2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center http://2720cherokee.com Music Venue, Art Gallery & Event Space Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:52:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.5 RKDE’s Weekly Open House - 12.07.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/rkdes-weekly-open-house-3/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3453

RKDE’s Weekly Open House - DJ's T.B.A.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 8:00:pm

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RKDE is giving you something different from your regular barkade and laundramat gaming choices in St. Louis. RKDE was found by gamers for gamers and provides a wide selection of old-school priced arcade games that we are sure you’ll love. During our open house we will have arcade games, pool tables, DJ’s, our bar open & our lounge open.

We offer multiplayer classic arcade games such as: the Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with two deluxe light-gun classics in Time Crisis 2 and House of the Dead 2. Sports favorites are offered, with both NBA Jam and NFL Blitz, while racing fans can drift the mountains of Japan in Initial D 3rd Stage. Bog-standard classics are also represented, with restored cabinets of Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man.

We’ve aimed to give you an arcade experience like none other and look forward to you stopping by. We’re Located on Level 2 of 2720 Cherokee and will be hosting a different DJ this and every Wednesday.
Doors open at 8pm|Games $0.25 |18 +

More info »

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:50:05 +0000
Look Out! Tour - 12.08.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/look-out-tour/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3377

Look Out! Tour - ft Space Jesus & Yheti

Thursday, December 8 @ 8:00:pm

EDM

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Look Out! Tour 2016 feat. Space Jesus and Yheti.

Uknown Frequency is a music production company based out of St.Louis, Missouri with a focus on bringing the cutting edge of bass music to the Midwest.

Space Jesus and Yheti are bringing their some Electronic Dance Music to St. Louis during their “Look Out” tour.

Don’t miss out on this intergalactic evening! Make sure you catch them and others at 2720 on December 8th.

Also Featuring:
+ Lusid
+ Nettles

Doors open at 8pm. |Ticket’s Available online|

More info »

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:40:43 +0000
12th Planet + Lumberjvck + Bommer - 12.09.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/12th-planet-lumberjvck-bommer/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3291

12th Planet + Lumberjvck + Bommer - SMOG 10 year Anniversary Tour

Friday, December 9 @ 9:00:pm

concert

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DATE: Friday, Dec 9th
LOCATION: 2720 Cherokee
AGES: 18+
PRICE: $20 + $5 surcharge if under 21
DOORS: 8PM
MUSIC: 9PM – 1AM
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Connector Presents…SMOG 10th Year Anniversary Tour f/
12th Planet + Lumberjvck + Bommer

ARTISTS:
.:: 12th Planet ::.
https://soundcloud.com/12thplanet

.:: Lumberjvck ::.
https://soundcloud.com/lumberjvck

.:: Bommer ::.
https://soundcloud.com/bommer_dubstep

OTHER LINKS:
CONNECTOR: http://connectorpresents.com/

More info »

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:26:55 +0000
Uhh Yeah Dude - 12.10.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/uhh-yeah-dude/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3479

Uhh Yeah Dude - Comedy Show

Saturday, December 10 @ 8:00:pm

Comedy

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A Weekly Roundup of America Through the Eyes of Two American Americans.

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:49:48 +0000
The Van Ella Studios Student Showcase and Burlesque Spectacular! - 12.10.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/the-van-ella-studios-student-showcase-and-burlesque-spectacular/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3487

The Van Ella Studios Student Showcase and Burlesque Spectacular! - Greta Garter, Ami Amore', Sindee Hoo Hoo, Boozie-Q, Tanis Lee, Lola Van Ella, Miss Satine

Saturday, December 10 @ 8:00:pm

Burlesque

The Van Ella Studios Student Showcase and Burlesque Spectacular!

Lola van Ella is proud to present: The Van Ella Studios Student Showcase and Burlesque Spectacular!

The Showcase is back and BIGGER THAN EVER! We’ve been working harder than ever at Van Ella Studios and we are thrilled to present to all of you our newest crop of lovelies in what is sure to be our biggest and best showcase yet! 


Featuring all new debuts from their Advanced students:
The Burlesque Army!
Returning Alumnae!
Group Numbers!
A Showgirl Parade!
The Bellydancing Beauties!
And for the first time ever, The Masculine Side Boylesque Class!

