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Monday, April 8, 2019

Tonina, T-Dubb-O, Lion's Daughter Top First Wave of ShowcaseSTL Lineup Announcements

Posted By on Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:48 AM

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100 bands, ten stages, one weekend. ShowcaseSTL is an event where local legends, longtime favorites and fresh faces all converge in the Grove for a marathon of live music, taking place this year on Saturday, June 22 with a kick-off party on Friday night, June 21.

Not only did we poll the public on this city's unsung heroes, we took submissions from the artists themselves and even formed a committee to build the best festival yet.

So for the next month we're rolling out the full lineup in four waves, all complete with links to listen and explore each performing artist. Watch for further coverage of these acts and more as we get closer to the date of the fest.

Without further ado, here is your first look at ShowcaseSTL 2019:

Wave 1: Tonina * T-Dubb-O * The Lion's Daughter * DJ Alexis Tucci * The Knuckles * Shady Bug * Le'Ponds * Janet Evra * Ryan Koenig * Paige Alyssa * Rec Riddles * Sorry, Scout * Dracla * Starwolf * Devon Cahill * Jon Bonham and Friends * National Blues Museum Jam Band * St. Villagers * PLUS a two hour opening set on Saturday by School of Rock St. Louis

Early bird tickets are on sale now! Stay tuned to Riverfront Times and the ShowcaseSTL website for more updates on St. Louis' biggest all-local music festival.

Tonina Soul, Folk, Neo/Soul, Latin
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To say that Tonina is on an upward trajectory would be selling the young singer short. From making one of Barack Obama's favorite songs of 2018 to being named one of last year's best new artists by NPR, no one in St. Louis is turning heads like Tonina. Catch her on the main outdoor stage at Atomic Cowboy on Saturday, June 22.

T-Dubb-O Hip-Hop
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Outspoken rapper T-Dubb-O has been covered by Hip Hop Weekly, Ebony, XXL and Rolling Stone, as well as appearing on MSNBC, TeleSUR English, BET and BET France. He's performed at AC3 and SXSW, and his activism led him to speak at the Drug Policy Reform Conference and even have multiple meetings with Barack Obama during his presidency. In recent months T-Dubb-O has even added tastemaking radio personality Sway as a fan, making appearances on his radio show to spit bars. He'll be one of the dozens of acts performing at ShowcaseSTL in June.

The Lion's Daughter Metal, Black Metal
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Fresh off a European tour with Season of Mist labelmates Misery Index, the Lion's Daughter will bring its heady mix of blackened progressive metal to the Grove this year. The band has long been one of the best St. Louis has to offer — metal or otherwise — and with the release of last year's stunning LP Future Cult, the rest of the world is finally catching on too.

DJ Alexis Tucci DJ, House Music
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The Knuckles Hip-Hop
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Shady Bug Indie Rock, Pop Grunge
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Listen | Facebook

Le'Ponds Indie Electro Folk, Singer-Songwriter
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Janet Evra Bossa Nova, Samba, Latin Jazz, Indie Jazz
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Ryan Koenig Singer-Songwriter
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Paige Alyssa Pop
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Listen | Website

Rec Riddles Hip-Hop, Alternative Hip-Hop
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Sorry, Scout Indie Rock, Political Punk, New Americana
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Dracla Rock, Metal, Horror
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Starwolf Indie, Pop
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Devon Cahill Indie Folk
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Jon Bonham and Friends Americana, Rock, Folk, Blues
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National Blues Museum Jam Band Blues
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St. Villagers Chinese Rock
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