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Twangfest 19 updates: Nadine, GadellNet Saturday Sessions and Playing For the Cause


Nadine circa 1999. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.


Twangfest is pleased to confirm that St. Louis band Nadine will co-headline on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Off Broadway. Nadine will close out Friday night of Twangfest 19, with Lydia Loveless performing just before Nadine, and Trio Project opening the night at 8 p.m.

Nadine’s appearance at Twangfest 19 will be the band’s first performance in over a decade. The lineup will include Adam Reichmann, Steve Rauner, Todd Schnitzer, Jimmy Griffin and Merv Schrock.

On April 9, 2015, Anne Tkach, bass player for Nadine (and member of many other St. Louis bands), died in a house fire in Webster Groves, Missouri. Nadine’s appearance at Twangfest 19 will take place, as scheduled, and will be in honor of Anne’s memory.

Today, Twangfest is proud to announce a new music series: GadellNet Saturday Sessions at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market.

The tradition of live, acoustic music continues at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market this season with this free concert series, sponsored by GadellNet, an IT consulting firm based in St. Louis, and presented by Twangfest. Additional sponsors of the series include Kuva Coffee and the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market.

GadellNet Saturday Sessions kicks off on May 23 with a performance by veteran, old-time string band Missouri Breaks. The season will run through October 3, 2015, and will feature local and national artists, all performing under the West Pool Pavilion in Tower Grove Park.

Music begins at 10 a.m. each Saturday and runs till noon. As always, the music is free and family friendly.

Get the schedule and more information about GadellNet Saturday Sessions.

Twangfest is thrilled to be partnering with Playing For the Cause, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that connects musicians and fans with worthy causes. At Twangfest 19, fans will have the opportunity to support local music education and/or therapy organizations. We invite all organizations in St. Louis that meet these criteria to apply for a grant through PFTC.

And finally: Only three reserved balcony seats remain for Twangfest 19. Get yours as part of our VIP package today.

Deluxe Friends of Twangfest packs are also going fast. Get yours and you’ll be guaranteed for all four nights of Twangfest, plus you’ll get admission to the very special house concert with the Bottle Rockets on the afternoon of Saturday, June 13.

Give STL Day for Twangfest


Give STL Day is a 24-hour marathon for nonprofits in the greater St. Louis region. Last year, Give STL Day raised over $1.1 million for over 500 worthy nonprofits.

Twangfest is excited to be part of Give STL Day on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. As a non-profit, grassroots music festival, we’d love to have you support us by making a donation on May 5.


All donations are tax-deductible and will go to supporting Twangfest in its efforts to enrich and educate the St. Louis community about the breadth and depth of Americana music.

Twangfest thanks Playing for the Cause for its assistance as fiscal sponsor for this event.

Announcing Twangfest 19: Lineup and Tickets

Brian Henneman of the Bottle Rockets - Photo by Roy Kasten

Brian Henneman of the Bottle Rockets – Photo by Roy Kasten

Twangfest, one of the longest-running, non-profit, grassroots music festivals in the country, celebrates its 19th year with American roots, rock ‘n’ roll, power pop and with a dazzling lineup of some of the finest bands and artists performing today.

This year, Twangfest is presented by Rebel Yell Bourbon.

Headliners include: Cracker, Matthew Sweet, Lydia Loveless, Marah, Lilly Hiatt, Nadine, and the Bottle Rockets.

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On Wednesday, June 10, Twangfest 19 kicks off at Off Broadway, with a headlining performance by Cracker. Since forming in 1991, Cracker has become one of the most entertaining and unpredictable bands in American music. Also appearing on the opening night’s bill are venerated roots-rockers from Philadelphia Marah and local folk-rock heroes Grace Basement.

On Thursday, June 11, Twangfest is thrilled to welcome one of the true innovators of power-pop and rock music: Matthew Sweet. Joining Sweet is emerging Americana and rock songwriter Lilly Hiatt (daughter of the legendary John Hiatt) and local psychedelic-rock group Spectator.

For Friday, June 12, two headliners will take the stage at Off Broadway. For the first time in nearly a decade, beloved St. Louis band Nadine will reunite for a full set of soulful, twangy rock ‘n’ roll. Joining Nadine as a co-headliner, Lydia Loveless makes her Twangfest debut with a set of fierce and heartfelt rock with an undeniable country edge. Opening the show is the close-harmony country-folk group the Trio Project, from St. Louis

For the grand finale of Twangfest 19 on Saturday, June 13, the Bottle Rockets will storm the stage as only the Bottle Rockets can. The hometown favorites will be previewing, for the first time anywhere, the full-range of songs from their forthcoming Bloodshot album, due out later in 2015. Joining the Bottle Rockets is very special guest (and longtime Bottle Rockets collaborator) Eric Ambel and blues-n-roots hero Jimbo Mathus.

Single-night tickets are now on sale through Ticketfly. A limited number of four-night “Friends of Twangfest” passes are available now. The package includes guaranteed access to all four nights of Twangfest, an official t-shirt, poster, an invitation to an opening reception with members of Cracker at Off Broadway, and a ticket to an exclusive house concert with the Bottle Rockets and Eric Ambel on the afternoon of Saturday, June 13. The deluxe package is $125, with a VIP reserved balcony-seating package available for $150.

While previously presented by KDHX in St. Louis, Twangfest is now a fully independent, self-operated, non-profit organization. Twangfest thanks KDHX for its many years of support and is looking forward to growing and reaching new audiences for many years to come.

Twangfest thanks its sponsors: Rebel Yell Bourbon, New Belgium, Euclid Records and Gravity Strings.

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Twangfest 19: June 10-13, 2015

All shows at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

All doors at 7 p.m. All shows at 8 p.m.

, June 10
Grace Basement

Thursday, June 11
Matthew Sweet
Lilly Hiatt

, June 12
Lydia Loveless
Trio Project

, June 13
The Bottle Rockets
Eric Ambel
Jimbo Mathus

Twangfest Presents: 20th Anniversary Tribute to Wilco’s A.M. and Son Volt’s Trace


Twangfest is proud to present this tribute night in honor of two of the great debut albums in the history of American music: “A.M.” by Wilco and “Trace” by Son Volt. Both albums were released 20 years ago this year, and to celebrate the occasion, seven St. Louis band will play both albums, start to finish, in order.

The songs on these albums — from “Casino Queen” to “Windfall,” “Box Full of Letters” to “Tear-Stained Eye” — are among the best songs Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar have written — and you’ll hear them all on this very special night.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Venue: Off Broadway

Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m.

Confirmed lineup:

Brothers Lazaroff
Cree Rider Family Band
The Langaleers
Old Capital Square Dance Club
Shooting With Annie
The Trophy Mules
The Vondrukes

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A portion of the proceeds of this tribute night will benefit Twangfest.