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Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival

Saturday, June 8
5 - 11 pm
Downtown Kirkwood


The City of Kirkwood will host its 3rd Annual Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival on Saturday, June 8, in downtown Kirkwood from 5 - 11 pm.

Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event.  The Kirkwood - Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor for the awards and they will be handing out two trophies this year: "The Kirkwood Cup" and "The People's Choice Award". The Awards will be presented at approximately 8:15 pm on the East Jefferson Stage.

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  • FREE Live Music from Six Bands, on Two Outdoor Stages (with staggered start times)
• A Vintage Car Show
• A Beer Wagon, hosted by Local Service Clubs, Serving Beer and Wine
• Vendor Booths
• Food and Drink from Downtown Merchants and from Area Service Clubs

Entertainment Schedule
East Jefferson Stage:
Naked Rock Fight, 4:30 - 6 pm
Acoustik Element, 6:45 - 8:15 pm
Retro Boogie, 9 - 10:30 pm

West Jefferson Stage:
That 80s Band, 5 - 6:30 pm
Wildfire, 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Super Jam, 9:30 - 11 pm

Weather Information: In the event of inclement weather, please check the following for updates: On Facebook: City of Kirkwood, MO or Kirkwood, MO Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival. Recorded Message: 314.822.0084 ext. 5

New This Year: Carbs and Guitars – a pancake breakfast on the morning of the festival – will be held at Kirkwood Fire House #1 on Argonne Drive in downtown Kirkwood.  Carbs & Guitars will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and is being coordinated by Kirkwood Rotary and the Kirkwood Firefighters’ Outreach. Tickets will be available in advance and at the door.  Proceeds will benefit Rotary Club and Firefighters’ Outreach charitable programs. During the breakfast, Kirkwood Fire Trucks will be on hand for public viewing.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Kirkwood Electric, Presenting Sponsor
Kirkwood Water
City of Kirkwood
Downtown Kirkwood Business District
Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce
Kirkwood Arts Commission
Kirkwood Arts Foundation
Vermillion Speed
Kirkwood Sanitation

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 at 2:00 a.m., on June 9.  These areas will be open to pedestrians.

Event Properties

Event Date Sat 06-08-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date Sat 06-08-2019 11:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free