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Whitaker Music Festival
Presented by the Whitaker Foundation

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.


Advance Reservations Required

New this year, free advance reservations are required for admission to the Whitaker Music Festival (maximum of 10 admissions per reservation). 

Free reservations will be available three weeks prior to the first concert date (June 1) on May 11.  Reservations for each subsequent performance will be available one week before the concert date on the preceding Thursday morning. 

Free reservations will be available first to Garden members beginning at 10 a.m. and to the general public beginning at noon on each weekly on-sale date.  Reservations will remain available until the concert start time or until capacity of 5,000 reservations is reached. Please secure your reservations well in advance to guarantee entry. 

Free reservations available online only; no walk-up reservations available. 

2022 Whitaker Music Festival Schedule

June 1 Jeremiah Johnson Band
Sold Out
June 8 Karen Choi 
Free reservations available June 2
June 15 Old Souls Revival
Free reservations available June 9

June 22 Annie and the Fur Trappers
Free reservations available June 16
June 29 Arcadia Dance Orchestra
Free reservations available June 23
July 6 We Are Root Mod
Free reservations available June 30

July 13 Sweetie and the Toothaches
Free reservations available July 7
July 20 Mo Egeston All-Stars
Free reservations available July 14
July 27 The Soulard Blues Band
Free reservations available July 21
August 3 Old Salt Union
Free reservations available July 28

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Hours & Admission

Wednesdays, June 1–August 3
Music begins at 7 p.m.
Last entry at 8:15 p.m.

Free admission for those with advance reservations begins at 5 p.m. on each performance evening. 

The Children’s Garden remains open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m. (advance reservations not required for Children's Garden entry). 

Entry available through the Temporary Visitor Center at the Garden's entrance and at the Cleveland Avenue Gate at the intersection of Cleveland and Tower Grove Avenue. 

Picnicking and Visitor Conduct

Picnicking is permitted throughout Garden grounds on Whitaker Music Festival performance evenings and visitors are invited to bring their own food and beverages or purchase items onsite. 

Please note: 

Bag checks will take place at each entry location and visitors with prohibited items will not be admitted. 

Please review our full guidelines for visiting the Garden

ASL Services

The Garden is pleased to offer American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for each Whitaker Music Festival performance via The Fusion Hub

Perform at the Festival!

The Whitaker Music Festival has hosted dozens of St. Louis' finest musicians. You could be next! 

Apply to perform at the Whitaker Music Festival