St. Louis Bluesweek Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Editor's Weekly: Hearing Regional Discord In Debate Over Music Festivals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/editors-weekly-hearing-regional-discord-debate-over-music-festivals <p>Interesting how the debate over mega-music festivals downtown has revealed the St. Louis region’s fault lines.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:45:36 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 34388 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Editor's Weekly: Hearing Regional Discord In Debate Over Music Festivals St. Louis Tourism Panel Approves Downtown Music Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-tourism-panel-approves-downtown-music-festival <p><strong>Updated with comments from the hearing. Edited at 8:45 a.m. Thursday to correct typos.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After more than two days of debate, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen tourism committee approved plans for Lollapalooza-like festivals to be held in downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:22:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Tourism Panel Approves Downtown Music Festival Metro St. Louisans Weigh In On Relocating Summer Events to Chesterfield http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-st-louisans-weigh-relocating-summer-events-chesterfield <p>The St. Louis Bluesweek Festival and the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis are on the move, and people throughout the metro area have been quick to share their reactions.</p><p><a href="http://tastestl.com/" target="_blank">Taste of St. Louis</a> and <a href="http://www.bluesweek.com/festival-info/" target="_blank">Bluesweek</a> left many regulars reeling after organizers announced that this year both will be held in Central Park and the Chesterfield amphitheater.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:50:21 +0000 Linda Lockhart 34299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro St. Louisans Weigh In On Relocating Summer Events to Chesterfield Despite Protests, Non-Compete Clause Likely To Remain In Bill For Downtown Music Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-protests-non-compete-clause-likely-remain-bill-downtown-music-festival <p>St. Louis aldermen have temporarily slowed the progress of&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-lollapalooza-concerts-year-possible-downtown-st-louis" target="_blank">a measure that would reserve</a> Memorial and Labor Day weekends for a new music festival in downtown St. Louis for at least the next 10 years.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:39:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34232 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Protests, Non-Compete Clause Likely To Remain In Bill For Downtown Music Festival Taste Of St. Louis Is Second Festival To Leave Downtown In A Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/taste-st-louis-second-festival-leave-downtown-week <p><strong>Updated at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday to correct a typo.</strong></p><p>For the second time in one week, a major festival has unveiled plans to move from downtown St. Louis to Chesterfield.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:37:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34132 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Taste Of St. Louis Is Second Festival To Leave Downtown In A Week Annual St. Louis Blues Festival Mixes Music And BBQ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/annual-st-louis-blues-festival-mixes-music-and-bbq <p>The fourth annual <a href="http://www.bluesweek.com/festival-info/">St. Louis Bluesweek Festival</a> takes place Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26 at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis.</p><p>The headliners include Trombone Shorty &amp; Orleans Avenue, Mavis Staples and Big George Brock, however, the Festival will highlight several artists with significant ties to St. Louis including Marquis Knox and Rich McDonough &amp; Rough Groves.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 01:43:12 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 26508 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Annual St. Louis Blues Festival Mixes Music And BBQ