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GREENTREE FESTIVAL:
  We have wrapped up another Kirkwood Greentree Festival.  Please save the dates for the 2017 festival:  September 15, 16, and 17, in Kirkwood Park!

The City and the Greentree Planning Committee would like to thank our Sponsors:

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital:
Main Stage Entertainment and
Shuttle Sponsor

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OneMain Financial:  FolkLife Festival Sponsor
Zisser Tire & Auto:  Kids' Day Sponsor
Great Southern Bank: Main
Information Booth Sponsor
Waterway Car Wash:  Lost Kids' Booth Sponsor
Stream Benefits Group:  Tennis Tournament Sponsor
Commerce Bank:  Arts & Crafts Area Sponsor
Amtrak / Missouri RiverRunner:  Party in the Park Sponsor
PJ's Tavern and Jefferson
Grill:
  Parade Sponsor
Kirkwood Home and Landscape and Julie's Garden Design: Parade Sponsor
Tropical Moose:  Kids' Day Sponsor
Planning Design Studio:  Dog Show / Canine Frisbee Contest Sponsor

 

Route 66 Festival 2017: Cars and Guitars


The Route 66 Festival Returns to Kirkwood on June 10

Kirkwood will host its 2nd Route 66 Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in downtown Kirkwood, 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. This year's theme of "Cars and Guitars" speaks to the rich transportation and music history of the region.  Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event.

Kirkwood Electric is the festival's Presenting Sponsor


If you would like to VOLUNTEER to work the day of the festival, please visit this website (click here) and let us know when you can work.  We have two-hour shifts available from 2:00 p.m. thru 11:00 p.m.  

Festivities include:

  • FREE Live music from six bands, on two outdoor stages (with staggered start times)
  • A vintage car show
  • Beer tasting from several local breweries in the Beer Garden (entry fee required) at Kirkwood Station Brewing, 105 E. Jefferson
  • Tritone Festival of local guitar makers and related equipment
  • An instrument "petting zoo" by School of Rock
  • Vendor booths
  • Food and drink from downtown merchants

FREE Musical entertainment on the two outdoor stages will include:

  • 5:00 -6:30 p.m. Petty Cash Junction, east stage
  • 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Matthew Lesch, west stage
  • 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Dave Glover Band, east stage
  • 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Javier Mendoza, west stage
  • 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. Farshid Etniko, east stage
  • 9:30 to 11:00 p.m. Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu City All Stars, west stage

Trixie Delight will perform inside Kirkwood Station Brewing beginning at 10:00 p.m.  

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Kirkwood Electric, Presenting Sponsor
  • Kirkwood Water
  • City of Kirkwood
  • Downtown Kirkwood Business District
  • Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber
  • Missouri RiverRunner
  • St. Anthony's 
  • First Bank
  • Kirkwood Arts Commission
  • Kirkwood Arts Foundation
  • Suntrup Ford
  • Bric Partnership
  • Alpine Shop

The Kirkwood Arts Commission will sponsor the display of a large-scale guitar sculpture, titled Heritage, by Brian Watson from Augusta, Missouri. He created the sculpture in 2015 from found materials. The guitar display will be presented in honor of Mel Bay, the Kirkwood musician who literally wrote the book that many professional and amateur musicians have used to learn to play music. 

Most of Downtown Kirkwood’s numerous stores, locally owned boutiques, and restaurants will be open during the event.  Festival activities will be located on North Kirkwood Road and on the two blocks of Jefferson that intersect Kirkwood Road. 

Road Closures: These two blocks of Jefferson, between N. Clay and N. Taylor Avenues, as well as Kirkwood Road between Argonne Drive and Adams Avenue, will be closed to vehicular traffic starting early in the morning on June 10. 

In 2015, the first-ever Route 66 Festival in Kirkwood celebrated the region’s transportation glory days with the start of the annual Hemmings Motor News Great Race, a vintage-car rally and race that took off from Kirkwood, traveled along historic sections of the original “Mother Road” of historic Route 66, and ended in Santa Monica, California. Kirkwood was voted the “Best Overnight City” by the organizers and participants of the 2015 Great Race.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: