StreetFest Music 2013
Check out the exciting lineup we have in store this year!Friday – 7:00-8:30
STL’s Freshest Dance & Party Band
There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the awesomeness of SLAM, but I will try: energizing, full of life, highlight of the party, talented, warm, and the list goes on. SLAM is full of fun and music and they are extremely talented.
SLAM is a group of classy professional musicians that cover nearly eight decades of your favorite Rock & Roll, Motown, Funk, Disco, Contemporary and Swing. Their horn line and both male and female vocals are guaranteed to ignite your party and have everyone dancing.
~ 2013 Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award ~ ~ 2012 Vendors Choice Award ~ ~ 2012 The Knot Best of Weddings ~
Beatles Tribute Band
Waiting for The Beatles has been an international past time for 40 years, making it the longest held breath in pop music history… now hear this! For the vast standing masses of Beatles fans everywhere, Pepperland is a breath of fresh air!
Pepperland’s purpose is to be your good gurus guide through the surreal songbook of John, Paul, George and Ringo. By performing Beatles and solo years with an off beat, updated twist, Pepperland looks to tune in and turn on the post sixties generations who didn’t hear the initial gong, but still feel the vibration.
Formed in autumn of 1996, Pepperland has played together in various incarnations and projects, for over 15 years, making this sextet less a Beatles “cover” band and more a “band”, first and foremost, that plays the music of The Beatles.
While others have sought to look, act and sound like our notable namesakes, Pepperland have collectively decided to maintain a sound and identity of their own, all the while recreating the magical mixture of spirit that defined a generation of laughing free men.
Pepperland attacks the music of the Beatles with an impressive proficiency. Don’t expect another Beatlemania or 1964 (two rather unexciting “tributes” to the Beatles). Pepperland takes many more chances with the music, turning up the volume a tad on some of the harder White Album cuts, stuffing the song with loads of percussion, adding a female vocalist and emitting a general controlled chaos that would do Mr. Lennon proud. For anyone who wishes that the Beatles would have performed their studio years live, Pepperland does the music justice.
~ Randall Roberts, Riverfront Times
Collegiate Shag Brass Band
Collegiate Shag is a band of members with varied taste that have come to grow together as musicians technically and emotionally. With a chemistry that reaches beyond time and space, along with the genre-grasping drums of Taylor Thorne, the fat brass-bass-bricks of Kris Scott, the searing laser-like power of Brandon “Potter” Hall, the nuanced and rife-with-style sound of Meredith Hammer, the ripping soul of Brian Vaughn, the über control of Dillon Dains, the 0-60 notes of Jim Scheffer, endless energy of Robert Bostic, and pure electricity of Kevin Jerez… this group is one to be revered….and PARTIED WITH!!!!
Superjam! The word invokes the glory of a bygone era.
A time when the Rock was so immense only stadiums could contain it. A time when a bad seat mean’t you probably weren’t going to see anything at the show except a cheap beer and some shirtless girls. And that was fine.
Superjam! The name of a mighty quintet of St. Louis rockers-nay-dreamers, who dare to dream that they can bring back those heady days of yesteryear. Bring back screaming guitars and killer rock poses! Bring back racks of keyboards and questionable fashions! Bring back ear splitting vocals and soul crushing bass! Bring back senseless drum solos! Bring back lava lamps and black light posters! Superjam! A blinding beacon of light in a dark world of oppressive monotony…
Featuring spectacular re-creations by artists such as: Boston, STYX, Journey, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, The Who, Toto, Supertramp,Manfred Mann, April Wine, Shooting Star, .38 Special, Eddie Money, Night Ranger, Steve Miller Band…… And many, many more. Starting to get the picture? We knew you would. Enjoy!
Take all of your favorite bands from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now…then, have them play your favorite songs, all on one stage, all in one night. This is what the audiences coming to see Trixie Delight have come to love and expect from their favorite St. Louis cover band. Sounds like a huge exaggeration, and biased self opinion made by the band – if you’ve never seen them before – but when you hear for yourself live, the amazing truth… you will become one of the many who show up weekly to feed their addiction.
Formed in 2001, Trixie Delight quickly rose to the top 4 of all of the cover bands in town. Kelly Wild, is the front woman/screamer/MC/ lead vocalist – and has become one of St. Louis’ top vocalists and is quite engaging with the crowd. The fact that she can cover songs by the male vocalists who had recorded them, and sound remarkably like the original recording – was an instant success. People couldn’t believe their ears and eyes, when the band would perform songs from groups like The Doors, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. Now, add in covers of sexy, rockin’ female artists too – like Adele, Heart, and Gaga -starting to get the picture? Yeah…WOW!
The only way Trixie Delight could cover such a wide variety of songs, is by having one of the most versatile lead guitarists in town, and a rhythm section that is slammin’. Steve Bunck on drums, and Clint Wilson on guitar, and Logan Detering on bass. They are some of the most talented musicians in St. Louis and keep the mood light and fun on stage. They round out the unique sound of Trixie Delight with their full bodied back up vocals.
