St. Louis' live music scene is growing, and one popular addition is LouFest, a two-day indie music festival held in Forest Park. Top national and local musicians perform each year for a large crowd of dedicated fans. Headliners for 2013 include The Killers and Wilco.
When and Where:
LouFest 2013 is Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, at Central Field in Forest Park. Central Field is located off of Wells Drive, east of the Jewel Box. For the complete list of bands, see the Loufest website.
Tickets for LouFest are available online. A two-day general admission pass is $95. A VIP pass is $250. All children ages 12 and younger get in free with a paying adult. Those with a valid ticket are allowed to leave and re-enter the festival grounds. LouFest will go on regardless of weather and no refunds will be issued for tickets.
Going Green/Getting Around:
A big part of LouFest is the commitment to going green. There are recycling bins through out the festival grounds to reduce waste. Organizers are also asking everyone to bike or use public transportation as much as possible. Bike riders can take advantage of the free valet bike parking by the festival entrance. Another good way to get to LouFest is Metrolink. Take the train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station, then ride the Forest Park Tolley to Central Field. The trolley runs each day of the festival from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Other Things to Know:
Everyone must pass through security to get into the festival. Bags will be checked for prohibited items like glass bottles, coolers, food and drinks. Pets are also not allowed at the festival. Each person can bring one unopened bottle of water or an empty metal or plastic bottle.