St. Peters residents get ready for summer

May 22, 2013 by  

St. Peters residents have a treat in store, as Sunset Fridays concerts resume this weekend.

The free concerts will take place in 370 Lakeside Park, in St. Peters. Covering 300 acres, the park features a 140-acre lake, an RV park, and a three-mile pedestrian trail that circles the water. There is also a snack shop called The Gator Grill. The park has been closed recently because of heavy rains, but it reopened on May 10 and is ready for its summer music series.

There has been a series of free concerts at the CityCentrePark for the past several years, according to St. Peters’ mayor, Len Pagano. The Sunset Fridays at the 370 Lakeside Park are in addition to those in the city center, not a replacement for them. Commerce Bank and Mid Rivers Newsmagazine are sponsoring the Sunset Fridays.

The concerts begin at 6:30 pm this Friday, May 24, and usually last two hours, according to Mayor Pagano. The concerts are held at the park marina, where about 60 people can sit on the dock. When that gets full, there is plenty of additional space on the grass and sidewalks, says the Mayor.

The concerts feature a variety of country, jazz, rock, acoustic, and folk music, and the venue itself provides another attraction – gorgeous sunsets, the Mayor says.

Since this largely a community event, sponsors could work with flyer printing experts to create a mailer for distribution to area residents, reminding them the concerts are starting soon, and giving them the lineup of acts they are going to see.