After months of indoor confinement and a bizarre spring of blizzards, floods and fluctuating temps, summer has finally arrived and we are all itching to get outside. Once again, the Gateway City offers all kinds of fresh-air fun this summer, from theater under the stars to concerts on the grass and everything in between. To celebrate, grab your kids, friends or loved ones and use this as a guide to get outside in June. Nature is calling.
1. Experience Outdoor Theater
“Rock and roll is the music between the mountains,” Head East keyboardist Roger Boyd says of the Midwest phenomenon. It’s a line that recalls decades in which Head East has been particularly popular between the Smoky Mountains and the Rocky Mountains.
Originally from Champaign, Ill., Head East moved to St. Louis in the early 1970’s and broke out during a time when a unique set of...
By Alex Fees, Producer
Missouri ranks third in the nation for the number of Civil War battles or skirmishes. That’s number-3, behind such Civil War-activity hotbeds as Virginia and Tennessee.
St. Louis was unique-- a Union-controlled city located in a slave state where German abolitionists settled alongside people who had Confederate leanings?
“The Civil War- St. Louis,” a 13-part documentary series will now debut in its entirety April 29 at 8 p.m. on HEC-TV.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's, in the midst of the hippie and youth subculture, a unique set of circumstances electrified the classic rock music scene in St. Louis. Something in the Water: A Saint Louis Rockumentary will premiere at The Pageant on May 30.
The 21+ event will begin at 6 pm with an invite-only VIP reception. The Pageant will open to the public at 7 pm with the documentary screening starting at...
At HEC-TV, we appreciate jazz year-round and the month of April is no exception. Jazz Appreciation Month is an excuse to participate in jazz-related activities AND introduce the genre to those less familiar. Fortunately, our city is home to a fantastic jazz community that offers the public many ways to appreciate the art form. If you want to know how you can celebrate JAM in St. Louis, look no further.
HEC-TV has a great line-up of programs this April focusing on several themes: Earth Day, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Follow the quick reference guide below to see when to watch on HEC-TV, or use the search bar on our homepage to watch the local programs on demand.
Special HEC-TV presentation connects the new with the old
For the first time ever, Aaron Mermelstein has compiled his 'It's a St. Louis Thing' stories into an hour-long special presentation. 'New Media, Old Stories' uniquely uses new media to tell the story behind some of St. Louis' oldest places and things, including ghost signs, stand pipe water towers, the Casaloma Ballroom, and much more.
"Only Aaron can make a logical connection between a digital billboard and century-old ghost signs. He truly has a way of telling...