StreetFest Music 2017

Check out this year’s exciting music lineup!!!

Jeske Park

Indie Rock

Friday, 5:00-7:00pm

The secret may be out on this talented group of young, multi-instrumental musicians in their mid- teens, as the St. Louis-based indie rock band Jeske Park has been busy building a quiet buzz in the local music scene over the past several years. And that quiet may not last long. Born in the fall of 2011 as a grade school talent show project between drummer Aaron Fisher and guitarist Ariela Chavez (both then just 12 years old), later adding younger brother and bassist Ben Fisher, and fellow classmates Indigo Hudson on keys and Mark Enslin on lead guitar and vocals, the group of five lifelong friends have grown enormously since the early days of lively basement jam sessions and raucous party gigs to evolve into an exciting, high-energy ensemble fast becoming known for a solid and entertaining stage show.  Taking their name from the park where they would often hangout and play music together, the group of teens cut their teeth as a cover band, mastering their favorite rock tunes from the ‘90’s, and honing their skills by playing out as often as possible in an amazingly diverse array of venues. Now with an impressive catalog of their own originals, and drawing from a variety of influences — from punk to grunge to alternative, to more modern pop and rock – Jeske Park recently completed their debut EP entitled “Reality”, a collection of original material they have been playing live since the beginning, mixed with several new and innovative surprises. The songs on this initial offering have been described as “fresh and familiar at the same time, laced with smooth and sophisticated melodies”, helping to create the unique edge that defines the band’s emblematic neo-70’s electronic rock sound.

That 80s Band

80s Rock

Friday, 8:00-11:00pm

The ultimate 80’s experience!!

Up To Speed

60s & 70s Rock n’ Roll

Saturday, 12:00-3:00pm

Rock n’ Roll from the organic age of the electric guitar…

Javier Mendoza (Hobo Cane)

Pop Rock

Saturday, 4:00-7:00pm

Selected as one of Nashville’s Lightning 100’s Independent Radio Station Spotlight Artists in 2016.

Pure heart and soul. That’s how you can best describe Hobo Cane.

Born as Javier Alberto Mendoza in the state of Virginia to a Spanish mother and Mexican/American father, Javier’s love for music burned bright from a young age. He started his musical career joining Warner-Chappell as a staff writer in Miami, FL. There he spent his time writing tunes for mega pop sensations such as Enrique Iglesias, Juan David, Ricky Martin, Rosario and more. The ever-winding path of life took him to Saint Louis: City of Miles Davis, Tina Turner and Chuck Berry, where he saw musical success with his new following. In 2014 Mendoza moved to Music City, Nashville, TN where he is embarking on a project as Hobo Cane.

Why Hobo Cane? “According to the critics, I’ve always been too Rock for Pop, too Pop for Alternative, too Anglo for Latin and even sometimes too Latin for Anglo. I think that’s a good thing. A hobo is a transient and migrant worker. I’ve moved from place to place all my life, and I was raised among different cultures and languages. I think my songs are influenced and enriched by that diversity. I want to help destroy the stereotype of any music. My mother’s last name is ‘Cañas’, which means ‘Canes’ in Spanish. So that’s me…. HOBO CANE.”

Hobo Cane was awarded a Telly Award in 2015 for Best Original Music in a documentary called “The Forsaken”. He’s also shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, Great Big World and more. Most recently, Hobo Cane has found a warm songwriting community in Nashville with the Grammy-nominated Barry Dean as well as Grammy Award winners Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, and countless others. Ever the dynamic performer, Hobo Cane has also performed alongside Nashville hit makers Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin, and Ben Folds, in addition to securing countless television and movie song placements.

Bitter Pill

Classic Rock, Current Hits

Saturday, 8:00-11:00pm

img_8476-sepia_-web_Bitter Pill is an established St. Louis based cover band that has been playing live with the same line up since late 2005. The band plays premiere nightclubs in the St. Louis area and has performed at special events downtown such as Mardi Gras and Cardinal’s playoff events. The band’s extensive playlist boasts crowd-pleasing hits that span from 70’s classic rock to current rock and alternative radio hits. The sets consist of carefully selected danceable rock-n -roll tunes crafted over many years of live performances. The band delivers a high-energy show with a focus on musicianship and a relentless desire to leave a smile on every face in the crowd.