LouFest Canceled

Barricades and fencing are set up around the upper Muny parking lot in Forest Park on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 after the organizers of LouFest announced overnight that the music festival is canceled. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Days of rumors were put to rest early Wednesday when LouFest organizers made it official: this weekend's event at Forest Park is off.

Some vendors had already pulled out of the 9th annual music festival, feeding fears that the event was on the rocks. 

But the 1:45 a.m. announcement angered people who had made plans to attend, and likely is leaving in the lurch the restaurants and bars who were selling their wares at the two-day festival.

The last-minute cancellation is "embarrassing,"  Twitter users said.

Mayor Lyda Krewson called it "disappointing."

And blaming the media? No, people weren't buying that.

Some fans started making suggestions for new festivals.

And there was, as always, the search for a silver lining:


Some ideas for what to do this weekend

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Amanda St. Amand • 314-340-8201

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