Saint Louis Christian Music: coffeehouses, musicians, radio, festivals, events, news


This info is included for reference only.


Musicians that have moved away, bands that have broken up.

Sarah Bollinger Pruitt
Sarah Bollinger Pruitt: Breath Came Into Them

"Breath Came Into Them"

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Stand Like Stone
Stand Like Stone

Stand Like Stone


The following coffeehouses are shutdown.

Ascending Glory Cafe

Ascending Glory Cafe
14501 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO  63128     Map
(Just west of 141 - at the corner of Manchester & Baxter, on the north side of Manchester)
Phone: (314) 708-0166
Live music on Friday and Saturday Nights
    Mon-Thur 6am-9pm
    Fri & Sat 6am-10pm
    Sun 9am-6pm
Offering soup, sandwiches, quiches, coffee, cappuccino, espresso, ice cream.
What used to be the old S&P Oyster Company has been converted to a full service coffee house. A nice variety of foods (killer wraps!). Seating for around 90. They do not have a house PA, so musicians should bring their own. This brand new coffee house is already open but no performances until:
"Grand Opening" Saturday February 28, 2004 7:00 PM
    Sat Feb 28, 7:00 PM – Mercy's Child
    Fri Mar 5, 8:00 PM – Work In Progress

Cafe Hebron

Cafe Hebron   "A Place To Talk, A Place To Listen"
2201 Cherokee
Saint Louis, Mo 63118     Map
(South Saint Louis, two blocks east of Jefferson on Cherokee Street Antique Row - corner of Cherokee & Missouri)
Phone: (314) 772-8308
Email: Greg (at)
Owners: Greg & Kathy Jones
    Mon: CLOSED
    Tue-Wed: 9AM - 5PM
    Thu-Sat: 9AM - 9PM
    Sun: 1PM - 5PM
If Crown Candy were a Christian coffeehouse, it might look a little like this. Very comfortably decorated in a style fitting with the neighborhood. No cover charge. Room for 40 or so seated. Looks like a nice menu, they have the best blueberry muffins I've tasted in town, and their flagship sandwich, the Muffaletta, is quite tasty. Provides a pretty decent PA system for musicians (but no monitors - most musicians can live without them in this size venue). Decent area for musicians to set up, a full band could probably fit but might be a bit overpowering. These guys look like they know what they are doing. And if you're into antiques, old furniture, or rehabbing, come early and take a stroll through the rest of the neighborhood. Note that many - but not all - of the musicians that play here are Christians.

Cuppa Jo

Cuppa Jo
1009 Wolfrum Road
Weldon Spring, MO 63304     Map
(Wolfrum Crossing Shopping Center)
Phone: None
Owner: Steve Anderson

Very nice intimate coffeehouse. Live music sometimes on Friday and Saturday nights, 8:00 PM, no cover charge. These guys are serious about their coffee: they roast their own right in the store and appear to be highly rated by others on the web and even the newspaper. Seating for around 30. Stage would be extremely tight with a full band but should be great for a few people. They do not have a house PA, although they can borrow one, so musicians should bring their own or make arrangements. Here's the take from the Post-Dispatch.

Kingdom Treasures

Kingdom Treasures
2065 West Highway 50
Fairview Heights, IL  62208     Map
Directions: 1) From downtown St. Louis, take I-64 East; 2) Take Exit 14 (O’Fallon); 3) Turn right at the end of the ramp; 4) Watch for KingdomTreasures on the left about a mile down the road at the corner of Highway 50 and Old Collinsville Rd.
Phone: (877) 336-3565  or  (618) 632-2665
Email: info (at)
Bookings: scott (at)
"St. Louis' largest Christian bookstore", and one of the most popular coffeehouses on the east side: room for 60 or 70 seated, maybe 150 maximum standing, and they are already hitting their max frequently! Brand new building for both coffeehouse and bookstore. About 15 miles from the Arch, St. Louisians shouldn't hesitate visiting this premier Christian music venue. The bookstore even has a rare "local artists" section. Excellent environment: tastefully decorated, fire place, warm lighting but no theater lights for performers yet. They probably have the best sound system of any coffee house in the area, and Scott really knows how to run it. Usually a couple of acts each night on Friday and Saturdays, 7:30 PM - 10:15 PM. No cover charge. And of course great coffee, deserts, sandwiches, etc. Lots and lots of musicians playing, check the web site for schedule info - they do a great job at keeping it current. I can't say enough good stuff about this place, everyone should visit it at least once. For music, the first act usually starts at 7:30, the second act at 9:00.

