Tag Archives: Whitaker Music Festival
Hamiet Bluiett

Hamiet Bluiett

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival June 27th             Hamiet Bluiett Background Info Hamiet Bluiett was born in Brooklyn, Illinois just borth of East St. Louis (also known as Lovejoy), an African American village which had been founded as a free black community in the 1840s.  He was first taught music […]

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Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

Playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival June 13th                       Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers Background Info “We’re pretty much doing a variety of music spanning hot jazz and rhythm & blues from the ’20s to the ’50s. It’s mostly covers, a lot of obscure songs […]

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Ryan Spearman Band

Ryan Spearman Band

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival July 11th             Ryan Spearman Band Background Info Ryan Spearman is a multi-instrumentalist with impressive skills on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica. His repertoire features folk, country blues, honky tonk, old time, early jazz, and distinct original songs that tend to magically combine […]

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Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival July 25th           Aaron Kamm and the One Drops Background Info A staple of the St.Louis music scene, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops play an intoxicating concoction of Roots Reggae and Mississippi River Blues. Improv-laced Jams, dubbed out grooves and Effervescent Vocals make this band […]

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Vince Martin

Vince Martin

Playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival June 6th             The following is taken from vince-martin.com Vince Martin, one of the finest world-traveld Vocalist/Guitarist and Entertainers in the business.  St. Louis’ best-kept secret has the vocal characterisics of George Benson, Al Jarreau, and Elvis Presley and the instrumental prowess of Eric Clapton, […]

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Teresa Jenee

Teresa Jenee

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival July 18th             Teresa Jenee Background Info In just 3 short years, Teresa Jenee has shared the stage with such big-named soul and R&B artists including Eric Roberson, Anthony David, and even Solange Knowles. She’s rocked stages in St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, North Carolina, and on campuses […]

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Air National Guard Band of the Central States

Air National Guard Band of the Central States

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival July 4th Air National Guard Band of the Central States Background Info We are the Air National Guard Band of the Central States, one of the 11 bands in the Air National Guard. For more than 50 years, the Air National Guard Band of the Central States has performed across the country […]

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The Rockhouse Ramblers

The Rockhouse Ramblers

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival June 20th             The Rockhouse Ramblers Background Info “The Rockhouse Ramblers play old-school country in all of its variations as well as originals written by the band. The group consists of Dade Farrar, John Horton, Gary Hunt, Danny Kathriner and Kip Loui.” (via The Rockhouse […]

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The 2012 Whitaker Music Festival

The 2012 Whitaker Music Festival

Missouri Botanical Garden Hosts 19th Whitaker Music Festival If you are from the St. Louis area or will be in St. Louis between May 30th and July 25th, MarsBands.com strongly urges you to head to the Cohen Amphitheater (west of the Climatron Dome) at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  For the 19th year, The Missouri Botanical Gardens will […]

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Marquise Knox

Marquise Knox

Playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival May 30th             The following is taken from marquiseknox.com “Marquise Knox was born in 1991 in St. Louis while his mother was visiting family. They returned to Granada, Mississippi, but moved to St. Louis for good a couple of years later. Marquise still resides in […]

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