Evening Social Events

Saturday, July 21, 2018:

Opening Reception

Venue: Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Welcome to the Gateway City! We are so glad that you could join us! You are here tonight to help Missouri kick off the start of the 72nd Southern Legislative Conference, and we think you will like what we have in store.

Known for its great beer and award winning sports teams, St. Louis is home to the most iconic Arch in the United States. The Opening Reception at Ballpark Village will be quintessentially St. Louis, with St. Louis mascots, food that embodies our great city, and excellent company.

Ballpark Village, the newest dining and sports anchored entertainment district in St. Louis, is located next to Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will be open during this time, so take advantage of this opportunity to stroll through the rich history of the Cardinals. Performing at the opening reception will be St. Louis’ very own DR. ZHIVEGAS! Dr. Zhivegas, pronounced “Doctor-zhi-vegas”, is one of the most sought out dance and rock acts in the United States, performing over 200 shows a year. Get ready to dance the night away!

Shuttle buses will be provided to take conference attendees to and from Ballpark Village starting at 6:45 PM from the 4th Street entrance of the Hyatt Regency. Shuttle buses will run until 11:00 PM.


Sunday, July 22, 2018:

Family Night at the Saint Louis Zoo

Venue: Saint Louis Zoo
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

The Saint Louis Zoo welcomes the SLC family to an evening of adventure with authentic St. Louis food, entertainment and animals of all kinds. Famed for its beautiful park setting and world-renowned natural exhibits, the Saint Louis Zoo is home to more than 600 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. As one of the only free zoos in the nation, it has been voted America’s top free attraction and the best zoo in the United States.

ALL ABOARD! The Children and the young at heart will enjoy a ride on the Zooline Railroad where guests can hop on or off to explore many of the different Zoo Zones. Stop off at the Penguin & Puffin Coast or take a walk on The Wild side to see our friends, Huck and Finn, the two grizzly bears, and Kali, the polar bear. NEXT STOP, head on over to the interactive sea lion show and Keeper Chat. You might even receive a smooch from a sea lion! You will go wild for the wildlife, entertainment and family fun at the Saint Louis Zoo!

Buses will depart from the 4th Street entrance of the Hyatt Regency at 5:30 p.m.


Monday, July 23, 2018:

Louisiana Kickoff Night – 2019 Host State

Time: 9:00pm – 11:30pm


Tuesday, July 24, 2018:

State Dinner

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Grand Ballroom
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

To conclude the 72nd Southern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting, please join us for one last opportunity to connect with your friends and colleagues. This formal reception and dinner is a time to celebrate the 2018 SLC Chair Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard’s term and to welcome the 2019 SLC Chair Speaker Taylor Barras, Louisiana. As this is a formal cocktail and dinner reception, we respectfully request all guests be 18 years of age or older to attend.