Jamming in June 2017

When I tell you it’s always something to do in St. Louis, please believe me.  June brings so many festivals, outdoor live music, and family fun that there is no way you won’t enjoy yourself.  Grab your family and friends and head out to enjoy all that St. Louis has to offer. 

St. Louis Uncorked…The First Sip of the SummerThis event is held June 2nd and June 3rd in Downtown St. Louis. One of the largest and most popular annual Downtown St. Louis festivals is back! Free to attend, the annual St. Louis Uncorked – The First Sip of Summer features national recording artists on the Bud Light Main Stage, vendors in the Y98 Fashion Village, KMOX Home Improvement Zone and KEZK Marketplace and dozens of wines, spirits and local food selections. No outside food, beverage or coolers permitted.

Family Fun Day at Ballpark Village –   This event will be held on Saturday June 3rd from 12pm to 5pm.  The event will feature over 20 activities including performances, rides, inflatables, games, sports teams, and more! Admission into the event is free but certain premium activities require a $10 all-access wristband. Once the $10 all-access wristband is purchased kids can enjoy ALL activities the entire day as many times as they wish! 100% of ticket sales will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Kids under the age of 3 are free!

Jungle Boogie – Kick up your heels or sit back and relax with free live music. All ages can enjoy music on the outdoor stage in the center of the Zoo.

Here’s the lineup:

June 2: The Lone Rangers

June 9: Butch Wax and the Hollywoods

June 23: Push the Limit

June 30: Ticket to the Beatles

July 7: Funky Butt Brass Band

July 14: Three Pedros

July 21: Duhart

July 28: Midnight Piano Band

Aug. 4: The Throwbacks

Aug. 11: Zydeco Crawdaddies

Aug. 18: The Mighty Pines

Aug. 25: Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

Sept. 1: Soulard Blues Band

St. Louis Brewers Guild Festival – This is event will be held on Saturday June 3rd. The 11th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival is the premiere showcase of the St. Louis beer scene. This festival features over 100 styles of beer from over 50 greater STL area breweries, as well as exclusive brewery collaborations and home brew club tastings, live music and great food all in an idyllic setting beneath the Gateway Arch along the Mississippi River. Our Evening Session will close out with a fireworks display over the Mississippi River.

Life Outside Festival – SEE. TRY. LEARN. CLIMB. PLAY. PADDLE. BIKE. WALK. RUN. ROLL. Join the Great Rivers Greenway and lots of partners for this free festival of the outdoors! There will be live local music, food and drinks for purchase, and plenty for all ages to see, try and learn. Check out what you can do to live life outside in your yard, local park or on the greenways – there’s something for everyone!  This will be held Saturday June 10th at Creve Coeur Park.

Taste of Downtown St. Louis – Taste of Downtown STL, presented by Downtown STL Inc., highlights the many restaurants in our neighborhood during an all-day outdoor festival each summer. Join us on Saturday June 17 from 11am to 8pm as we add vibrancy to our streets and bring people together to celebrate Downtown St. Louis.  There will be restaurant booths selling small bites from neighborhood eateries, local craft beer and other beverages for purchase, artist and fashion booths, and live original music for all to enjoy.

Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden – The open-air festival presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars every summer.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please note that glass is not permitted in the Garden. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site.

Here’s the lineup:

June 7             Jack Grelle

June 14           The Gaslight Squares

June 21           Hazard to Ya Booty       

June 28           Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu City All Stars

July 5              Beth Bombara

July 12            Ptah Williams

July 19            Kevin Bowers

July 26            The Mighty Pines

August 2         Brothers Lazaroff

2nd Annual Central West End Cocktail Party – This will be held on Saturday June 10th from 5pm to 10pm.  Guests will be able to enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available for purchase from more than a dozen participating CWE bars and restaurants along Euclid Avenue, between Maryland & McPherson.

Featuring music by Guerrilla Swing (5-8 p.m.), Gatsby Gang Jazz Band (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Funky Butt Brass Band (8-10 p.m.), as well as performances by fire dancers and the St. Louis Jitterbugs. Dancakes will be available from 5-7 p.m. in our kids’ zone.

3rd Annual Clayton Wine and Music Festival – Event held on Saturday, June 10th.  Gather your friends to enjoy local wine, music and street entertainment at the 3rd Annual Music & Wine Festival. The festival will feature three different musical performances as well as unique street entertainment. Wine will be for sale by local wineries and food will be available for purchase from local restaurants on N. Brentwood Blvd.

Pig & Swig at Ballpark VillageThis event is held on Saturday June 17th at Ballpark Village.  If you like fun, food, and friends this event is for you.  Ballpark Village is bringing back Pig & Swig BBQ festival Saturday, June 17th from 12-7pm in the heart of downtown St. Louis AND NOW IT’S FREE! That’s right, this fun festival will feature live music, 8 of the best St. Louis barbecue vendors, multiple whiskey brands, premium cigars from the Cigar Box, and more!

Prairie Farms Movie Night – Kung Fu Panda 3 – Join Ballpark Village as we feature fun flicks like Trolls, Moana, and more on the outdoor Busch II Infield, select Mondays April – September. The fun starts at 6PM with movie related activities or photo op with movie starting promptly at 7PM. Prairie Farms Dugout will be open at this time for basic concessions and fill out a donate to a local charity onsite for a bag of popcorn! No outside food or beverage is allowed.  So grab a blanket, family and friends and pick a date below: 

June 19th – Kung Fu Panda 3
July 10th – SING
August 14th – Jungle Book
September 18th – Angry Birds 

Pridefest St. Louis 2017 – This is event spans over the weekend of June 23rd to June 25th. PrideFest St. Louis is one of the most-attended Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in the Midwest region. The theme for PrideFest St. Louis 2017 will be “Community Proud,” reflecting the organization’s efforts to engage more fully with the community. In 2016, over 250,000 people attended the festival and it had an unprecedented number of vendors and parade entries.

Food Trucks at Grant’s Farm – Grant’s Farm is open late every Friday of the month. The popular attraction will have a variety of local food trucks serving up entrees and sweets in the Tiergarten. There will also be live music, carousel rides and snow cones. The animal exhibits will all be open for viewing as well. Parking is $12 per car or $5 for walk-ups.  June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2017.

Hispanic Festival – Hispanic Festival, Inc. of Greater St. Louis will be presenting “Fiesta in Florissant.”  The event will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00am to 10:00pm and on Sunday, June 25 from 11:00am to 8:00pm.  The colorful and festive Welcome Ceremony will begin on Saturday, June 24 at 5pm.   The two-day celebration will feature non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries including Panama, Colombia and Mexico.  Local and regional bands will take the stage this year.  There will also be a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America available for purchase such as tamales, tacos and empanadas.

Don’t forget to follow Watering Our Seeds on Facebook and Instagram for visuals and updates throughout the month.

2 thoughts on “Jamming in June 2017

  1. Thanks for sharing! Please keep me informed on July fun events. I will be in town the first week. Very nice read!!!


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