Thursday, June 9, 2011
The city's summer movie series will be held at the new amphitheater this year.
The city's annual summer movie series kicks off Friday night at the amphitheater. Three movies will be shown on Friday nights at sunset this year: Friday: Despicable Me, rated G. When a supervillian is put in charge of three orphans, he tries to use them as pawns in his schemes. But, he finds out that their love is more important than doing evil deeds. July 8: Eat, Pray, Love, rated PG-13. Based on a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love follows a woman on her trips to Italy, India and Bali as she searches for herself following a divorce. Aug. 5: Toy Story 3, rated G. Andy's favorite toys are mistakenly given to a day care center before he leaves for college. Follow Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and other favorites as they work to …
Friday, June 3, 2011
There will be two free concerts a month through August.
The city's newest concert venue is going to good use this summer. Six bands will perform free concerts at Chesterfield Amphitheater on Saturdays through August. The bands perform a variety of music, so there's something for everyone this summer. The band Groovethang kicks off the concert series Saturday. Groovethang is a seven-piece band that plays a wide variety of popular songs and artists. Their website says they play songs from Steely Dan; Earth, Wind & Fire; The Doobie Brothers; Chicago; Al Green; and the Bee Gees, but that's not all. On June 25, The Phins will take the stage. The Phins are a Jimmy Buffet-style band. The stage plays host to Griffin and the Gargoyles on July 16. Griffin and the Gargoyles were voted the Best St. Louis…
Monday, May 30, 2011
More than 60 acts took the stage on Saturday at the new amphitheater in Central Park for Talent Bash.
The new Central Park amphitheater was all about showmanship on Saturday, ranging from music to dance to comedy to magic for a new event called Talent Bash. Talent Bash organizer Frank Schmer said his group has been planning the event for nearly four months. “It was important to us that the event was live, local and inclusive, and there’s a lot of talent in the area,” Schmer said. “The amphitheatre is a great venue--how many kids get the chance to perform in a seven million dollar facility?” The six-hour show was divided into eight sets that represented a variety of ages and acts. A rotating panel of judges from KTRS, Chesterfield Arts and West News Magazine provided positive feedback for all the performers. Family, friends, coaches and …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Families flocked to the Celebrate Central Park event Saturday.
Chesterfield gave a grand welcome to a new resident Saturday—the city's new amphitheater. Residents came out to see the newest city landmark and enjoy an all-day festival of concerts, fair food, activities, a scavenger hunt and more.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The German festival will have a presence at the Central Park amphitheater opening on May 21.
Strassenfest will take a break this year, but will return in the summer of 2012. The move to the summer was prompted by bad weather during the last two Strassenfests, said Doug Littlefield, executive vice president of the St. Louis Strassenfest Corporation, in a statement on the festival's website. Competition from other fall activities, including several German Oktoberfest celebrations, also played a role in the decision to move. Instead of a full-blown festival this year, Strassenfest will have a presence at the May 21 grand opening celebration for the Central Park amphitheater. The Celebrate Central Park event is a full day of performances, activities and music acts. Strassenfest will serve traditional German food, including potato …
Monday, March 7, 2011
The trail at Central Park, plus the new amphitheater will be completed by the end of May. Upgrades to concessions are planned before little leaguers play ball at CVAC.
Two Chesterfield parks are getting a face-lift before summer starts. There are several construction projects slated for Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex that will be completed before little leaguers step on the mound and throw the season's first pitch. Plus, the trail at Central Park will be completed before the ampitheater's grand opening on May 21. At CVAC, the original parks maintenance will be refurbished to become the complex's concessions hub. Mike Giesel, the city's head of parks and recreation, said the building will be converted to a walk-in freezer and cooler and will also have storage space for softball supplies. The city has been managing concession sales at the complex for five or six years, Giesel said. Costs on this …