Grand Center - Festivals & Events

Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl - Every Wednesday, 5 - 11pm

Free and open to jazz lovers of all ages, this weekly event celebrates the finest in jazz talent and the venues that form the backbone of a St. Louis legacy. More info

Drink in Art - Thursdays, 5 - 7pm - CAM

CAM and the Pulitzer Art Foundation bring you a two-for-one Museum experience paired with two-for-one drink and appetizer specials as you make your way through current exhibitions at both institutions. More info

First Fridays - Every First Friday of the Month, 5 - 9pm

Every first Friday of the month, museums and galleries in Grand Center are free and open 5-9 pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis's premier neighborhood for culture and entertainment. Come for the art and stay for dinner! More information here.

Videos in the Commons - Every Day - 7am - 11pm

Check out community-created content in the award-winning Public Media Commons. Themes change each month; visit PMC's Collaborations page for the list! See your theme-focused photo or video on the outdoor walls of PMC by uploading it to the Public Media Commons website.

New Tunes Tuesday: Composition Workshop and Performances - Every Tuesday, 8pm - The Dark Room

Composer Adam Maness features free workshops, listening sessions, and weekly jams/performances of new compositions and arrangements. The night is anchored around the First Tuesday Composers Club (FTCC) performance. More info
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National Dance Week St. Louis

April 22, 2017 | 12 - 5pm

A FREE event to celebrate dance! We invite you to come and join us for a day of incredible movement and dance on April 23, 2016 at Washington & Grand, at Grand Center, the Heart of the Arts and Entertainment District.

50 dance troupes and hundreds of dancers will be joining us onstage for this day to celebrate all things dance. From local dance companies to professional dance companies you will get a chance to see what dance has to offer!

With dozens of dance companies to thousands of fans, will you be there to help us celebrate all things dance?. More info.
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Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

May 2017 - date TBA | Multiple Venues throughout St. Louis

St. Louis's first annual Tennessee Williams Film Festival featuring our native son's finest work at various venues around Grand Center. Join us for Tennessee Williams films in Public Media Commons all 5 days, The Glass Menagerie at the Kranzberg Black Box, the Hirschfeld Exhibition at the Kranzberg, music at The Dark Room and more. Don't miss the "Stella Shouting" contest on May 15 from 3pm to 4pm in Strauss Park! See a complete schedule here.
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Circus Flora

June 1 - 25, 2017 | The Big Top by Powell Hall

Every summer, the big-top goes up in Grand Center and the circus comes to town! Circus Flora is St. Louis' very own theater under a big-top tent, excelling in the art of combining a traditional European circus with modern theater techniques to create a "magical theater in a sawdust ring."

The show is different each year! Visit for tickets and more information.
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Grand Theater Crawl

June 30 & July 1, 2017 | Multiple Venues in Grand Center

Join St. Louis Public Radio for the finest offerings of the bustling St. Louis theatre scene at the Grand Center Theatre Crawl. Rotate through venues in Grand Center to get free access to 19 local theatre groups in short performances.

Participating Theater Groups: Amharclann an Scáthán Dubh - The Black Mirror Theatre; First Run Theatre; ERA; GO Gateway Opera; Insight Theatre Company; R-S Theatrics; Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble; St. Louis Actors' Studio; St. Lou Fringe; Stray Dog Theatre; Theatre Lab; TLT Productions; Union Avenue Opera; That Uppity Theatre Company; Upstream Theater; West End Players Guild; Young Liars; Prison Performing Arts; Theatre Nuevo. Visit St Louis Public Radio for more information.
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St. Lou Fringe Festival

August 18 - 26, 2017 | Multiple Venues in Grand Center

ISt. Lou Fringe Festival is a 2 week immersion in cutting edge performing arts, connecting brave artists with bold audiences. Imagine drama, dance, comedy, music, slam/spoken word, performance art, fashion, vaudeville, circus arts - all concentrated within several city blocks in an explosive pressure cooker of artistic expression. On any given night, there are half-a-dozen shows with street performers roaming the festival grounds.
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Arts & Faith St. Louis

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 5:30 pm | The Sheldon Concert Hall

Arts & Faith St. Louis began on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with an interfaith commemoration in music at The Sheldon Concert Hall. The concert, which has become an annual event, has been presented to capacity audiences each year. Headlined by renowned soprano Christine Brewer and other acclaimed local musicians, the event also showcases the performances of many diverse faith groups, providing attendees with a unique opportunity for reflection, unity, and peace. The concerts demonstrate the transformational power of a shared musical experience. More info.
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Folk and Roots Festival

September 2017 - date TBA | The Stage @ KDHX and The Sheldon

St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival is St. Louis' premier folk festival presented as a partnership between KDHX Community Media and The Sheldon Concert Hall. Featuring musicians spanning the many styles that comprise Folk Music, The 5th Annual Folk & Roots Festival includes players performing old-time, bluegrass, country, and blues as well as workshops, a square dance, Folk School Fiddle contest and a Murder Ballad Ball to kick it all off. Join us in Grand Center September 22-25, 2016!. Visit for more information.