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July 2: Vans Warped Tour
The Vans Warped Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary with a traveling lineup of more than 100 bands. Among the short list: Air Dubai, Falling In Reverse, For Today, The Ghost Inside, Mayday Parade, Mixtapes, Parkway Drive, The Story So Far, Stray From the Path, and Teenage Bottlerocket. $37.50–$48.50. 11 a.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport, 314-298-9944, livenation.com.
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July 2 & 3: City of Alton 2014 Concert Series
The brand-new City of Alton 2014 Concert Series hosts the Under the Sun Tour on July 2, featuring Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker, and Sugar Ray. On July 3, a Fireworks Viewing Party includes performances by Leslie Craig & The Hellbenders, Nashvegas, and the Tyler Filmore Band. Various prices. 6 p.m. Wed, 5 p.m. Thu. Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, Riverfront Park, 1 Riverfront, 314-534-1111, libertybankamphitheater.com.
Photograph courtesy of Sugar Ray
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July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Whitaker Music Festival
The Missouri Botanical Garden’s popular Whitaker Music Festival is in full swing, with free concerts every Wednesday night. This month, catch Old Salt Union, Big Brother Thunder & the MasterBlasters, Nigel Mooney, Augusta Bottoms Consort, and The Melissa Neels Band. Free. 7:30 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden, 43444 Shaw, 314-577-5100, mobot.org.
Photograph courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden
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July 3, 4 & 5: Fair Saint Louis
Due to the construction at the Gateway Arch grounds, Fair Saint Louis takes place in Forest Park this year. Musical acts include The Band Perry, Capital Cities, Gavin DeGraw, The Fray, Mary Lambert, Musiq Soulchild, Matt Nathanson, The Neighbourhood, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bonnie Raitt, Thompson Square, and En Vogue. Free. 5–10 p.m. Thu, noon–10 p.m. Fri & Sat. Art Hill, Forest Park, 314-434-3434, fairsaintlouis.org.
Photography by Doug Houser
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July 6: Fall Out Boy
The Chicago band Fall Out Boy was on the edge of the emo/pop-punk movement back in the early 2000s. The group’s latest record, Save Rock and Roll, has more of a classic, straight-up metal vibe. The band crosses the country this summer with rock trio Paramore. Call for prices. 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport, 314-298-9944, livenation.com.
Photography by Pamela Littky
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July 7 through 13: Porgy and Bess
This adaptation of George Gershwin’s classic musical, Porgy and Bess, won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. $13–$84; some free seats. 6 p.m. The Muny, 1 Theatre, Forest Park, 314-361-1900 ext. 550, muny.org.
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July 11: Let Them Eat Art
Maplewood’s annual Bastille Day celebration, Let Them Eat Art features demonstrations by more than 50 artists, live music, chocolate-and-wine tastings, dream interpretation, dance performances by the STL Hoop Club, and more. Free. 6–11 p.m., Maplewood, 314-645-3600, cityofmaplewood.com/ltea.
Photography courtesy of the City of Maplewood
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July 13 through 17: St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
During the popular St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, local directors get a chance to screen their work in front of an audience. $12. Call for times and locations. 314-289-4150, cinemastlouis.org.
Courtesy of Cinema St. Louis
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July 18 through August 17: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
The beloved 1961 musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying tells the story of how modest window-washer J. Pierrepont Finch rose to be chairman of the board at the World Wide Wicket Company. $20–$57. 8 p.m. Stages St. Louis, Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 S. Geyer, 314-821-2407, stagesstlouis.org.
Poster courtesy of Stages St. Louis
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July 24 through August 9: Funny Girl
What better way to tell the story of Fanny Brice, the queen of 1920s Broadway, than with a musical? This production does Funny Girl right—in full-on Ziegfeld Follies style. $20. 8 p.m. Stray Dog Theatre, 2348 Tennessee, 314-865-1995, straydogtheatre.org.
Poster courtesy of Stray Dog Theatre
This month, experience Fair St. Louis in a new location, check out concerts across the region, take in a musical, and more.