20 years ago four brothers Straight Outta Baltimore shook up the world of R&B Soul. Nokio, Sisqo, Jazz, and Woody Rock walked off the stage at a local talent show and stepped into fame and fortune as the group we have come to know as Dru Hill. Through the various incarnations of the R&B super group they have maintained the same platinum success since the self-titled Dru Hill album to InDRUpendence Day. 

On July 29th Dru Hill will take to the stage at Busch Stadium’s Ball Park Village in St. Louis. Reports from around the world say that the 20th anniversary tour is a must see.  As we all know raspy soulful riffs, sweet falsetto, and classic four part harmony is not the only draw to a Dru Hill show, that element of showmanship and stage presence that you would expect to accompany a long career is even more amplified when Mark ‘Sisqo’ Andrews gets to feeling the energy from the crowd.


Personally, there are a number of songs that I just cannot wait to hear performed live; “Beauty”, “I You Love”, “These are the Times”. There are so many Billboard charted ballads, but there are also the mid and uptempo songs that provide the bounce and groove that makes a party move in, “Tell Me”, “How Deep is Your Love”, “You Are Everything”, and more. Songs like those transplant you back to that late 90’s or turn of the century house party where you had your first kiss or met your first love.


As an added treat opening up the show will be one of St. Louis’s favorite bands the Dirty Muggs. The set these guys will perform is certain to get the stage warmed up and set the mood for what will be the hottest ticket in St. Louis for the weekend. Tickets for the show are $15.00 for General admission and $75.00 for VIP an added $10 charge will be added to patrons 18-20 years of age.

To purchase tickets visit: District Rhythm Series presents Dru Hill



DeWarren Smith