LouFest 2018 has announced its largest lineup ever, with legendary rock artist Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters headlining the festival, which will again include a diverse range of artists from indie rock to hip-hop to country. Musicians from St. Louis will be featured heavily – including veteran Michael McDonald and several local jazz, heritage, roots & blues bands from the Kranzberg Arts Foundation artists in residence program who will perform on a fourth stage.
Fourth stage returns, 40+ bands, and expanded festival amenities will highlight the event, September 8 and 9 in Forest Park. Tickets on sale today. Click here
“We couldn’t be more excited about the size and depth of the 2018 lineup,” says Mike Van Hee managing partner with Listen Live Entertainment. “St. Louis loves the rock legends as much as the modern innovators and LouFest 2018 delivers on both more than ever before.” Major sponsors include Enterprise, AB-InBev, Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Express Scripts and the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.
Beer and cocktail lovers will have more options to quench their collective thirsts as the festival expands “BrewFest,” a collaboration with the Brewers Guild featuring locally crafted beers on tap. St. Louis’ larger independent brewers – 4 Hands, Schlafly and Urban Chestnut – will host enhanced experiences and festival inspired offerings. Introduced last year, Fizz & Folly will return featuring the handywork of the area’s best craft cocktail mixologists.
The guest experience will include the popular VIP, LouKidz, Noshpit and Market Square zones with their own events, food and merchandise. The festival is family friendly, with kids 12-and-under free with a paying adult. More info at loufest.com.