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Events happening in St. Louis – April edition

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Photo by Jia (Sophia) Buck
Here is a list of what is happening this April in St. Louis.

Here is a list of concerts, events, and festivals you can attend in the St. Louis area in April 2024.

Herlin Riley: April 4-7 at Jazz St. Louis

Herlin Riley, the longtime drummer for the legendary Ahmad Jamal and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, now leads two groups, his quintet, and the New Orleans Groove Masters. For these performances with Jazz St. Louis, Riley will deliver a new experience for each set, with a wide historical range of music that he refers to as a “living, breathing art form.”

Monkeys On A String: A Tribute To Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: April 4 at the City Winery

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Formed in March of 2017 by San Antonio local and singer/musician Alex Cortez, Monkeys on a String is a Texas-based group that brings captivating, high-energy performances to fans everywhere. Whether fans are crowded outdoors at The Rustic or in an intimate, timeless venue like Sam’s Music Hall, this band consistently brings entire audiences to their feet to dance and captivates them to tune into their tasteful improv solos.

The Brad “Scarface” Jordan Behind the Desk Experience: April 4 at the Hawthorn

Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, has long been celebrated as one of the pioneers of Southern Hip Hop. With a career spanning over three decades, his influence on the genre continues to grow, and his music continues to resonate with fans, old and new.

The Art Fair at Queeny Park: April 5 to 7

Over 129 of the best, hand-selected, juried artists from over 15 states will display their original works of fine arts and fine craft, ranging from digital art, drawing and print, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and more. Artwork of all mediums will be available in a wide price range.

Set it Off: April 5 at the Pageant

Blending a vast spectrum of sonic influences, writing music is a form of catharsis for Set It Off. Since becoming an independent band, Cody Carson (singer/lyricist), Zach DeWall (guitarist), and Maxx Danziger (drummer) aim to create a world that’s entirely new yet reminiscent of the sparks they felt during the release cycle of their debut record, Cinematics (2012).

BODYTRAFFIC: April 6 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center 

BODYTRAFFIC is a dance company from Los Angeles that has been named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and “Best of Culture” by the Los Angeles Times. The dance company is being hosted by Dance St. Louis on April 6.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: April 8 at Herald Square 

The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau is sponsoring a viewing party for the solar eclipse. The event begins at noon and will include free protective eyewear, a bubble bus, TreeHouse Wildlife Center will showcase a native raptor, and a fire performer. Old Herald Brewery & Distillery is partnering with Big Muddy Brewery to create specially brewed Solar Shandy and Dark Noon Whiskey. 

Author Event: Richard Newman: April 10 at 6 p.m. at Subterranian Books 

Richard Newman is an American Poet who has published four poetry novels and one short novel titled “Graveyard of the Gods”. Richard Newman is a professor of Creative Writing and World Literature at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco and recently published “Blues at the End of the World”. He will discuss his newest book, “Blues at the End of the World,” as well as sign copies when he appears at Subterranian Books on April 10.

“The Cher Show”: April 10 and 11 at Stifel Theater

Superstars come and go, Cher is forever. In “The Cher Show”, audiences witness the story of a music icon and the six decade career that pushed boundaries and changed pop culture. In the show, Cher is played by not one but three actresses, to show who she was as a child, who she was when her career began, and the icon she became. 

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in Concert: April 13 and 14 at Stifel Theater

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will perform the Academy Award-nominated score of Star Wars: The Last Jedi live at Stifel Theatre on April 13 and 14.

Journey alongside Rey as she seeks the galaxy’s last hope, the legendary Luke Skywalker. Experience the thrill, the fear and the anticipation as the fate of the Resistance hangs in the balance.

Theo Van: “Return of the Rat”: April 18 at The Fabulous Fox Theater 

Theo Van, a Lousiana comedian, will visit The Fabulous Fox Theater with his new show “Return of the Rat.” Audiences who have seen his Netflix Special “Regular People” will get a chance to see new material.

ThurentE Carnival: April 19 to 21 at Washington University

Organized by ThurtenE Honorary, ThurtenE Carnival is the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival held at Washington University in St. Louis every spring. Stop by this year for performances, food, and rides.

Jimmy Carr: April 19 at the Pageant

The Pageant presents comedian Jimmy Carr live on Friday, April 19th at 10 p.m.

Daniel Sloss “Can’t Live”: April 24 at The Pageant 

Scottish comedian and international author Daniel Sloss returns to St. Louis with his “Can’t Live” tour. His Netflix special “Jigsaw” caused over 200,000 breakups and divorces, the comedian’s novel “Everyone You Hate is Going to Die” was recently published in 2021.

Nikki Glasser: “The Good Girl” Tour: April 27 at The Fabulous Fox Theater

St. Louis native Nikki Glasser is one of the lead female comedians and will be bringing her tour, “The Good Girl,” to St. Louis on April 27.

Madison Beer: April 27 at The Pageant

The Pageant presents Madison Beer with special guest Charlotte Lawrence live in concert on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Moulin Rouge: The Musical: April 30 to May 12 at The Fabulous Fox Theater

The winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, draws you into a world of splendor and romance, a world of eye-popping excess, glitz, grandeur and glory. In this world, bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment.

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Jia (Sophia) Buck, Culture Editor
Jia Buck is the culture editor and a reporter for Lindenlink Media. She is a freshman majoring in Communications with an emphasis on Journalism. Aside from writing, Jia loves strange historical facts, fantasy books, and anything creative. Jia spends her free time with friends or rewatching Gilmore Girls for the hundredth time.
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