Best free summer concerts in St. Louis 2017
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Summer is in full swing and the St. Louis area has plenty of outdoor entertainment options to get out and enjoy the season. We've found some free concerts going on over the next month in a wide variety of genres. Here is our list of Summer 2017 concerts and festivals to check out in St. Louis.

Gateway Festival Orchestra
July 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Brookings Quadrangle at Washington University, 1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130

Enjoy a free live concert from the fifty-piece Gateway Festival Orchestra who will be presenting Ye Olde London Towne. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax out on the grass at the Quad. The show is open to all ages and parking is also free.

St. Charles Big Band
July 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Jaycee Pavilion in Frontier Park, 500 S Riverside Dr, St Charles, MO 63301

St. Charles Big Band presents Sunday Serenades at Frontier Park on July 9. The summer big band concert series will feature a performance of jazz "Down By The Riverside." Come out and enjoy an evening of free music. Bring a blanket or a chair and relax in Frontier Park.

Three Crooked Men
July 31 @ 7 p.m.
Bellerive Park, 5570 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111

Bellerive Park's Summer Concerts in the Park presents a free show with Three Crooked Men on July 31. There will also be a host of other activities including craft fairs, children’s book-reading with the St. Louis Public Library during concert intermission and more. Enjoy a great evening that's perfect for the whole family.

The Antics
July 15 @ 6 p.m.
Lafayette Square, 2101 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

The Arts Council of Lafayette Square presents a Summer concert series featuring a free performance from The Antics on July 15. Come out and enjoy some great music in the square that is open to those of all ages.

Whitaker Music Festival
July 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

The Missouri Botanical Garden presents their free Whitaker Music Festival, which includes a July 12 show from Ptah Williams. Williams is one of St. Louis' most accomplished jazz pianists. His latest album is Cleared For Takeoff. The show is open to all ages and visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks along with a blanket or lawn chair to sit in.