The 6th annual Rise Up Festival – Celebrating Revitalization took place on Washington Avenue on August 18, 2018, from 5 PM to 11 PM. This was the largest Rise Up Festival to-date, with over 5,500 people in attendance. As always, the mood was ebullient, festive, and the celebration was peaceful and entertaining. Be sure to check out the photo gallery directly below our sponsor list.
Here’s the main stage entertainment for the day:
Opening Remarks-Missouri State Senator, Jamilah Nasheed
Jamie Ray, Rapper from Winter Haven, Florida
Top of the World, High energy dance music
Fat Pocket, 11 Piece, groove band with an awesome horn section
Afriky Lolo, West African dance and drumming
The infamous Dirty Muggs, enough said!
Street entertainment, a fire show, and temporary tattoos were provided by Circus Kaput. There was even a surprise visit from R. Kelly, who was in town performing at the Family Arena on September 17th.
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Rise’s mission of building stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods! We would like to send out a special thanks to our sponsors, we can’t do it with you: