The live music scene is a little more “scenic” during the summer months, as music festivals and concert series kick off in June at the picturesque Coleman Hawkins Park on Felix Street Square and at various locations along our beautiful 26-mile Parkway. So grab a blanket or a lawn chair, some friends and family, and get outside to listen to some great tunes!
The St. Joseph Parkway is a 26-mile greenbelt winding throughout St. Jo. It is also a perfect setting for live music concerts that the locals love. Starting in May 9, the second Thursday, and extending through September 12, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Joseph hosts Parties on the Parkway. Admission is FREE so there’s no reason not to join the fun.
Coleman Hawkins Park on Felix Street Square is nestled in the center of the downtown entertainment district at 701 Felix Street. Almost every weekend in the summer is packed full of an eclectic array of bands, concerts and special music festivals.
Starting in June, each Sunday is the Imagine Eleven Concert Series.
Eleven nights of free live music, tasty value-priced food, and friends – in a beautiful outdoor setting will be held June 2 – August 11, 6 – 8:30 pm. Schedule Here
Every Friday, beginning June 7, is the Sounds of Summer Concert Series, where visitors can enjoy a variety of live music bands, plus food and drink vendors from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Each Friday features a different band and music genre, and is sponsored by the St. Joseph Downtown Association. Schedule Here
June 14-15 is HawkFest -This 2 day festival will feature Jazz and Blues music Friday and Saturday! Come join us for a weekend of great music, food, beverages and a raffle. The festival is FREE so bring your lawn chair and enjoy. All proceeds benefit The Coleman Hawkins Jazz Heritage Society and will go towards a keeping arts and music free and accessible to the community. The Coleman Hawkins Jazz Heritage Society exists to preserve the history of Coleman Hawkins, who was born in St. Joseph, and his music. Schedule Here
July 13 is Jeep’n and Jamm’n for Brett, an annual special concert and Jeep show/ride held in honor of a young man who left us too soon, Brett Baltezor. All proceeds will go towards scholarships to area students that have an interest in Music, Theater and Fine Arts. Schedule Here
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