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Wed July 16: Nigel Mooney Jazz vocalist - Whitaker Music Festival

Nigel Mooney has long been regarded as Ireland’s leading blues singer/guitarist. His sensitive tenor voice, soulful jazz guitar stylings and preference for an acoustic-sounding, jazz approach to the blues have made him a unique and popular artist. Mooney’s Gripewater Blues Band was a significant group on the Irish blues scene of the eighties, but the Mooney of today was first documented on debut first album 'All My Love's In Vain' (Rubyworks). It became the island's biggest selling jazz album of 2005, with major airplay from champions such as RTE's Ryan Tubridy, and chart placements for the single 'Beautiful Day'.

Whitaker Music Festival @ Mo Bot Garden. The green maker marks the approximate place that we try to meet. This gives us a good view of the stage. Look for us in this area and if you get there early, save enough room for others.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/things-to-do/events/signature-events/whitaker-music-festival.aspx

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN Whitaker Music Festival. Free evening outdoor concert. Lawn seating; bring chairs or a blanket. Picnicking is permitted after 5 p.m.; pack a picnic or purchase sandwiches and beverages on site. NO PETS, BARBECUE GRILLS OR SMOKING. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Free admission after 5 p.m.; last entry at 9 p.m.

Sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets, or coolers. Picnic fare is also available for purchase on site, including brisket sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese and grape plates, sno-cones, chips, cookies, beer, wine, and soda. The festival is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity, and encourage vitality within the community.

I’LL TRY TO GET THERE BETWEEN 6:00 AND 6:30 TO STAKE OUT AN AREA. IF SOMEONE CAN GET THERE EARLIER LET ME KNOW. IF YOU NEED MY CELL NUMBER TO FIND ME, LET ME KNOW AND I’LL SEND IT TO YOU VIA EMAIL.
http://www.mobot.org/visit/maps/mbg_webmap_spring_summer.pdf

Festival Hours and Admission Free admission after 5 p.m. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Last entry at 9 p.m. Event Information: The Garden is a tobacco-free campus; smoking is not allowed anywhere, indoors or outside, and visitors will be asked to extinguish or discard tobacco items. Soliciting is not permitted. Please no pets or barbecue grills. In case of rain: Updates will be posted here and cancellation notices will broadcast on WSIE, 88.7 FM.

Parking: Additional, free parking is available in the lots located at Shaw and Vandeventer, two blocks west of the Garden.

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