The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society




Castaway Airport

930 Airport Road, Ferguson MO

Owners: Gary and Nita Koen/Joe and Esther Pokorny







The Good Feellin' performs at Castaway


Jan Marks, now and then outside the Castaway





Listen to The Dyaks, live on KSHE from the Castaway:

Sunshine Superman



The Acid Sette

I actually know 2 of the girls in the audience at the Acid Sette concert above.  They are Sue Loncaric and Jo DiSalvo and they went to high school at McCluer with me.  Thought I would see myself there as well but I must have been conspicuous by my absence that evening!!  Hmmmmm!!

Mary (Quinlisk) Vorhies   2/4/11



Here's a note from Ken:

I was quite young when it was open. I lived across the street, three houses down. I remember it was underneath the Lmas Bi Rite.

I can't recall when it opened or when it closed down.  And many of my peers don't remember it at all. I remember being too young to get in but hung around there all the time and snuck in quite a lot. That is where I actually smoke my first joint and was hooked for life, lol.  Just wanting to get more history on it since can't remember a whole lot from that time. 

Thanks Ken





The Hour Glass, Duane and Greg Allman, at The Castaway







The Sheratons on the original Castaway stage!




Here's the building today!



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Photos courtesy, John Neiman; Jan Marks and Frank Runge