Instructors will be:
Greta Garter (Burlesque Basics)
Ami Amore’ (Belly dance)
Sindee Hoo Hoo (Burlesque 2)
Boozie-Q (Burlesque 3)
Tanis Lee (Neo, Level Up, Masculine Side)
and headmistress, Lola van Ella

Plus a very special guest, all the way from Italy, Miss Satine!

This will be a night of joyous entertainment, celebrating all of our incredible, unique, lovely and hard working students and instructors. We hope you’ll join us for a special, sexy and fantastic evening!

Van Ella Studios is the home of burlesque, vaudeville and variety education and entertainment in St. Louis. We offer a unique, boutique dance class experience with the focus on creating a warm, friendly, and open atmosphere for everyone.
www.vanellastudios.com

 

Doors open at 8pm|$15 | 18 +

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:44:02 +0000
Holiday Pop-Up Shop! - 12.11.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/holiday-pop-up-shop/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3502

Holiday Pop-Up Shop! - Vendors TBA

Sunday, December 11 @ 11:00:am

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A Holiday Pop-Up Shop!
Brought to you by: City of Night St. Louis and Loyal Family

This year we’re big on supporting local artist and businesses in order to bring STL up, so we created a holiday pop up shop full of local vendors!

Come on out and shop local this year!

We will be announcing our vendors soon but

Interested in vending, volunteering or donating to our raffle? Email cityofnightstlouis@gmail.com

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:46:21 +0000
RKDE’s Weekly Open House - 12.14.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/rkdes-weekly-open-house-4/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3456

RKDE’s Weekly Open House - DJ's T.B.A.

Wednesday, December 14 @ 1:00:pm

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RKDE is giving you something different from your regular barkade and laundramat gaming choices in St. Louis. RKDE was found by gamers for gamers and provides a wide selection of old-school priced arcade games that we are sure you’ll love. During our open house we will have arcade games, pool tables, DJ’s, our bar open & our lounge open.

We offer multiplayer classic arcade games such as: the Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with two deluxe light-gun classics in Time Crisis 2 and House of the Dead 2. Sports favorites are offered, with both NBA Jam and NFL Blitz, while racing fans can drift the mountains of Japan in Initial D 3rd Stage. Bog-standard classics are also represented, with restored cabinets of Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man.

We’ve aimed to give you an arcade experience like none other and look forward to you stopping by. We’re Located on Level 2 of 2720 Cherokee and will be hosting a different DJ this and every Wednesday.
Doors open at 8pm|Games $0.25 |18 +

More info »

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:51:44 +0000
Dirtwire feat. David Satori of Beats Antique *FREE SHOW* - 12.14.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/dirtwire-feat-david-satori-of-beats-antique-free-show/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3520

Dirtwire feat. David Satori of Beats Antique *FREE SHOW* - w/ El Lusidoro + DJ Crucial

Wednesday, December 14 @ 9:00:pm

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Loyal Family presents…

Dirtwire feat. David Satori of Beats Antique & Evan Fraser Multi-Instrumentalist
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The debut of El Lusidoro (new gypsy jazz experience from Lusid)
+
DJ Crucial

This event is also part of the License To Dance WEEKLY FREE DANCE PARTY + TAP TAKEOVER every Wednesday night in December at 2720 & RKDE, brought to by 4 Hands Brewing Company & Logboat Brewing Company!

Doors Open 8pm
Doors Close 1:30am
Ages 18+ welcome
FREE for 21+
$10 surcharge for under 21

This all happens at 2720 Cherokee on Cherokee Street!

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:51:47 +0000
Delta Heavy National Tour - 12.15.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/delta-heavy-national-tour/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3490

Delta Heavy National Tour - Ft. Hulke, Jon Dent, and Quasar Camp

Thursday, December 15 @ 9:00:pm

Electronic · Dance · Dub · Drum and bass

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Delta Heavy is a London group that will be bringing their national tour to St. Louis December 15th.

They just released a project titled, “Kill Room” that is blazing the dancefloors of clubs everywhere. Delta Heavy began as DJ’s that conquered the clubs of Europe, however, their newer tracks are becoming more song-oriented, pointing towards their latest album that is hailed as one of the year’s best, designed to satisfy bass-heads and traditional music-heads alike.

