Music Scene

How to Describe Our Music Scene? Happening

People who live here, and those who visit, often say “Wow, you’ve got a lot of serious talent for a smaller city.” Visit any of our many music festivals, outdoor concerts or venues and you’ll see that it’s true. From blues at Ben Magoon’s to favorites like Jason Riley or Blue Oyster Culture Club at Rockin’ on the River, St. Joseph is always rockin’ to the beat. Maybe it’s because we have a rich musical history. Maybe it’s because of our musical present, with punk bands Radkey touring the world and Scruffy and the Janitors showing up regularly in rotation on Kansas City’ alt station, 96.5. Maybe it’s because we have a lot of creative people. Or maybe it’s just because. We’ll let you form your own theory.