Concerts Coming to STL in 2018

Go into the new year with a plan to get out and do fun things!  Concerts are a great thing to do with friends or family that provide fun memories.  If you don’t know which artists and bands are coming to St. Louis in 2018, check out the article below!

A peek at 12 must-see St. Louis concerts in 2018

By Kevin C. Johnson St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dec 29, 2017

Here are a few must-see shows from the long list of concerts coming to town in 2018:


U2. Photo by Will Heath/NBC

8 p.m. May 4 at Scottrade Center ($41-$425, • The cancellation of U2’s September show at the Dome at the America’s Center was followed just two months later by news of a new U2 tour. Two major differences: The show will come to Scottrade, and instead of “The Joshua Tree Tour,” U2 fans will get the “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018.”

Kenny Chesney •5 p.m. July 21 at Busch Stadium ($63.50-$259.50, • Busch Stadium hasn’t hosted country music — until now. Country superstar Kenny Chesney’s “Trip Around the Sun Tour” comes to the ballpark with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Chaifetz Arena ($48-$125, • Sam Smith’s mopey love songs again will fill Chaifetz Arena, this time for his “The Thrill of It All Tour.” Given how quickly acts catapult into larger venues these days, it’s surprising Smith is making a second appearance at Chaifetz.

Taylor Swift

7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Dome at America’s Center ($46-$496, • Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift descends upon the Dome at America’s Center in the fall with her “Reputation” stadium tour.


7 p.m. March 2 at Chaifetz Arena ($49.50-$99.50, • Lorde brings her “Melodrama” album and more to Chaifetz Arena in a real get for the venue. We wouldn’t have predicted Run the Jewels in the opening slot if given a hundred guesses, but we love it.

Tiffany Haddish

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Tiffany Haddish in a scene from “Girls Trip.” Haddish stole the whole of “Girls Trip” right out from under her more famous counterparts as the bawdy, take-no-prisoners Dina. (Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures via AP)

7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Pageant ($45-$55, • Despite her time on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show,” most of the world didn’t know Tiffany Haddish before her breakout role in “Girls Trip.” But the movie has made her the talk of some awards circles.

Ed Sheeran • 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Busch Stadium ($39-$119, • The cancellation of September’s sold-out Ed Sheeran concert at Scottrade Center was a big blow; little did fans know at the time that the star was on the verge of announcing his 2018 stadium tour, which includes a show at Busch.

Trevor Noah • 7:30 p.m. May 11 at the Peabody Opera House ($42-$92, • Following a sold-out show in April at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is back for more laughs and insight.

Jethro Tull • 8 p.m. June 19 at the Fox Theatre ($35-$195, • In February, Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years together. The legendary group released its debut album, “This Was,” in 1968. The anniversary tour promises “surprise virtual guests.”

The Killers  8 p.m. Jan. 19 at Chaifetz Arena ($25-$95, • Rock band the Killers will jumpstart the 2018 concert season with its “Wonderful Wonderful Tour” with Alex Cameron. In addition to its “Wonderful Wonderful” album, the band also recently re-released four albums on vinyl.

Big K.R.I.T. and Ty Dolla $ign • 8 p.m March 16 ($25-$125, and 8 p.m. March 10 ($29.50-$35, at the Ready Room • These two shows are bound to go down as hip-hop highlights. Big K.R.I.T.’s new album includes contributions from T.I., Jill Scott, Bun B, Bilal, Keyon Harrold and others; his “Heavy is the Crown” tour features rapper Cyhi the Prynce. Ty Dolla $ign’s new album is “Beach House 3,” featuring Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, YG, Wiz Khalifa, Future and more.

Pink • 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Scottrade Center (sold out, • Here’s what we know about Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma World Tour”: She’s going to do a lot of high-flying stunts while belting out her hits. It wouldn’t be a Pink tour without that. Pink’s latest album is “Beautiful Trauma,” which includes “What About Us” and “Whatever You Want.”



Foodies Should Visit St. Louis!

St. Louis was recently ranked at #17 on the “most exciting food cities in America” list!  We think that that is something worth sharing because St. Louis is typically not thought of when considering foodie-worthy cities.  Check out the article below that explains how we got on the list, and mentions some restaurants worth visiting.

Yes Indeed, St. Louis Is One of the Most Exciting Food Cities in the U.S.

Posted By on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 6:55 AM

Mabel Suen

Hi-Point Drive-In: monstrously good.

The national buzz just keeps coming for the St. Louis food scene — now Zagat thinks we’re awesome too.

In a roundup of the 30 “most exciting food cities in America,” the Google-owned site placed St. Louis at No. 17 — ahead of heavyweights Minneapolis and Nashville and just two spots behind New York City. Hot damn!

Writes Zagat,

This year, chefs in The Gateway City prove there’s no place like home. Vicia — the year’s biggest opening and a Bon Appétit best new restaurants finalist — brought chef Michael Gallina (previously Blue Hill at Stone Barns) back to his hometown, and NYC’s Danny Meyer makes a homecoming of his own with the opening of the state’s first Shake Shack.

The item also praises Balkan Treat Box, Guerrilla Street Food, Nudo House, Nixta, Hi-Pointe Drive-In and Mac’s Local Eats (all of them the recipients of raves from the RFT, thank you very much).

And special mention goes to chef Mike Randolph, the only chef with two spots to make the list, along with newcomer Logan Ely: “Local chefs are working to present elevated concepts in an accessible way, like Privado from chef Mike Randolph (Público, James Beard semifinalist), serving intimate tasting menu dinners twice a week, and Square1 Project, a pop-up concept at a secret location from St. Louis native Logan Ely.” Yay, team!

It’s worth noting that many of the same places were also featured in Food & Wine‘s recent plug, which argued that the St. Louis restaurant scene is “seriously good right now.” If the national experts keep saying it enough, do you think all those nattering nabobs lurking in local comment sections might finally start believe it? Hey, a civic booster can dream!

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