The big, loud, outdoors American weekend
Wednesday is as far removed from a weekend as possible. So what is a city to do when a national holiday falls in the middle of the workweek? Turn the neighboring two weekends into extensions of the holiday, obviously.
Across St. Louis, 4th of July festivities will extend into the weekend. On the riverfront, alternative-rockers Third Eye Blind will play a free concert as part of the continuing Fair St. Louis. Hailing from the 1990s, the post-grunge band was a fixture on mainstream alternative radio, with hits such as "Semi-Charmed Kind of Life" and "Jumper." Friday, Dierks Bentley takes the stage at 8 p.m.
Just a few miles south, the Benton Park Neighborhood Association will host a truly American concert, with a Johnny Cash tribute band and Ms. Jubilee and the Humdingers, who bring the sound of the swing and jazz eras to the 21st century, stand up bass and all.
The Foundry Art Centre will feature the "Booginator 2," a dueling pianos set with Arthur Migliazza and Eric-Jan "Mr. Boogie Woogie" Overbeek. A video of the "Booginator" helps explain the vibe
Also this weekend, local reggae blues band Aaron Kamm and the One Drops will play an outdoor concert at Strauss Park in Grand Center.
Third Eye Blind
When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 6
Where: Warf Street, below the Arch, Downtown St. Louis
How much: Free
Benton Park Neighborhood "Uncle Sam Throwdown"
Where: Benton Park, Arsenal and Jefferson, St. Louis
When: 5 - 10 p.m. Saturday, July 7
How much: Free
Where: Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main St., St. Charles
When: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 show Friday, July 6
How much: $15
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops
Where: Strauss Park, Grand Ave. and Washington Ave., St. Louis
When: 5 p.m. Thursday, July 5