Bigger Bands, More Fireworks for Fair Saint Louis

Michael Calhoun

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Fair Saint Louis will be bigger and more star-studded than in recent summers, including a more expansive air show and a third day of entertainment and fireworks. Maroon 5, fresh off a Super Bowl performance, is a highlight of the musical line-up.

The Steve Miller Band will perform on Saturday July 2nd, with Maroon 5 on Sunday, July 3rd and country musicians Montgomery Gentry will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th.

Air shows will take place on all three days of Fair Saint Louis and are expected to include military and civilian performers from around the country.

Fair Saint Louis will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 with the 134th Veiled Prophet Parade, one of the longest running parades in the nation.

“We’re proud that Fair Saint Louis has its roots in the Veiled Prophet Organization, which for nearly 135 years has worked to promote the City of St. Louis.  These efforts are deeply rooted in our commitment to voluntarily serve the entire community by sharing time and talent,” said David Farr, Chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation.

“Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Fair Saint Louis has resulted in millions of dollars in economic impact while also contributing greatly to area non-profits via concession sales,” said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. “On behalf of the City of St. Louis, I am thrilled to join in the effort with the Fair Saint Louis Foundation to invest in and celebrate ‘America’s Biggest Birthday Party.’”

“The Gateway Arch is recognized around the world and through our efforts to revitalize the Arch grounds through The City + The Arch + The River effort, we are certain the awareness of St. Louis as a global platform will increase even more,” said Frank Mares, deputy superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

“It’s a thrill to welcome St. Louis residents from throughout the region and guests from far and wide to experience this national park in such a unique and important celebration of our Nation’s freedom at Fair Saint Louis.”

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