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(KMOV) – A day after news leaked the annual air show was cancelled at Fair St. Louis this year, event organizers announced three new musical acts to play at this year's event.
During a press conference at Kiener Plaza on Wednesday, officials announced En Vogue, Thompson Square and Ozark Mountain Daredevils were added to Fair St. Louis, taking place in Forest Park July 3 to July 5.
Earlier this month representatives announced Bonnie Raitt, The Band Perry, The Fray and Musiq Soulchild will be among this year’s headlining music performers.
Rounding out the headline entertainers will be Gavin Degraw, Matt Nathanson, Mary Lambert, Capitol Cities and The Neighborhood.
The celebration of the V.P. Parade in Forest Park will kick off with the 2nd Annual Parade Town Party. Parade Town was newly-unveiled last year and drew thousands from the St. Louis Louis region to celebrate the beginning of the fair that starts the next morning with the V.P. Parade.
Fair St. Louis relocated to Forest Park this year from the grounds of the Gateway Arch because a $380 million renovation of the area will be in full swing in July.
Here is a complete schedule of events:
Thursday, July 3, beginning at 5 p.m.
· Fair Saint Louis Opens with Presentation of Colors by a Color Guard from one of the Commands at Scott Air Force Base and a performance by the USAF Band of Mid-America’s Hot Brass Band as part of the Post Foods Parade Town experience
· Performance by Smash Band
· Performance by The Band Perry
Friday, July 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
· 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 Saturday, July 5, beginning at 7 a.m.
· Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler & Family Fun Run, organized and produced in conjunction with the St. Louis Sports Commission
· Fair Saint Louis kicks off at noon
· Webster University’s Salute to the Troops
· Performances by Musiq Soulchild, Capital Cities and The Neighbourhood, leading up to The Fray