Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday every year, the Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square St. Joseph, MO plays host to the annual JoeStock Music Festival.
The festival is a two-day celebration of the art of Heartland music with the best of our regions musicians. This artist list always reflects a crossroads of sound and influences and draws fans from all over the country.
With supporting vendors, this is a free admission festival paid for through concessions and donations.
All proceeds from the festival go to the St. Joseph Music Foundation keeping important projects afloat such as the Missouri Music Hall of Fame and KFOH 99.3 FM.
This year will be the next level in JoeStock history with the experience being lifted by Fridays last band being Triple Cross from Wichita, KS and Saturdays climax with True North from Lawrence, KS.
The first night closer, Triple Cross is a hard-driving, heavy metal band that’s been around since 1996 and uses its original, floor-shaking music to spread the word of Jesus Christ in their 80’s style, head bangin’ rock n roll! With UNBELIEVABLE leads, killer vocals and rhythm guitar and raw, powerful bass and drums, Triple Cross will not disappoint!
Founder Duke Gilchrist on rhythm guitar and vocals and brother Brian Gilchrist on leads, Michael (Biggy) Amons on bass and Ted (Theo) Hudson on drums Triple Cross will rock the house!
Then the second night finale with True North. True North plays original modern country/roots rock simply described by many converts as “real music.” Lyrics that look at life with a backward glance and a forward prayer, music that pays homage to the band’s Midwestern roots, but also gives a nod to the rock artists they grew up listening to. American music, you can call it that.
True North incorporates a traditional rock and roll rhythm section atop fiddle, mandolin, accordion, lap steel, and harmonica to forge its own unique sound. A six-piece group, with several multi-instrumentalists onboard allows for impressive musical diversity.
In the Summer 2010, True North was the only original country artist to play on the Main Stage at the AF Country Stampede, not once, but twice…sharing the stage with Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban & other country favorites.
True North released their fourth CD, entitled “Dimestore Hemingway” in May of 2009. “The name nails the intelligent, everyman spirit of this band,” states the KC Pitch Magazine.
In 2008, True North was nominated one of the region’s best bands by Kansas City Pitch Weekly and topped the “Best Of” poll in the St. Joseph, MO, News-Press. The band also wrote, arranged and recorded the soundtrack for a Farm Bureau PBS Special focusing on rural life in the Midwest.
In their fifth year of recording music for Taxi and performing at festivals and special events across the Midwest, True North brings to the stage a wealth of experience and a depth of original material rarely seen. Check the band’s online calendar for dates in your region.
Please come and enjoy the experience of both days, 12 fantastic groups, our very own local live entertainment, Your 2018 JoeStock9 Artist / Band line-up.
JoeStock9 DAY 1 FRIDAY, August 31st, 2018
Grounds OPEN at 04:30 PM
05:30 – 06:10 – Stephanie Gummelt – acoustic originals
06:25 – 07:15 – Sparrowsong – original classic rock
07:30 – 08:10 – 2 Miles Deep – cover and originals rock
08:30 – 09:30 – Triple Cross – original hard rock
JoeStock9 DAY 2 SATURDAY, September 1st, 2018
Grounds OPEN at Noon
01:30 – 02:10 – Aleah Ekoniak – original / cover, piano,
guitar, soft rock, country, pop
02:25 – 03:15 – Scotty Plowman – original bluegrass,
03:30 – 04:10 – David Sisk and the Crystal Flames –
originals, oldies, rock and country
04:25 – 05:15 – Stone Blind – hard rock originals with a
side of Black Sabbath
05:30 – 06:10 – Carbon – hard rock, metal originals
06:25 – 07:15 – The Re Agents – freak folk, Americana,
blues, jam band, & covers
07:30 – 08:10 – The Motors – originals, rock n blues
08:30 – 09:30 – True North – all originals, new country,
rock and Americana
Please visit Missouri Music Hall of Fame display housed in the St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick. For more information, call 816-676-1112.