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 presented by OneMain Financial!
- BoDeans, July 4 at 3:30 p.m.
- Survivor, July 4 at 5:30 p.m.
- Switchfoot, July 4 at 8:00 p.m.
- Jena “Dusty” Mielke Fireworks Spectacular, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Heritage & Freedom Fest concerts are totally free! No admission ticket is needed.
Switchfoot is an alternative rock band from San Diego noted for their energetic shows. After early successes on the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot gained mainstream recognition when four of their songs were used in the 2002 movie, A Walk to Remember. In 2003, their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, featured the runaway hit “Meant to Live” and also “Dare You to Move,” with the album selling over 2.6 million copies. In 2011, their seventh album, Hello Hurricane, won a Grammy award for “Best Rock Gospel Album.”
Listen to "Meant To Live"
Listen to "Dare You To Move"
Listen to "Who We Are"
In the 1980s, the Chicago band’s arena rock sound caught the ear of Sylvester Stallone, who commissioned the song, “Eye of the Tiger,” as the theme song for his movie, Rocky III. The song topped all the charts at #1, winning a Grammy and an Oscar. The band’s success continued with hit singles, including “The Search is Over,” (# 2 on Billboard Hot 100) and “Is this Love.” “Burning Heart,” the title song for Rocky IV, reached number 2 on Hot 100.
Listen to "Eye Of The Tiger"
Listen to "I Can't Hold Back"
Listen to "Burning Heart"
A Milwaukee-based, blue-collar-kids-straight-out- of-the-heartland band, BoDeans prides itself on “roots rock,” all-American music with blues, rock, country and soul all slammed together into one sound. On American Made, BoDeans' album released in 2012, the songs are laced through with roots elements-Heartland folk ("American"), Celtic-rooted mountain music ("Walk Through This World," "Flyaway"), zydeco ("Everything You Wanted"), Southern roadhouse soul ("Don't Bring Me Down"), Chicago blues ("Shake the Fever") and roots rock ("All the World").