Get ready for a big street party at Highway 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen in Webster Groves on Sunday! The best part? It's all for a good cause.
The restaurant, which will be featured later this year on The Food Network's top-rated show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri, is turning its parking lot into a street fest with food, drinks and great performances from at least five different bands.
The event, which runs from 1 to 6 p.m. will benefit Play it Forward, a program which collects musical instruments for area children who cannot afford them. The program's mission is to ensure each child in St. Louis is provided with the opportunity to discover his or her musical voice.
It's the first time Highway 61 Roadhouse has worked with Play It Forward. Owner Bill Kunz decided to host the event based on the experience of his youngest daughter who played in bands in the Lindbergh School District.
"The thought is that band teaches children discipline, time management and how to work in the structure of a group," Kunz said. "So our hope is if we can get instruments for these needy kids and get them involved in music, they may prosper as students and as adults."
The bands that are scheduled to play include: Lucky Dan & Naked Mike; Matt Rowland; Matt Davis; Darrow Washington; and Aaron Griffin and Mojo Rising.
Kunz noted that there will also be people on hand collecting signatures for a petition to bring Trader Joe's to the General Grant Shopping Center or to one of the immediate communities, including Grantwood Village, Affton, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves or Crestwood.