A free concert is a great way to enjoy the summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for live music on select Thursday evenings. Concerts begin at 7 pm and last about one hour.
Thursday, May 16 – Keeping It Reel
“Keeping it Reel,” is the culmination of nearly 20 years of musical collaboration between Ian Walsh and Kevin Buckley, two of Irish music’s prized fiddler players and multi-instrumentalists. Utilizing fiddles, mandolins and guitars, both musicians play Irish music fluently in the traditional style while incorporating other elements of folk music into their performances to form a thrilling and unique take on age old traditions.
Thursday, June 20 – Zydeco Crawdaddys
The Zydeco Crawdaddys play the music of Southern Louisiana. They will treat you to a wide variety of traditional as well as contemporary Zydeco music from the French Creole region of southern Louisiana. Audience participation with rub boards and shaker cans is always permitted, if not actively encouraged.
Thursday, July 18 – U. City Summer Concert Band
The UCity Summer Band presents family-friendly concerts, performing light classics, marches, patriotic music, show tunes, transcriptions, popular music, jazz, and original music for band. Over 90 volunteer musicians make up the complete roster of the UCity Summer Band with 60-70 performing at each concert. The band has been under the direction of Tom Poshak since 2003.
Thursday, August 15 – Soulard Blues Band
The Soulard Blues Band is consistently praised as the “Best Blues Band” in St. Louis. Art Dwyer formed the band in 1978 and for over 40 years they have been playing in neighborhoods across the city and county.