St. Louis Summer Music Festivals

Monday June 25, 2012

Summer is here and that means the outdoor concert and festival season is underway. Check out one of the many hard rockin’, hip hoppin and down home blues shows heading to St. Louis over the next few months!

The Big Muddy Blues Festival will go on rain or shine. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates. The rain plan is to move bands inside bars and resturants along the Laclede’s Landing

The Big Muddy Blues Festival takes place Labor Day weekend on the cobblestone streets of the historic Laclede’s Landing Entertainment District along the Mississippi River. This year’s lineup features Dr. John, coming off the release of his new album “Locked Down” produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, as well as Joe Louis Walker, one of the most versatile, exciting and innovative blues guitarists performing today. Ana Popovic, a phenomenal vocalist/guitarist, will take the stage on Sunday and St. Louis natives Devon Allman and Mike Zito are sure to be fan favorites on Saturday as their new band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, featuring Cyril Neville, rocks the landing.

Every August Forest Park welcomes thousands of music lovers for the 2-day LouFest Music Festival. This years Festival, being held August 25th and 26th, features national and local bands on 3 stages, great food, and greening efforts for environmentally friendly fans. For the youngest fans there’s Area K, a special section of the festival filled with music, magic, kid-friendly food, a rock climbing wall, and more. Look for headliners the Flaming Lips, Girl Talk and Son Volt along with many more of your favorite Indie bands.

July 4th, 6th and 7th St. Louis celebrates the nation’s birthday with Fair St. Louis, under the Arch on the banks of the Mississippi. With plenty of food and beverage options, a spectacular fireworks display, air shows and free concerts from nationally known artists, there is something for the whole family. The headline acts are Heart on Wednesday July 4th, Third Eye Blind on Friday, July 6th and Dierks Bentley on Saturday, July 7th.

After Fair St. Louis the Celebrate St. Louis Concert Series moves the party to the heart of downtown with more free concerts and fireworks at Soldiers Memorial on Friday and Saturday nights throughout July. The first weekend includes the Neon Trees on Friday, July 13th and Michael Franti & Spearhead on Saturday, July 14th. The final weekend of the series features The Offspring on Friday July 20th and the multiple Grammy winning, St. Louis native, Nelly on Saturday July 21.

There’s always plenty to hear and do in St. Louis, check out our event calendar for the most up to date listings.

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