Big Memorial Day music festival in St. Louis is off
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Plans for a giant Memorial Day country music festival in downtown St. Louis are on hold, and a top aide to the mayor says a similar rock festival over Labor Day weekend is uncertain.
In April, aldermen voted to allow both festivals on the Gateway Mall for the next 10 years. The decision was criticized by some local musicians and promoters - the annual Taste of St. Louis festival moved to the suburbs once the new agreement was reached.
Now, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports city officials have confirmed that Summer Rocks, billed as an annual country music concert series similar to Lollapalooza in Chicago, is off for this Memorial Day weekend. A rock-related event for Labor Day weekend is still possible, but uncertain.