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Phillipalooza – Saturday

Ages 18 and up
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Saturday, December 02
Doors: 5:30pm // Show: 6pm
$15 / Day Of : $15
$2 cash surcharge at the door for under 21

The two night holiday season tradition is BACK!! The Old Rock House is proud to present Phillipalooza 2023. This local music festival and fundraiser returns to the Old Rock House for the 17th year on Friday, December 1 and Saturday December 2 with unique and diverse lineups of local talent for each night. There’s something for everyone at Phillipalooza. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle each night. 

Phillipalooza is a concert held in honor of local musician Phil Wright’s father Phillip. Phillip lost his battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2006. The show is held every year in honor of his memory. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the ALS Association.

Doors will be at 5:30pm and music will begin promptly at 6:00 pm and go till around 1am each evening with 6 of St. Louis’s top bands performing each night.

Tickets are $15 per night or $25 for a two night pass.

The lineup and schedule for each is below (please note that lineups are subject to change). Schedules for each night will be released the week of the show.

One Way Traffic 
Brother Francis and the Soul Tones
The Scandaleros
The Service
Colt Ball & Friends

Funky Butt Brass Band
Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players
Alligator Wine
Emily Wallace
Moon Valley

The "second line" has its roots in the traditional jazz funeral processions of New Orleans. Once the dearly departed was buried, the brass band would "cut the body loose" by playing uptempo, joyous music. As they marched, they would be joined by revelers who formed a line alongside and behind the band. This was known as the "second line." The Funky Butt Brass Band was created in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. Made up of members of Gumbohead, The Feed, Musica Slesa, Bob Kuban's Everyday People and other St. Louis musical groups, the FBBB brings traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a funky new flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Band. Don't be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, Southern rock, blues and some straight-ahead '70s funk. The Funky Butt Brass Band is guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your feet marching and kick any party into overdrive.
The Voodoo Players is a band dedicated to playing American roots music with a revolving cast of musicians. The genres and players will change from week to week, so check the page each week for line-up announcements.
Alligator Wine is made up of an all-star cast of characters from Lowell, MA music scene. The intention of this outfit is to re-interpret the music of the Grateful Dead and apply our own signature to the music that has so inspired us all over the years. While each member of the project has enjoyed success in various musical genres all over the eastern half of the country, we've all come home to the friends and music that we love. Keep any eye out for Alligator Wine to be hitting the local music scene in the coming months. It's gonna be...... something else!
please enjoy a history of our transport: we started out in just cars and beto's suv thing. then we got the madahoopdie, which was bright orange and had only one seat in it. the passenger had to sit on a white plastic chair. then we moved up to a two seat pick up truck that didn't have a top so if we went to denny's after a show we had to park the truck right by the window and hope for no rain. afterwards we got a trailer, and a top for the truck (we're in business!) complete with a kinda weird couch thing. We went from MO to UT and back in this, with half the band shivering in sleeping bags in the back. we arrived finally in the van, which has lasted I guess eight years now. rad. so far it has a new engine, starter, several belts and 300 new tires. also we've broken both front doors, two armrests, the tv (it started on fire!), the back window shade, one of the windows, and the driver's side door lock. oh and once it got stuck in a car wash.