Your Guide to LouFest 2017
LouFest 2017 is back for its eighth year with a two-day lineup featuring Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Spoon, Huey Lewis & the News and more across four stages in Forest Park. With an art market, the LouKidz stage, photogenic spaces, the best bites in town from local restaurants and vendors and a wide variety of merch to bring home, there’s plenty to do for the entire family.
Before you head to the Festival in Forest Park, learn everything you need to know about the year’s music event.
General Admission tickets for a two day pass are $95 and one day passes for Saturday or Sunday are $60. LouFest 2017 will open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. each day rain or shine. This is a festival for all ages, and kids ages 12 and under are free with ticket-holding adult.
An event dedicated to St. Louis-area university students will kick-off the festival on Friday, September 8. In partnership with the St. Louis Regional Chamber, LouFest U will include performances from local and national bands, guest speakers, and opportunities for young minds to engage with regional employers and entrepreneurial organizations.
Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry!:
A celebration honoring the father of Rock N’ Roll will take the Bud Light Stage on Saturday night before Snoop Dogg closes the first full day of the festival. The celebration will feature several artists of local and national fame. Special guest include Captain Kirk Douglas (The Roots), Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), Britt Daniel (Spoon), Matt Shultz and Nick Bockrath (Cage the Elephant), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce), Pokey Lafarge, Valerie June, Cory Henry, Jonny P and more.
Saturday, Sept. 9
11:15 A.M. Mathias & The Pirates (Bud Light Stage)
12 P.M. Mvstermind (Bud Light Stage) and Chris Bandi (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
1 P.M. Middle Kids (Enterprise Stage)
2 P.M. Hippo Campus (Bud Light Stage) and Jonny P (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
3 P.M. Marian Hill (Enterprise Stage)
4 P.M. ZZ Ward (Bud Light Stage) and Starwolf (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
5 P.M. Huey Lewis & The News (Enterprise Stage)
6 P.M. Spoon (Bud Light Stage) and Ron Gallo (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
7 P.M. Cage The Elephant (Enterprise Stage)
8 P.M. Hail Hail Chuck Berry (Bud Light Stage) and Rainbow Kitten Surprise (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
9:15 P.M. Snoop Dogg (Bud Light Stage)
Sunday, Sept. 10
11:15 A.M. Beth Bambara (Bud Light Stage) and Jess Nolan (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
12 P.M. Future Thieves (Enterprise Stage)
12:45 P.M. Jack Grelle (Bud Light Stage) and 18 and Counting & The Only –Ensemble (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
1:30 P.M. Mondo Cozmo (Enterprise Stage)
2:30 P.M. The Record Company (Bud Light Stage)and Okey Dokey (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
3:30 P.M. Robert Randolph and The Family Band (Enterprise Stage)
4:30 P.M. Houndmouth (Bud Light Stage) and Noname (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
5:30 P.M. Lecrae (Enterprise Stage)
6:30 P.M. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Bud Light Stage) and Lizzo (BMI-Tunespeak Stage)
7:45 P.M. Run The Jewels (Enterprise Stage)
8:45 P.M. Weezer (Bud Light Stage)
LouFest 2017 will be held on the Upper Muny Grounds and Festival Plaza, near The Muny Amphitheatre in Forest Park. If you’re driving, 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. Should you choose to ride the metro 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. The Central West End MetroLink Station is a quick walk or bike ride to the LouFest Entrance. If you choose to ride your bike, there is bike parking right outside of the front gate.
Far from Turkey Legs and Funnel Cakes, the LouFest Nosh Pit presented by Feast Magazine is an experience all its own! Each year the best of the best restaurants are selcted from around the area. This year’s food line up includes: Aya Sofia, Pi Pizza, Evangeline’s, Vicia, Hi Pointe Drive in, Sugarfire, Wheelhouse, Kaldi’s Coffee, Piccione Pastry, Mission Taco Joint, Strange Donuts, Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice and more.
For more information about what LouFest 2017 has in store, please visit loufest.com