Lola STL Music Festival

8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, October 6 through 8. Lola, 500 North 14th Street

The most overrated word in the musical lexicon is "scene," and yet a genuine scene — coherent, diverse and impactful — is just what the Washington Avenue district club Lola has forged. Ground zero in St. Louis for funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop and DJs, the venue has embarked on the first Lola STL Music Festival, three nights and a day of national and local groove-minded artists. Along with headliners Dam-Funk with Master Blaster and Diamond D, the event's most impressive booking coup is R&B multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt, who performs Thursday, bringing the radical fusion of hard rock, decadent funk and sleek balladry found on What Were You Hoping For?, his first album since a contentious split from Blue Note.

Mathew Scott

Location Info



500 N. 14th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Downtown


21-plus: Three-night pass, $30. Single-night pass, $15.
October 8 day, free, all ages. 314-621-7277.

What To Expect: Butt shaking, head banging, slow dancing and Hennessy sipping that won't quit.