Heritage & Freedom Fest prides itself on bringing some of the best national recording artists to the St. Louis Metro Area for free concerts. Enjoy the best in local, regional and national artists on July 3 and July 4 on the Main Stage!
- Portrait – The Music of Kansas
- Jena “Dusty” Mielke Fireworks Spectacular, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Heritage & Freedom Fest concerts are totally free! No admission ticket is needed.
One of the most recognizable names in rock music of the past 15 years, Daughtry was launched by lead singer Chris Daughtry, whose incredible range and vocal belting vaulted him to the stage on American Idol (5th season), then netted a record deal with RCA Records. Soon after, the band’s album debut, Daughtry, became the fastest-selling debut rock album in Nielsen Soundscan history and the best-selling album of 2007. The album’s hit single, “It’s Not Over,” was nominated “Best Rock Song“ at the 50th Grammy Awards.
Four albums later (and with a 5th on the way), Daughtry continues to lift music fans with original lyrics and melodic rock ‘n roll on songs like “Home,” “What About Now,” “No Surprise,” “Over You,” “Waiting for Superman,” “Feels Like Tonight,” “Life After You,” and “September.”
Hugely popular in metro St. Louis for many years with original songs that received national play, Stir’s radio-friendly music and compelling lead vocals by Andy Schmidt include “One Angel,” “Looking For,” “New Beginning” and “Climbing the Walls.” The original band reformed in 2016 with bass guitarist Kevin Gagnepain and drummer Brad Booker joining Schmidt.
As one longtime fan says, “Great musicians, great guys, great tunes.”
Listen to "One Angel"
Listen to "Looking For"
Listen to "New Beginning"
Listen to "Climbing the Walls"
Portrait – The Music of Kansas
Bringing the unforgettable sound of Kansas to O’Fallon’s Freedom Fest rock party, Portrait’s faithful, powerful tribute showcases their own superb musicianship, correct instrumentation, strong harmonies and accurate presentation of Kansas hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s that include “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Hold On,” “Dust in the Wind” and “Point of Know Return.”