Common Ground Coffeehouse

My Common Ground
911 W. Spresser
Taylorville, IL   62568     Map
90 miles from Saint Louis.
Phone: (217) 824-2081
Email: info (at)
Owners: Bruce and Julie Nation
Looks like about an event every month, sometimes with a cover charge. Teen oriented, doing mainly rock shows.
    September 18th, 8:00 PM, John Rueben (rap/hip hop) CANCELLED

Seekers Coffee House

Seekers Coffee House & Café
Edwardsville, IL
Temporary Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Phone: (618) 977-8408
Email: Edwardsville (at)
Owner: Hugh Patterson
Possibly the country's only Christian coffeehouse franchise plans to open a venue here sometime in 2004. The owner requests prayer for the site and financial backers. Anyone interested in part ownership / financial backing please contact owner via email.

UPDATE: I heard that Seekers Edwardsville is NOT going to open.


1900 Arsenal
St. Louis, Mo. 63118     Map
Arsenal at Lemp - just across the highway from the Anheuser Busch brewery
Phone: (314) 754-4800
Email: cthompson (at)
Owner: Cal Thompson
Coffeehouse, cafe, conference center
Take a building that has been totally renovated from the ground up with the finest materials, a primo modern decor, nothing but the best coffee and food, and TWO rooms that could each hold up to 300 people, this could become a very unique music venue doing much more than the average coffee house - they could even have one band playing upstairs and another playing downstairs. As most coffee houses are smaller and lend themselves more to acoustic sets, TripleXpresssos has plenty of room for full bands to play... loud! Although the facilities have been in full operation for several months, eventual plans include construction of a stage and concert lights. Note that the large rooms were designed for conference room use. However, sometimes musicians play to smaller crowds in the coffeehouse itself. They also have several Internet workstations customers can use for free. They have a built in ceiling sound system but musicians will probably want to bring their own PA. Make sure you come hungry as the sandwiches are EXCELLENT - tried the reuben and the "Mighty T" and they were both great! Also keep TripleXpressos in mind if your business ever needs a refreshing conference location. Nice web site but they don't update it with the musician schedule - you'll have to call for that.

The Sight and Sound Gallery

The Sight and Sound Gallery
A ministry of World View Community Church, Foursquare
96 Grasso Plaza (just east of Grant's Farm)
10058 Gravois Road
Saint Louis, MO 63123
Email:  ralks5 (at)
Opens 8:00 PM, the third Friday of every month.
$3 cover charge.
A local band usually opens, followed by open mic. Very nice sized facilities (could probably hold 200 or so), superb sound system, so-so lighting, can easily handle full bands. Some great talent. Non-believer friendly (no altar calls or "in your face" evangelism). Web site is not updated to indicate names of bands playing.


Agape Music Festival

Greenville, IL Apr 30-May 1, 2004. (50 miles from St. Louis)

Cabool, MO, June 5, 2004
(172 miles from St. Louis)

Crossover Music Festival
Crossover Christian Music Festival

Lake of the Ozarks, MO June 10-12, 2004 (180 miles from St. Louis)

Cornerstone Festival
Cornerstone Festival

Bushnell, IL July 1-4. (193 miles from St. Louis)

River City Summer Fest
River City Summer Fest

Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO July 10, 2004

Praise Jam
Praise Jam
At the Solid Rock Kaffee Haus in Eureka, MO July 16-17, 2004.

