What to do in the Lou this weekend

Soak up some sun, music, and art this weekend in Forest Park and nearby Clayton. Starting tonight, there will be a free prequel to LouFest just for college students in Forest Park. Student Life reports on the event called, LouFestU :

“a new initiative geared toward showing St. Louis college students what all the city has to offer them, LouFest will be launching LouFest U this Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the night before the festival’s official start. In the spirit of catering to college students, the event will be completely free, with five musical artists performing and dozens of St. Louis businesses present to meet and network with students.”

Weezer, Snoop Dogg, and Cage the Elephant are the headliners at LouFest that starts on Saturday and runs for two days. The LouFest gates will open at 11:00am each day and close at 10:00pm each day. Tickets and more info available here: FAQ.

The LouFest band lineup includes:

Run the Jewels • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Spoon • Huey Lewis & the News • Marian Hill • Lizzo
Houndmouth • Lecrae • Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Hippo Campus • The Record Company • ZZ Ward • Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Mondo Cozmo • Noname • Future Thieves • Middle Kids • Mvstermind
Ron Gallo • Jonny P • OKEY DOKEY • Jess Nolan • Chris Bandi • Jack Grelle
18andCounting & theOnlyEnsemble • Beth Bombara • Mathias & the Pirates • Starwolf
Daily Performances by Robot+Bike on the LouKidz Stage

To the west of campus in Clayton, the streets will be closed to traffic and pedestrians can wander for miles around the tents full of artworks by local and national artists. The Fair opens Friday night, Sept. 8, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 10. No entry fee.

The Saint Louis Art Fair was founded in 1994 and is ranked among the top ten art fairs and festivals to visit in the US.

There’s a whole city block of food vendors and two live music venues.

Fair hours:
Friday      5 – 10:00 PM
Saturday   11 AM – 10 PM
Sunday      11 AM – 5 PM

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