St. Louis, MO’s Music at the Intersection has announced the eclectic artist lineup for its sophomore event, set to take place on September 10th and 11th, 2022 on six different stages in the Grand Center Arts District.
Per the festival’s mission statement, Music at the Intersection “tells the story of St. Louis’ musical, cultural and artistic heritage. It celebrates the city’s imprint on the American songbook, the relationship St. Louis has with its Mississippi River sister cities, and the musical genres that have been birthed and fostered locally.”
The event’s 2022 artist lineup expands upon that mission with an extensive assortment of the most exciting blues, jazz, soul, R&B, hip-hop, and rock and roll.
Neo-soul queen Erykah Badu will headline Music at the Intersection on Saturday, September 10th. Joining her on the festival’s first day will be Hiatus Kaiyote, Kamasi Washington, The Urge, Rose Royce, Keyon Harrold presents “Jazz & The Birth of Hip-Hop” with special guests, BJ The Chicago Kid, Murphy Lee and Kyjuan of St. Lunatics, Foxing, The Bosman Twins, Seviin Li honoring Tina Turner, and more.
On Sunday, September 11th, contemporary Texas blues torch-bearer Gary Clark Jr. will lead the way alongside blues icon Buddy Guy, contemporary jazz legends Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin, and jam scene luminary Oteil Burbridge with a cast of “Friends” including Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno, Melvin Seals, and John Kimock.
Other artists set to perform as part of the loaded Sunday, September 11th, 2022 Music at the Intersection lineup include George Porter Jr. & Dumpstaphunk perform The Meters, John Scofield, Joe Louis Walker, Southern Avenue, Celisse, Taylor McFerrin, Seratones, Peter Martin Trio, Hip Grease, and Ronnie Burrage & Holographic Principle ft. St. Louis All-Stars: Oliver Lake, Quincy Troupe, Greg Osby, Eric Person, Lynn Fiddmont, Kelvyn Bell, J.D. Parran, and Kevin Batchelor.
During the weekend, the roster of more than 50 national, regional, and local acts is 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. The festival will also feature a “Renegade Stage” with DJ sets by The Soulition, BSS, Nightchaser, and Time Travelers Crew as well as a Sauce Magazine food truck row, artisan vendors, and immersive art activations.
Additional pre-parties and after-parties are set to take place at various year-round venues in and around the Grand Center Arts District including The Fabulous Fox Theatre, Jazz St. Louis, The Sheldon, and The Grandel Theatre. Details about pre-parties and after-parties will be announced at a later date. To view a full map of the festival’s 2022 footprint, click here.
Music at the Intersection is a civic-led effort presented by Kranzenberg Arts Foundation in partnership with Stewart Family Foundation and The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis.
“Every year our aim is to make this festival more accessible, diverse and multi-dimensional,” said Chris Hansen, executive director of Kranzberg Arts Foundation, in a statement. “In addition to the blues, jazz and heritage genre, which was the core of our lineup last year, we have national to local acts across everything from hip hop and R&B to indie rock, soul and funk. Between acts, attendees can wander the festival’s new outdoor footprint and enjoy local food offerings, unique amusements, live art activations and shopping with local vendors. An attendee may buy a ticket with a favorite like Erykah Badu, Buddy Guy or The Urge, in mind, but that ticket gets them access to an incredible, dynamic urban music experience – and we hope they explore it all.”
Check out the full artist lineup below. Tickets for Music at the Intersection 2022 on September 10th and 11th, 2022 are go on sale via the festival website on Friday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. local time.
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