Show 18 – Mike Kociela – Taste Of St. Louis
The Budweiser Taste Of St. Louis is September 16th – 18th at Chesterfield Amphitheater. It’s the premiere food, music, and art festival in the area and this week Mike Kociela CEO of Entertainment St. Louis which produces the event joins me to talk all about this year’s festivities. We’ll not only talk all about the food, chef competitions, demos, and music, but also what goes in to producing this and other big events. Mike is from St. Louis and has a long history of not only producing events but as a touring musician with the band New World Spirits. He love music, loves his city, and was instrumental in the effort to build the National Blues Museum in Downtown St. Louis. I met Mike almost 20 years ago when he was slapping the bass and I was helping promote the band at KSHE 95 and eventually we would work together on his event promotions. I’m excited to visit with him and talk about his journey from rock start to event producing and marketing guru.
Some Photos Courtesy Of Entertainment St. Louis Website
September 10th & 11th – LouFest
September 16th – 18th – Taste Of St. Louis