Here Come The Mummies
6161 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
Why does this funk/R&B band perform in mummy bandages? Rumor has it the members are all Grammy award-winning artists hiding their identities from their record labels so they can perform together in spite of their various contract obligations. Whoever they are, they put on a lively concert that rocks the house down, and there’s no better venue to enjoy an oddball show than the quirky Pageant theater on Delmar. General admission is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Reserved balcony seating is $40.
4243 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
The Gramophone is one of the anchors of the Grove’s eclectic music scene. For New Year’s Eve, the music will be by Jake’s Leg, St. Louis’s most beloved Grateful Deal tribute band for more than 30 years. If you or your date are a deadhead, or a deadhead wannabe, this is the only place to start the year off right.
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Old Rock House
1200 S. 7th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Greg Allman’s son Devon plays the powerhouse guitar that fuels Royal Southern Brotherhood, a super-group of blues and southern rock artists with roots in St. Louis and New Orleans. The group will be ringing in the New Year at the Old Rock House, one of the city’s favorite live music venues. The plan is for the band to cover the Rolling Stones’ 1971 album, “Exile on Main Street.” Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.
Rock Kickass And The Bumblebee Assassins
Way Out Club
2525 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Looking for an alternative venue that features underground music? The Way Out Club is a dark, funky, urban space on the South Side filled from floor to ceiling with shrunken heads, clown art, burlesque posters and more. You cannot possibly take it all in during just one visit. To ring in 2014, the Club is hosting Rock Kickass and the Bumblebee Assassins, a local character band that plays alternative music with a comedic slant.
3526 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
St. Louis’s biggest New Year’s Eve party features a main stage with live music all night, a secondary outdoor stage and multiple indoor venues for live music and entertainment. Although the performers haven’t been announced yet for this year’s shows, expect top-quality entertainment in a wide range of genres, including world music and dance, St. Louis-style blues, rock and roll, pop and lots more.
Lauren Haas was the founder and publisher of The St. Louis Area Family Gazette magazine, and editor-in-chief of Marketplace Magazine. Now, Lauren is a full-time freelance writer who travels the world, using St. Louis as her base. Contact her at Lauren@LaurenHaas.com