Jazz genius Miles Davis' childhood home privately owned
The public is invited to an official grand opening and fundraiser for the Miles Davis childhood home from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at 1701 Kansas Ave., Miles Davis Way, East St. Louis. The event is celebrating the newly renovated, former home of the late Miles Dewey Davis III, a jazz musician known for his skill on the trumpet.
The event will feature tours of the home, an art show with Mykael Ash, a National Museum of African Americans on Stamps display, CHAMP Assistance Dogs on site, a raffle, live music and food samples. Tickets cost $45 at the event, $5 for ages 5 to 17 years, and are free for children aged 4 and younger.
Organizers ask attendees to bring a pair of new socks for donation. The items will be given to homeless shelters. Information: www.houseofmilesestl.org