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Summer Concerts: Berries match up well with Great Rivers, and Tower Grove is always a treat

Photo Flood Photographer Jeni Kulka's September 20th Image in Tower Grove Park
Photo Flood Photographer Jeni Kulka

With the way the weather has been going on the weekend, just pick what you're interested in and head out. The rain seems to come for a bit but not necessarily wipe things out. Hope that statement isn't a jinx.

With a name like the Red Berries and Bluegrass Festival what’s not to love? George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass will provide the music. You can buy the strawberries – and the flyer talks about shortcake, pie and ice cream. The event takes place on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Trinity Gardens & Farmstead, 11858 Zimmermann Rd. in Mascoutah.

Also on Saturday, the second Great Rivers Festival will be held from noon to 9 p.m. at the Great Rivers Museum, 2 Locks and Dam Way, off the Great River Road south of Alton. Music will be provided by Blues Handle Band, Hobo Jungle and Clockwork.

On Sunday, the Friends of Tower Grove Park will host a Picnic in the Park from 4-7 p.m. near the Music Stand and Piper Palm House. Acoustics Anonymous will provide the music as families can enjoy a petting zoo, face painters and more.

Here's what's coming up next week -- scroll up for this weekend. As usual, let us know what we don't have on the Big List below (compiled by Katelyn Petrin) and we'll add it.

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We are looking for other free, outdoor concert series to add. We have contacted some and will get the information onto the chart as soon as possible. Check back weekly for information about upcoming concerts.

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