Fair Saint Louis Announces 2016 Lineup

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ST. LOUIS (April 20, 2016)—Fair Saint Louis has announced the entertainment lineup for its 2016 annual celebration. Multi-Platinum hip-hop recording artist Flo Rida, country music superstar Lee Brice and rock legend Sammy Hagar and The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson are set to close the three unforgettable nights of America’s Biggest Birthday Party, July 2-4 in Forest Park.

Additional acts include: “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” rocker Eddie Money; funk, soul and rock icon George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic; musical-comedy group Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots, led by iHeartRadio nationally syndicated host Bobby Bones; country music duo LOCASH; the eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies Here Come the Mummies; up-and-coming country singer-songwriter Mo Pitney; New Orleans-based rockers Cowboy Mouth; and more.

“We are excited for this talented lineup of entertainers to rock the Fair this July,” said Steve Pozaric, general chairman of Fair Saint Louis 2016. “With music ranging from rock ‘n’ roll and hip hop, to country and funk, we are ecstatic for this year’s event and are certain that it will be an unforgettable experience for fairgoers of all ages.”

Bob Ciapciak, chairman of the Fair St. Louis Foundation, and Pozaric made the announcement at the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” event at Ballpark Village.

Popular family-friendly Fair Saint Louis events and attractions such as the zip line, demonstrations by the Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club, Salute to the Troops, and the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone will all return for 2016. This year’s event will also feature The Fairway, a unique shopping experience that invites regional artisans and vendors to sell their products to fairgoers. Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Edward Jones will cap off each night.

 

2016 Fair Saint Louis Schedule of Events
*Please note schedule and times are subject to change. More information at www.fairsaintlouis.org.

Saturday, July 2

  • Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler & Family Fun Run, organized in conjunction with the St. Louis Sports Commission, kick off at 7 and 8:30 a.m., respectively, at Ballpark Village.
  • 134th Veiled Prophet Parade begins at 10 a.m., returning to its traditional location in the heart of Downtown St. Louis.
  • Fair Saint Louis opens in Forest Park at 12 p.m.
  • All afternoon: Family entertainment in the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone; STEAM Exhibit presented by SCOPE; zip line; The Fairway; and the Interactive Zone.
  • Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club demonstration in the Grand Basin at 1:10 p.m.
  • Salute to the Troops on the Budweiser Stage at 4:55 p.m.
  • Performances by Show-Me Country—135th Army Band of the Missouri National Guard, Mo Pitney, LOCASH, Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots, and Lee Brice on the Budweiser Stage.
  • Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Edward Jones at 10:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 3

  • Fair Saint Louis opens in Forest Park at 1 p.m.
  • All afternoon: Family entertainment in the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone; STEAM Exhibit presented by SCOPE; zip line; The Fairway; and the Interactive Zone.
  • Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club demonstration in the Grand Basin at 2:10 p.m.
  • Performances by Fire for Effect—135th Army Band of the Missouri National Guard, Cowboy Mouth, Eddie Money, and Sammy Hagar and The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson on the Budweiser Stage.
  • Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Edward Jones at 10 p.m.

Monday, July 4

  • Fair Saint Louis opens in Forest Park at 1 p.m.
  • All afternoon: Family entertainment in the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone; STEAM Exhibit presented by SCOPE; zip line; The Fairway; and the Interactive Zone.
  • Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club demonstration in the Grand Basin at 5:40 p.m.
  • Performances by Dirty Muggs, Here Come the Mummies, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and Flo Rida on the Budweiser Stage.
  • Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Edward Jones at 9:30 p.m.

“It wouldn’t be possible to provide this outstanding entertainment as a gift to our community without the support of our sponsors, including our presenting sponsor Anheuser-Busch and platinum sponsors Edward Jones, Emerson, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Nestle Purina,” said Pozaric. “The ongoing success of Fair Saint Louis is a direct result of the remarkable civic collaboration with the City of St. Louis, including the police and fire departments, and many other great organizations who help make this Fair memorable year after year.”

 

Transportation plans and parking information will be announced in the coming weeks. MetroLink, biking or walking continue to be great options for fairgoers to get to and from the Fair.

 

Fairgoers are encouraged to check www.fairsaintlouis.org, and the Fair’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairsaintlouis), Twitter and Instagram (@fairsaintlouis) pages for more updates and announcements leading up to the event.

 

About the Fair St. Louis Foundation

The Fair St. Louis Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, operates the Fair each year and has donated numerous gifts to the St. Louis Community in conjunction with these events. Over the years, the foundation has contributed to the lighting of the Eads Bridge, the Mississippi River Overlook and the mile-long Riverfront Promenade, and was a partner in providing the Grand Staircases beneath the Arch as part of the National Park System and to the irrigation system as part of Forest Park Forever.

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