Photo Recap: Grove Fest Celebrates 10th Annual Event

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Grove Fest commemorated its 10th anniversary on Saturday with a jubilant celebration: Manchester was decked out and lined with vendors, makers and, of course, plenty of food and booze stalls (this is The Grove, after all).


A mainstage at the Vendeventner end of Manchester provided an afternoon and evening of entertainment—Saint Motel, Chali 2na, Kim Massie, Blank Generation, Black James, Little Big Bangs and Stone Sugar Shakedown all performed.



Plus, the annual Grove mural tradition was revived once again this year (for more on the Grove’s street art, check out “Takin’ It To the Streets” from our October issue).


If you like Urban Chestnut, you were in luck: Several tents were stationed down the block—after all, as the boyfriend pointed out, UCBC is to The Grove what Budweiser is to Soulard.


What was best though, even with the boozy buffet that was Manchester, was the diversity of the crowd: groups of college kids, twenty- and thirty-somethings and families (the bubble station was a massive hit with the under-8s). Drag shows, fashion shows, bearded beauty shows. An entire “food village” sponsored by O’Shay’s Pub. Vintage and makers booths galore. A kids’ zone kept the little ones happy (there was a bubble machine that was a massive hit), and vendors provided a little something for everyone—even insulation (you never know!).


All photos by Kimia Emami. 

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