An Acoustic Holiday Show with Carrie Newcomer & Over the Rhine

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Carrie Newcomer invites listeners to “pause the perpetual motion” of their lives with her elegantly layered and often contemplative songs. Described as a “soaring songstress” by Billboard and a “prairie mystic” by The Boston […]

Watkins Family Hour

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Founding members of Nickel Creek Sean and Sara Watkins created the Watkins Family Hour in 2002 as a side-outlet to try original songs and a few covers that weren’t quite right for the band. The siblings harness an energy and honesty that can only be experienced live. The Watkins and their childhood friend, Chris Tile, […]

Dianne Reeves

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Dianne Reeves is one of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world today, known for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings. Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from Juilliard and was recently named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz […]

Rosanne Cash

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

For over three decades, Rosanne Cash has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music and one of America’s pre-eminent musicians, having moved gracefully from Nashville stardom to […]

An Evening with Drew & Ellie Holcomb

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville. In 2006, the couple began touring with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, supporting national touring acts including, […]

Bessie, Billie & Nina- Pioneering Women in Jazz

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Produced by Grammy-winning Eli Wolf and with arrangements by pianist and musical director Carmen Staaf, this exciting performance features three dynamic vocalists, each a rising star in her own right. […]

Janet Evra

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Vocalist, bassist, composer and songwriter Janet Evra performs on premier stages across the U.S. and Europe, blending traditional bossa nova, samba and Latin jazz with a modern twist. Performing songs in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French, Evra’s Coffee Concert debut will revisit French favorites from Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet, including “La Mer” “La Vie […]

Croce Sings Croce

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Soulful singer A.J. Croce pays tribute to his father, the late, great Jim Croce, with a heartfelt night of music and stories featuring Jim Croce’s enduring songs, such as “Time in A Bottle” and “Operator,” as well as A.J.’s own tunes, and songs that influenced both father and son. An accomplished songwriter and virtuoso pianist, […]

Anita Jackson

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Soulful and swinging, one of St. Louis’ premier ladies of song, Anita Jackson, makes her Coffee Concert series debut. Jackson has appeared as a featured vocalist with several jazz, R&B, […]

The Great Guitars with Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola & John Jorgenson

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Three guitar virtuosos create musical magic with “one night, three award-winning guitarists, eighteen strings.” The Great Guitars™ traces its colorful heritage back to the 1970s when the legendary jazz guitarists […]

Janis Ian with Livingston Taylor

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Known for her passionate songwriting, Janis Ian combines insightful lyrics and tender vocals with the powerful social commentary that has pervaded her music since the 1960s. Ian has written songs for artists as diverse as John Mellencamp, Bette Midler, Etta James and Kathy Mattea. Throughout her career, Ian has received 10 Grammy nominations, and recorded […]

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Due to the ongoing financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has been working diligently to adjust our annual grantmaking programs to ensure alignment with RAC’s strategic priorities, and in response to feedback from the arts community.


We have gathered a variety of news, information, and other resources to sustain the health and vibrancy of our arts community.


As the leading public catalyst for arts and culture in St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission leverages the power of creativity to strengthen and enrich our community. Read our commitment to diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and see our strategic plan for the next five years.


Covid-19 has impacted us all. But what it hasn’t changed is RAC’s commitment to finding innovative ways to support arts programming, arts organizations, and individual artists through the pandemic, and to resuming these programs as soon as conditions allow.


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