10 Must-See Concerts in St. Louis this May

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Pop, country, soul, blues and so many more genres take over this month throughout the St. Louis area. Whether you’re in the mood for an outdoor twangy pop show, prefer some rhythm and blues at an intimate show or want to check out the city’s annual blues-focused festival, you’re in luck.

Hall and Oates

Hall and Oates. Photo courtesy of Peabody Opera House.

Daryl Hall & John Oates
May 6, Peabody Opera House
Mid-80s pop duo Hall & Oates came alive during that era and combined their love of soul with a new edgy feel. From big hits like “Kiss On My List,” “Private Eyes” and “Rich Girl,” came the award-winning group that inspired fans worldwide to keep up with their music. Buy tickets through Peabody Opera House.

Wolfmother
May 6, The Pageant
Hard-rocking, award-winning band Wolfmother howls at the moon in St. Louis this May with screaming guitar riffs, in-your-face lyrics and plenty of energy. Arrive to the show early to see The Last Internationale perform as opener. Tickets available online through The Pageant.

chromeo

Chromeo. Photo courtesy of The Pageant.

Chromeo
May 7, The Pageant
A duo not quite like any other, Chromeo is made up of two men who like to mix sounds and make people move. Self-described as a fusion between funk, hip-hop, electronica, pop and so much more, Canada-based Chromeo stops in St. Louis for a can’t-miss show. Buy tickets online.

Ledisi
May 10, The Pageant
Nominated for Grammy Awards eight times, and recognized around the world for her talented R&B-meets-jazz style, Ledisi continues to amaze old fans and new with her beautiful vocals, soulful style and powerful presence on stage. Get tickets through The Pageant.

PointFest
May 10, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
This annual alternative rock music fest, hosted by 105.7 The Point, is back at it again with an impressive lineup and plans for those who head over to Verizon Wireless. This year, expect to rock out to bands like The Offspring, Morning Parade, Queens of the Stone Age, Neon Trees, AFI, Blue October and so many others. Buy tickets online.

Rascal flatts

Rascal Flatts. Photo courtesy of LiveNation.

Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow
May 16, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
This month, don’t wait too long to get your tickets to the huge Rascal Flatts show. On its Rewind Tour, the musically skilled and open-hearted boys of this country-pop band are back in town and ready to connect with the group’s many fans. Even better, Missouri’s very own Sheryl Crow opens up the concert. Get tickets here.

Danity Kane
May 22, The Pageant
Known for forming during MTV’s hit series “Making the Band,” and then signing on to Bad Boy/Atlantic Records shortly thereafter, all-female American band Danity Kane continues to produce more popular music. Don’t miss hit tunes like “Show Stopper” and “Damaged.” Find tickets here.

Jerry Garcia: Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes
May 22, The Fox
Beloved for starting rock group Grateful Dead and contributing to its long legacy of music and lyrics, Jerry Garcia pairs up with Warren Haynes for an unforgettable show in Grand Center. Featuring original compositions, as well as a few surprise pieces, this is one show that classic rock fans cannot miss. Get your tickets though The Fabulous Fox. 

St. Louis Bluesweek Festival
May 24-25, Chesterfield Amphitheater
If you’re in the mood for delicious barbecue and good music, you shouldn’t look further than this year’s St. Louis Bluesweek Festival. A two-day event, the festival shows off music from legendary blues musicians as well as more modern blues acts. Hear from the likes of Otis Clay, the Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ronnie Baker Brooks, the Soul City Disciples and so many more. Info and tickets online.

brad paisley

Brad Paisley. Photo courtesy of LiveNation.

Brad Paisley
May 30, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Recognized for his tremendous musical talents, Brad Paisley makes his way back to St. Louis for a great summer performance at the end of the month. This country boy from West Virginia should play his more light-hearted tunes as well as a few serious ones, such as the recent single “Southern Comfort Zone.” Find tickets online.

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