Inaugural Evolution Festival goes to St Louis!

The inaugural event for EVOLUTION FESTIVAL was announced for St Louis! Aiming to be a revolutionary event in the live music scene, this new festival is a must-go-to for any music fan! Get ready for the incredible lineup, that includes bands like The Black Crowes and The Black Keys. 2023 GRAMMY AWARD® winner Brandi Carlile, Ice Cube and Brittany Howard will take part as well.

The collaboration of live music producers Contemporary Presentations and The Just Listen Company, EVOLUTION FESTIVAL is ready to unveil their best lineup. St. Louis will host the inaugural show of this new event characterised by innovation and upheaval. “With the vision of evolving the music festival experience,” the show is set to be a revolutionary event in the live music panorama.

Get ready to have a great music summer. The inaugural event will take place will take the stage over two days on Aug. 26 and 27, 2023 in Forest Park, St. Louis.

The organisers announced and introduced the event as a “modern festival concept,” raising fans’ expectations for this “elevated festival experience.”

Inspired by the love for their hometown and the belief that festivals are a catalyst for building a stronger local community, co-executive producers Steve Schankman and Joe Litvag have collaborated to develop a modern festival concept that will celebrate the soul of the city in a forward-thinking way.

A diverse lineup of more than 15 national and regional performers has been assembled and. With the tagline of ‘This is our town. This is our time. This is our EVOLUTION!,’ the inaugural EVOLUTION FESTIVAL will offer guests an elevated festival experience that will unfold in an unforgettable weekend with the best in live music, a spotlight on bourbon (one of the country’s fastest-growing spirits) and unique barbeque creations, curated by St. Louis’ own Sugar Fire Smoke House.

Evolution Festival Lineup

The inaugural EVOLUTION FESTIVAL music lineup will feature 2023 GRAMMY AWARD® winner Brandi Carlile and 2023 GRAMMY AWARD® nominee The Black Keys. The stage will also host:

The Black Crowes,

Brittany Howard,

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals,

Ice Cube,

Morgan Wade,

Cautious Clay,


Modern English,

Nikki Lane,

The Sugarhill Gang,

The Nude Party

and many more — including local artists The Knuckles, Yard Eagle and Punk Lady Apple.

Make sure to get your ticket for this unmissable festival – and find more information here!

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