Route 66 Festival Returns to Kirkwood with Cars & Guitars on June 8

June 08, 2019

Route 66 Festival

Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival Returns to Kirkwood on June 8

Kirkwood, Missouri:    Kirkwood will host it 3rd annual Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in downtown Kirkwood, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. The festival’s “Cars & Guitars” theme speaks to the transportation and music history of the region. Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event.

The City of Kirkwood, the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District, and the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce are coordinating the event.

New This Year: Carbs and Guitars – a pancake breakfast on the morning of the festival – will be held at Kirkwood Fire House #1 on Argonne Drive in downtown Kirkwood.  Carbs & Guitars will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and is being coordinated by Kirkwood Rotary and the Kirkwood Firefighters’ Outreach. Tickets will be available in advance and at the door.  Proceeds will benefit Rotary Club and Firefighters’ Outreach charitable programs. During the breakfast, Kirkwood Fire Trucks will be on hand for public viewing. 

Kirkwood Electric is the festival’s Presenting Sponsor.

Festivities include:

  • Live music from six bands, on two outdoor stages (staggered start times)
  • A vintage car show
  • A Beer Wagon, hosted by local service clubs, serving beer and wine
  • Vendor booths
  • Food and drink from downtown merchants and from area service clubs
  • Festival specials at participating downtown shops and boutiques.

Musical entertainment on the two outdoor stages:

East Jefferson Stage:

  • Naked Rock Fight, 5:00 p.m.
  • Acoustik Element, 6:45 p.m.
  • Retro Boogie, 9:00 p.m.

West Jefferson Stage:

  • That 80s Band, 5:00 p.m.
  • Wildfire, 7:15 p.m.
  • Super Jam, 9:30 p.m.

Sponsors: Kirkwood Electric, Presenting Sponsor; Kirkwood Water; City of Kirkwood; Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District; Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber; Kirkwood Arts Commission; Kirkwood Arts Foundation; Crawford, Murphy & Tilly; Grand Rental Station; Mercy GoHealth Urgent Care; Autolift Superstore; Garage Designs; Route 66 Association of Missouri; First Bank

Most of Downtown Kirkwood’s numerous stores, locally owned boutiques, and restaurants will be open during the event.  Festival activities will be located on North Kirkwood Road and on the two blocks of Jefferson that intersect Kirkwood Road.

Road Closures: These two blocks of Jefferson, between N. Clay and N. Taylor Avenues, as well as Kirkwood Road between Argonne Drive and Adams Avenue, will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 2:00 a.m., on June 9.  These areas will be open to pedestrians.



Weather Information—In the event of inclement weather, please check the following for festival updates: On Facebook: City of Kirkwood, MO or Kirkwood, MO Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival
Recorded Messages: (314) 822-0084 ext. 5 

Updates and announcements about the Festival will be posted on the City’s Website at and on the Festival’s Facebook page at: