Despite early morning rain, day two of LouFest proved to be a beautiful day to see live music in Forest Park.
Rain splattered St. Louis Sunday morning. The sight recalled last year, when LouFest was temporarily halted prior to Son Volt's set as a colossal storm pounded Central Field into a muddy pulp.
Friday night saw an entire night of rainfall, and the super cell storm that would be later confirmed to have created the largest tornado in recorded history left Mulberry Mountain and Wakarusa wetter and muddier than ever.
Atop a mountain, surrounded by an Arkansas forest, lies the 10-years-running music festival, Wakarusa.
It's 1 a.m. and Mardi Gras World is still kicking. Spring breakers and locals alike are packed tight to see some of today's top acts in EDM, hip-hop and indie rock. With shows starting at dusk and ending at three in the morning, the two-day festival known as Buku only got more crowded and more rowdy as the night progressed.
On a night three of the most danceable rising acts in pop shared a single auditorium, the crowd spurned its seats in favor of returning the elation billowing off the stage. Passion Pit, with an immaculate how to write a personal essay set from Matt & Kim, ended St. Louis' February with a unique high point.
The CMJ Music Marathon emerged in New York City over thirty years ago to showcase little-known college rock bands seeking a wider audience from music fans and industry professionals.