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Inaugural Music at the Intersection September 10-11 to Celebrate St. Louis’ Music Heritage

Who: Music at the Intersection

When: September 10-12

Where: Grand Center Arts District

Tickets: On Sale Now HERE

–by Sean Derrick

St. Louis has been known for a lot of things, from beer to baseball, hockey to humid summer nights, gooey butter cakes to toasted ravioli. One thing some people tend to take for granted is the rich heritage of St. Louis music. Many great artists have called St. Louis home and the inaugural Music at the Intersection aims to showcase that local talent over three days and six venues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centered in the Grand Center Arts District the festival will feature more than 60 national, regional, and local acts performing at The fabulous Fox Theatre, The Sheldon Concert Hall, The Grandel Theatre, Jazz St. Louis, The Big Top, and the Open Air VIP Tent at The Dark Room.

Each night will be headlined by National acts Lalah Hathaway (Sunday, September 12, Gregory Porter (Saturday, September 11), and Roy Ayers (Friday, September 10) at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.

 

Roy Ayers

 

 

Lalah Hathaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Porter Photo Credit Ami Sioux

The festival will showcase more than 60 artists, most of whom are either from St. Louis or have ties in some way to the city. Local artists like Katarra Parson, Keyon Harrold, Marquise Knox, Tonina, Anita Jackson, Kenny Deshields, and The Bothers Lazaroff will bring jazz, R&B, blues, rock, gospel, and soul to the Grand Center to celebrate St. Louis’ musical heritage with vivid performances.

Brothers Lazaroff

Tickets can be purchased as either individual day passes for $70 ($55 for Friday), or a three day full pass for only $160. (VIP tickets are also available)

Bettye LaVette – Photo Credit Mark Seliger

Fans who can’t make it in person, or won’t be in town, can purchase a livestream ticket for only $25 that will allow fans to virtually watch all 10 shows taking place at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. In person and virtual tickets can be purchased by phone at 314-534-1111 or online at Ticketmaster.com here.

Please note that The Covid-19 vaccination or testing policy for performance venues goes into effect Friday, September 10. All guests will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card. Unvaccinated patrons and children under 12 must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 tests; either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the box office check in or an antigen test taken within 24 hours. All guests must also wear a face mask at all indoor venues. If the new Covid-19 policies prevent existing ticket buyers from being able to attend then refunds are available up until Thursday, September 9.

The Mighty Pines

Music at the Intersection is a civic-led effort presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Steward Family Foundation. Originally planned for fall 2020 as part of a larger St. Louis Music Initiative, the festival – like most live music in St. Louis and across the world – was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, after a difficult year for musicians, event staff, technical directors and stagehands, Music at the Intersection – and its partner venues – is bringing the St. Louis music industry back to work.

Booker T Photo credit Piper Ferguson

The festival is sponsored by Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, World Wide Technology, Nine PBS, Edward Jones, DDI Media, Fabulous Fox Theatre, The Big Top, The Grandel, The Sheldon, Jazz St. Louis, MetroTix, Busey Bank, St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Riverfront Times, STLMade, KDHX, WSIE, TOKY, Tunespeak and the St. Louis Blues.

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