Independence Day and STL250 converge on Forest Park for America's Biggest Birthday Party featuring Bonnie Raitt. The grounds that once hosted the 1904 World's Fair will once again welcome fairgoers from near and far.
Thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Anheuser-Busch InBev, platinum sponsors Edward Jones, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Nestle Purina, all Fair Saint Louis shows will be presented to the community for free and will be open to all ages.
More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. Born to a musical family, the nine-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," is the daughter of celebrated Broadway singer John Raitt and accomplished pianist/singer Marge Goddard. She was raised in Los Angeles in a climate of respect for the arts and Quaker traditions, and with a commitment to social activism. A Stella guitar given to her as a Christmas present launched Raitt on her creative journey at the age of eight. While growing up, though passionate about music from the start, she never considered that it would play such a significant role in her life.
Today's Activities Include:
Three World Record attempts, all sponsored by Post Foods
132nd annual Veiled Prophet Parade steps off at 10 a.m.
Fair Saint Louis kicks‐off at noon
Evening performances by Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson and Mary Lambert, followed by Bonnie Raitt
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