Active Living Awards Benefit Concert

Active Living Awards Benefit Concert



Trailnet’s Active Living Awards will be presented at a reception at The Sheldon Concert Hall on Thursday, October 22. These awards honor individuals, nonprofits, municipalities, and businesses that make sustainable efforts to promote physical activity and active transportation. Proceeds from the event will be directly invested in city and county neighborhoods through Trailnet’s work to make the St. Louis region a better place for walking and biking.


The evening will feature a concert by Martin Sexton, singer-songwriter and recording artist celebrated for his eclectic mix of rock, folk, jazz, rhythm and blues, and boogie woogie. Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when – the one that’s etched in your soul? Martin Sexton’s new albumMix Tape of the Open Road is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls his “soul-marinated voice.” Sexton will perform tunes from Mix Tape as well as your favorite Martin classics on this tour. Click on the buttons below to hear samples of Sexton’s music.




This year’s honorees include St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger who will receive the Regional Government Award for implementing Trailnet’s mission in the areas of planning, project management, and infrastructure improvements.

The Collective Impact/Community Investment Award will be presented jointly to Emerson Executive Vice President Patrick Sly, MERS Goodwill Vice President, Program Services Hilary Wagner, and Gerry Noll, owner of the Ferguson Bicycle Shop in recognition of the impact of their collaboration in Ferguson.

The City of Kirkwood and Council Member Nancy Luetzow will receive the Local Public Engagement Award for their exemplary follow-through in implementing principles of street design in coordination with Trailnet’s planning staff.

The Innovative Community Catalyst Award will go to Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower for his significant contributions to connectivity and livability in St. Louis’ central corridor.  GirlTrek Team Leader Faye Paige Edwards will be honored with the Tom Yarbrough Award for her contribution to the health of the St. Louis region by encouraging local women to be more active and to reclaim their communities.



Click button for purchase of VIP ticket(s) or send a check for $150 per ticket payable to “Trailnet.” Mail check to ALA VIP Tickets, 411 N. 10th St. Suite 202, St. Louis, MO 63101. VIP tickets include a cocktail reception, award ceremony, and premium reserved seating at the concert. Goods and services provided at this event are valued at $50 per VIP ticket. The remainder of your VIP ticket is tax deductible. For more information, contact Marcia Quint at (314) 436-1324 ext. 116 or marcia@trailnet.org.

Concert tickets can be purchased through Metrotix – $35


Trailnet thanks Ameren, Edward Jones, McCarthy Building Cos., and AARP in St. Louis for their generous sponsorship. If you would like to join in sponsoring this event, contact Kay Barnes kbarnes@trailnet.org