Grub & Groove is a free annual event in Francis Park celebrating its eighth year! The event showcases food and drink from exceptional local restaurants and live music from some of St. Louis’ finest musicians. While Grub & Groove is a great opportunity to connect with neighbors and friends, any proceeds from the event are used to improve Francis Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Previous years have seen improvements to the park lighting, crosswalks, and amenity signage. The event is organized by a volunteer committee made up of neighborhood residents looking to give back; if you’re interested in being involved, please let us know. We hope you’ll join us on August 10th ready to eat, dance, and be merry!
Now in our 8th year, Grub & Groove has evolved from neighborhood festival to summertime favorite for thousands of attendees from all over the St. Louis region. Following a sustainable growth plan, event revenue has been used to improve guest experience year after year through key investments while also returning all proceeds to Francis Park. In the last four years alone, over $40,000 has been allocated for improvements including park lighting, crosswalk safety initiatives, and park signage. Now aligned with the South City Investment Corporation, a volunteer led 501c3 non-profit, funds raised at Grub & Groove will go beyond the park and include enhancements throughout the surrounding neighborhoods.
Looking back on 2018, there were several notable changes at Grub & Groove: a noted growth in our follower base, added marketing promotions, and expanded guest experiences. Those upgrades to the guest experience (including improved stage and audio system, additional kids activities, signature brand activation’s, and more) were a direct result of the support of our sponsors. And we intend to add more ways for sponsors and attendees to be involved in 2019. Whether through naming rights, branding opportunities or an on-site activation, sponsorship of Grub & Groove is a great way to give back to the community and reach an engaged fanbase.
Let us know you’re interested via the contact form below and our team will be happy to discuss the best opportunity to get involved as a sponsor of Grub & Groove. We hope you’ll join us in Francis Park on August 10th, 2019!
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Want to apply to be part of the Grub & Groove Retail Village? Fill out our vendor application.
If you’re interested in partnering with our event this year, donating to Francis Park or have general questions, please fill out the form or contact Tim Schurmann directly at: