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The band Weezer rocks out in Forest Park at LouFest. Photo by Hannah Esker.

The band Weezer rocks out in Forest Park at LouFest. Photo by Hannah Esker.

The band Weezer rocks out in Forest Park at LouFest. Photo by Hannah Esker.

It’s September, and the music lovers of St. Louis, Missouri know what that means- it’s time for LouFest.

Held at Forest Park, LouFest is one of the most anticipated events of the year for music enthusiasts in Missouri. There will be three stages where over thirty known and upcoming artists from all over the country will be performing.

Artists that performed in years past are Ludacris, Billy Idol, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, The Killers, and Anderson.Paak and the Nationals.

This year’s lineup is stacked with a number of unique sounds from every genre. While there are plenty of indie alternative artists, there are also a number of rap, rock, pop, hip hop, electronic, and R&B artists. With Weezer, Snoop Dogg, and Cage the Elephant headlining this year, they alone ought to bring diversity to the sound of LouFest’s stages. Some other artists performing at the venue are Noname, Houndmouth, Hippo Campus, Marian Hill, Spoon, Run the Jewels, and Huey Lewis and the News. The lineup is subject to change depending on what artists

“I’d have to say that I’m most excited to see Weezer,” says senior, Shirley Zhang. “I’ve been listening to them forever and I’ve never seen them live. I love them.”  

Weezer is an American rock group from Los Angeles, California. Some of their popular hits are Island in the Sun, The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, and Feels Like Summer. While they have a typically laid back sound, lead singer Rivers Cuomo keeps it interesting with his smooth vocals. The group has sold over seventeen million albums around the globe.

Noname (previously known as Noname Gypsy) is a poet and hip hop artist from Chicago, Illinois that has a light and airy feel to her music, with beautiful instrumentals along with soft rapping. Her music is deeply inspired by blues. She is friends with many big names in music, one of them being Chance the Rapper. Her most recent mixtape, Telefone, has received critical acclaim.

Along with the great music, there will be eighteen restaurants catering to the event. Dewey’s Pizza, Kaldi’s Coffee, Mission Taco Joint, Pi Pizza, Piccione Pastry, Strange Donuts, and Sugarfire Barbeque are just a few of the eateries that will be present. Single Day passes are $60, while Two Day passes are $95. VIP passes, which include access to the shaded lounge and complimentary drinks and food, are $350. The highest priced pass is the Platinum Pass, which allows you access to the private LouFest lounge, private and air conditioned bathrooms, a complimentary locker, reserved parking, golf cart transportation and more. The price for this ticket is $750. Kids under twelve years of age get in for free.

Early bird passes are sold out, but it isn’t too late to get a Single or Two Day pass. With every ticket purchase, you also receive 100 percent ticket protection, meaning that if an issue arises the day of the event that causes you to not be able to attend, you will get a refund. If you love music, this is the event for you.

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