Whitaker Music Festival
Due to COVID-19 health concerns and continued preventative social distancing measures, the Missouri Botanical Garden will not hold its annual Whitaker Music Festival in 2020.

The Whitaker Music Festival is a beloved summer tradition that presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars. The festival is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity and encourage vitality within the community.

While the Garden looks forward to welcoming visitors to this event each summer, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors are the primary concern for the Garden. We continue to follow guidelines from both local and national health experts to protect our visitors, volunteers and staff as we make decisions about Garden operations.

All musicians scheduled to play at the 2020 
Whitaker Music Festival will still be paid thanks to the generosity of the Whitaker Foundation.

The Garden plans to resume the 
Whitaker Music Festival in 2021.


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