Concert in the Park – Lafayette Park Gazebo
Lafayette Park Gazebo 2023 Lafayette Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104
Dawn Weber’s Swinging Blues Review June 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
She has one mesmerizing, high-energy stage presence. Add it up and you get only one person – Dawn Weber. The St. Louis-based artist has a background that includes extensive training in both classical trumpet and flugelhorn as well as jazz. Weber’s style ranges from jazz, rock, R&B, swing, and salsa to hip-hop, electronic, and funk. Weber was a member of popular St. Louis bands Vargas Swing, Urban Jazz Naturals and Mo and Dawn (The Remix Project) and is currently leading her own bands, including the Electro Funk Assembly, Dawn: Unplugged, and Naked Rock Fight.
Rogers & Niehaus June 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ralph Butler Band July 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Each and every ensemble, like its lead singer, is a group of versatile veterans who take pride in the quality of their performance. Members of The Ralph Butler Bandcollectively pour their talents into lively, loving atmospheres, transforming moods into music and music into mood. Each performer brings personal accomplishments as seasoned musicians to the stage. Their broad repertoire offers titles from Classics, Standards, Soul, Motown, Pop and The New and Edgy.
The Backstreet Cruisers July 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Backstreet Cruisers have performed at various venues including festivals, corporate events, nightclubs, country music clubs, oprys, weddings, outdoor parks and more throughout Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. We accommodate any age crowd with the best of good old Rock ‘n Roll from the 50’s & 60’s; featuring excellent cover songs of such musical greats as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, the Temptations, the Beatles, Elvis and many more of your favorites. This is the music that was playing on your AM car radio back-in-the-day while you were cruising the local hamburger stand in your ’57 Chevy convertible with fender skirts and fuzzy dice. This is feel-good music that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you feel like a teenager again no matter what your age.
Joe Pastor & The St Louis Legacy Ensemble August 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The gap between “drummer” and “percussionist” can often seem vast. It’s one thing to keep a beat; it’s quite another to paint a rhythmic picture with drums, melodic percussion and other sundry items that, in the right hands, can add new dimensions to a song. Local musician Joe Pastor is a capital-p Percussionist: He can certainly keep a groove on the drum kit, as he has done for everyone from jazz and blues players to performers in Branson stage shows. But his dexterity on the vibraphone makes Pastor a rhythmic secret weapon, and Pastor’s compositions draw on jazz traditions as well as avant-garde and classical tropes. ~Riverfront Times
The St. Louis Legacy Ensemble partners professional musicians with music students in a mentoring program both in educational and performance settings.