Simon James and Ben Hall (Delta Heavy) – met at Nottingham University in 2003 they zeroed in on the city’s drum & bass scene spearheaded by nights such as Detonate and clubs such as Stealth. Theyve been touring nationally since 2011 as DJ’s.

To get a taste of what to expect during their stop in St. Louis, check out this link to their soundcloud and make sure your in the building december 15th: https://soundcloud.com/deltaheavy

Doors 9 | $10 ADV|18+

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:08:21 +0000
2nd Annual Pajama Jam + Canned Food Drive - 12.16.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/2nd-annual-pajama-jam-canned-food-drive/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3484

2nd Annual Pajama Jam + Canned Food Drive - DJ Nico + DJ Kimmy Nu

Friday, December 16 @ 8:00:pm

90s · Hip-hop · Funk

Pajama Jam

Dopedlrs, Every Corner and Eyekon are presenting their 2nd annual pajama jam and canned food drive December 16th. This will be a party featuring 90’s music all night and a pajama contest to add some competition.

Admission is only $5 and the only stipulation is for you to be in Pj’s and bring a canned food item to donate.

Doors open at 8pm|$5 with Canned Food item & PJ’s | 18 +

 

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:31:08 +0000
Brave Combo - 12.16.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/brave-combo/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3472

Brave Combo - Holiday Concert

Friday, December 16 @ 9:00:pm

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Doors 8pm, Show starts at 9pm

Brave Combo will perform two rockin’ live sets!

Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary – at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey — offering what one critic recently wrote, “Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education.”

Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, to the orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim, and were the band Talking Head’s David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night’s Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City) Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for their work 7 times.

Brave Combo’s vivid music can be heard in the films David Byrne’s True Stories, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, Late Bloomers, Fools Rush In, Envy, The Academy award winning The Personals. They appeared at Oktoberfest in the beloved American burg of Springfield on an episode of “The Simpsons” and in 2008 Brave Combo provided the musical score for PBS’s first ever animated series, “As the Wrench Turns” which resulted in an “Annie” nomination from the International Animated Film Society. Their music has also been featured on ABC’s hit series “Ugly Betty”, and Fox Television’s “Bakersfield P.D.” They have also contributed original music for ESPN and The Big Ten network.

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:53:18 +0000
Temple – Holiday Gathering - 12.17.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/temple-holiday-gathering/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3466

Temple – Holiday Gathering - Featuring Musical Acts: Soulacybin, Lusid, Kevin Shpacey and James Jordan.

Saturday, December 17 @ 7:00:pm

Psychedelic · Electronic · Bass

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Temple is a live concert event that brings to you a spiritual vibe with electro psychadelic rhythms.  This will be a 4 part live music concert featuring the artist: Soulacybin, Lucid, Kevin Spacey and James jordan.

Soulacybin was incubated as pure auditory information, coded deep in alien realms of distant, future space.

Lusid hails from the realms of Lusidelia the psychedelic funk guru Lusid fills your brain with cosmic mysteries and tales of mind altering experiences.

James Jordan is fresh from the Astral Observatory Bonfire Sessions.

Keven Shpacey‘s name says it all.

Each of these acts will bring to you an out of this world vibe that is sure to give you a new experience.

18+ | Doors 7pm | $20

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:12:49 +0000
RKDE’s Weekly Open House - 12.21.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/rkdes-weekly-open-house-5/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3458

RKDE’s Weekly Open House - DJ's T.B.A

Wednesday, December 21 @ 8:00:pm

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RKDE is giving you something different from your regular barkade and laundramat gaming choices in St. Louis. RKDE was found by gamers for gamers and provides a wide selection of old-school priced arcade games that we are sure you’ll love. During our open house we will have arcade games, pool tables, DJ’s, our bar open & our lounge open.

We offer multiplayer classic arcade games such as: the Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with two deluxe light-gun classics in Time Crisis 2 and House of the Dead 2. Sports favorites are offered, with both NBA Jam and NFL Blitz, while racing fans can drift the mountains of Japan in Initial D 3rd Stage. Bog-standard classics are also represented, with restored cabinets of Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man.

