Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy: St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

With special guests Amythyst Kiah and Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons This event is in the Sheldon Ballroom Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy bring authentic Cajun music to The Sheldon Ballroom! A native of Gueydan, LA, Cajun Music Hall of Famer Lége grew up speaking Cajun French and is one of today’s most admired Cajun […]

$20

7th Annual St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

March 21-23, 2019 Thursday, March 21 Murder Ballad Ball - The Stage, KDHX Friday, March 22 Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy - The Sheldon Ballroom Saturday, March 23 Blue Canyon Boys - The Stage, KDHX Instrument Workshops - Folk School of KDHX Square Dance with Evie Ladin - The Stage, KDHX Iris Dement - The […]

$60

The Earls of Leicester

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

The Earls of Leicester are comprised of Barry Bales (bass, vocals), Shawn Camp (guitar, lead vocals), Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitars), Jerry Douglas (Dobro, vocals), Johnny Warren (fiddle, bass vocals) and Jeff White (mandolin, vocals). When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of […]

$50

Friends of The Sheldon present: Aaron Neville

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

Aaron Neville has become one of the most distinctive and influential voices in music today. The New Orleans native has become synonymous with the spirit and sound of the Crescent City, first as a member of the legendary Neville Brothers, then through an impressive solo career showcasing his unique vocal style. From number one R&B […]

$45

Old School, New Rules

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

Showcasing photographers who use 19th and early 20th century processes to comment on contemporary issues and subjects, the exhibit highlights how these antique methods of artistic expression can still have powerful validity in today's world. Despite, or perhaps because of, the readiness, ease and ubiquity of photography in the 21st century, there has been a […]

Free

Wallace Herdon Smith: Paintings and Drawings

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

Born in 1901, Wallace Herndon Smith was a traditional painter who absorbed the visual language of artists like Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. In the late 1930s, his work gained attention from important American artists like Hopper, Walt Kuhn and Peggy Bacon. He traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico and America's East Coast, and […]

Free

Evan and Stacey Smith: Liminal Spaces

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

Liminal Spaces is a collection of architectural sculptures by husband-and-wife team Evan and Stacey Smith. Offering immersive and meditative experiences, the sculptures either directly or indirectly mimic artistic and religious spaces. Carefully constructed and lit with programmable LED lighting, the works draw the viewer into the imaginary environments they create.

Free

Identity: Art by Students of Wentzville School District High Schools

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

This exhibit showcases the talents of students from Wentzville School District High Schools who, in their curriculum, study the expression of identity. Humanity shares a common characteristic–the desire to be recognized by others. One common way we gain recognition is through the individual pursuit of originality. The works in the exhibition aim to convey a […]

Free

St. Louis, A Musical Gateway: The Balkans, India, and Mexico

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

The first in a series that celebrates St. Louis' immigrant communities, this exhibit features rare and beautiful instruments drawn from The Sheldon's Hartenberger World Music Collection and from the collection of Dr. Aurelia and Jeffrey Hartenberger from India, Mexico and the Balkan region. Highlights include a 3,000-year-old Olmec whistle and an ornate "Bajo Quinto" from […]

Free

Paula Poundstone at The Sheldon

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Paula is a popular panelist on NPR's # 1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! Her new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, Nobody Listens to Paula […]

$41.50

For The Birds

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

Birds have fascinated many composers. This program features some of the more appealing outcomes, composed by Haydn, Vaughan-Williams, Daquin, Saint-Saëns, Schumann and Grieg. Haydn- String Quartet, Hob. lll-39 Op. 33, “The Bird” Vaughan-Williams- The Lark Ascending, for violin and piano Haydn- String Quartet No. 5 in D Major, Op. 64, “The Lark” Saint-Saëns- The Swan, […]

$38

The Capitol Steps

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

It's definitely not politics as usual when The Capitol Steps return Sunday, October 21 for a night of musical political satire! About the Capitol Steps: The Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who monitor events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and in other centers of power […]

$45
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