Event will Feature Live Bands at the Belleville and Emerson Park Transit Centers
The St. Clair County Transit District, in partnership with Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit and AARP in St. Louis, will be hosting Passport to Music on Metro on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. at both the Belleville and Emerson Park Transit Centers. This music festival will feature four musical acts, two at each venue, and is designed to promote community, encourage ridership and showcase the new amenities offered as part of “Transit Stop Transformation” efforts. The event is free and open to the public. Food trucks will be onsite. A $5 Metro Day Pass can be purchased for those interested in traveling back-and-forth between Metro Transit Centers.
Music will get underway at Belleville Transit Center (718 Scheel St, Belleville, IL 62221) at 1 p.m. with jazz band First Call, followed by rhythm and blues artist Renee Smith at 3 p.m. At the Emerson Park Transit Center (929 N 15th St, East St Louis, IL 62205), classic blues artist Uvee Hayes will take the stage at 1 p.m., followed by St. Louis jazz and blues singer Erika Johnson at 3 p.m. Areas at each Metro Transit Center will be cordoned off for people in the community to have space to enjoy the music festival. Food will be available for purchase via The Sweet Side and Soulcial Smash Burger food trucks in Belleville, and Pirtle’s Ice Cream and Tony’s Tacos in East St. Louis.
“We are thrilled be able to host a festival of this nature for the community in collaboration with Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit and AARP in St. Louis,” said Ken Sharkey, managing director for the St. Clair County Transit District. “It provides a unique opportunity to bring the community together to enjoy music and check out the interactive, playful and engaging space offered at these sites through our ‘Transit Stop Transformation’ efforts.”