I was just talking to a friend recently about the fact that St. Louis doesn’t have any serious music festivals. You know – the stay all weekend and camp on the concert grounds type of concert, like Country Thunder in Wisconsin or Bonnaroo in Tennessee. It’s something St. Louis is lacking and I have high hopes that LouFest will one day become the St. Louis music festival that people come from hundreds of miles to see, to stay and to camp out.
Until then, Lou Fest is a cool 2-day Indie music festival that takes place in Central Field Forest Park with tons of great bands and other fun events to keep you entertained. This is it’s 3rd year running and it’s picking up steam with more impressive bands, more media and sponsors and I assume…bigger crowds.
The dates: August 25-26, 2012
Here’s what you get:
The MusicSaturday, August 25th 1pm: Sleepy Kitty 2pm: King Tuff 3pm: Cotton Mather 4pm: Little Barrie 5pm: Son Volt 6pm: Phantogram 7pm: Dinosaur Jr 8:30pm: Girl Talk 10pm: After-party at The Firebird: Audacity, The Orwells and Little Barrie perform starting at 10:30pm. $5 cover with your LouFest wristband
Sunday, August 26th 1pm: Pernikoff Brothers 2pm: THEESatisfaction 3pm: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin 4pm: Wild Nothing 5pm: Cults 6pm: Dawes 7pm: Dr. Dog 8pm: The Flaming Lips
The FoodAtomic Cowboy Bar Louie Ben & jerry’s Dressels Pub Kona Ice KOTA Wodd Fire Grill Local Harvest Plush PM BBQ Sub Zero Triumph Grill
The MerchandiseAlpine Shop Archaic Mementos Blue Bird Apprel Chilly Towels Devil City Goorin Brothers Hat Shop Just Liv/The Foundrie Miss Ohio Vintage Mibili-Tees Plowsharing Crafts Retro 101 STL Style (winners of the 2012 t-shirt design contest) TNT Glass Designs
Pre-Sale and Early Bird Tickets are gone, but they still have regular 2-day ($70) and single day ($40) tickets available, plus VIP tickets. I wouldn’t wait too long to purchase your tickets or you may miss out on The Biggest Indie Music Festival in St. Louis.Brought to you by Mills Properties