Every city, municipality and hamlet in the country offers some sort of free outdoor concert series once summer starts. Why, if you're willing to do a little homework, you can attend a free concert almost every night of the week. Ah, but how many of them offer them with — wait for it — a massive searchlight? The University City Starlight Concert Series has that edge, at least on opening night. At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 9, Kim Massie provides the soundtrack for your summer lovin' in Heman Park (7210 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-505-8612 or www.ucitymo.org), and at dusk the University City City Hall searchlight flares into luminous being for 45 minutes. Admission is, as mentioned, free. A different concert takes place at the same time every Monday through July 28, but without the searchlight.
Mon., June 9, 2008