Cherokee Street's community and culture were celebrated April 10, 2014, during Cherokee Nights, a monthly event features the neighborhood's art, food, drinks and entertainment. We swung by STL-Style, I Scream Cakes and the Whiskey Ring for a taste of what this famous street had to offer. (Some burlesque photos NSFW.)
Cinco de Mayo technically isn't until, well, May 5. But that didn't stop Cherokee Street from throwing a muy awesome party on May 3, 2014. With a parade, live music, on-the-spot art, Lucha Libra Wrestling, a mechanical bull and plenty of delicious Mexican food, St. Louis' famous Cinco celebration was chido.
The people of Cherokee Street wore their boogie shoes for the Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival. With classes and events celebrating jazz, blues and swing moves, the weekend event had dancers jumpin', jivin' and wailin'. As part of the fun, local musicians romped down Cherokee Street on November 8, 2014, and performed in bars, restaurants and shops.
The fourth incarnation of Bill Streeter's Lo-Fi Cherokee hit the street on Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. For the next eleven hours, videographers captured eighteen bands at eighteen Cherokee Street venues. This jam-packed day will be distilled into videos that will premiere next month at a red-carpet event at St. Matthew's Church. Photographer Steve Truesdell was on hand to document the artists.