Fox Theater announces live concert slate after year-long hiatus | Music Stories | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events

  • The reopening comes more than a year after COVID-19 shut down the venue.

After an extended virus-related intermission, live music is finally returning to the Fabulous Fox Theater.

According to a press release this afternoon, the legendary Grand Center venue will reopen for live events starting Saturday, April 17 with a showcase of local comics hosted by We Are Live host Chris Denman. The series of events, dubbed STL Sounds at the Fabulous Fox, will continue through May and will host shows on weekend nights with St. Louis artists, including the NOLA-style Funky Butt Brass Band, the band tribute to Greatful Dead Alligator Wine, roots/folk band The Mighty Pines and classic rock cover band Superjam.

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STL Sounds at Fabulous Fox will feature local bands performing unique sets, a comedic showcase and two legendary concert anniversary celebrations. Hosted by Music at the Intersection, this series will take audiences back to the Grand Center and the Fox Theater to begin the process of “scaling up” to full capacity for Fox broadcasts in the fall.

The announcement marks the return of in-person entertainment at Fox after more than a year – venue officials announced its temporary closure on March 12, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, the resumption of shows will be accompanied by security measures. The venue will operate with a reduced capacity of just 250 people in a socially distanced pod seating configuration. Attendees and staff will be required to wear face masks, and the Fox will see improved cleaning procedures and air filtration.

“We look forward to opening our doors to St. Louis concert fans so they and our associates can enjoy the excitement of the music we’ve all been missing for over a year now,” said Jim. Downey, CEO of MetroTix and producer of the series. “And we’re thrilled to offer this unique opportunity for local bands to perform on the Fox stage for the first time. These local artists have felt the pain of little to no work and the loss of their artistic expression over the past We hope this will be the start of a promising 2021 for all of us.

Tickets for each show are $15 and will be sold in sets of two or four to accommodate pod seating. Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at 314-534-1111.

According to the release, the venue is likely to add shows to the series over time, and Fox hopes to be back at full capacity by the fall.

The full list of concerts announced in the series so far is below:

-City Showcase: Comedy at the Fox – Saturday April 17 at 8 p.m.

-An evening with the Funk Butt Brass Band – Friday April 23 at 8 p.m.

-Alligator Wine – Saturday May 8 at 7:30 p.m.

-An evening with the Mighty Pines – Friday, May 14 at 8 p.m.

-An evening with Superjam – Saturday May 22 at 8 p.m.

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