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Holmes Lounge

Ridgley Hall and Holmes Lounge, St. Louis, MO 63105

Holmes Lounge, originally the university’s library, is sandwiched between Eads and Ridgley halls on the Danforth Campus. The main entrance to the lobby overlooks Brookings Quadrangle.

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On Campus, Danforth



Upcoming Events

Jazz at Holmes: Demarius Hicks Group
28 Oct

Demarius Hicks, one of St. Louis’ most distinctive, creative and colorful drummers brings his quartet to the stage. Hicks, known among musicians as ‘HeavyD’...

Thursday, October 28 | 8:00 PM
Jazz at Holmes: The Kasimu-tet
28 Oct

St. Louis trumpeter Kasimu Taylor, one of the young and dynamic musicians of his generation sets the stage with his primary group, the Kasimu-tet. His group...

Thursday, October 28 | 8:00 PM
Jazz at Holmes: Paul DeMarinis
11 Nov

DeMarinis is a well known performer, educator, and clinician and has been active in the St. Louis jazz scene for thirty-five years. He was cofounder of the...

Thursday, November 11 | 8:00 PM
Jazz at Holmes: Marc Copland Trio with  Drew Gress & Billy Drummond
03 Dec

The Marc Copland Trio with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Billy Drummond return to present a concert of Copland’s lyrical and adventurous music. Copland...

Friday, December 3 | 8:00 PM

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Ron Glenn

Ron Glenn left a positive review 2/12/2020

Although the night was bitterly cold, we were warmed by the sultry sounds of Kasimu's trio. This was my first time listening to him (and he's my relative). What electric sounds of John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Horace Silver emulating from the very ornate, but made very cozy hall. I hear that Kasimu is a staple guest. After tonight I can definitely understand why.

Ron Glenn

Ron Glenn left a positive review 2/5/2020

The atmosphere was very pleasant. My first time being in the Holmes Lounge. What a great idea. An ornate get away to cuddle warm and cozy music on an icy night. Kudos Washington University -St. Louis

Lucy Rodriguez

Lucy Rodriguez left a positive review 10/16/2019

Going to Jazz at Holmes is always an indulgent pleasure, especially if you have the opportunity to gather a few of your friends and meet them there. The mix of rhythms jazz, bossa nova, and tango was an interesting mix. I only missed my glass of wine!

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Holmes Lounge posted a photo 8/2/2019