The free, pre-match concert series at Lou Fuez Plaza will feature headliners NandoSTL, Thomas Day, Emmeline Alejo and emerging STL-based talents participating in the recently launched “Homegrown” program.

Homegrown artists will also perform at “Kickoff at the Big Top” in September in partnership with Music at the Intersection.

The City Block Party free concert series is a pre-match tradition that brings the community together and celebrates the union of music and football. City SC has unveiled Block Party’s upcoming entertainment lineup featuring national, regional and local musicians, including the club’s “homegrown” artists. A collaboration between City SC and St. Louis native and rapper Smino, the Homegrown program highlights St. Louis’ music scene by promoting five emerging local artists who highlight the diversity of talent in the area.

“Last season, we welcomed thousands of fans of all ages to our City Block Parties, which are the best way to get the party started early on match day,” said Matt Sebek, Chief Experience Officer, St. Louis City SC. “Our entertainment lineup is filled with incredible artists that cross multiple genres and sounds, including NandoSTL and our emerging homegrown musicians who represent the best of St. Louis. Whether you have tickets to the game or not, gather your friends and family and come to the Plaza for live music, fun activities, local food and drinks, and a great atmosphere before the match starts.

City Block Party’s upcoming entertainment events:

Saturday, May 11 vs. Chicago
dj mahf, Lani Rose*, And thomas day

Saturday, May 15 vs. LAFC
dj chris brown with dsmovie

Saturday, May 25 vs. Seattle
lexodus, hazmat*, And juliet ivy

Saturday, June 8 vs. Portland
Mitch Mark, leah kate, emmeline

Wednesday, June 19 vs. Colorado
dj chris brown with dsmovie

Saturday, June 22 vs. Atlanta
lexodus, james lion, ada ada

Wednesday, July 3 vs. San Jose

Saturday, July 13 vs. Vancouver
dj mahf, matt jordan*, And jaime wyatt

Sunday, September 1 vs. LA Galaxy
big esco

Saturday, September 14 vs. Minnesota
Mitch Mark, Tonina*, And alejo

Saturday, October 5 vs. Houston
nico marie, Brock Seals*, And nandostl

*denotes domestic artist

“St. Lewis is an important part of our personal and professional journeys,” Hazmat said. “Performing for our hometown and being a small part of what’s happening with City SC this year has been an honor. The thing is.”

Pre-match City Block Parties take place at Lou Fuez Plaza (located on the eastern side of CityPark) and include local food and beverage vendors, fan gifts, and games and activities for all ages. Block parties are free and open to the public – no tickets required.

More information about City Block Parties will be shared on St. Louis City SC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@stlcitysc) and on the STL City SC app prior to matches.

Homegrown artists will perform at “Kickoff at the Big Top”, presented by Music at the Intersection and St. Lewis City SC

earlier this year, music at the crossroads Announced its fourth annual festival lineup, which will feature 50+ artists including Black Pumas, Chaka Khan, Big Boi and Trombone Shorty on four stages. The concert will take place September 14 and 15 in the Grand Center Arts District neighborhood just west of CityPark.

New for 2024, Music at the Intersection has added a special Friday night “Kickoff at the Big Top” concert in partnership with St. Louis City SC. The event, taking place under the Big Top at the Grand Center on September 13, will feature five of City SC’s homegrown artists: Brock Seals, Hazmat, Lani Rose, Matt Jordan and Tonina, as well as dance music duo Drama.

The Chicago-based drama features producer Neale Shehade and singer Via Rosa. A blend of R&B and dance, their music spans multiple genres, including pop, hip-hop, jazz and electronic. Her debut album “Dance Without Me” was released in 2020. Drama has toured with Odessa and performed at festivals across the country including Lollapalooza, Coachella, Life Is Beautiful, Summer Camp, and Electric Forest. The play refers to itself as a “happy-sad musical”. Rolling stone He has been described as “captivatingly danceable”.

“Friday night is going to be a party,” said Chris Hansen, executive director of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. “While we love paying tribute to our music legends, a big part of Music at the Intersection is discovering and giving a platform to a new wave of artists. That’s what our Kickoff in partnership with City SC is all about: exploring every musical genre, from Brock Seals’ rap to Hazmat rock to Matt Jordan’s country. We’ll end the night with a drama and multicultural-inspired 90-minute dance party, outside, under the Big Top. What a treat for an incredible music weekend.”

Music at the Intersection and City SC Presentation: “Kickoff at the Big Top” will take place on Friday, September 13 at The Big Top (3401 Washington). Gates open at 5pm, home demonstrations begin at 6pm, special happy hour food and drink specials will be available from 5-6pm

Current Music at the Intersection ticket holders will be given the opportunity to purchase “Kickoff at the Big Top” tickets at a discounted price starting today (April 24). Festival ticket holders will be contacted via email.

GA “Kickoff at the Big Top” tickets are $30 and will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26. Tickets can be purchased from here. www.musicattheintersection.org/tickets or directly on www.MetroTix.com and by phone at 314-534-1111.

More on Homegrown
Five selected artists participating in City SC’s Homegrown program are participating in a discovery session with Smino, where he will provide valuable insight and expertise on how they can continue to build their careers and enhance their art. Are; Perform at the 2024 City Block Party; Perform at the City SC-sponsored Music at the Intersection Festival Kickoff at The Big Top on Friday, September 13; and will be featured in the City SC-led Spotlight. The artists are:

  • Brock Seals: A graffiti artist, songwriter, and rapper, Brock Seals’ honest lyrics and willingness to challenge the status quo have attracted a loyal following in his hometown and beyond.
  • hazmat: An all-female band whose pop-punk sound is a powerful blend of raw emotion, infectious energy and deeply personal lyrics, Hazmat draws inspiration from artists such as Paramore, Blondie, The Runaways and Bikini Kill.
  • Lani Rose: Lani Rose, otherwise known as Miles Anderson, is a self-made songwriter and storyteller whose goal is to share his story with the world through music. They hope their vulnerability, raw lyrics and sounds will inspire their audiences.
  • matt jordan: A country artist making waves with his high-energy live show and heartland-rock-meets-country sound, Matt Jordan has garnered attention from Rolling Stone Country, CMT, Taste of Country, and more, and is releasing his second album ” “Low Lights” is released. In February 2024.
  • Tonina: An accomplished singer, bassist and songwriter whose musical upbringing resulted in an innate sense of rhythm, captivating melodies, exceptional vocal skills and profound song interpretation, Tonina’s sound spans the English and Spanish languages ​​and draws depth from his Black and Sicilian heritage. Is affected by.