Listen Up, Look Here

As you are probably acutely aware, there's music in the air all summer long around these parts. You've got the affordable concerts highlighted by Brooke Foster on page 22, plus the gratis downtown festivities associated with Fair Saint Louis/Live on the Levee (information at and the cross-state party at the Missouri State Fair in August in Sedalia (details, including admission rates, at

Also, Frontyard Features (314-664-4330 or brings films like The Dark Knight, The Princess Bride and Caddyshack to neighborhoods near you all summer long (through September). These screenings, which begin at dusk, are all free — the only thing you need to bring is a lawn chair.

Need for Speed

That same seat just might come in handy when you cheer along the racers taking part in the Gateway Cup (Friday through Monday, September 4 through 7; and the Tour of Missouri (starting in St. Louis on Monday, September 7; The former bike race takes place in four St. Louis nabes — Lafayette Square, St. Louis Hills, the Hill and downtown. The latter is a seven-stage trek all across the state. Both biking events promise to get hearts racing and fans cheering — not only rooting for the bikers but also applauding a summer well done. 

Click on any of the links below to see more of our recommendations for Summertime St. Louis:

Summertime St. Louis: Road Food

Summertime St. Louis: Cool Competition

Summertime St. Louis: Free Parking

Summertime St. Louis: Summer of Salvation

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