Summer Guide to Arts, Music and Festivals in St. Louis: June 

Jun 4, 2024 | Stories, Trip Inspiration

Summer is here, and St. Louis has everything you need to fill up your event calendar. As the heated days approach, you can find indoor and outdoor fun across the city. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful day wandering through art galleries or looking for lively nightlife, St. Louis has it all.   

This is your official guide for arts, music and festivals in June 2024. Check back next month (and the rest of the summer) for more monthly guides to fill your summer! If the summer guides aren’t enough (ugh, stop hounding us!) then check out our comprehensive list of 2024 concerts, theater, and arts and music festivals. 

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

 

La bohème presetned by Opera Theatre of St. Louis 

Set against the backdrop of Paris, a group of bohemian artists find solace and comradery in their shared dreams. In their frosty attic, a chance encounter ignites a romance between the seamstress Mimì and the poet Rodolfo. Their love flourishes in winter’s chill…yet as winter gives way to spring, the realities of the world begin to cast a shadow over their idyllic affair.  

WHEN: June 1-30  

WHERE: Loretto-Hilton Center 

COST: $15-$150  

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Paul Chans: Breathers at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 

New York-based artist, writer, and publisher Paul Chan came to prominence in the early 2000s with vibrant moving image works that touched upon aspects of war, religion, pleasure, and politics. This exhibition showcases a new series of kinetic, fan-powered sculptures entitled Breathers, which move in a free-form choreography in the gallery and are described by Chan as “animated by breath.”

WHEN: June 1-30 

WHERE: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis  

COST: Free 

 

Citygarden  

Featuring two dozen works of sculpture (with newly added pieces) against a backdrop of luscious flora, Citygarden is a welcoming oasis to experience art and nature. You can visit them anytime from sunrise to 10 p.m., but make sure you join them on Music Mondays, acts in June include Fanfare (June 3), Dawn Weber (June 10), Miss Jubilee (June 17) and Acoustik Element (June 24).

WHEN: June 1-30 

WHERE: Two blocks from Downtown St. Louis  

COST: Free 

 

Delcy Morelos: Interwoven at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation  

Colombian artist Delcy Morelos creates art that calls attention to connections between people and the environment. Using natural materials like textile, fibers, clay, and soil, her work asks us to consider earth as a living entity rather than a territory to be owned. 

WHEN: June 1-30 

WHERE: Pulitzer Arts Foundation 

COST: Free 

 

Shakespeare in the Park presents As You Like It  

Join the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival for a popular, free summer tradition in St. Louis. This year’s performance will be the Shakespearean comedy As You Like It, staged at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park.  

WHEN: June 1-23  

WHERE: Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park 

COST: $0-$300 

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MJ The Musical    

Michael Jackson is one of the greatest entertainers of all time, and this performance offers a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted him to legendary status.  

WHEN: June 1-9  

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 

COST: $49-$179 

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Neon Museum of St. Louis  

The Neon Museum of Saint Louis is a contemporary sculpture museum full of both historic signs and new pieces by local artists. 

WHEN: June 5, 8, 19, 22 

WHERE: Neon Museum of St. Louis   

COST: $5 

 

The Future is Female+ Comedy Show at the Heavy Anchor  

Join Heavy Anchor for their reoccurring comedy series: The Future is Female+
which features a lineup of all female identifying comics. 

WHEN: Friday, June 7 

WHERE: The Heavy Anchor  

COST: $10 

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Blues on the Block presented by The National Blues Museum  

The National Blues Museum is hosting Blues on the Block with “The Kings of Rhythm Music Series,” featuring world-class musicians.

WHEN: Saturday, June 8 

WHERE: North 6th Street & Washington Avenue 

COST: Free 

 

Ripcord presented by Stray Dog Theatre  

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in a retirement home with endlessly chipper Marilyn, a feud between the mismatched roommates results in a bet to determine who stays and who goes. Seemingly harmless at first, the two women quickly escalate into dangerous games of one-upmanship.  

WHEN: June 6-22   

WHERE: Stray Dog Theatre 

COST: $30-$35 

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Webster Art Fair 

This three-day fine arts and crafts fair features 93 artists from all over the country, along with local music and food vendors and free hands-on art activities for all ages. 

WHEN: June 7-9   

WHERE: Eden Theological Seminary  

COST: Free 

 

Kenny Chesney  

Enjoy a summer concert outside with Kenny Chesney on the Sun Goes Down Tour at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. 

WHEN: Thursday, June 13 

WHERE: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 

COST: $85-$180 

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2024 BLK Family Reunion Festival 

BLK Family Reunion Festival was created to unite the Midwest and showcase the region’s culture through music, activities, food and family. Held over Juneteenth weekend, this extravaganza will be an unforgettable celebration.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15 

WHERE: Harris-Stowe State University 

COST: Free 

Reserve Spot 

 

Les Misérables  

Set against the backdrop of post-Revolutionary France, this celebrated mega-musical follows the journey of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict seeking a fresh start, and his relentless pursuer, Javert. Its powerful songs and thrilling story of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption have been beloved the world over for generations.  

WHEN: June 17-23   

WHERE: The Muny 

COST: $0-$135 

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City Nights Crafts and Cocktails  

Have a cocktail. Dance to a groovy tune with DJ Ben Stein. Make something fabulous with local STL arts organizations Central Print and Perennial. Have a perfect night out! 

WHEN: Friday, June 21 

WHERE: City Museum 

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

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Third Eye Blind with Yellowcard 

Enjoy a summer concert outside with Third Eye Blind with Special Guest Yellowcard on the Summer Gods Tour 2024 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. 

WHEN: Friday, June 29 

WHERE: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 

COST: $36-$150 

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Pridefest  

Join the largest annual pride festival in St. Louis, featuring one of the largest parades in the country, a variety of vendors (including StlouisArts.org), and performances from local and national acts.  

WHEN: Friday, June 29-Saturday, June 30   

WHERE: Downtown St. Louis 

COST: Free 

 

How do we fill this list? Great question! Here is the short answer – it’s not easy. StLouisArts.org 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!   

 

Photo credit: St. Louis Shakespeare Festival website and Webster Arts Fair website