The Rise Up Festival is Coming! – 8.21.2015


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Rise is thrilled to invite you to the 3rd annual Rise Up Festival – Celebrating Revitalization, a St. Louis-centric, family-friendly, multimedia street festival that will be a memorable and fun event for attendees and participants alike:

August 21st from 4:00 to 11:00 PM in front of the Rise office at 1627 Washington Ave., situated directly in the heart of St. Louis’ historic garment  district, the festival will feature local live music acts as well as a fine arts and crafts show managed by Cultural Festivals (founders and managers of the Saint Louis Art Fair), juried and approved by professionally working artists, and university luminaries. Additionally, family-friendly street acts and areas, presentations by local businesses, and comestibles available from local  restaurateurs and micro-breweries will all be part of the entertainment for the evening.

This is a captivating event where St. Louisans, artisans, and businesses can present their talents and wares, as well as support Rise’s nonprofit  mission: to revitalize, reinvigorate, and foster healthy communities in the St. Louis metro area. St. Louis’ premier party band, The Dirty Muggs  will headline the music venue and the Jeremiah Johnson Band will be serving up the high-velocity Blues. After the sun goes down, we have some  special scintillating surprises you won’t want to miss!

Rise has been successful in the redevelopment of The Forest Park Southeast area (home of The Grove), Fox Manor Apartments (behind St. Mary’s High School), Old North St. Louis  (near Crown Candy), the Tower Grove neighborhood, and beyond, particularly in providing affordable, sustainable community spaces that  enhance the overall vibrancy and quality of living in St. Louis.

We really look forward to seeing you at the festival!