7 takeaways from inaugural Music at the Intersection festival | Entertainment

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7 takeaways from inaugural Music at the Intersection festival | Entertainment

Back in 2019, Kranzberg Art Basis executive director Chris Hansen announced a reboot of New music at the Intersection, a supersized variation of a tiny, neighborhood competition that experienced taken put several years just before in Grand Heart.

The festival would be element of the new St. Louis Songs 7 days, which Hansen claimed would spotlight St. Louis’ musical heritage and draw in and retain expertise.

The celebration was scheduled for September 2020 on the streets of Grand Center. We all know how that turned out.

The pandemic proceeds, but New music at the Intersection at last took area very last weekend, at the Fox Theatre, the Grandel, Jazz St. Louis, the Sheldon, the Big Major and beneath a VIP tent.

There were extra than 60 performers in various genres, such as Roy Ayers, Gregory Porter, Lalah Hathaway, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields and the Expressions, the Soul Rebels, Keyon Harrold, the Baylor Task, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Dam-Funk, Don Bryant that includes the Bo-Keys, Denise Thimes, Anita Jackson, Janet Evra, Beth Bombara, Blvck Spvde, Brothers Lazaroff, John Henry, Tonina, Marquise Knox, the Mighty Pines, Mike Zito, Scooter Brown, iLLPHONiCs, Midwest Avengers, Kaleb Kirby, Katarra, Tef Poe and Roland Johnson.

Even though the festival was not what had been at first planned, it seemed effectively executed with no important hiccups, aside from some badly attended shows and late cancellations (GZA, Booker T. Jones, Brock Seals).