Last night's set at the Family Arena was - for better or worse - a combination of all eras, right up to the present. Or, as singer Ann Wilson put it early in the set, "a voyage through Heartland" that would require us to "open up and let our souls sing out." As it turns out, the voyage was fantastic at its beginning and end, but slow going in the middle. Continue reading Mike Appelstein's review of Heart at the Family Arena. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
Cowboys certainly don't get the blues when they're with the Lone Star Rodeo. Riders sped around the Family Arena on January 9, 2015, on fast horses and bucking bulls, giving St. Louis a taste of the Old West and celebrating America. Performers also showed off while roping calves, wrestling steer and barrel racing.
Lone Star Rodeo continues Saturday, January 10, at Family Arena. More information.
Photos by Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times.
Like most things in sprawling St. Charles, the Family Arena was built in the last fifteen years. It's quickly become the go-to arena for all manner of events, from big name rock n' roll musicians from the Baby Boom era to contemporary country and Christian artists that draw massive crowds. It's fun for the whole family - you'll find childhood luminaries like Thomas and Friends one weekend and a gun show for Pops the next.