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THU MAY 5, 7 – 10 P |  Magnolia Hotel, 421 N 8th Street

The Super-Conductor Sponsor Experience remains as planned: see below for more.

The $100 Electron General Admission Experience is, unfortunatley, canceled. We are offering a number of benefits in place of your event experience and will convert your ticket purchase to a fully-deductible donation. If you did not receive an email about regarding your new benefits, please contact


7:00 PM Cocktail Hour
– Drop your vehicle with the valet on N. 8th Street
– Pick up your Melting the Darkness merch on the 2nd floor of the Magnolia Hotel
– Enjoy an exclusive menu of food truck appetizers, displayed in the Mezzanine
– Raise a glass in the exclusive, fully stocked “Electric Bar”
– Relax at your table in the “Recharging Station”

8:00 PM Picnic dinner and desserts by David Kirkland Catering

8:30 PM STLuminaries Light Show
From rockers and radicals to students and statespeople, trailblazers of all kinds built up our city’s thriving arts scene. The Festival honors those who laid the foundation, applauds our collaborators and contemporaries, and advocates for the next generation of St. Louis innovators.


Driving Directions: Approach the Magnolia Hotel on N. 8th Street (a one-way) going south.

Complimentary Valet: Service will be provided on N. 8th Street.

Check In: Please check in with the Festival’s Registration Team on the 2nd floor to pick up your wrist band and swag bag. Our team will direct you to your seats in the Recharging Station.

Seating: To accommodate all of our guests in our indoor venue, guests will be seated at tables of 10. Hosts and their guests will all be seated together — you may also be paired with one more group to fill out the table.

Food & Beverage: Enjoy a fully stocked bar, indoor food stations from STL’s favorite food trucks, and a boxed picnic from David Kirkland Catering/Turn.

Ignite the Night: Melting the Darkness is one of the Festival’s largest fundraising events of the year. Ignite the Night donations support FREE Shakespeare across the bi-state. Click below to make your gift today, and just enjoy the party tomorrow!

Contact with any other questions.


And as the morning steals upon the night,

Melting the darkness, so their rising senses

Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle

Their clearer reason.

The Tempest, Act 5 Scene 1


Melting the Darkness is Sponsored in part by
Evolution St. Louis
& The Jon E. Lewis Trust



Magnolia Hotel

421 N 8th St, St. Louis, MO 63101, USA

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