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Free Summer Events 2014: Concerts & Live Music

Where to Catch a Free Summer Concert in St. Louis


There is so much to do in St. Louis in the summer and much of it is free. You can hear some great live music without spending any money. Here's information on free concerts in St. Louis in summer 2014. For more ideas on summer events, read my articles on free summer movies & and live theatre and free top attractions this summer in St. Louis.

1. Twilight Tuesdays

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the north lawn of the Missouri History Museum for music, food and more. Concerts start at 6 p.m. and last for about two hours.
April 22 - May 27

2. Music on Main in St. Charles

Enjoy live music along historic Main Street in St. Charles. Free concerts are held the third Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Featured artists include Butch Wax & the Hollywoods and Dawn Weber.
May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20 & September 17

3. Ferguson Citywalk Concert Series

Free concerts on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the outdoor plaza at Ferguson Citywalk.
May 23 - October 10

4. Jungle Boogie

Free Friday night concerts at the Schnuck Family Plaza at the St. Louis Zoo. Concerts feature local and nationally known musicians like Groove Thang, GalaxyRed and Dirty Muggs.
May 23 - August 29 (No concert on June 20)

5. Whitaker Music Festival

Outdoor concerts held each Wednesday night in the beautiful setting of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Musicians this year include Javier Mendoza and Old Salt Union. Garden admission is free after 5 p.m. The concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
June 4 - August 6

6. Maplewood Summer Concerts

Bring your blanket or lawn chair to Ryan Hummert Memorial Park in Maplewood for free concerts on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Performers include One More Round and Spin the Bottle. The concerts begin at 6 p.m.
May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27 & September 24

7. Carondelet Summer Concerts

A wide variety of musicians, including the Bob Kuban Band, Power Play and Mystic Voyage perform Sunday evening concerts at 6 p.m. in Carondelet Park in South St. Louis. (August concerts begin at 5:30 p.m.)
June 1 - August 24

8. Concerts in Faust Park

The City of Chesterfield hosts free concerts on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., in Faust Park. Popular local musicians like Bob Kuban, Spectrum and Billy Peek are scheduled to perform.
June 3 - August 12

9. Kirkwood Summer Concert Series

Free music from a variety of local artists on select Thursdays in Kirkwood. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m., at the Station Plaza across from Kirkwood City Hall. Performers this year include Erin Bode and the Soulard Blues Band.
May 22 - July 31

10. Grafton's Music in the Park

Enjoy free music along the banks of the Mississippi River in Grafton, Illinois. Concerts are Thursdays at 7 p.m., at Grove Memorial Park.
June 5 - August 7

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