We’ve aimed to give you an arcade experience like none other and look forward to you stopping by. We’re Located on Level 2 of 2720 Cherokee and will be hosting a different DJ this and every Wednesday.
Doors open at 8pm|Games $0.25 |18 +

More info »

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:54:02 +0000
Connector – Holiday Party - 12.23.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/minnesota-filibusta/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3297

Connector – Holiday Party - Minnesota and Filibusta

Friday, December 23 @ 9:00:pm

EDM

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Join us for the Connector Holiday Party!

We’ll have acts by the name of Minnesota, Filibusta much more!

.:: Minnesota ::.
https://soundcloud.com/minnesota

.:: Filibusta ::.
http://filibustamusic.com/

OTHER LINKS:
CONNECTOR: http://connectorpresents.com/

 

Doors  | Show  | $20 |18+ ($5 surcharge for under 21)

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:32:08 +0000
Dancehall Invasion at RKDE - 12.24.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/dancehall-invasion-at-rkde/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3506

Dancehall Invasion at RKDE - Triful Toones, Killa Face and Sting Ray

Saturday, December 24 @ 9:00:pm

Reggae · Dancehall · Roots

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We’re mixing together two great things to bring you a night of dancehall reggae music and old-school video games.

Triful Toones Intl, Killa Face and Sting Ray will be mixing all types of reggae music to get everyone on the dancefloor during video game breaks.

This will be Triful Toones 3rd installation of their dancehall invasion and they will be bringing their own sound system, so best believe, this event will be a lituation!

9pm | Free Admission | 21+

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:10:36 +0000
Dub Roots Does Christmas - 12.25.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/all-chopped-up/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3493

Dub Roots Does Christmas - TBA

Sunday, December 25 @ 7:00:pm

Dub · Roots

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Dub Roots Does Christmas
ALL CHOPPED UP!

This is the tenth installation of our Dub Roots parties!

This will be a very Merry Holidays indeed as we proudly welcome a special ALL CHOPPED UP Edition! This event will feature TOP-NOTCH production, PK Sound and a special holiday gift to a couple special attendees (Bring your best Holiday Costume, Ugly Sweater or Sexy Santa outfit *Hint Hint*).


Dub Roots shows focus primarily on UK influenced dubstep that originated in the late 90s and early 2000s. Each artist is hand selected for each show to suit the style of the evening but expect high quality productions and extra sound at each event as we like to focus on low frequencies!

 

More Info including local support, Costume Contest announcement and much more closer towards the event.

Doors  | $15 ADV/ $25 DOS |18+ ($5 surcharge for under 21) 

 

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:50:07 +0000
RKDE’s Weekly Open House - 12.28.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/rkdes-weekly-open-house-6/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3460

RKDE’s Weekly Open House - DJ's T.B.A.

Wednesday, December 28 @ 8:00:pm

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RKDE is giving you something different from your regular barkade and laundramat gaming choices in St. Louis. RKDE was found by gamers for gamers and provides a wide selection of old-school priced arcade games that we are sure you’ll love. During our open house we will have arcade games, pool tables, DJ’s, our bar open & our lounge open.

We offer multiplayer classic arcade games such as: the Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with two deluxe light-gun classics in Time Crisis 2 and House of the Dead 2. Sports favorites are offered, with both NBA Jam and NFL Blitz, while racing fans can drift the mountains of Japan in Initial D 3rd Stage. Bog-standard classics are also represented, with restored cabinets of Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man.

We’ve aimed to give you an arcade experience like none other and look forward to you stopping by. We’re Located on Level 2 of 2720 Cherokee and will be hosting a different DJ this and every Wednesday.
Doors open at 8pm|Games $0.25 |18 +

More info »

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:55:19 +0000
The Conglomerate Winter Tour - 12.28.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/the-conglomerate-winter-tour/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3516

The Conglomerate Winter Tour - Spankalicious + Smith + Lodurr + Nettles

Wednesday, December 28 @ 9:00:pm

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Unknown Frequency, Sub Mission Agency and Thazdope Records Present The Conglomerate Winter tour 2016.

This event will have multiple dj’s, an amazing light show and plenty suprises to keep you on your toes the entire time. Artist that will showing off their stuff include: Spankalicious, Smith, Lodurr and N3ttles.

Spankalicious is a frequant to the electronic music and festival scene with his dj’ing. His presence has become demanded nationwide and continues to rise with the launch of his Cincinnati based record label,ThazDope Records.

