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Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 06/10/2023
The City of Kirkwood will host its Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival on June 10, 2023, in downtown Kirkwood. The festival's theme of "Cars and Guitars" speaks to the rich transportation and music history of the region. Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email so we can update it immediately. If you have a question about the activity itself, please contact the organization administrator listed below.


Festivities Include

  • Free Live music from six bands, on two outdoor stages (with 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
  • Carbs & Guitars - Morning Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Kirkwood Fire Department and Kirkwood Rotary Club

Free Musical Entertainment on the Two Outdoor Stages (Schedule Coming Spring 2023)


  • Dr. Zhivegas
  • Nashvegas
  • The Blue Sparks 
  • Black Magic: The Santana Experience
  • Southside Creole Playboys 
  • Retro Boogie

We recommend attendees bring their own lawn chair for the musical performances.

Carbs & Guitars cont.

  • When: 8:30- 11:00 a.m. June 10th, 2023 (the morning of the festival)
  • Where: Kirkwood Fire House on Argonne in Downtown Kirkwood 
  • $10 donations support Firefighter Community Outreach and Rotary Club of Kirkwood Charities 
  • Music donated by Meramec Valley Girl and Friends 
  • Pancakes by Chris Cakes
  • Coffee donate by Concordia Lutheran Church 

Please No Skateboards, Coolers or Dogs.

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 early in the morning on June 10.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


City of Kirkwood


139 South Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO, 63122
United States


Contact name: 
Kyle Henke
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
see website