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Kingdom Brothers are a red hot electric blues band based in St. Louis, MO. The band’s unique blend of classic blues along with catchy originals make them a favorite at any blues venue. Be sure to sign up for the band’s newsletter for upcoming shows. The members hail from different musical genres and mix it all together to create a memorable sound. They can be seen at local blues establishments as well as concerts and festivals. Read more…

Oct
28
Sat
Kingdom Brothers Unplugged! @ Morgan Street Brewery
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kingdom Brothers Unplugged! @ Morgan Street Brewery | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Start your Saturday evening off right with Kingdom Brothers as singer/songwriter Chris Shepherd and lead/slide guitarist Ron Roskowske present an “Unplugged!” early performance at Morgan Street Brewery, “Where a good time is Always brewing”, October 28th from 5:30 ’til 8:00 pm. Fans of the red-hot electric blues band will enjoy a fresh take on many of their favorite Kingdom Brothers tunes, including songs from the band’s 2016 CD release, TIMES HARD, as Ron and Chris go totally acoustic for this rare performance. Expect the unexpected, including unannounced special guests onstage with the duo.

Founded in 1995, Morgan Street Brewery is in one of the oldest buildings in historic Laclede’s Landing by the Arch. It’s where St. Louis – and thousands of visitors from other cities – go for good times, great food and fabulous beer made on the premises in Morgan Street’s micro-brewery.

Morgan Street Brewery is home to a delicious selection of specialty beers created under the watchful eyes of its Brewmaster. From the kitchen, the restaurant features daily specials, as well as a creative array of “Brewery Favorites”. The Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta with a Brewski is a great way to start your dining experience.

Morgan Street’s historic location, within walking distance from the Arch, St. Louis Convention Center and Edward Jones Dome, great food and brewery make it the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two, business lunch or a gathering of good friends for good times. Looking forward to a big event downtown St. Louis? Morgan Street Brewery welcomes large groups and private events ranging from 10-1,200.

Nov
19
Sun
Soulful Sunday Blues @ National Blues Museum
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Soulful Sunday Blues @ National Blues Museum | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Start your week off with a Soulful Sunday blues concert by Kingdom Brothers at the National Blues Museum on November 19th. Happy Hour begins at 3, with appetizers and drink specials. Or grab a plate next door at Sugarfire BBQ and bring it with you into the concert hall. Kingdom Brothers hit the stage at 4 pm. Guaranteed good time!

This special performance will begin with a set by the St. Louis Regional International Blues Challenge winners, the Kingdom Brothers Unplugged Duo of Chris Shepherd and Ron Roskowske, followed by the entire red-hot electric blues band, performing all their fans’ favorites, including music from their latest CD release, TIMES HARD.

The National Blues Museum is the only museum dedicated exclusively to preserving and honoring the national and international story of the Blues and its impact on American culture in the United States. Located adjacent to the America’s Center convention complex in downtown St. Louis, the interactive National Blues Museum features a collection of technology- and artifact-driven exhibits that explore the Blues and celebrate the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. The museum is within walking distance of a variety of attractions including the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, and Laclede’s Landing; Sugarfire Smokehouse BBQ, one of St. Louisans’ favorite eateries, sits right next door to the museum, with atrium access to the performance venue.

Soulful Sundays Concert Series Ticket prices:
For National Blues Museum Members – $5.00
Non-members – $10.00

$15 for reserved table seating.
Combo Ticket $20 – includes general admission to the concert and the museum.

Tickets can only be purchased in person the night of performances at the National Blues Museum Box Office, 615 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 63101. For more information, or to reserve a table, call 314-925-0016

While you’re exploring the museum, be sure to stop by the gift shop and pick up a copy of Kingdom Brothers’ TIMES HARD.

