Missouri Music Festivals, Events & Live Entertainment 2017 near St. Louis, on the Black River
at Bearcat Getaway, Lesterville, MO
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Peace on Earth
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - - Jimi Hendrix
             Music by the river and under the stars!


Season -2017!
Bearcat Getaway Celebrating 21 Years of Great Entertainment!
Camping, Float Trips, Cabins & Concerts!
Check back often for updates and additions and follow updates on Facebook!


If you are interested in vending at Bearcat, please see our Vending Page!

   
*indicates 2-night minimum stay for holiday and special event weekends
(special pricing will apply on some weekends)

Our camping fees include free firewood and entertainment!
888-356-2844 for reservations!
*May 27th
MEMORIAL DAY
WEEKEND!
MidLife Crisis! - If you love to dance and party, you'll love MidLife Crisis! Featuring our very own ROCK HERO, Dale Hollis, who'll be back to rock your world!
Classic & New Rock
June 3rd Two Lane Highway - Regional favorites Two Lane Highway performing classics we all know and love! Featuring, Tim "Picker" Morris, Willy Jackson, James "Beez" Jackson, Mike "Scut" Jackson and Donald "Buck" Jackson . . or in otherwords, 4 Jacksons and a Morris!
Classic Rock
June 10th Boogie Chyld! - Come get your FUNK on and dance the night away with Boogie Chyld, one of Bearcat's all time favorite bands! If you've seen them here before, you already know you want to be here!
Funk & Rock
*June 16th & 17th
MOM'S KITCHEN Tribute to Widespread Panic Weekend! Two Nights with Mom's Kitchen! The Stone Sugar Shakedown opens Friday and Clusterpluck joins the fun on Saturday to round out this Special Event Weekend! You know what they say, "We listen, if it feels good we shake" ~WSP
Southern Rock,
Jams, Blues,
Grassroots, Folk
Americana & more!
June 24th SOUL CIRCUS! This band is HOT FUN! Get ready for a wide variety of music from 70's funk and 80's dance favorites to party rock anthems. They keep the dance floor movin' and groovin' while they play that funky music. 
Funk, Dance & Party Rock!!
*July 1st PLATINUM ROCK LEGENDS! PRL is the ultimate rock band, taking their professional road experience to the stage to recreate the sounds and likenesses of all the artists people love. PRL are the best of live rock, comedy, and even drama as the performers impersonate not just the instrumental and vocal prowess of the original rock acts, but they portray the original personalities and nuances of the original individual performers (with some exaggeration)! Plus our annual fireworks display!
Rock Legends!
*July 7th & 8th Two nights with the ZAK PERRY BAND & PAT LISTON "the Voice of MaMa's Pride"! Both Legends on Stage both nights! Texas singer songwriter, Zak Perry is a Bearcat favorite! With two European tours under his belt since last year, he's returning to his "second home" on Black River! (He's even got an official fan club in France now)! Pat Liston, what can you say! The leader, songwriter and voice of Mama's Pride has written and released a book about his musical journey! With a legion of fans, we can't wait to have him back!


Southern Rock, Blues & Classic Rock!

July 15th BLUES ON BLACK RIVER WEEKEND! With the JEREMIAH JOHNSON BAND - Top Ten Blues Artist on the Billboard Charts! Jeremiah, born and grown in St. Louis, spent 10 years seasoning his style on the Gulf Coast of Texas and then came home to lay down some dirty, rockin' blues. Now 5 albums into his music career, he has created a sound all his own. Nobody does blues like the JJB because it's not just blues. There is no genre for this music, you just have to hear it and feel it to understand. Blues
*July 21st & 22nd
VOODOO ON THE RIVER! A very special event featuring Sean Canan's Voodoo Players, an ever evolving and revolving group of the best musicians in the St. Louis region. They'll all be here! Friday the Voodoo Rolling Stones magically appear on stage and on Saturday Voodoo Led Zeppelin will rock your world! Opening on Saturday, enjoy the sounds of fierce roots band The Mighty Pines! This is truly a weekend of joy and you don't want to miss it! Led Zeppelin
Rolling Stones &
"Fierce" Roots Music!
 * July 28 & 29th Whiskey Dixon is THE top 40 "New Country" band from the St. Louis area. Whiskey Dixon has quickly moved to the top of the list in the New Country Music genre.  They've worked with Gloriana, Daryl Worly, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes and many more. They even tackle some of your favorite rock songs from the 70's, 80's and now . . . like Boston, Doobie Brothers and Def Leppard. On Friday night listen to the great sounds of DOWN 'N DIRTY! Make your reservations for our delicious TEX MEX BUFFET!
New Country &
some Rock Classics!

*August 4th & 5th GRAMMY WINNERS CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND RETURN TO BEARCAT FOR THE 15TH PIRATES ON THE RIVER WEEKEND!  They'll be serving up some zydeco gumbo on Saturday night, mixing the traditional accordion and washboard farmhouse porch boogie of the Cajun prairie with dashes of 70s funk, the spices of classic R&B, and refreshing, swampy twists on classic songs as only authentic Louisiana ambassadors can do. And remember "There ain't no party like a Chubby party!" Friday night, listen to the great sounds of Painted Shut!

