We feature live music at every screening, and concerts every night of the Fest. Get to know our 2015 musicians below. To see all these musicians in action, buy a Busker Band here. Plus, watch busker videos here!
- Anonymous Choir
- Bruiser Queen
- Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu
- Como Mamas
- Cousin Cole
- David Wax Museum
- DJ Bwaha
- DJ Gold E Mouf
- Dubb Nubb
- El Haru Kuroi
- The Flood Brothers
- Flux Bikes
- Jack Grelle and Ryan Koenig
- Lizzie Wright Super Space Ship
- Messy Sparkles
- Miss Jubilee and The Humdingers
- Molly Gene Onewhoaman Band
- The Onions
- Pat Sajak Assassins
- Paul Rucker
- Rae Fitzgerald
- Raya Brass Band
- Ruth Acuff
- Samuel James
- Shilpa Ray
- Steven Carrel
- Strangled Darlings
- Syna So Pro
- The Woodsmiths
- Yes Ma'am
- Your Friend
Nona Marie of Dark Dark Dark joins the voices of ten soulful ladies, forming a choral flood of plaintive tunes.
Bruiser Queen blends 21st Century garage punk stomp with 60's girl group shimmy.
Birthed in Columbia and now based in Chicago, CAVE play shamanic psychedelia. With ecstatic rhythms and spacey yet tight jams, expect them to open your third eye.
The sound of Missouri distilled: Cindy’s voice, with its sweet Missouri twang, warms our insides like a long drink of moonshine while her harmonizing partner Mark Bilyeu (formerly of the legendary Big Smith) helps extend the Ozarks a few miles northward.
Hailing from Como, Mississippi this powerful acapella trio belts out deep Soulful southern gospel tunes.
CoMO native turned toast of Brooklyn, Cole's mixes and remixes are dug by discerning DJs the world over.
Combining Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, accordion pumping, and donkey jawbone rattling, the Museum are steadily winning back the land illegally taken in the Mexican-American War.
BWAHA, co-founder of Dirty Disco, will be attacking the volunteer party again this year! From disco to trap he will use all genres at his disposal to get your booty bouncing!
Chicago based DJ Gold E Mouf serves up a mix of bounce, house, and R&B to keep you on your feet all night.
This dreamy St. Joseph surf sextet are buoyant messengers from Missouri’s near West.
Dubb Nubb is a family folk band that tells stories through images of highways and cities, nature and concrete, ghosts and lovers.
An East LA trio rooted in Mexican, South American and African melodies and rhythms has initiated a fierce style and sound.
Maximalist Psych-Rock collective Fliight have been conducting loud sound experiments since 2009.
The Flood Brothers sound, rich with boot-stompin' rhythms and heart-tuggin' blues, was born on the banks of the Mississippi River and cultivated in the Delta sun.
Flux Bikes turns bicycle wheels into percussion instruments, incorporating West African rhythms, electro-acoustic techniques, and improvisation.
A duo made up of a Missouri troubadour and a world renowned multi-instrumentalist, Jack Grelle and Ryan Koenig bring a heartfelt variety of original country music from south of the border to the red bricks of South City St. Louis
Psychedelic farmland, rolling hills and green pastures echoing reverb-soaked electric guitars and yodels are the fabric that wrap Billy Haring’s songs in Jowlz.
Nobody leaves one of Lizzie’s performances without clapping along to songs about trees, insects, robots, and love.
Messy Sparkles is John Paul. His one man show is part DJ and part live performance offering a shower of bass heavy beats and melodic layered vocals.
This hot swing band are a welcome throwback to St. Louis’ golden age, driven by a groovy stand-up bass, horns, bebop guitar solos and a sultry songstress.
A whirlwind from Warrensburg, Missouri, Molly Gene’s delivers the Delta through her boozed-soaked vocals, hound-dog harmonica, swampified guitars, and crushing drums.
The Onions are five boys with three-part harmonies and one single faith in the glories of pop music.
With a nod to the progressive rock pioneers of the 60’s and 70’s and blurts of free-jazz skronk, the Pat Sajak Assassins let chaos reign.
This veteran musician, composer & artist takes his cello into the cosmos.
This classically trained musician and esteemed scholar moonlights with his wandering folk songs on the mbira and slit drum.
Smoky-voiced, sad-eyed and seriously soulful, Rae Fitzgerald is a songwriter’s songwriter.
With influences from Montenegro to New Orleans, this fiery Balkan-style band bursts with a frenetic joie de vivre.
Harpist Ruth Acuff weaves intricate stories with delicate strings accompanied by her loved ones on bass, glockenspiel and vocals. This year she will toting her full-sized concert harp.
This steel guitar phenom has been called “the guardian of lightning” for his electrifying, stomping blues.
A collaborator with Nick Cave, the fierce harmonium player and singer Shilpa Ray with her band create glam-rock operas inspired by the Shangri-Las by way of the Ramones.
These talented guitar players channel folk duos of generations past with catchy songs, close harmonies and driving rhythms played on nylon strings.
Steven is one of Missouri’s finest songwriters, who belts out heartbreaking country ballads.
This Gothic folk duo from Portland, Oregon are chased by the phantoms of Americana and living luminaries like Tom Waits.
Syrhea Conaway layers rhythms and vocals with a looping station and a microphone, resulting in an enchanting a capella experience.
The rootsy Woodsmiths let us know what it’s like to sleep in squat houses and drink whiskey on the riverside.
Soaked in Deep South lore, these are New Orleans’ most rollicking buskers.
Recently signed to Domino Records, Your Friend is Kansan Taryn Miller whose haunted voice peaks and dips like a flock of birds over prairies of aching guitar chords.