You don’t have to stroll down The Delmar Loop’s Walk of Fame to know that St. Louis has a history of cultivating some of the brightest minds and creative tours de force the world has seen.

On September 12, 2019, local artists, entertainers, athletes and revolutionaries will share their perspectives on issues that impact our region and ideas that can change our world.

Collide with us for a captivating evening you won’t soon forget.



18-minute talks.

4 revolutionary speakers.

3 local entertainers.

2 interviews.

Infinite ideas.


General Admission: $40

VIP: $ 75

Group Ticket Packages (10+ people): $35 each


Tickets available at Suite 100 at The Pageant // ThePageant.Com

Charge By Phone 800.745.3000. Or on Ticketmaster.



  • Doors at 4 (for VIP Pre-party)

  • Talks at 6

  • Preferred seating

  • Pre-party in the Halo Bar that includes food from local favorite: Pi Pizza

  • 2 drink tickets, good for select beverages (alcoholic & non)

  • Cash bar for full drink options

  • St. Louis-made snacks


  • Doors at 5

  • Talks at 6

  • 1 drink ticket, good for select beverages (alcoholic & non)

  • Cash bar for full drink options

  • St. Louis-made snacks



Meet the people reshaping St. Louis

Hear from a dynamic group of speakers who are shaking up the status quo and campaigning for our city.

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Five alarm American democracy | Wally Siewert

With a Ph.D. in political philosophy and ethics and over a decade of experience in civic and political engagement, Dr. Siewert is uniquely equipped to apply the clarifying frameworks of political and moral theory to real world political controversy. Listen as he challenges the audience’s moral framework and the state of American Democracy.

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Designing for impact | Sarah Aman

Sarah is an exhibit and graphic designer with a passion for sustainable action and environmental conservation. At PGAV Destinations, she not only works with clients to design meaningful visitor experiences, she also founded and leads the company's first official Green Team. By combining her love for nature and her skills in design, Sarah seeks to inspire positive action in the face of overwhelming environmental issues.

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The artist learns to roar | Yvonne Osei

Yvonne Osei is a German-born Ghanaian conceptual artist, curator and art educator. Her work explores the topics of beauty and colorism, the politics of clothing, and how global trade and colonialism impact post-colonial West African & Western cultures. Join her journey as she uses her creative voice to redefine cultural identities, national origin, and self.

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Interview | Percy Green

Percy Green II, a seasoned activist and former Chairman of ACTION, has long fought for racial equality in this city and beyond. Green’s impressive resume of activism includes scaling the Gateway Arch in 1964 to protest racial discrimination on a federally funded project and winning a landmark U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit that helped define discrimination law after being laid off by McDonnell Douglas. Hear him talk about a lifetime of social work and shattering the status quo.

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Earth needs negativity | Jean Ponzi

Jean Ponzi is a strong local voice for Earth. Her eco-logical work blends teaching, storytelling, and bursting into song. Her show Earthworms, on KDHX has welcomed thousands of listeners for over 30 years. As a Plant Ally, “Green Jean” offers her fellow humans a perspective that those things we label as negative might just be the most beautiful of all.

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Performance | Jeremiah Johnson Band

Jeremiah Johnson is an American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. Johnson performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), Frank Bauer (sax & backing vocals), and Tom Maloney (bass/slide guitar), Tony Anthonis (bass). Their music blends elements of St. Louis blues, Southern rock, and country.

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Performance | Jack Grelle

Jack Grelle is an idealistic songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri. Combining the styles of folk, traditional country, honky tonk, and rock and roll, Grelle is able to capture the themes and tones of our country’s past and present struggles and triumphs.

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Performance | Thom Wall

Thom Wall is a juggler and variety entertainer based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Wall is known for his avant-garde performance style and is one of the last gentleman jugglers performing in the world today.




Crash Course: Thursday Sept, 12

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Doors @ 5pm, Talks @ 6pm

FREE parking is available directly behind The Pageant as well as in the MetroLink Delmar Station Park-n-Ride lot. Follow the walkway south from the Delmar Station parking lot to the front of The Pageant and Delmar Hall. Street parking is also available throughout the surrounding area.

Please Note: not all private lots in our area allow public parking. St. Louis City parking laws apply (meters, blocking alleys or sidewalks, etc.). Please be mindful when parking your vehicle.