There'll be contests and prizes all weekend and don't forget to make reservations for our all you can eat cajun buffet! Details soon!





Zydeco, Farmhouse Boogie, 70s Funk & Classic R&B!
*August 11th & 12th JAKE'S LEG FAMILY REUNION 2017! After 40 years of "deadication" Jake's Leg wil play on the stage both nights! Vitamen A will open both nights and The Auset Music Project joins the family on Saturday. It will truly be a family reunion here at Bearcat! Don't miss it! Grateful Dead, "Neo Everything" & Original, Traditional & Unconditional Music!
 August 19th CONTAGIOUS! - The premier rock band out of St Louis creates a party atmosphere while performing songs identical to the original. It may sound like a cliché, but the music Contagious belts out, well, really is contagious!  From 80s rock to country to today’s top hits they'll blow you away!


80's Rock to Country to Today's Hits!
 August 26th CATTAPALOOZA NUMERO SIETE with STAGGERCATT!Yes, this is the 7th year for this great band to be on stage at Bearcat with this event! They'll be performing their high energy party rock that everybody loves! If you've seen them here before, you know you want to be here. Make your plans now!
Ultimate Party Rock!
*September 2nd Labor Day Weekend
SUPERJAM!! We're incredibly excited to announce two-time winners of the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis Music Awards! SUPERJAM WILL BE HERE ON STAGE!  "The name of a mighty quintet of St. Louis rockers-nay-dreamers, who dare to dream that they can bring back those heady days of yesteryears' arena rock. . . .Bring back screaming guitars and killer rock poses! Bring back racks of keyboards and questionable fashions! Bring back ear splitting vocals and soul crushing bass! Bring back senseless drum solos! SUPERJAM! A blinding beacon of light in a dark world of oppressive monotony"… You know you have to be here!

 

High Energy Arena Rock! Classics!

*September 9th ARRON KAMM AND THE ONE DROPS with Crate to Crate Sound (aka Nazareth Pratt!) for all you One Droppers out there! Need we say more?!!
Reggae and Rock



MEMORIAL WEEKEND!

MidLife Crisis Memorial Weekend


JUNE 3RD
CLASSIC ROCK FROM TWO LANE HIGHWAY!

Two Lane Highway


June 10th

Boogie Chyld
Come get your FUNK on and dance the night away!

Boogie Chyld
 

 


Two great nights - June 16th & 17th

TRIBUTE TO WIDESPREAD PANIC WEEKEND!
MOM'S KITCHEN headlines both nights!
With the STONE SUGAR SHADEDOWN Friday & CLUSTERPLUCK Saturday!
Widespread Panic Weekend!


June 24th
SOUL CIRCUS - AMAZINGLY FUN BAND!!!

Soul Circus - So Much Fun!!

 


July 1st - An Entertainment Extravaganza!
Over TWENTY authentically impersonated ROCK ICONS, plus a sensational BOY-BAND tribute, in one AWESOME Super Show!!
Plus our Annual Bearcat Fireworks Display!

PLATINUM ROCK LEGENDS - Voted: "Most entertaining band - Midwest Ent."

Platinum Rock Legends!



The Zak Perry Band & Pat Liston, the voice of Mama's Pride!
July 7th & 8th
Both Legends, Both Nights!

Zak Perry Band & Pat Liston


July 15th
BLUES ON BLACK RIVER WEEKEND!
THE JEREMIAH JOHNSON BAND
Top 10 Blues Artist on the Billboard Chart!
Jeremiah Johnson Band


July 21 & 22
A very special event!!

SEAN CANNON'S VOODOO PLAYERS & THE MIGHTY PINES!

VOODOO Rolling Stones & VOODOO Zeppelin!

July 28 & 29
12TH Annual Fiesta Weekend
With WHISKEY DIXON and DOWN N DIRTY!

WHISKEY DIXON & DOWN N' DIRTY


AUGUST 4TH AND 5TH
14th Annual PIRATES ON THE RIVER WEEKEND!

WITH GRAMMY WINNER
CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND!

AND PAINTED SHUT!
FIND OUT HOW TO WIN BOOTY AND SEE THE CAJUN BUFFET HERE!

Pirates on the River with Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band!



August 11th and 12th
2017 JAKE'S LEG FAMILY REUNION!
2 GREAT NIGHTS WITH JAKE'S LEG
with VITAMEN A and THE AUSET MUSIC PROJECT!

Jake's Leg Family Reunion!




August 19th
The premier rock band out of St Louis!
CONTAGIOUS!
From 80s rock to country to today’s top hits they'll blow you away!

CONTAGIOUS ON AUGUST 19th

August 26th
CATTAPALOOZA NUMERO SIETE (7)!
WITH STAGGERCATT!

Staggercatt!




Labor Day Weekend - September 2nd
Don't miss this incredible show!
Bearcat is proud to present SUPERJAM!

SUPERJAM!



September 9th
AARON KAMM & THE ONE DROPS
with Crate to Crate Sound aka Nazareth Pratt!


Aaron Kamm & the One Drops!



This year, we may add more Fall concerts so stay tuned!

   

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