StitchCast Studio LIVE! with Roland Johnson and Soul Endeavor Friday!

Story Stitchers Youth Council members discuss current topics in live podcast recordings on stage from 6:00-7:00 pm. Following an intermission, guest artists perform live sets or host open mic’s. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders and join them to get to know some of St. Louis’s outstanding black artists.

Roland Johnson is a legendary vocalist with a huge heart! He has mentored Story Stitchers youth through the production of two song tracks for Peace in the Prairie including “America the Beautiful”, with six Story Stitchers youth on the track, and we are so glad he is back again with his band to shed light on live music production and collaboration through music.

Put on your dancin’ shoes because this music will make you wanna move!

StitchCast Studio LIVE!

Live Podcast Recording Session

+ Performance by Roland Johnson and Soul Endeavor

Friday, June 10, 2022

6:00-8:30 PM

6:00-7:00 Live Podcast Recording

7:00 Intermission

7:30-8:30 Performance

Central Stage

3524 Washington Ave, 63103


St. Louis’s legendary soul/funk vocalist and his band with flavor from Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Motown.

“One of the smoothest voices you’ll ever hear. A seasoned treasure of the rich soil of the Saint Louis Rhythm & Blues scene. Drawing inspiration from the 1960’s reminiscent of Otis Redding & James Brown, Roland Johnson turns out Ballads to Booty Shakers and everything in between with an authenticity that captivates profoundly.” —Blue Lotus Recordings

In Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio, youth, ages 16-24, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society. Available on PodbeanGoogle Podcasts, apple podcastsSpotify andYoutube.

Stay tuned for the finale of StitchCast Studio Season III Friday, June 24th!!!

Young people ages 16-24 living in the St. Louis region are encouraged to join

Story Stitchers and support your community!

It’s free!

Apply here today!


Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.