St. Louis Zoo‘s final concert in it Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series features Ralph Butler Band, a versatile band with a broad repertoire, on Friday, Sept. 2.
The concert is from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park, in the center of the Zoo. The event is free and open to the public.
Summer Zoo hours, thanks to North Star Summer Zoo Weekends, are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Zoo hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
For more information call 314-781-0900 or go to www.stlzoo.org.
Salt of the Earth
The Salt of the Earth band will play at 10 a.m. Saturday,Sept. 3, 2011 at the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market.
The market is on the southeast corner of Argonne Drive and Kirkwood Road, just north of Union Pacific railroad tracks.
Bands will serenade Saturday morning shoppers at the market through Sept. 10. UJ & The Downhome Blues band will play then.
The 11-day second annual St. Louis Bluesweek Festival continues this week in St. Louis.
On tap: workshops events with local experts who will share their knowledge, perspective and playing techniques with attendees, a “Blues Cruise” through the streets of Soulard
and the Second Annual Blues Awards.
- Harp Workshop, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at Off Broadway at Lemp and Broadway. Fee: $8. Adam Andrews of the Bottoms Up Blues Gang hosts the workshop that will also feature Sandy Weltman, Eric McSpadden, and Rockin Jake . They will teach their own unique style of playing the harmonica. An Allstar Jam Session follows the workshop. Participants should bring their own harps to get the most out of the night.
- Guitar Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups. Fee: $10. Rich McDonough, Tom Hall, Tom Maloney, and Mike Newman will give lessons in slide, blues rock, and Americana blues.
The “Blues Cruise” is set to “sail” through the streets of Soulard making its way between 10 legendary venues where visitors can catch performances by some of the best Blues bands in the country. Purchase a wristband ($10 each per night) at any participating club and for access to the shuttles and all the shows for one low price. The “cruise” is from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The second annual Saint Louis Bluesweek Awards will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 at Blueberry Hill in the Delmar Loop. The event is free to attend. Honoree: Chuck Berry who will receive the St. Louis Blues Society Life Time Achievement Award. Other St. Louis Blues legends will receive awards in various categories.
It’s the final days for the Medicine in the Time of the Civil War Exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center.
The free exhibit features actual period medical tools and objects as well as a model of a Civil War-era field hospital supplied with both authentic artifacts and reproductions.
It will be on display until Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.