddle tunes session featuring Missouri and Midwestern repertoire. All are welcome to join in these free sessions. Tune in on the Folk School Facebook page to join.

18
Feb
2023

02-18-2023

Join us for a trivia fundraiser, hosted by local drag queen Keylonce! Doors open at 6 PM, trivia begins at 7 PM. 8 rounds, 10 questions per round, with raffles and games in between rounds. BYO food and drinks (please, no pork or shellfish). Details will be posted to NCJWSTL's website and social media as they become available!

For more information, email Chrissy Bellizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.ncjwstl.org

18
Feb
2023

02-18-2023

Join us for a trivia fundraiser, hosted by local drag queen Keylonce! Doors open at 6 PM, trivia begins at 7 PM. 8 rounds, 10 questions per round, with raffles and games in between rounds. BYO food and drinks (please, no pork or shellfish). Details will be posted to NCJWSTL's website and social media as they become available!

For more information, email Chrissy Bellizzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

18
Feb
2023

“Songs We Love” takes the listener on a journey through the first 50 years of jazz! Under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, three guest vocalists join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars to sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/jazz-at-lincoln-center-presents/

26
Feb
2023

02-26-2023

TWO SHOWS!!! Focal Point presents the legendary Irish band all the way from Sligo, Dervish! This will be one of Focal Point’s largest shows of the year! Dervish is typically known to play MUCH larger venues than ours so don’t miss your chance to experience them up close and personal in our cozy venue! At the end of 2019 Dervish received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC, a fitting tribute to the band after over 30 years of recording and performing all over the world. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rio de Janeiro to Glastonbury. They accompanied the Irish President on state visits to Latvia and Lithuania and Prime Minister of Ireland on a trade mission to China as Cultural Ambassadors taking time out to play an impromptu session on the Great Wall of China. Dervish have a line up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan.

The Guardian newspaper commented: “Dervish are simply brilliant. . they carry Irish history with them.” Dervish are long-established as one of the biggest names in Irish music internationally. They’re renowned for live performances, which match dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Their studio and live albums – 13 to date – make up one of the outstanding catalogues in Irish music. They are regular visitors to the US, performing sell out shows from coast to coast. However, their fan base stretches across several continents, including Europe, Asia, and South America. They were the first Irish band to play the world’s biggest music festival, Rock in Rio, performing to an estimated 250,000 people. Over the years they’ve been on the same bill as artists such as James Brown, Neil Young, Sting and even Iron Maiden! In 2018 Dervish are still busy touring internationally and still making plans. The band are excited about signing for the renowned US roots label Rounder Records and released their first album on the label in 2018 featuring guest appearances by artists including Vince Gill, Steve Earl, David Gray and many others.

All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in north-west Ireland. It’s an area which matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. It has inspired a host of musicians, artists and writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning poet W. B. Yeats. In 2004 Dervish were given their home towns highest honour when they were given the freedom of Sligo City in a civic reception, an accolade they share with Yeats himself, Michael Flatley and Countess Markievicz. Dervish were formed in 1989 when four of the founding members met while playing informal sessions in the pubs of Sligo. – Shane Mitchell (accordion),Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki). They were soon joined by Roscommon born singer and bodhran (drum) player Cathy Jordan, and later by all Ireland Fiddle Champion Tom Morrow in 1998. It’s a remarkable and at times electric combination – “capable of playing with note-perfect accuracy and perfect control at nearly supersonic levels” (Irish Voice, New York).

But Dervish marry technical brilliance with a rare sensibility, born of an understanding of the music and many years of playing together. The Irish Times said their “integrity makes the group a formidable heir to the throne abandoned by The Bothy Band, if not a serious contender for The Chieftains’ international space.” The News Journal (Delaware) described Dervish as: “The most compelling, most soulful Irish traditional folk band playing today. If you ever find yourself in the beautiful town of Sligo on the wild Atlantic way, check out the music sessions that take place in many establishments. The members of Dervish enjoy playing tunes back where it all began.

For more information, email Judy Stein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://thefocalpoint.org/event/dervish-2pm-and-7pm/

02
Mar
2023

With her spellbinding voice and time-bending sensibilities, Sierra Ferrell makes music that’s as fantastically vagabond as the artist herself. Growing up in small-town West Virginia, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist left home in her early 20s to journey across the country with a troupe of nomadic musicians, playing everywhere from truck stops to alleyways to freight-train boxcars speeding down the railroad tracks. After years of living in her van and busking on the streets of New Orleans and Seattle, she moved to Nashville and soon landed a deal with Rounder Records on the strength of her magnetic live show. Now, on her highly anticipated label debut Long Time Coming, Ferrell shares a dozen songs beautifully unbound by genre or era, instantly transporting her audience to an infinitely more enchanted world.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/sierra-ferrell/

07
Mar
2023

St. Louis Writers’ Group is pleased to present readings of original new works by local playwrights. A description of our current scheduled offering can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/groups/500365827076176. Please do check that Facebook page for any changes in schedule or the occasional extra reading. Our readings are organized but informal events, held upstairs in a pub. We usually meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, mostly for the reading of a completed script, short pieces, partly completed works, ideas and other material. SO…food, drink, readings of creative original works…what’s not to like?

Admission is free! Onsite drink and food purchases available. If you wish to submit a script, sign, act, or just want more information, call Rob at 314-401-2636. Updates available via The St Louis Writers’ Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/500365827076176

11
Mar
2023

Multi-faceted jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures. Praised by Downbeat magazine for his “…nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary,” Emmet Cohen leads his own trio, serves as an international clinician through programs such as Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Jazz for Young People,” and has performed and recorded with artists such as Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Kurt Elling, Herlin Riley, Lea DeLaria and Bill T. Jones.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/emmet-cohen-trio/

14
Mar
2023

“Keeping it Reel” is the culmination of nearly 20 years of musical experience by one of Irish music’s most prized fiddler players and multi-instrumentalists. Utilizing fiddles, mandolins and guitars, Buckley plays Irish music fluently in the traditional style, while incorporating other elements of folk music into his performances to form a thrilling and unique take on age-old traditions. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at 9 a.m.!

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/kevin-buckley/

15
Mar
2023

03-15-2023
Online

Folk School is thrilled to partner with Patt & Possum (a.k.a Patt Plunkett and Charlie Walden) for a monthly online fiddle tunes session featuring Missouri and Midwestern repertoire. All are welcome to join in these free sessions. Tune in on the Folk School Facebook page to join.

17
Mar
2023

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig | Agatha Christie’s plot-twisting masterpiece takes audiences on a suspenseful thrill ride that Broadway World calls, “Everything you could want – broadly drawn characters, exotic settings and a spectacular murder.”

For more information, email Ashton Beck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.eventvesta.com/events/19220/t/tickets

17
Mar
2023

Join us in The Sheldon Ballroom for a dance party with New Orleans-based Tuba Skinny! Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals and Depression-era blues, to ragtime and traditional jazz, the band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs and their barnstorming live performances.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/tuba-skinny/