On Thursday, July 29, rock legend Chuck Berry performed a free concert at Kiener Plaza in support of St. Louis' bid for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Local rap star Nelly also showed up as the surprise mystery guest. The event was sponsored and organized by the St. Louis 2012 Convention Host Committee. More information can be found at the group's website www.stl2012.org. Photos by Erin Kinsella.
The Bacon Fest St. Louis went down on Saturday, March, 23, 2013 at Kiener Plaza, celebrating all things bacon, including a 500-pound "hog log" in a custom smoker. Photos by Jason Stoff for the Riverfront Times.
The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival took place September 6, 7, 8, 2013 at Kiener Plaza downtown. The big draw is food and the festival features a variety of spicy Latin food from Hispanic cultures, plus music, native crafts and more. Photos by Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times.
The plea for justice remains loud and clear two months after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. To draw attention to issues involving race and police brutality, citizens organized a multi-event movement called #FergusonOctober October 10-13, 2014. Riverfront Times photographer Theo Welling went to the October 11 march and rally in downtown St. Louis and brought back these portraits and scenes.