Summer Guide to Arts and Music Events in St. Louis: July 

Jul 2, 2024 | Trip Inspiration

St. Louis summer is a go! Driving in from out of town? Looking for a staycation? has got you. Check out local landmarks and explore the arts that make St. Louis a go-to destination.  

This is your official guide for arts and music events in July 2024. Check back next month (and the rest of the summer) for more monthly guides to fill your calendar! If you need even more (you little go-getter!) then check out our comprehensive list of 2024 concerts, theater, arts and music festivals and must-see comedy.  

Be sure to keep an eye on our weekend events listing and Instagram to get the latest on everything from local theatre, dance, music, museums and more.  

How do we fill this list? Great question! Here is the short answer – it’s not easy. is powered by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, the largest public funder of the arts in the region. We are here to lift up all the artists, arts programs, and arts organizations who make St. Louis great. If you don’t see a show or event on the list, it’s possible we just forgot to add it. You can always email us!    


Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum: Kernels of Culture: Maize Around the World 

Check out the fascinating exploration of corn at the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum. Kernels of Culture: Maize Around the World integrates maize, art, farming, foods, community, tools and pop culture in a multimedia exhibition.  

WHEN: July 1-31  

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden 

COST: $0-$16 (free admission with membership)  

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BOLD AND VIVID: A Juried Media Exhibit  

Join Soulard Art Gallery in BOLD AND VIVID, an exhibition centered on artwork that revolves around the use of bold colors and vivid imagery. 

WHEN: July 1-July 19 

WHERE: Soulard Art Gallery 



Slavery in St. Louis Exhibit 

This traveling exhibit from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site covers the history of slavery in St. Louis. Slavery existed in St. Louis for 100 years under French, Spanish and American rule of the city. Using primary sources, individual stories of enslavement, and additional resources, this exhibit helps individuals connect with the city’s complicated history and how it has been remembered (and misremembered) in the present. 

WHEN: July 2-13

WHERE: The Griot Museum



Romanov Family Yard Sale presented by Equally Represented Arts (ERA) 

It is July 1919, one year after the last ever Russian Tsar, Tsarina, and their children were murdered. The distant, and more importantly living, Romanov cousins have set up a yard sale in a formerly Tsar-sponsored Russian theatre wrecked by the Bolsheviks. No one cares about these Romanovs, but they are Romanovs nonetheless. Join them in a very real theatre play and a very real yard sale where everything must go! 

WHEN: July 4-20 

WHERE: Kranzberg Arts Center 

COST: $25 

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Carmen | Aida: In Concert 

“Carmen” tells the story of soldier Don José, who, when seduced by Carmen, abandons his childhood sweetheart and his military duties to vie for her attention.  

“Adia” is a political drama centered around power struggles and jealousy, telling the story of an Ethiopian princess who has been kidnapped in Egypt. 

WHEN: Carmen: July 5-6, 12-13, Aida: July 26, 28 

WHERE: Union Avenue Opera 

COST: $22-$60 

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Yee-Haw & Ooh-La-La: A Wild West Burlesque Show 

Saddle up for a rollicking ride at The Boom Boom Room Saloon with a spectacle that merges the untamed energy of the Wild West with the sultry allure of burlesque. Picture yourself transported to a vintage Old West, where our cowgirls will light up the stage with a gunslinger shoot-out opening dance that blends humor and class. 

WHEN: July 5-31 

WHERE: The Boom Boom Room  

COST: $24.99-$42.99  

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STL Fest  

STL Fest is an elevated music experience that provides a family-friendly environment to celebrate local and national talents and highlight the rich cultural diversity of St. Louis. Start the day off with a block party and end it with a loaded lineup of DJs and live performances. Enjoy a variety of food and retail vendors while you dance in the streets. 

 WHEN: Sunday, July 7  

WHERE: The Big Top 

COST: $40-$70 

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The Caffeinated Art Fair Extravaganza (C.A.F.E)  

Join Spine Bookstore & Café over the July 4th weekend for an art and music pro-peace celebration. Spine will host over 45 artists and artisans, crafters, writers and other creatives with their work available for sale. 

WHEN: Sunday, July 7 

WHERE: Spine Bookstore & Café 



Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago  

Enjoy a music-filled night on the Heart & Soul Tour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre with legendary musical groups Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire. 

WHEN: July 10, 2024  

WHERE: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 

COST: $31-$100+ 

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Sarah Squirm: Live + In The Flesh  

Sarah Sherman aka Sarah Squirm is currently in her third season on Saturday Night Live and recently co-starred with Adam Sandler in the Netflix film “You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!”  

WHEN: July 11  

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club   

COST: $27-$37  


Let Them Eat Art   

This art festival celebrates the arts and is a whimsical tribute to Bastille Day, featuring live art demonstrations, musical performances, kids’ activities and food and drink vendors from local restaurants.   

WHEN: July 12   

WHERE: Maplewood 



10th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival  

This theater festival is hosted by Tony-nominated playwright Neil LaBute and features a variety of new plays.  

WHEN: July 12-28  

WHERE: The Gaslight Theater 

COST: $35-$40 

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WerQfest is an arts and culture festival highlighting the black queer, trans and non-binary community. This festival uses the power of arts and entertainment to create safe spaces and amplify artists and organizations to celebrate artistry, identity and inclusivity within the LGBTQIA+ community. 

WHEN: July 13, 2024 

WHERE: The Big Top 

COST: $25-$55 

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Open Highway Presents MUSIC FOR A CAUSE: Chuck Mead 

Mead is a country singer, renowned songwriter, producer, music director and musicologist. He is the architect behind the rebirth of Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville, and he has been at the forefront of what has come to be known as Americana music for the better part of 25 years. A small percentage of the ticket sales goes to MUSIC FOR A CAUSE.  

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17 

WHERE: The Golden Record 

COST: $20 

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City Nights: Paint the Night Away 

Watch a live painting session with local STL artist Jayvn Solomon. Enjoy a cocktail and the incredible rooftop views of the city while you create your own work of art with Art City. is a proud sponsor of this event and will be there with free swag and good vibes.  

WHEN: Friday, July 19 

WHERE: City Museum  

COST: $20 for members, $30 for non-members   

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Jordan Klepper: Suffering Fools Tour   

Jordan Klepper’s Suffering Fools captures the pain and foolishness of our current moment, told through personal stories from Jordan’s time on the road, from presidential run-ins to the lovely insurrectionists one meets on the path to anarchy. Klepper is best known for his work with “The Daily Show” and his multiple Emmy-nominated specials focusing on the political world.  

WHEN: Saturday, July 20  

WHERE: The Factory   

COST: $39-$100+ 

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City Winery St. Louis presents Billy Sorrells 

Billy Sorrells is an actor, comedian and digital content creator. Known for his versatility, unique humor and charismatic persona, he has created a distinct niche for himself in the entertainment industry.  

WHEN: Tuesday, July 23  

WHERE: City Winery   

COST: $30-$45 

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Vampire Weekend 

Enjoy a summer concert outside with Vampire Weekend on the tour of their new album at the Saint Louis Music Park. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 25 

WHERE: Saint Louis Music Park 

COST: $47-$89+ 

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Fiddler on the Roof  

This legendary musical tells the story of Tevye the milkman, who clings to the Jewish customs of Anatevka, his hometown in pre-Revolutionary Russia. As his daughters question these old-fashioned traditions and the world changes ominously around them, Tevye is challenged to find a new way to learn and to love.  

WHEN: July 19-25   

WHERE: The Muny 

COST: $21-$100+ 

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Photo Credit: STL Fest Facebook – Captured by Videll & Saint Louis Music Park Website