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

Categories: Music Awards

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
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
Brothers Lazaroff
Bruiser Queen
Bug Chaser
Chris Ward/Acorns to Oaks
Con Trails
The Conformists
Cree Rider Family Band
Dad Jr.
Dance Floor Riot
The Defeated County
DJ Needles
Dots Not Feathers
The Educated Guess
Eric Hall
Ellen the Felon
Everything Went Black
Family Affair
Golden Curls
The Gorge
Heavy Horse
Indian Blanket
Jack Grelle
Kadu Flyer
Kenny DeShields
Lamar Harris
Last to Show First to Go
Letter to Memphis
Little Big Bangs
Lizzie Weber
The Maness Brothers
Marquise Knox
Mathias and the Pirates
Matt Harnish's Pink Guitar
Middle Class Fashion
Nato Caliph
The Night Grinder
Old Capital Square Dance Club
Old Salt Union
Pat Sajak Assassins
The People's Key
Pet Rock: The Musical
Pink Sock
Quaere Verum
Ransom Note
Scarlet Tanager
Search Parties
Skarekrau Radio
Syna So Pro
Tef Poe
Theresa Payne
Tone Rodent
The Trophy Mules
The Union Electric
Wax Fruit
Wild Hex

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
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


4127 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Joyia Tapas

4501 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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 Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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