Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

LouFest: Things to Know before You Go

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

LouFest: Things to Know before You Go

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LOUFEST: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

What's the best way to get there? The Forest Park streets immediately surrounding Central Fields will be closed to traffic and parking. If you're driving, be prepared to walk.

Train and bus services are available to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station. From there, take the LouFest shuttle to the intersection of Grand and Faulkner drives. Shuttle passes are $3 at Metro ticket stations

Bike parking is available near both festival entrances. Bring your own lock.

A dedicated lane for Uber pick-ups and drop-offs is just outside the south festival gates.

What are the festival hours? The gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Is LouFest kid-friendly? The festival welcomes music fans of all ages, with programming in a secure area. LouKidz is open noon-5 p.m. daily. At the Tag-a-Kid booth, children can get a wristband that will make it easier to reunite adults with their little ones, should they become separated.

Kids 12 and under can enter LouFest at no charge, with a ticketed adult.

What's it cost to get in? Single-day passes are $60. A two-day pass is $95. And a two-day VIP pass (includes viewing area; daily happy hour; food, beer, wine and drinks all day; air-conditioned restrooms, shaded and lounge seating; and VIP parking) is $350. Buy tickets at loufest.com or at the box office, north of the festival grounds.

Is LouFest just music? The Market Square area features art, clothing, accessories and more from a variety of vendors. There's also a Ferris wheel, games, sponsor booths and more to keep you busy in between shows by your favorite bands.

Is the festival accessible for people with disabilities? ADA parking is available near the south entrance, accessible at the intersection of Union and McKinley drives. Visit the festival Access Center to learn about viewing areas for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or who use wheelchairs. American Sign Language interpreters are available for select shows. …

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