Trixie Delight has performed for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, and the St. Louis Blues organizations. Kelly Wild has performed at times over the years, with 2 annual tributes at The Pageant – Celebration Day (a Led Zeppelin tribute) and El Monstero (a Pink Floyd tribute.)
Trixie Delight, is all about making the audience have fun while being treated to some of the best music and vocals in the area. So get ready to lose your cares for a few hours, and enjoy the show!
Pure soul brother. ~ John Goodman
Not bad for a white guy. ~ Morgan Freeman
#1 Blues Artist ~ Billboard Magazine
A very talented musician… and where did that voice come from? ~ B.B. King
Blistering guitar licks and vocals that slice like a whiskey-soaked machete. ~ Toronto Star
Gomes’ authentic voice and the formidable guitar chops put him in the forefront of modern blues.” ~ Blues Review
Born in Toronto, Canada to a Portuguese father and a French-Canadian mother, Gomes began playing guitar in his early teens and was drawn to the blues sounds of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. While he honed his skills in the blues bars at night, Gomes earned a master’s degree from the University of Toronto focusing on the racial evolution of blues music. He relocated to Chicago in the late ’90s to learn from the blues masters. During his brief stint as a sideman for Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Gomes put together his own group and won the first annual Buddy Guy’s Legends “Best Unsigned Blues Band” competition in 1998. Later that year, Gomes released his debut CD, Blues in Technicolor, which introduced him as a guitar-slinger loaded with impressive firepower.
Welcome to the Dirty Muggs complete entertainment experience. Dirty Muggs is a high energy, choreographic machine that provides everything you have always wanted in a band. A diverse and eclectic music set list that calls you to get on the dance floor, tap your toe, or shake something. Dirty Muggs is the creative outlet formed by a skilled set of musicians/entertainers who have World Class and Hall of Fame Experience.
Lead Guitarist and band founder, Gary “Dee Dee” James of St. Louis, Missouri began his professional music career with a group of child hood friends including Edgar Hinton (bass guitarist Dirty Muggs) that ultimately landed a deal with Capital Records. The group had Top 40 Hits under the name Da’Krash and Kool Skool and was produced by legendary songwriter, Jesse Johnson of “The Time”. After the group split the members went on to pursue other musical interests. Dee Dee took his guitar chops on the road. His tours included concerts at worldwide venues playing for millions with the likes of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Bootsy Collins and George Clinton in addition to tours with Color Me Bad and Paula Abdul…Years of combined experience on stage both touring and with St. Louis’ popular cover bands inspired him to create his own version of a total entertainment experience bringing to life Dirty Muggs.
Bass Guitarist Edgar Hinton “Boni”, of St. Louis enjoyed a successful run with the world famous group Outkast and Goodie Mob. He landed in Europe where he remained in the music scene for the next ten years playing throughout Germany and the islands off the cost of Spain. When he decided to bring the Euro-flavor back home fate stepped in. The timing of his return was perfectly synchronized with Dee Dee’s new musical venture. The childhood friends maintain the same vigor and passion in their performance as when they started their career. That musical chemistry is the secret to the rhythm you feel at the show every night.
Technical Director/ Keyboardist, Roddrick Smith brings to the party a wide variety of skills that include former Musical Director for the group TLC. Rod is the ultimate “jack of all trades” mastering the art of synthesizing as well as backup vocals.
Lead Vocal features the talented silky smooth tones of Justin Clay. The junior of the group, Justin started his singing career at an early age of 10 by being part of the popular local group, Teen 11. He has appeared on stage with a variety of local groups, gospel ensembles and performing his original music produced largely by Dee Dee James. Justin’s vocals are so distinct that you only have to hear him once and you will never forget him.
In all the remaining cast of Dirty Muggs brings star power that is sure to capture the hearts of new fans wherever they play. The choreography that is included with each show takes one back to the real music era that would have featured the likes of the Jackson 5 and Earth wind and Fire. Welcome to the “now” era. Having played in casinos and Four Star hotels along with a variety of private events that include St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, Dirty Muggs has something for everyone. The next step for you is to become part of the masses that have found getting Dirty with Dirty Muggs an experience that just can’t be washed away in one night.
Kung Fu Cavemen
Saturday – 11:30am-12:30pm
After picking-up some locally-grown produce at the Ferguson Farmers Market, stick around and take in a locally-grown band as well…Ferguson’s own up-and-coming pop/rock band, Jeske Park, kicks of Saturday’s music 30 minutes before StreetFest opens. A talented group of five young musicians in their early teens, the band formed back in 2011 as a result of a local school talent show project, taking their name from the place where they would often meet, hangout, and play music together. Lifelong friends and classmates, Jeske Park has since grown from the early days of weekly basement jam sessions to evolve into a band capable of a solid and entertaining stage performance. As a cover band with a variety of influences, from grunge rock to alternative to more modern pop, and a set list that includes popular tunes from Green Day, Oasis, Nirvana, Blink-182, and The All-American Rejects as well as more recent hits from the likes of Imagine Dragons, Of Monsters and Men, and The Lumineers among others, Jeske Park is loaded with musical talent beyond their years that’s sure to impress and entertain audiences of all ages.