2014 Fair Saint Louis Music Lineup

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The 2014 Fair Saint Louis celebration will take place July 3-5 in Forest Park. The music lineup for the event was announced today.

The Fair was forced to move this year temporarily while the Arch grounds are undergoing a massive construction project. It is fitting, however, that the celebration will take place in Forest Park during the year that St. Louis celebrates its 250th birthday. The grounds hosted the World’s Fair back in 1904.

Here’s what was announced tonight along with a video from each artist.

Thursday July 3

 

Smash Band

The local cover band brings the party. It’s fronted by local radio legend Asher Benrubi, who goes by the name “Smash”. Tess Boyer, who can currently be seen on NBC’s The Voice, is a singer for the band. Benrubi is the father of actor Abraham Benrubi, who was on ER and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.


 

The Band Perry

The trio of siblings is fresh of a Best Vocal Duo win at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards.


Friday July 4

 

Gavin DeGraw

The singer-songwriter has sold over a million albums in the US dating back to 2004.


 

Matt Nathanson

Nathanson has long been popular on the touring scene


 

Mary Lambert

The 24-year old Lambert’s fame exploded as the lead writer and female singer with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on “Same Love”. Lambert is currently on a nationwide tour with DeGraw and Nathanson


 

Bonnie Raitt

The 64-year old Raitt was named the 50th greatest singer of all-time by Rolling Stone. The magazine also named her the 89th greatest guitarist of all-time.  She released her first album in 1971 and her 17th last year.


 

Saturday July 5

 

Musiq Soulchild

The R&B/Soul singer-songwriter has been nominated for 11 Grammys.



Capital Cities

The pop duo from California released their debut album last year after seeing their debut single, “Safe and Sound”, hit #8 on the music charts back in 2011.


 

The Neighbourhood

The five members of the alternative rock group are all under the age of 22. They sold out The Pageant here in St. Louis just last month.


 

The Fray

The rock band saw its stock skyrocket with their second single, “How to Save a Life” in 2006.


According to the website, there is still one national act not yet announced that will be playing on July 3.

The venue change for this year’s festivities will pose quite a few transportation questions. Fair organizers said they will have a “comprehensive transportation plan” published at the end of May.

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