When the Stars Came Out allows the artists who performed, the fans who cheered, and the dedicated folks who made it all possible to tell the MRF story in a comprehensive manner for the first time.
When The Stars Came Out: The Story of the Mississippi River Festival
About the Book
The Who, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, the Eagles, Janis Joplin and many other rock legends played the MRF. But the festival’s commitment to music diversity allowed area fans to also enjoy classical, jazz, dance, barbershop, theater and bluegrass over the course of a summer. How many entertainment series could attract Henry Mancini AND Alice Cooper? Bob Hope AND Richard Pryor? The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra AND the Ozark Mountain Daredevils? Sir Michael Redgrave AND Julie Harris?
The Mississippi River Festival is a part of history now, but it remains a beloved piece of nostalgia for thousands of St. Louis area residents. And now, for the first time, the complete story is being told. This is the story of what happened when the stars came out.
Find When the Stars Came Out at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Missouri; the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri; Euclid Records in St. Louis, Missouri; The Webster Groves Bookshop in Webster Groves, Missouri; Afterwords Books in Edwardsville, Illinois; and Trusty Chords Record Shop in Edwardsville, Illinois.
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A Stellar Recount of Music History
“Wow, does this book take me back! It’s great!”
“The book is great! Reading it is such a joy, bringing back many memories of the festival, as well as the people connected with it.”
“This is absolutely the book the MRF deserved! The story needed to be told and (Pierce) did a perfect job.”
“Marvelous! A great and informative read.”