Missouri Music Festivals, Events & Live Entertainment 2018 near St. Louis, on the Black River
at Bearcat Getaway, Lesterville, MO
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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 -2018!
Bearcat Getaway Celebrating 22 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 26th
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! We missed them last year due to weather, so come welcome them back!
Classic & New Rock
June 2nd Crystal & the Bone Shakers - Great Rock & Roll from the 70's and 80's! Ladies and Gentlemen . . . . Crystal and the Bone Shakers will be here! Get ready! Get your dancin' shoes out, CAUSE THEY'RE GONNA SHAKE YOUR BONES!
70s & 80s Rock
June 9th Two Lane Highway - Regional favorites Two Lane Highway performing classics we all know and love! Featuring, Tim "Picker" Morris, Willy Jackson, James "Beez" Jackson, Scottie Kemp, Donald "Buck" Jackson . . or in other words, 3 Jacksons a Kemp and a Morris!
Classic Rock
*June 15th & 16th
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 both Friday and Saturday! This year's classic artist tribues will be, on Friday - Creedence Clearwater Revival and on Saturday - Tribute to TOM PETTY! Falling Fences will open the show on Saturday!

Classic Rock
June 23rd 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!!
*June 29th & 30th 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 European tours under his belt, he's returning to his "second home" on Black River! Pat Liston, what can you say! The leader, songwriter and voice of Mama's Pride, his Original American Rock, can go from a heart felt ballad to full on rock and all points in-between.  You just never know what he's going to play next, but rest assured you will enjoy his original musings. With a legion of fans, we can't wait to have him back!
Southern Rock, Blues & Classic Rock!
July 7th CLUSTERPLUCK AND Muddy River Ramblers opens the show!- Americana's wild child ClusterPluck mixes bluegrass, folk, rock and country into a hearty sonic stew. Throwing tradition aside, they utilize banjo, guitar, bass, violin, mandolin, and dobro. They produce an upbeat, grassy energy with a little country jam for listeners of all ages to savor. They've released three full length albums and their fan base is steadily growing. They've played all over the country. The Muddy River Ramblers thrives on high energy, sick breaks, and music that'll make you get out of your seat. They play a mix of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, jamgrass, folk, Americana, and rock/pop songs bluegrass style. Come welcome them back to Bearcat!


Americana, bluegrass, folk, rock and country. A hearty sonic stew!

 

*July 13th & 14th
FIESTA WEEKEND!

FIESTA WEEKEND! SHOTGUN CREEK is an original country music band from the the Metro/St. Louis area. They've been writing, recording and performing their unique brand of Midwest country music since 2014. Catchy and upbeat, their music is straight from the heart - and as real as the Missouri roots that influence it. They've opened for National Acts such as Dwight Yoakam, Frankie Ballard and Wynonna. Shotgun Creek is brought to you by Chuck's Boots. On Friday night listen to the great sounds of DOWN 'N DIRTY! They won our admiration and praise playing the stage last year and we're excited to have them back!

Make your reservations for our delicious TEX MEX BUFFET!


Shotgun Creek Country (Saturday) and
Rock Classic and chillin' tunes (Friday)
July 21st
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. Fierce Blues!
 * July 27th & 28th Pirates on the River Weekend! 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! Friday night, join the dance party at the stage!
There'll be contests and prizes all weekend and don't forget to make reservations for our all you can eat cajun buffet!

All this, plus the there's a Total Lunar Eclipse Friday
and the
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower begins Saturday night!


Rock Classics and much more!
August 4th The RIVERSIDE BAND! Playing Modern Country, Classic Rock & Blues they hit the stage hard with great music, great fun and a dynamic show! One of the top bands in Mid Missouri, help us welcome them to the Bearcat stage! The band's name is also very appropriate for Bearcat, don't you think?!
Modern Country, Classic Rock and Blues


*August 10th & 11th JAKE'S LEG FAMILY REUNION 2018! After 40 years of "deadication" Jake's Leg wil play on the stage both nights! Vitamen A will open both nights , as will EL DUB! It's always a wonderful family reunion, year after year with Jake's Leg! Don't miss it! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday there's also a partial solar eclipse! Stick around Sunday night for the Perseid meteor showers!

Grateful Dead, "Neo Everything" & Original, Traditional & Unconditional Music!
 August 18th CATTAPALOOZA NUMERO OCHO with STAGGERCATT!Yes, this is the 8th 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!
August 25th Two Lane Highway - Regional favorites Two Lane Highway performing classics we all know and love! Featuring, Tim "Picker" Morris, Willy Jackson, James "Beez" Jackson, Scottie Kemp, Donald "Buck" Jackson . . or in other words, 3 Jacksons a Kemp and a Morris!
Classic Rock
*September 1st Labor Day Weekend
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 & Party Rock

 

September 8th Whiskey Dixon camp and float weekend!- Bearcat favorites, 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.

Ultimate
New Country and Rock!
*September 15th AARON KAMM AND THE ONE DROPS with Crate to Crate Sound (aka Nazareth Pratt!) for all you One Droppers out there! Need we say more?!! You know you want to be here! Reggae and Rock

Scroll down for all the details on each
band and each FUN WEEKEND!

Memorial Weekend!
May 26th


Midlife Crisis

Crystal and the Boneshakers
June 2nd

Crystal & the Boneshakers



June 9th
Two Lane Highway - Awesome Classic Rock
Two Lane Highway



June 15th - 16th VOODOO ON THE RIVER
TWO GREAT NIGHTS! Fri - Voodoo Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sat - Voodoo - Tribute to Tom Petty
Sean Canan's Voodoo Players
Voodoo Players



SOUL CIRCUS June 23rd!
So much fun!! Funk, Dance & Party Rock!



Soul Circus!


Zak & Pat!

CLUSTERPLUCK July 7th!
with THE MUDDY RIVER RAMBLERS!


Clusterpluck!

Fiesta Weekend July 13-14!
With SHOTGUN CREEK & DOWN 'n DIRTY!
Make your reservations for the all you can eat Tex Mex Buffet!
Entertainment both nights!




Blues on Black River Weekend July 21st!
You don't want to miss the Jeremiah Johson Band!

Blues on Black River with JJB!


Pirates on the River 2018! July 27th and 28th!
with CONTAGIOUS!
Join the dance party at the stage Friday night!
CONTESTS, PRIZES AND CAJUN BUFFET!
CLICK THE BANNER FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

All this, plus the there's a Total Lunar Eclipse Friday
and the
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower begins Saturday night!


Pirates on the River with CONTAGIOUS!


August 4th
RIVERSIDE
Modern Country, Classic Rock & Blues they hit the stage hard with great music, great fun and a dynamic show!
Joining us from Northeast Missouri, so be here!

Riverside



August 10th and 11th - Jake's Leg Family Reunion 2018!
Two nights of JAKE'S LEG
with Vitamen A and El Dub!


Saturday night, there's also a partial solar eclipse!
Stick around Sunday night for the Perseid meteor showers!


Jake's Leg

 

August 18th - CATAPALOOZA Numero Ocho!
This is the 8th year for this super fun event with the STAGGERCATT BAND!
Enjoy some fun with the Cattapalooza 2017 video flashback!

Staggercatt!


August 25th
Two Lane Highway - Classic Rock!





September 1 - Labor Day Weekend!
BOOGIE CHYLD!


Boogie Chyld Labor Day Weekend September 1st!



September 11
Whiskey Dixon Camp, Float and Concert!

Help us welcome them back to Bearcat!
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 even tackle some of your favorite rock songs from the 70's, 80's and now . . . like Boston, Doobie Brothers and Def Leppard.


Whiskey Dixon 


SEPTEMBER 15TH
ONE DROPPER WEEKEND! CAMP AND FLOAT
AARON KAMM AND THE ONE DROPS!

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops!

   

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Bearcat Getaway, PO Box 65, Lesterville, MO  63654 
573-637-2264
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