Where do you go to see The Fray, The Band Perry, Gavin DeGraw, The Neighborhood, Capital Cities and More for FREE!? That would be Fair Saint Louis. They have a great line up this year to celebrate our nation’s independence near the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park. This is just west of downtown Saint Louis.
The three-day event kicks off this Thursday, July 3rd with Thompson Square at 7 PM and ends Saturday, July 5th with The Fray all the Budweiser Main Stage. The best part- the music is free! Get there early to get a great seat.
Besides great music, you can also head to Fair Saint Louis for a 4-mile run, Fireworks, a parade, belly dancing and more!
I have attended Fair Saint Louis two separate years and both time I have had a blast. I commonly refer to July 3rd, 2007 as the best day of my life. I was newly 21 and drinking my first beer at a festival. We sat on the steps underneath the arch while Lifehouse, Colbie Caillat, and the Goo Goo Dolls played on a stage that sat just in from the of the Mississippi River. When the Goo Goo Dolls finished their set, the fireworks began over the river. It was perfect.
While the fair has been moved to Forest Park, it will still have that bit of magic. Gone is the Arch and the river but we now welcome the location of the 1904 World’s Fair.
The grounds open at 5 PM Thursday, 10 AM Friday and 12 PM Saturday and will close 10:30 PM each day.
While there are many additional acts playing, the main acts will be on the main stage. Here is the lineup for the Budweiser Main Stage:
Thursday, July 3rd
- Thompson Square
- The Band Perry
Friday, July 4th
- Mary Lambert
- Gavin DeGraw
- Matt Nathanson
- Bonnie Raitt
Saturday, July 5th
- Capital Cities
- The Neighbourhood
- The Fray
Saint Louis is a quick 4-5 hour drive from Chicago, and this lineup is well worth it!
Enjoy your fourth and stay safe!
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