Due to the Mississippi River's high levels, the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert series, which starts on July 9 with a show by Common, will be moving locations. This weekend's Fair St. Louis shows with John Legend and the B-52s are not affected. The press release we just received:
Following extensive consultation with officials from the City of St. Louis, National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Fair Saint Louis Foundation today announced the move of its Celebrate Saint Louis Summer Concerts (CSLSC) to Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and surrounding parks (streets will be blocked from Tucker to 14th and from Market to Pine). River levels are expected to remain at flood stage and due to the complex logistics and safety measures taken for guests, the original location on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. was determined to be unusable.
Additional details regarding the new location will be made available next week. The Fair Saint Louis Foundation reiterates there will be no changes to its Fair Saint Louis festivities this weekend.
"The current Mississippi River flooding will have no impact on our upcoming Fair Saint Louis 30th Anniversary celebration. All major musical performances are planned for the Budweiser Main Stage, which is directly under the Gateway Arch. We're looking forward to a fantastic 4th of July weekend," said Joe Imbs, Chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation. "As St. Louisans we are blessed with the great resource of our Mississippi River, but we have also come to know the challenges it brings. We are equally fortunate to have such a majestic "back-up" location on and around the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum."