Loufest 2013 – A Weekend Guide

Tuesday September 3, 2013

Are you getting tired of summer festivals yet? Too bad! Gather all the energy you can find in your body because Loufest is here and demands your full attention. As one of the greatest music festivals in St. Louis, Loufest is something you can’t miss! With an eclectic mix of bands, big and small, Loufest brings us back year after year. The National, Wilco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more all make Loufest worth ever minute.

Line Up 

Both Saturday and Sunday offer dozens of great bands. Here are the highlights:

September 7th
Kentucky Knife Fight (BMI Stage)
Robert DeLong (Forest Park Stage)
Toro Y Moi (Forest Park Stage)
The National (Bud Light Stage)
Wilco (Bud Light Stage

September 8th
The Lonely Biscuits (BMI Stage)
Icona Pop (Forest Park Stage)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Forest Park Stage)
Alabama Shakes (Bud Light Stage)
The Killers (Bud Light Stage)

See the full-line up here


Loufest is located on Central Field in Forest Park in the heart of the St. Louis. The festival is bounded by a large open space by Wells Drive, Jefferson Drive, and Union Dr.

There is street parking throughout park and parking garages are located just to the east in the Central West End neighborhood. ADA Parking is available at the corner of Wells & Macklind Dr.

Ride the Metro
There is a street parking in and around Forest Park, but why drive when you can hope on the Metro instead. Train and bus service is avaialbe to The Forest 

Park-Debalivere MetroLink Station. Then jump on the Forest Park Trolley that drops off right outside the festival. The trolley will have extended hours during Loufest weekend.

Central West End MetroLink Station is a quick walk or bike ride to the LouFest Entrance.

Have a bike? Use it! Trailnet is providing free valet bike parking right outside the front gate.

How does it work? Well its just like a coat check but for bicyles. Show up, hand over your bike to a friendly Trailnet bike valet, get your claim ticket and go and enjoy the festival. They’ll keep a close eye on your bike until you return.

Additional Transportation info can be found here.


Phew! With all that running from stage to stage, you’re going to work up an appetite! This year, you won’t find turket legs and funnel cakes. Loufest food selection is high quality! Festival goers will find vendors from around the St. Louis area that will be serving Tacos, Nachos, Salads, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Iced Coffee, Pizza, Beer, and more!

To view the vendor list and different menus click here.

If you’re looking for more information on the festival, check out loufest.com.

Have fun!

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