Jan
17
Wed
IBC 2018 Round One @ International Blues Challenge
Jan 17 @ 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm
IBC 2018 Round One @ International Blues Challenge | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

It’s IBC 2018 Round One !!!   Book your flight! Reserve your rooms! Save the date! The Kingdom Brothers Unplugged Duo of Ron Roskowske and Chris Shepherd return to Memphis in January to compete in the 34th International Blues Challenge. Festivities begin on Beale Street, Tuesday, January 16th. Competition rounds start on Wednesday with the finals Saturday at noon in the historic Orpheum Theater. $100 buys a pass to the entire week of events. See the hottest new blues acts from around the world, and be sure to cheer Ron and Chris in the duo competition, and St. Louis’ own Torrey Casey & the Southside Hustle, in the bands competition. Go STL!

With 4000 members, 200 affiliated local blues societies, and over 50,000 fans and professionals, the Memphis-based Blues Foundation has made its mission to “preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.”

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all acts are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Affiliated organizations are required to stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While Affilated Organizations are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple acts takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo act being identified.

Jan
18
Thu
IBC 2018 Quarterfinals @ International Blues Challenge
Jan 18 @ 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm
IBC 2018 Quarterfinals @ International Blues Challenge | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

It’s IBC 2018 Quarterfinals !!!   Book your flight! Reserve your rooms! Save the date! The Kingdom Brothers Unplugged Duo of Ron Roskowske and Chris Shepherd return to Memphis in January to compete in the 34th International Blues Challenge. Festivities begin on Beale Street, Tuesday, January 16th. Competition rounds start on Wednesday with the finals Saturday at noon in the historic Orpheum Theater. $100 buys a pass to the entire week of events. See the hottest new blues acts from around the world, and be sure to cheer Ron and Chris in the duo competition, and St. Louis’ own Torrey Casey & the Southside Hustle, in the bands competition. Go STL!

With 4000 members, 200 affiliated local blues societies, and over 50,000 fans and professionals, the Memphis-based Blues Foundation has made its mission to “preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.”

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all acts are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Affiliated organizations are required to stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While Affilated Organizations are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple acts takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo act being identified.

Jan
19
Fri
IBC 2018 Semifinals @ International Blues Challenge
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
IBC 2018 Semifinals @ International Blues Challenge | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

It’s IBC 2018 Semifinals !!!   Book your flight! Reserve your rooms! Save the date! The Kingdom Brothers Unplugged Duo of Ron Roskowske and Chris Shepherd return to Memphis in January to compete in the 34th International Blues Challenge. Festivities begin on Beale Street, Tuesday, January 16th. Competition rounds start on Wednesday with the finals Saturday at noon in the historic Orpheum Theater. $100 buys a pass to the entire week of events. See the hottest new blues acts from around the world, and be sure to cheer Ron and Chris in the duo competition, and St. Louis’ own Torrey Casey & the Southside Hustle, in the bands competition. Go STL!

With 4000 members, 200 affiliated local blues societies, and over 50,000 fans and professionals, the Memphis-based Blues Foundation has made its mission to “preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.”

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all acts are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Affiliated organizations are required to stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While Affilated Organizations are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple acts takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo act being identified.

Jan
20
Sat
IBC 2018 Finals @ Orpheum Theater
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IBC 2018 Finals @ Orpheum Theater | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

It’s IBC 2018 Finals !!!   Book your flight! Reserve your rooms! Save the date! The Kingdom Brothers Unplugged Duo of Ron Roskowske and Chris Shepherd return to Memphis in January to compete in the 34th International Blues Challenge. Festivities begin on Beale Street, Tuesday, January 16th. Competition rounds start on Wednesday with the finals Saturday at noon in the historic Orpheum Theater. $100 buys a pass to the entire week of events. See the hottest new blues acts from around the world, and be sure to cheer Ron and Chris in the duo competition, and St. Louis’ own Torrey Casey & the Southside Hustle, in the bands competition. Go STL!

With 4000 members, 200 affiliated local blues societies, and over 50,000 fans and professionals, the Memphis-based Blues Foundation has made its mission to “preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.”

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all acts are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Affiliated organizations are required to stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While Affilated Organizations are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple acts takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo act being identified.

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