Grab a mic to share a song and browse leading local designers’ street wear.


For Immediate Release

FINAL EVENTS in Pick the City UP


Youth, ages 16-25 years old, present original music, poetry and dance that uplifts our city and builds understanding while addressing public safety issues. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders. Participate in a family-friendly open mic, check out local designers, come hang at a park with the Story Stitchers!

Youth 16-25 years old – join Stitchers Youth Council by filling out the form at  to access our new Center and free program!

EVENTS are FREE and Open to the Public

Tour Director: Willie James aka Sillo

With an impressive career spanning several years, Sillo has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Pretty Ricky, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and his expertise in dance has been showcased on prominent platforms such as BET and MTV.

DATE: Saturday, August 5, 2023

Karaoke Couture

Sing, Dance, Urban Drip

Grab a mic to share a song and browse leading local designers’ street wear.

Designers: Natt Burns, Nuski, Darryle Lyndsey, Rugged Ragz Lucas, LetzWin LyfeStyle

Video Watch of Pick the City UP, Story Stitchers’ new video that was commissioned by The Lewis Prize for Music and released nationally July 25th. Story Stitchers will release the music video and new single Aug 5th!

Cash bar

LOCATION: High Low, 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

TIME: 6:00-9:30 PM

Presenter: Saint Louis Story Stitchers

DATE: Sunday, August 6, 2023

7th Annual Marquette Community Day

LOCATION: Marquette Park at Minnesota

TIME: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Presenting Partner: Allies of Marquette Park

DATE: Saturday, September 16, 2023

OVP Kickback

Featuring Story Stitchers’ SAFE! Team

SAFE! Team Landing Page:

LOCATION: Columbus Square Park

16 Columbus Square Dr, Saint Louis, MO  63101

TIME: 2:00-6:00 PM

Presenting Partner: Office of Violence Prevention

Pick the City UP LANDING PAGE:

Check Instagram @storystitchers or the landing page for the latest.


Pick the City UP is presented with support from the Regional Arts Commission and with additional support from the City of St. Louis Office of Violence Prevention.

Story Stitchers programs are supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music, Deaconess Foundation, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.


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