Cave Fest
Jefferson County Fairgrounds, MO, August 2, 2003

riveRock August 28, 2004, Frontier Park, St. Charles, MO. Sponsored by Riverside Community Church of St. Charles / Contagious Youth Ministries.


Fairfield, IL, September 11, 2004 (120 miles from St. Louis)

Jesus In The City

September 18, 2004, Church of God at Baden 8375 N. Broadway.

Mosaic Fest
Mosaic Fest

Amphitheatre at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL, October 2, 2004 (12 miles from St. Louis) Featuring Clay Crosse and lots of local musicians. Sponsored by The Good News Herald / ETC Magazine. Map

"Rally at the Ranch"
Rally at the Ranch Fri 15 Oct (TBA), 8-11PM, Troy, MO. A summertime concert series under the stars at El Shaddai Ranch on Friday evenings, from 8-11pm. Doors open at 7pm, pre-concert events include sand volleyball competition and more. Free to teens, youth groups, and leaders. 636-661-5777.

Sat 16 Oct
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kingdom Treasures
Fairview Heights, IL
"Great food set up in the (bookstore's) parking lot, and lots of great outdoor music."
  1:00 PM - Mercy's Child
  3:00 PM - Max Power
  6:30 PM - Gateway Quartet

Sat 30 Oct, Noon - Midnight
Cuppa Jo coffeehouse, free
Weldon Spring, MO (near St. Peters)
Admission: one canned good for donation to Sunshine Ministries.
  For The Moment
  Chris Galloway (8pm)
  Max Power (9pm)
  More Than Me (10pm)


Sat 6 Nov 2004, 4:30 - 9:30 PM
Pevely, MO
(32 miles from St. Louis)
$6 advance, $8 at door
  Tina Osborn
  Tiffany Violet
  More Than Me
  Tony Rice
  Max Power

Sun 7 Nov, 2:00 PM
Faith United Methodist Church, 6941 Bonanza St., House Springs, MO (636) 671-0876 Pastor: Paula Eschenbrenner. Featuring:
Shining Light,
Burning Bush Missions,
and more?

Tue 23 Nov, 6-9 PM
Flo Valley Com College
Florissant, MO
Free admission
  Carletta Dunbar
  Dare 2 Dream
  Flame (Cross Movement)
  J.R. (Cross Movement)
  Just Bernard
  Lady Wisdom
  Slugger Roo
  Tiffany Violet

Fri 31 Dec 2004, 7PM - 7AM
New Year's youth event at 3 locations: 20 bands & lots of activities, $6.
  23rd Hour
  Al & The Argentinian
  Kathy Albert
  Donna Biram
  Dare 2 Dream
  Down Magnolia
  Joe Harrington
  Blake Loy
  Next Yesterday
  No Longer Useless
  One's Choice
  Tina Osborn
  Perfect Xistance
  Shadrach Robinson
  Smashing Watermelons
  Something Worth Knowing
  The Understood
  Various Artists
  Water Walkers

Tue 8 Feb 2005
St. Louis Science Center
Sponsored by Good News Herald / ETC Magazine

Saint Louis Women's Show - "Sounds of Faith Stage"
Fri-Sun Feb 11-13 2005
Convention Center, $8.50
5:30 pm – Bethel Brass Quintet
6:30-pm – Tina Osborn
10:00am – St. Paul AME Church Music Dept.
11:00am – Shining Light
NOON – Tina Osborn
1: 00pm – Praise Team – Community Covenant Church
2:00pm - Circle of Friends
3:00pm – Chris Galloway
4:00pm – Harbinger
1:00pm – Shaare Emeth Ensemble
2:00pm – Covenant Chorus (UUMC)
3:00pm – Men’s Quartet (UUMC)
4:00pm – STAAM (Washington University)

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