2017 St. Louis Storytelling Festival


News and Announcements

38th annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival Opening Concert and pre-concert Reception

Join the MU Extension Community Arts Program as we welcome our six festival-headlining storytellers to St. Louis! Our kickoff concert will be on Wed., May 3 at 7 p.m., at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146. Concert tickets are available through Metrotix, or by calling 314-534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. Joining our featured tellers will be surprise storytelling guests, including cabaret stories by esteemed festival guest Nancy Kranzberg with Tom George and master of ceremonies Bobby Norfolk.

A special pre-concert reception honoring festival sponsors and the “Friends of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival” precedes the concert in the lobby at 6 p.m.. It includes a light buffet, drinks, live music, art displays, an interactive educational timeline by Forward Through Ferguson and a chance to mingle with the storytellers. Become a “Friend of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival” for a suggested minimum donation of $80, and join us in the pre-concert fun! Donations can be made ahead of time by donating online, or you can make a donation at the door to join the reception.