Let the music festivals Begin! This weekend kicks off the start of the awesome outdoor Summer festivals that St. Louis is well known for, with MayFest, a 3 day music festival in downtown’s BallPark Village next to Busch Stadium, including art exhibits, food trucks and….a crawfish and shrimp boil!
So here’s the low down:
When: Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20
Times: 4 to 11:30pm on Friday
The festival kicks off with a special Friday Happy Hour starting at 4pm with Dr Zhivegas performing from 5 to 6:30pm. Additionally, there will be food trucks including Go Gyro Go, Completely Sauced, Zias on the Hill, Sarah’s Meltdown and more, and a cocktail station with mojitos, margaritas, sangria and other delicious adult beverages. You can also purchase tickets for the Electric Lot Party Tent for $15, where, from 6-11pm, you will experience performances from international DJs including: DJ Z-Trip, Matt Darey, Cypher and Mister Mac
11am to 11:30pm on Saturday: A whole day of music including some great classic rock legends, delicious festival food like turkey legs and brats along with a Louisiana style crawfish and shrimp boil, delicious Cajun food from Molly’s in Soulard, food trucks including The Sweet Divine, Papa Tom’s and more, plus entertainment from Belle of the Ball Amy Palmer, and other fun vendor exhibits like: jewelry from Bellestyle Bijoux, vintage clothing from Miss Ohio Vintage and more!Music Schedule: 12pm-1pm: Radio Rich & the Classics Band 1:30-2:30pm: Javier Mendoza 2:50-3:50pm: Superjam 4:15-5:15pm: Low Maintenance Folkies 5:45-6:45: Steve Ewing (from The Urge) Band
Foghat from 7:15-8:30pm
WAR from 9-10:30pm
12:00pm to 10:00pm on Sunday: A full day of rock tribute bands! along with all of the delicious foods, drinks and art exhibits.Music Schedule: 1-2:15pm: 4 & 20, a Crosby, Still, Nash & Young tribute band 2:45-4pm: Seven Bridges Road, an Eagles tribute band 4:30-5:45pm: Silver Bullet Band, a Bob Seger tribute band 6:15-7:30pm: Houses of the Holy, a Led Zeppelin tribute band 8-9:30pm: Stone in Love, a Journey tribute band!
Cost: $5 for general admission or you can purchase a VIP Ticket for $60 which gets you unlimited beer and cocktails, unlimited Creole buffet, VIP parking and VIP seating in front of the main stage
What to bring: A blanket or lawn chair and cool, comfortable clothes (it’s supposed to be in the high 80s this weekend)
What not to bring: A cooler, outside food or drinks, pets, bicycles or skateboards, and anything that would generally not be accepted in a public venue.
If you’re like me and you don’t have any friends who are excited about going, but you want to go, join me while also supporting a great cause by volunteering to serve beer with What’s Up Magazine on Saturday from 10am to 5 pm or 5pm to 10pm. If they get enough volunteers, they can raise over $2,000 for their organization, which helps homeless and economically disadvantaged people by offering transitional employment. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or let them know on their Whats Up Magazine Facebook page.
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