Join us for the Grand Opening of The Center!
Saturday, May 20, 2023
3701 Grandel Sq, 1A, St. Louis, MO 63108
Come and celebrate with the Story Stitchers!
Catch Story Stitchers performing, have an ice cream cone, DJ’s, dancers, rap artists, producers, visit with vendors, cut the ribbon with the City of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones and the Story Stitchers at 1:00, tour The Center, then join in for dance and beat battles and cheer on your favorite artists! You’re the judge!
12:00 VISIT with Vendors including Great Rivers Greenway, The SPOT, Neighbors Credit Union, League of Women Voters, Locks of Love from Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, CHADS, Habitat for Humanity, The T and The BRIC, and more.
12:00-6:00 REGISTER for Stitchers Youth Council (16-25 year olds with ID), grab free food coupons, register for the dance and beat battles, or buy a ticket to stitchers new play – The WHY of MY City!
12:00-2:00 EAT Cool Times Ice Cream Free to the first 100 16-25 year olds! Also for sale to the general public.
12:30 Story Stitchers performance
1:00 CUT THE RIBBON and hear City of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones give remarks!
2:00-3:30 TOUR The Center! – A new unique space for 16-24 year old youth to learn, create, play games, heal, make new friends, earn money, gain job skills, and give back to make St. Louis a happier and healthier city for all!
4:00-7:00 EAT Dinner featuring Louisiana style yummies from Crooked Boot! Free dinner to the first 100 16-25 year olds! Also for sale to the general public.
4:00-8:00 DANCE and BEAT BATTLES!! ENJOY, be an AUDIENCE JUDGE, or COMPETE!! Join DJ Domo as battle master, Branden Lewis as MC, Rich the Ruler as Tie Breaker Judge, BlueBeatz and S.K. Banga, our top beat producers, with Sillo and Quinsonta Boyd capturing it all on camera!
DANCE BATTLE AND BEAT BATTLE
1st Place – 1 for EACH BATTLE – $300 Visa Gift Card
2nd Place- 1 for EACH BATTLE – $150 Shure SRH840A Professional Monitoring Headphones
3rd Place – 1 for EACH BATTLE – Story Stitchers Hoodie!
16-25 year olds can enter with a photo ID
OG Dance Battle
1st Place $200 Visa Gift Card
Showcase Battle featuring some of St. Louis’ top dancers!
Saint Louis Story Stitchers, The Center and its youth programs are funded in part by the Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award of 2021 and Kranzberg Arts Foundation, where Saint Louis Story Stitchers has been a resident organization since 2014.
Additional support comes from the City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Grant, Youthbridge Community Foundation, Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, Trio Foundation, Deaconess Foundation, Arts and Education Council, the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission, and Ameren Missouri.