Louder will be Dj’ing and he comes with an arsenal of visual stimulation from all realms of optical illusions, motion art, and video edits. He has a style that is like no one else, focusing on multiple Alpha layers of 3D content at all times.

Nettles is the supporting DJ act coming straight from St. Louis. N3TTLES’ style spans a range of heavy dubstep sounds such as tearout, riddim, and deep end dub. He’ll be showing out for his hometown so make sure your in the building to check this out.

9pm | $TBA | 18+

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:44:27 +0000
VIBEChaser - 12.31.16http://2720cherokee.com/event/good-vibes-nye/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3380

VIBEChaser - Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, The Mighty Pines and Kullus

Saturday, December 31 @ 8:00:pm

Rock · Reggae · Funk · Bluegrass

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Loyal Family presents…
The 2nd Annual
GOOD VIBES NYE
@ 2720 Cherokee
Saturday December 31st, 2016

Over 14,000 sq ft of live music, art, DJs & more!

Phase 1 Announcement below…

LIVE MUSIC
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops
The Mighty Pines
Kullus

LIVE ART
Joshua Goor
Nick Fozzy
Rob Engeszer

VISUALS
Illumina Productions

Phase 2 Announcement coming soon including FOOD!

LIMITED QUANTITY of $20 tix go ON SALE MONDAY 10-17-16! Buy early & save!

It’s time to get excited for one of the best parties of the year!

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:45:02 +0000
Loyal Family presents… Lee Fields & The Expressions - 03.04.17http://2720cherokee.com/event/loyal-family-presents-lee-fields-the-expressions/http://2720cherokee.com/?post_type=events&p=3425

Loyal Family presents… Lee Fields & The Expressions - w/ special guests TBA

Saturday, March 4 @ 8:00:pm

Soul · Funk · R&B

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“I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.”

Apologies to the late, great James Brown, but you’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s ever worked as hard as Fields, a man who’s been making soul and funk anthems since 1969.

Since that time, Fields has toured the world with musical legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. Recorded with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig. And somehow found a newer, younger audience and become more prolific as the years transpire.

“In a curious case of musical evolution, the older Fields becomes, the closer he gets to perfecting the sound of soul that he grew up with as a young man,” noted NPR music writer Oliver Wang (and that was back in 2009)..

Now Fields returns with his most triumphant and honest record yet, Special Night, recorded with The Expressions and released on Brooklyn’s Big Crown Records.

Special Night follows the the critical success of his Truth & Soul recordings My World, Faithful Man and 2014’s Emma Jean — the last one American Songwriter hailing as “more than just a stroll down memory lane … it’s the sound of a man who understands his musical strengths and plays to them with class, authority and soul searching intensity.

You’ll hear Fields flexing those strengths on Special Night. There’s some JB-style funk on there. And hints of Stax, Chess, Fame and Motown.

But this is not a throwback. Possessing a voice that’s equally raucous and tender, Fields crafts a truly honest, soulful work. “This is a record about what people do in real life,” says the singer. For one example, he cites the yearning “Work to Do,” which entails a “a guy going to counseling, drinking too much, apologizing to the old lady and trying to keep family together, doing the manly thing.”

Adds Fields: “When I record, I make every song like I actually mean it. I mean every word I say. On Special Night I’m talking to my lady — literally, expressing the way I feel. You can tell if a song is real or not. And every moment I’m recording, those moments are real.”

Meanwhile, album standout “Make This World” works both as militaristic funk and a cautionary tale about the health of the planet. “The world was designed to last indefinitely,” says Fields. “And we’re the only living species on Earth who can alter that process. I’m hoping that song has a chain reaction, helps somebody put into action whatever contribution they can to change what the world is going through.”

Fields and his six-piece band will tour in the fall, where he notes the audiences seem tgrowing and changing. “I’m seeing a younger crowd,” he notes. “And that’s a blessing.”

As for his late success? Fields regrets nothing. “I was already talking to myself in the beginning of my career about the end of my career,” he says. “I was a little naive, so I told myself, ‘Think about the future in every song you make. Make things you can live with. Everything you do has consequences.’ And today, I live like I’ve always lived.”

A credo that continues with Special Night.

“All the songs on that record have special meaning,” he says. “I hope people take a good listen to it and find the magic.”

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2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:51:11 +0000