11 Concerts to Check Out in St. Louis this October

By Katie Davis
In Culture

As the weather gets a bit cooler, and autumn officially sets in, you’ll want to be checking out the top-notch list of concerts coming to town. This October, expect a wide variety of shows from hip-hop to hard-rock, pop music, country and much more.

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Bassnectar. Photo courtesy of The Pageant.

Pearl Jam
Oct. 3, Scottrade Center
Rock band Pearl Jam is known for its more classical version of the grunge genre as well as skilled hooks and choruses, rhythmic songs and a huge following. Plan to hear their best hits along with newer songs from the 2013 album “Lightning Bolt.”

The Used and Taking Back Sunday
Oct. 6, The Pageant
Hard, alternative rock comes to life in this concert featuring Long Island-based American rock band Taking Back Sunday and headliner band The Used. Plan to hear favorite songs from the band as well as new music off of “The Ocean of the Sky,” “Imaginary Enemy” and Taking Back Sunday’s 2014 release, “Happiness Is.”

Ingrid Michaelson
Oct. 9, The Pageant
Folk-pop songstress and musician Ingrid Michaelson charms the crowd at The Pageant this evening with a set of tunes like “Girls Chase Boys,” “The Way I Am” and “Be OK.” Michaelson should also play many of her new work from 2014’s album “Lights Out.”

Aaron Carter
Oct. 14, Old Rock House
Originally known as a ten-year-old international pop sensation, Aaron Carter is now 26 and making music that’s a bit more mature. With a recent history of winning multiple awards, performing for the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration and more, Carter performs from albums “Another Earthquake” and “Oh Aaron.”

Jason Mraz
Oct. 16, Peabody Opera House
First known as an indie-pop singer who wore his heart on his sleeves and played for small audiences in California, Jason Mraz is now touring the country, winning Grammy Awards and earning multi-platinum titles for his work. Don’t miss this big concert at Peabody, which is sure to feature some of Mraz’s best hits, including “I’m Yours” and “The Remedy.”

Brantley Gilbert
Oct. 17, Chaifetz Arena
Get ready for a party of a concert this evening as country-rock star Brantley Gilbert takes the stage. Gilbert winds up the crowd with catchy songs like “Best of Me” and the ever-popular “My Kinda Party.”

Ryan Adams
Oct. 19, Peabody Opera House
Presented by The Pageant, this Ryan Adams concert features special guest, Georgia-based rocker Butch Walker, and shows off Adams, his musical skills and much of his best work. Adams will play big hits like “Gimme Something Good” and “Aching For More” as well as some less-known tunes.

Jason Derulo
Oct. 19, The Pageant
R&B-pop musician Jason Derulo has continued to rise in fame over the last five years. With an impressive record of 30 million singles sold worldwide, one billion YouTube views and numerous social media followers, he shows no signs of slowing down.

Widespread Panic
Oct. 21-22, Peabody Opera House
Hailing from Athens, Georgia and known for a signature Southern-rock sound, Widespread Panic performs two consecutive concerts this month. On the Fall Tour 2014, the band plays from more than 25 years of great music and engages the crowd with its specific genre-fusing sound.

Ani DiFranco
Oct. 25, The Pageant
With more than 20 years of impressive music history, the talented and incredibly thought-provoking indie rocker Ani DiFranco is back on tour showcasing edgy lyrics, socially minded themes and beautiful instrumentals.

Bassnectar
Oct. 28, The Pageant
American DJ and record producer Lorin Ashton, better known as Bassnectar, is known for his one-of-a-kind performances featuring interactive shows, beat-heavy music and incredible light shows.

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