Block party is an expression that is used to describe many shows, but Riverside Time and Schlafly Beer have worked hard to create the biggest street festival Maplewood has ever seen. Introducing the first annual Pig & Whiskey, a family celebration of beer, barbecue and bourbon with live music by national artists Tech N9ne, Story of the Year and many more. The free event begins on Friday August 19 and ends on Sunday August 21 at Schlafly bottle shops (7260 Ave Southwest, Maplewood; 314-241-2337).
If this all seems a bit sudden, don’t worry, it’s on purpose. Summer in St. Louis is usually a sweltering season filled with festivals and big events around every corner, so who are we to spend months preparing for a show when there’s so much to look forward to this year. ? For starters, the music programming sells itself – and that part is free and open to the public.
Pig & Whiskey kicks off Friday, August 19 at 5 p.m. with an opening hosted by the School of Rock House Band, which is a music program that gives students under the age of 18 the opportunity to join a concert band made up of classmates from school. Great White and Jack Russell’s FireHouse will close the launch party with a double of glam metal and 80s nostalgia.
This three-day festival will feature food from many of the area’s favorite barbecue restaurants, including Stellar Hog, Navin’s BBQ, BEAST Butcher & Block, Five Aces Bar-B-Que and Dukes BBQ Shack. Many vendors will offer vegetarian dishes.
Exceptional adult libations will also be on the menu, including Schlafly beer, craft cocktails, and a whiskey line (where you can find all styles: scotch, whiskey, and bourbon). Get ideas for your own cocktails and cuisines at the mixology and chef’s stage.
While you need to be over 21 to soak in, Pig & Whiskey is a family-friendly event that includes a kids’ zone with bouncy houses, video games, and a chance to try out musical instruments provided by School of Rock. Adults (and older kids) can also earn bragging rights to family and friends by riding the mechanical bull.
St. Louis’ story of the year made headlines in 2021 when its record Avenue of the Pages was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. This year, the hometown heroes are set to share the Pig & Whiskey stage with Kansas City hip-hop giant Tech N9ne to close out the Missouri-centric event on the evening of Sunday, August 21.
While the lineup is still expanding, we are pleased to share with you the full list of headliners as well as some of the heroes from the hometown of St. Louis who will appear on stage for this total party to cap off a memorable summer in the river town. Think of it like a Missouri State Fair – except cool.
friday august 19
Jack Russell’s Great White
school of rock
Saturday August 20
Paige Alyssa (performing music by Mary J. Blige)
Sunday August 21
story of the year
bates and the aliens
school of rock