2016 was certainly an interesting year shooting-wise. It didn’t seem like I shot that much (barely cracking 30+ concerts), but it was a nice change of pace to trade the quantity of shows for an interesting mix of opportunities. Some of the new opportunities brought in their fair share of challenges, exposing some areas that I could definitely work and develop on in 2017. Enjoy this recap of 2016 and see you out at a show in 2017!
Last show of 2016 and it was a great one with For King and Country and Lauren Daigle taking their Christmas tour through the St. Charles Family Arena.
A huge hometown crowd filled out Delmar Hall to catch Foxing‘s curated evening, bringing in a huge lineup that even featured local bands from the past (Say Panther, Berlin Whale) that had influenced the young band growing up.
Another note, it was also my first time out to the new Delmar Hall venue. Top notch!
The Pageant had a complete sell-out for the return of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and the crowd was pumped to welcome back the Missouri native. Along for the celebration were The Conquerors from KC, MO.
St. Louis welcomed in The 1975 (with special guest Phantogram) to kick off 105.7 The Point‘s Ho Ho Ho Show lineup this year.
Local songwriter Jack Grelle kicked off the weekend at Vintage Vinyl, highlighting material from his latest release Got Dressed Up to Be Let Down. Be sure to check out the album and his return to St. Louis, supporting Pokey LaFarge’s NYE shows at Delmar Hall.