Fair Saint Louis Announces 2017 Entertainment Lineup

Fair Saint Louis Announces 2017 Entertainment Lineup

Akon, 3 DOORS DOWN and Jake Owen lead the entertainment for America’s Biggest Birthday Party: July 2, 3 & 4 in Forest Park

ST. LOUIS (April 28, 2017)—Fair Saint Louis has announced the entertainment lineup for its 2017 annual celebration. Hip-hop recording artist Akon, alternative rockers 3 DOORS DOWN and country music superstar Jake Owen are set to close the three unforgettable nights of America’s Biggest Birthday Party, July 2-4 in Forest Park.

The lineup also includes rapper SuperDuperKyle, veteran rockers Sister Hazel, pop-punk trio Eve 6, county music duo Dan + Shay and country music singer Matt Stillwell.

“Our talented lineup of entertainers who will rock the Fair this July transcend across multiple genres,” said James Boldt, general chairman of Fair Saint Louis 2017. “With these top-notch artists, our fairgoers are sure to enjoy another unforgettable Fair Saint Louis event this year.”

Fair Saint Louis announced the entertainment lineup during the pre-game ceremony at tonight’s St. Louis Cardinals home baseball game at Busch Stadium. Boldt threw the ceremonial first pitch.

Popular family-friendly Fair Saint Louis events and attractions such as Salute to the Troops, The Fairway, Purina/Ameren Festival Zone and the Interactive Zone will all return for the 2017 Fair. Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edward Jones will cap off each night.

The VP Parade – also known as America’s Birthday Parade – will kick off at Broadway and Market Street in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, July 1 at 9:30 a.m. The parade’s theme is “Great Things Are Happening!” in honor of the great things that are happening in St. Louis and throughout the country.

2017 Fair Saint Louis Schedule of Events

Please note: Schedule and times are subject to change.

Saturday, July 1

  • 135th VP Parade (America’s Birthday Parade) begins at 9:30 a.m. at Broadway and Market Street in downtown St. Louis.

Sunday, July 2

  • Fair Saint Louis opens in Forest Park at 1 p.m.
  • Family entertainment in the Purina/Ameren Festival Zone, STEAM Exhibit presented by SCOPE, zip line and human slingshot rides, The Fairway, and the Interactive Zone.
  • Performance by SuperDuperKyle and Akon on the #FairSTL Stage.
  • Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edward Jones at 9:35 p.m.

Monday, July 3

  • Fair Saint Louis opens in Forest Park at 4 p.m.
  • Family entertainment in the Purina/Ameren Festival Zone, STEAM Exhibit presented by SCOPE, zip line and human slingshot rides, The Fairway, and the Interactive Zone.
  • Performances by Eve 6, Sister Hazel and 3 DOORS DOWN on the #FairSTL Stage.
  • Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edward Jones at 10 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4

  • Fair Saint Louis opens in Forest Park at 1 p.m.
  • Family entertainment in the Purina/Ameren Festival Zone, STEAM Exhibit presented by SCOPE, zip line and human slingshot rides, The Fairway, and the Interactive Zone.
  • Salute to the Troops on the #FairSTL Stage at 5:35 p.m.
  • Performances by Matt Stillwell, Dan + Shay and Jake Owen on the #FairSTL Stage.
  • Fireworks presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edward Jones at 9:35 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 platinum sponsors Anheuser-Busch, Edward Jones, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Purina, as well our gold sponsors Emerson, Maritz and Ameren,” said Boldt. “The ongoing success of Fair Saint Louis is a direct result of the 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. The FairSTL app is also available to download for free in the App Store and on Google Play

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 Staircase beneath the Arch as part of the National Park System and to the irrigation system as part of Forest Park Forever.