Heritage & Freedom Fest prides itself on bringing some of the best national recording artists to the St. Louis Metro Area for free concerts. Enjoy the best in local, regional and national artists on July 3 and July 4 on the Main Stage!
- Toad the Wet Sprocket, July 4 at TBA
- Tonic, July 4 at TBA
- Smash Mouth, July 4 at TBA
- Jena “Dusty” Mielke Fireworks Spectacular, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Heritage & Freedom Fest concerts are totally free! No admission ticket is needed.
Recognized as one of the ultimate summertime party bands, Smash Mouth has been producing memorable hard-rocking hits for nearly two decades. With mega-hits such as "All-Star," "Walkin' on the Sun," "Then the Morning Comes," and "I'm a Believer," the band has been a radio staple and has been featured in numerous hit movies, including Shrek.
Their most recent album Magic includes the traditional Smash Mouth sound in the singles "Flippin' Out" and "Magic." The album also pens the curtain on a more mature sound with tracks like "Better with Time," "Out of Love" and "Future Ex-Wife."
Formed in late 1994, the band began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood CA. The band’s major-label debut Fush Yu Mang went double platinum thanks to the hit “Walkin’ in the Sun.” The band’s second album Astrolounge was even bigger, approaching quadruple platinum status with three top-ten hits "All-Star," "Then the Morning Comes," and "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby." Later hits “I’m a Believer” and “Pacific Coast Party” cemented the band’s place as one of the top party bands.
Listen to "All Star"
Listen to "Walkin' On the Sun"
Listen to "I'm A Believer"
Listen to "Then the Morning Comes"
With six Top 10 singles, over 4 million records sold, Grammy nominations, platinum albums, numerous awards and hit songs around the world, Tonic is a musical powerhouse. The group’s music merges the raw honesty of rock to unabashed melody, creating a unique high-energy rock sound.
Back in the studio after a two-year break, Tonic is working on a follow up to their last album, Grammy-nominated Head On Straight. After storming the charts with debut album Lemon Parade and its monster hit, “If You Could Only See,” the band released two additional studio albums (Sugar and Head On Straight) as well as a live EP, Live & Enhanced.
They’ve been featured on a number of soundtracks, including the lead single from American Pie (“You Wanted More”). The band also released a Greatest Hits CD/DVD package in July of 2009. Tonic, the self-titled fourth studio album, debuted on the Billboard 200 charts, also appearing in the top 50 on the Billboard Rock Album Charts and top 25 on the Billboard Independent Album Charts. The single, “Release Me” charted in the top 30 at Hot AC.
Listen to "If You Could Only See"
Listen to "You Wanted More"
Listen to "Mean To Me"
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Toad the Wet Sprocket was formed in 1986 and released their first album in 1989. The album spawned the singles "Way Away" and "One Little Girl," which made the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. By the early 90s, the band was a college radio hit, setting the table for their commercial crossover. Toad hit it big with their third album, Fear. The album was released in 1991, and saw the singles "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean" reach the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album became the band's first platinum album.
In 1994, after years of heavy touring, the band released Dulcinea, which would become their second platinum release with hit singles "Fall Down" and "Something's Always Wrong.” Later albums included the hits “Come Down” and “Crazy Life.” The band is a touring staple thanks to their dedicated fan base and high-energy stage shows. They released their most recent album New Constellation in 2013.