The 2014 RFT Music Showcase Lineup: 80+ Acts Across Ten Venues

Categories: Music Awards

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Dan Zettwoch

Every year we at RFT Music work hard to honor the many local bands and performers who make St. Louis an epicenter for music in the Midwest. So what better way to celebrate our city's art than with a local music festival? On Saturday, June 7, ten venues throughout the Grove neighborhood along Manchester Avenue will host more than 80 bands for a day of music, moshing, dancing and drinking.

Back in February we asked you, the readers, for your favorite local acts. After scouring the list of suggested bands and solo artists, we assembled a nominating committee stocked with venue owners, promoters, record-shop employees, frequent showgoers and recording engineers. In April the list was completed, totaling 140 acts from the St. Louis-area music community.

While not every nominee is available to play, more than 80 have confirmed they'll perform at this year's RFT Music Showcase:

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Alan Smithee
Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band
Aquitaine
The Bad Dates
Barely Free Partial Prisoners
Bassamp and Dano
Bear Hive
Beauty Pageant
Better Days
Big Brother Thunder and the MasterBlasters
Billy Brown
Black Fast
Black James
Black Panties
Boreal Hills
Breakmouth Annie
Brotherfather
Brothers Lazaroff
Bruiser Queen
Bug Chaser
Capone
CaveofswordS
Chris Ward/Acorns to Oaks
Con Trails
The Conformists
Cree Rider Family Band
Dad Jr.
Dance Floor Riot
The Defeated County
DJ Needles
Doorway
Dots Not Feathers
The Educated Guess
Eric Hall
Ellen the Felon
Everything Went Black
Family Affair
Fister
Fumer
Golden Curls
Googolplexia
The Gorge
Heavy Horse
iLLPHONiCS
Indian Blanket
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Jack Grelle
Kadu Flyer
Kenny DeShields
Kenshiro's
Laika
Lamar Harris
Last to Show First to Go
Letter to Memphis
Little Big Bangs
Lizzie Weber
MAKossa
The Maness Brothers
Marquise Knox
Mathias and the Pirates
Matt Harnish's Pink Guitar
Middle Class Fashion
Mvstermind
Nato Caliph
The Night Grinder
Old Capital Square Dance Club
Old Salt Union
Parisian
Pat Sajak Assassins
The People's Key
Pet Rock: The Musical
Pink Sock
Quaere Verum
Ransom Note
Scarlet Tanager
Search Parties
Shut-In
Skarekrau Radio
Stonechat
Syna So Pro
Tef Poe
Theresa Payne
Tok
Tone Rodent
The Trophy Mules
The Union Electric
Wax Fruit
Wild Hex
Willis

This year RFT hall of famers So Many Dynamos and Pokey LaFarge will headline the showcase's grand finale at the Ready Room. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and are expected to sell out. Grab them here.

The showcase venues include:

Atomic Cowboy
The Gramophone
HandleBar
Joyia Tapas
Layla Lebanese Restaurant
O'Shay's Pub
Outdoor Stage
The Ready Room
Taha'a Twisted Tiki
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

If you'd like to see your favorite band receive an RFT Music Award later this summer, be sure to cast your vote here. See you in June!

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Location Info

Atomic Cowboy

4140 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Gramophone

4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

HandleBar

4127 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Joyia Tapas

4501 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Layla

4317 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

O'Shay's Pub

4353 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Ready Room

4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Taha'a Twisted Tiki

4199 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


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Jesse Irwin
Jesse Irwin

I prefer the "apartment finder" music showcase. Another quality free publication.

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