Get Down to the St. Louis Sound

Live music and author talk with Amanda E. Doyle
| 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Festival Stage

From the first known human inhabitants of our woodlands and river valleys and French fiddlers of the fur trading days to the rock and hip hop icons of the present millennium, St. Louis is a town rich in musical history. Join St. Louis Sound author Amanda E. Doyle and a stellar lineup of local musicians for an entertaining and educational concert that will transport you musically from the early ragtime and blues to jazz and the birth of rock’n’roll, soaring R&B, funk, country, ska, Americana, hip hop, and more.

Amanda E. Doyle


Amanda E. Doyle

Amanda E. Doyle is a writer and zealous St. Louis transplant. She's the author of several books, including 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die, 100 Things to Do in Missouri Before You Die, To the Top! A Gateway Arch Story, Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis, Missouri Almanac, St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline, and the upcoming Tower Grove Park: Common Ground and Grateful Shade Since 1872. She seeks out the city's singular charms with her husband and two children.
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