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Acclaimed Singer-Rapper T-Pain Joins Headliners for Confluence Music Festival

MADISON, Ill. — T-Pain joins the expansive lineup of headlining acts for the third annual Confluence Music Festival when the event returns to the St. Louis area June 1-2 as part of NASCAR Cup Series Weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway.

T-Pain, a Grammy Award-winning singer-rapper, is a pioneering figure in contemporary R&B and hip-hop and is renowned for his innovative use of Auto-Tune technology. His chart-topping hits include “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” “Bartender,” “Can’t Believe It” and “Low” with Flo Rida. T-Pain performs June 2.

The Confluence Music Festival is a showcase of innovation, talent and live entertainment. The festival attracts fans from across the country in welcoming NASCAR, the premier form of motorsports in the United States, to WWTR. Live performances on the Enterprise Main Stage, Fan Zone Stage, Coors Light Stage and Jim Beam Stage take place before, during and after the daily racing events.

“It’s always our mission to present a lineup that offers something for everyone to enjoy, and this year’s Confluence Music Festival really delivers,” said Kwofe Coleman, executive producer for the festival. Coleman also is president and CEO of The Muny, which assists with production of Confluence Music Festival. “We’re grateful especially to WWT and the Steward family, and to the many individuals and organizations that have committed their support to make this community event a reality for the third year.”

Previously announced 2024 Confluence Music Festival headliners are rapper Ludacris (June 1) and rising country music star Riley Green (June 2). They will be joined by more than 30 national and local acts, including Adam Wainwright, Big & Rich with Gretchen Wilson & Cowboy Troy, Brittney Spencer and Tim Dugger. 

Confluence Music Festival acts from across the region also will include Blinded by Stereo, the Bobby Ford Band, Dave Grelle’s Playadors, DJ Mahf, DJ Mo Samba, DJ Nune, Dr. Zhivegas, Fanfare, JC Supercar, Lamar Harris’ Georgia Mae, Malena Smith, Matt Jordan, Red and Black Brass Band, St. Boogie Brass Band and We Are Root Mod. There also will be special performances by BeBe Winans, J Creek Cloggers, the Madison High School Marching Band, Caroline Geringer, TJ Staten, The Muny Teens, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and more. 

“WWTR takes great pride in hosting NASCAR and bringing the thrill of motorsports to Illinois and Missouri,” said WWTR Owner and CEO Curtis Francois. “Our goal is to curate a music lineup for the greater St. Louis area that mirrors this excitement, creating the ultimate intersection of music and motorsports.”

Ticketholders for the NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 will have access to Confluence Music Festival concerts, plus interactive entertainment displays, a STEM education showcase, car displays and live interviews with St. Louis-area sports legends. Nearly 100,000 fans attended the festival and race in 2023.  

Confluence Music Festival upgrade packages include front-of-stage/Fan Zone access. Adult Sunday ticket packages start at just $67.

“The Steward family and World Wide Technology have brought a world-class event to the St. Louis area that continues to energize fans of motorsports and live music,” said Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. “The NASCAR Enjoy Illinois 300 and Confluence Music Festival provide a tremendous economic shot in the arm for the region and are a boon for downtown hotels, restaurants and attractions, adding to the momentum building in St. Louis.” 

A full Confluence Music Festival entertainment schedule with performance times will be announced. For tickets and more information, call World Wide Technology Raceway at (618) 215-8888, visit WWTRaceway.com or follow @WWTRaceway on social media.

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