Spring has sprung on CityWalk and the festivities have begun.
Were you at the Plaza at 501 for the Food Truck event? It was awesome. There were five trucks stationed around 501 serving up their fare. A Slice of Italy, Steak Louie, Shell Coastal Cuisine, and Andrew’s Bayou Ribs and to finish off a wonderful meal from whichever truck you chose, Sarah’s Cake Shop. There was a large gathering of our neighbors as well as our area business neighbors. All of the Food Truck vendors were happy with the event, even with the threat of inclement weather. All in all, this event was a success, and with this success, you can count on more Food Truck events. I will tell you this, from here on, I brake for cupcakes.
Our first concert at the Plaza at 501 was Samba Boom. If the turnout for the concert was as successful as the food truck event, it was great. Just remember, we have a lot more concerts to come. Concerts that will be featured during the month of May include Einstein. Einstein is a group of musicians that have been traveling the musical circuit for many years. Classic rock, old school R&B and the Blues will be on the menu when Einstein takes the stage at the Plaza at 501 on May 9th. A local group that has been playing around Ferguson and the entire St. Louis area will grace the stage on May 23rd. Our own Chuck Henson will be leading the band from behind his congas holding the beat together while they perform in the genres of R&B, Classic Rock and Funk. If you like that old time rock and roll, these two groups’ performances won’t let you down.
More concerts this month will coincide with the event of events right here in Ferguson. That’s right; I’m talking about the Live Well Twilight 5K, 10K, and One Mile Fun Run. Every year, Live Well has exceeded their goal with the tremendous turn outs that they have received, and being the only organized twilight run in North County, I’m sure they will do it again. You have probably been seeing a lot of people running on the streets, training to get their shoes prepared to run another 3.1 or 6.2 or even one mile. This is the premier Event in Ferguson, even if you’re not a runner. Mark your calendar and come on down to the Plaza at 501 on May 17th and join in on the festivities. You know I’ll be walking down The Walk, CityWalk, to run the 5K.
You’re thinking . . . did this columnist forget to tell us who the entertainment might be for this great event! Of course not! I was just whetting your appetite. The pre-run entertainment will be Palm Duo, featuring the island sounds that can only be produced by Steel Drums. You can count on those steel drums to put a little more spring in your shoes before the beginning of the run. Then for the main event, everyone’s favorite entertainer, Javier Mendozza, will be burning up the stage during the evening, after the run. May 17th at The Plaza at 501.
There are lots of things happening on The Walk, and you don’t want to be left out. So, lace up your walking shoes, and walk on down. We’ll be looking for you.