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Alumni Gather at Whitaker Music Festival

on June 24, 2010 by Janet Edwards

Maryville University alumni will gather during three remaining performances of the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The open-air festival presents free concerts every Wednesday evening.

Stop by the Cohen Amphitheater, located between the Children’s Garden and Center for Home Gardening, to meet up with other Maryville alumni, enjoy the music and claim your gift from the Alumni Association.  Look for the red umbrellas.

Festival Hours and Admissions
Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Last entry at 9 p.m.

Free admission after 5 p.m.

The Children’s Garden remains open from 5 to 7 p.m.; free admission.

Event Information
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets, or coolers. Picnic fare is also available for purchase on site, including brisket sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese and grape plates, sno-cones, chips, cookies, beer, wine and soda.  (Note:  no pets or barbecue grills permitted.)

July 7
Dogtown Allstars

Recognized in the Riverfront Times as the city’s funkiest band, the Allstars are one of the hottest acts in St. Louis, known for their unbridled energy at venues all over the city. From New Orleans-style rhythm & blues to a kind of jazzy soul, they keep their audiences on their feet and exhausted by the end of the show!

July 21
Beyond Abbey Road

A native of Webster Groves, virtuoso guitarist and performer Peter Mayer has just released a new CD, Goodbye Hello, a collection of compelling new arrangements of classic Beatles tunes. He brings this labor-of-love to the Garden for a nostalgic evening of great music.

August 4
Gene Dobbs Bradford and the Blues Inquisition

This powerhouse blues band has been rockin’ the St. Louis club scene for over 15 years, and is currently featuring the soulful harmonica playing of Gene Dobbs Bradford. It promises to be a get-down-and-boogie night for the closing concert of the season. Also featured will be Maryville alumnus Clarence “CB” Bonham, ’98, on bass.

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