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!
- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
- Gabby Barrett
- Queens Blvd
- Apex Shrine
- Jena “Dusty” Mielke Fireworks Spectacular, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Heritage & Freedom Fest concerts are totally free! No admission ticket is needed.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have been making music together for four decades. Pat and Neil met each other in 1979 for the first time in a small rehearsal room at SIR Studios in New York City. The rest as they say “is history.”
Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer, and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits including; “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Promises In The Dark,” and “We Live For Love.” Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over thirty million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards.
In 1982, Benatar and Giraldo were married and have two grown daughters. In 2018, they joyfully became grandparents for the first time. Their musical career has endured for forty years and this summer for their 40th Anniversary, the duo is embarking on a multi-city tour, undoubtedly thrilling their fans everywhere.
Listen to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Listen to "Love Is a Battlefield"
Listen to "Heartbreaker"
Listen to "We Belong"
Gabby Barrett came into prominence when the 18 year old vocal powerhouse hit the national stage as a finalist on Season 16 of American Idol. Gabby is one of eight children from Munhall, PA (near Pittsburgh). She began singing live in gospel choirs at the age of nine and, in 2014, she won Kean Quest Talent Search. Prior to Idol she performed over 100 shows and helped raise money for a host of regional charities including the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and the Ronald McDonald House. She was even regarded as “A voice you must hear” by The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
During Idol, Gabby collaborated on performances with superstars Bebe Rexha, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Luke Bryan, and toured on the American Idol Live! 2018 tour. Gabby just wrapped up a nationwide tour with Chris Lane on the “Laps Around The Sun Tour.” She has been writing and recording with award-winning producer Ross Copperman to release throughout 2019.
Listen to "I Hope"
Listen to "Bye Love"
Listen to "Fireflies"
The 80’s are flying high again and it ain’t nothing but a good time. Queens Boulevard is taking it to the streets with a loaded six string and a primal scream. These boys pump their youthful swagger into the 1980s hit parade. It’s a whole new millennium and these pop rockers are bringing the pyromania to paradise city!
Apex Shrine is a St. Louis hard rock band that combines a classic groove with modern structure. Taking their cues from old vinyls, this band knows how to rock their way through any set. Their influences range from KSHE classics, to modern geniuses like Jack White and Kevin Parker. The band plays both covers and originals, showing off their appreciation for true rock while giving their own spin on it. Striving to be the perfect balance of soul and craftmanship, Apex Shrine is not a show you want to miss.