FREE Concerts LIVE from Soldiers Memorial in Downtown St. Louis
Kick-off Tomorrow at the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts
ST. LOUIS -- The Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts kick off this weekend with rap and movie star, Common, Friday night and alternative rockers, Slightly Stoopid, on Saturday night live from Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and surrounding parks. Opening local acts will begin at 6 p.m. and headliners will take the Budweiser Main Stage at 8 p.m. Due to the new location and safety and security reasons, fireworks will not be possible at the conclusion of each evening. Other important details include:
Soldiers Memorial is located on Chestnut between 13th and 14th streets. For complete concert venue, which is flanked by some of St. Louis’ architectural treasures, the streets will be blocked from Tucker to 14th and from Market to Pine.
Guests are encouraged to take MetroLink to the Civic Center stop, which is a few short blocks from the concert venue. If you drive, there are public parking garages in the area.
Food and Beverage:
Food and beverage vendors will be readily available throughout the outdoor concert venue and proceeds from sales help to underwrite the event and support the Fair Saint Louis Foundation’s Community Vendor Program, where local non-profit organizations provide the volunteers in beverage booths to raise funds for their organizations. Outside food and beverage will not be allowed in the concert venue.
Additionally, Saturday evenings will feature Sauce Café where guests can enjoy tablecloth dining under the stars while watching the concert. Reservations are $30 per person, not including beverage, tax, and gratuity. If seating is available, walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sauce Café restaurants include: Lucas Park Grille on July 10; Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen on July 17; and, El Borracho on July 24. For reservations, please call 314-434-3434 or visit www.celebratestlouis.org.
Chestnut between 13th and Tucker will be closed for the duration of the concert series. Additional street closures on Chestnut from 13th to 14th, on 13th from Market to Pine and on Pine from Tucker to 14th will occur the days of the concerts and will have minimal impact to traffic flow.
School Supply Drive: “John Legend’s Show Me Campaign” School Supply Drive will continue at all Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts. Concertgoers are encouraged to pick up a school supply (pens, paper, pencils, crayons, etc...) at their local Schnucks and bring to the concert. School Supply collection bins will be located at each entrance and all collections will benefit local St. Louis kids via KidSmart, Missouri’s only free education supply store.
The Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts diverse line-up that will entertain guests at Soldiers Memorial includes:
Friday, July 16 Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Blues Rock) with Jeremiah Johnson & the Sliders (www.kennywayneshepherd.net)
Saturday, July 17 Clint Black (Country) with The Johnny Henry Band (www.clintblack.com)
Friday, July 23 Sara Bareilles (Contemporary Pop) with The Brothers Lazaroff (www.sarabmusic.com)
Saturday, July 24 Silversun Pickups with Against Me! & the Henry Clay People (Alternative Rock) (www.silversunpickups.com)