jakub | August 22, 2023

Music At The Intersection – The Festival Voice

If you’re in the St. Louis area, grab those tickets for Music at the Intersection! The festival is unveiling additional details about its stage and artist schedule. During the September 9-10 weekend, more than 50 national, regional and local acts are scheduled to perform across four stages throughout Grand Center Arts District’s outdoor festival footprint – a mix of urban streets and green spaces, stretching across Washington Avenue, just east of Grand Blvd. It’s going to be a grand time!

Headliners include St. Louis rapper Smino, 2x Grammy winning hip-hop / jazz artist Thundercat, Jamaican-American singer and saxophonist Masego and 5x Grammy winning jazz fusion group Snarky Puppy. Continuing its tradition of booking foundational music royalty, the festival’s lineup also features legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, 3x Grammy winning blues guitarist Taj Mahal and St. Louis R&B singer / songwriter Angela Winbush.

It’s been 50 years of music and fun with Music at the Intersection. There are artists on this lineup spanning from1970s South Bronx to current day – including DJ and hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, NYC funk group Cameo, Atlanta’s 2x Grammy winning Arrested Development, new school NYC hip-hop act Phony Ppl, and a wide array of St. Louis-based hip-hop artists and DJs.

Tickets are on sale at www.musicattheintersection.org/tickets or directly at www.MetroTix.com  (or by phone at 314-534-1111). Tier 1 tickets are sold out. Tier 2 prices start at $179 for all-weekend access or $99 for a day-pass. Limited GA+ and VIP tickets are also available. GA+ ($325 weekend or $175 single day) includes speed lane festival entry, private bar access in Sophie’s Artist Lounge, dedicated indoor restrooms at 3333 Washington and access to exclusive programming in Sophie’s Artist Lounge. VIP ($650 weekend or $350 single day) includes all the GA+ perks as well as dedicated VIP viewing areas at all stages (with dedicated restroom and bar), a food truck VIP speed pass, VIP bar line and a special merch package.

Festival grounds open at 12 pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, and performances will take place within that outdoor footprint until well after sunset.

The festival schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 9 (12:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

12:00 pm – Sir Eddie C (Field Stage)

12:00 pm – Jazz St. Louis Celebrates Willie Akins (Big Top Stage)

12:30 pm – Mai Lee (Washington Ave Stage)

1:00 pm – Sage ft. Agile One, DJ Nico Marie and Makeda Kravitz (City Wide Stage)

1:30 pm – Earthworms (Field Stage)

1:45 pm – Phony Ppl (Washington Ave Stage)

2:00 pm – St. Louis Blues & Soul Showcase ft. Renee Smith and Big Mike Aguirre (Big Top Stage)

3:00 pm – The Suffers (Field Stage)

3:30 pm – Nate Smith ft. Jason Lindner and Tim Lefebvre (Washington Ave Stage)

3:30 pm – Denise Thimes (Big Top Stage)

4:00 pm – Mo Egeston All-Stars (City Wide Stage)

5:00 pm – Ravyn Lenae (Field Stage)

5:00 pm – Mark Lewis (City Wide Stage)

5:15 pm – Peter Martin ft. Dianne Reeves (Big Top Stage)

5:20 pm – Legends Award (Washington Ave Stage)

5:30 pm – Arrested Development (Washington Ave Stage)

6:15 pm – DJ Alexis Tucci and the House of Tucci (City Wide Stage)

6:45 pm – Cameo (Field Stage)

7:00 pm – Keyon Harrold with Pharoahe Monch and Stout (Big Top Stage)

7:30 pm – Masego (Washington Ave Stage)

8:00 pm – Umami (City Wide Stage)

8:45 pm – Eric Donte and the Maxi Glamour Experience (City Wide Stage)

8:45 pm – Snarky Puppy (Field Stage)

9:00 pm – Angela Winbush (Big Top Stage)

9:30 pm – Umami (City Wide Stage)

9:30 pm – Smino (Washington Ave Stage)

10:00 pm – LuSiD (City Wide Stage)

Sunday, September 10 (12:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

12:00 pm – Paige Alyssa (Field Stage)

12:00 pm – Kendrick Smith Quartet (Big Top Stage)

12:45 pm – Root Mod (Washington Ave Stage)

1:00 pm – St. Louis Music Box with Janet Evra, Anita Jackson (City Wide Stage)

1:15 pm – Blvck Spvde & The Cosmos (Field Stage)

1:30 pm – The Shedrick Mitchell Collective ft. Christie Dashiell (Big Top Stage)

2:00 pm – DJ Nune is Lamar Harris (City Wide Stage)

2:45 pm – The Mighty Pines (Washington Ave Stage)

3:00 pm – Samantha Fish (Field Stage)

3:15 pm – Say She She (Big Top Stage)

3:30 pm – James Biko (City Wide Stage)

4:30 pm – Taj Mahal (Washington Ave Stage)

5:00 pm – DJ P (City Wide Stage)

5:00 pm – Andy Frasco & The U.N. (Field Stage)

5:00 pm – The Bad Plus (Big Top Stage)

6:30 pm – Grandmaster Flash (City Wide Stage)

6:45 pm – Herbie Hancock (Washington Ave Stage)

7:00 pm – The Teskey Brothers (Field Stage)

7:30 pm – Tank and the Bangas (Big Top Stage)

8:45 pm – Thundercat (Washington Ave Stage)

9:00 pm – The Fearless Flyers (Field Stage)

9:30 pm – Marquise Knox Band ft. Funky Butt Horns (Big Top Stage)

In between acts, on Washington Ave Stage and Field Stage, there will be a special audio-visual celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop curated by DJ G. Wiz (who first concepted the hip-hop videomix in 1994), featuring DJ Lady Jock, DJ Furious Iceman Stylz, DJ Sir Thurl, DJ Charlie Chan Soprano, DJ Kut, D-Ex, She Beatz, DJ Speed Dasoopaman, Siddall Tha Selecta, DJ 618 and Larry “The Original Godfather” Shepard.

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